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Quest 2 / Quest Build 23.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkeyShowbizDonkey Posts: 306 Oculus Staff
edited November 13 in Oculus Quest 2 and Quest
These features and enhancements will become available starting on 11/13/2020

Oculus Move
  • From slashing boxes in Beat Saber to mowing down zombies in Arizona Sunshine, you can now keep track of the estimated calories you burn and how long you’ve been physically active across any app or game in VR with our new platform feature, Oculus Move
  • Oculus Move allows you to set daily goals and track progress based on estimated calories burned and time spent being physically active in VR.
  • Please note, Oculus Move is rolling out gradually starting next week, so some users may not see this feature right away.
Quest 2 Frame Rate
  • With this release, Quest 2 headsets can now run natively at 90 Hz by default. This higher frame rate has been shown to provide a smoother visual experience and improve your time spent in VR overall.
    • To start, system level software will run at 90 Hz. Additional app adoption is based on developer discretion. Developers will have full-access to this feature as part of the upcoming SDK release.
Voice Commands
  • You can now access your Voice Activity in your headset. This means that you’ll be able to view, hear and delete your voice interactions while you’re still in-VR. To manage your voice activity:
    • Put on your Quest or Quest 2 headset, then select Settings > Voice Commands > Activity Log
  • You’ll still be able to access your Voice Activity from your mobile app or from the Oculus website as well.
Voice Dictation
  • Automatic punctuation: No more saying ‘comma’ or ‘period’ when you want to add punctuation to your dictation. In this release we’ve added automatic punctuation and capitalization to Voice Dictation, making it easier and more efficient to type with your voice.
    • As you speak, dictation will automatically fill in periods, commas, question marks and capitalization. Afterwards, you can give us a thumbs up or thumbs down to provide feedback on your experience.
      • Note: This experience will gradually roll out to English speaking users in the US & Canada.
  • Dictation from the Search bar: Voice Dictation will now be conveniently integrated within the Oculus search bar. Instead of triggering dictation from the keyboard, you can now quickly find it in the Search bar where your query will auto-submit so you can get your search result within seconds.
    • Note: This experience will gradually roll out to English speaking users in the US & Canada.
Voice Commands, Voice Dictation & Predictive Text availability
  • All three features will now be available to English speaking users in Canada.
    • Please note these features will be rolled out to English speaking users in Canada gradually over time.
Accessibility
  • To help improve the readability of text in-VR, you now have the option to adjust the font size for text that appears in your headset. To do this, select Settings > Device > Text Size.
Mobile App
  • We’ve updated the Oculus mobile app to allow you to seamlessly launch app content the next time you put on your headset. This means that the next time you see a challenge you want to join or an event you want to attend in the mobile app, you can save it and have it show up in your headset.
    • Please note this feature is currently an experiment and may not be available to all users at this time.
System
  • We’ve made software enhancements to both Quest and Quest 2 to reduce latency and improve your in-VR experience.
In-VR Experience
  • To help keep you comfortable from anywhere in VR, you can now grab and move both the keyboard and menu bar to a more optimal position for your situation.
  • With this release we’ve introduced the ability to complete additional tasks from within an app without having to return to your Home. This means that sending friend requests, sharing media, making in-app purchases and more can be completed without leaving your current app or experience.
    • Please note, this feature is dependent on developers implementing Focus Awareness and updating their SDK to v23.
  • We've also rolled out the new universal menu bar to all first-generation Quest headsets.
Education
  • We know it can be overwhelming for new users to enter VR for the first time, so we’ve created some new features to help. These include:
    • Getting to Know your Quest: A series of mini tutorial experiences to introduce you to the basics of VR.
    • Progress bar: See which tutorials you’ve completed and what you can do next.
    • Achievements: Just like your favorite apps and games, get achievements for completing tutorials and leveling up the time you spend in-VR.
      • Please note that these features are part of an experiment and may not be available to all users at this time.
Browser
  • You can now seamlessly upload and download files to and from your headset via Browser. Upload a video to YouTube, download photos from Dropbox, or share files via Google Docs, all without ever having to leave VR.
Bug Reporting
  • We’ve introduced the ability for you to let us know when something isn’t working by reporting a bug. Bug reporting helps us recognize issues and make adjustments to improve your overall in-VR experience.
    • To report a bug, select Settings > About > Report a Bug or visit Quick Actions and select the Bug Reporter Icon.
    • Please note, the Bug Reporter is rolling out gradually, so some users may not see this feature right away.
    • Also please note, Oculus Support does not respond to bug submissions. If you need assistance, please contact our support team directly.
Quest apps on Quest 2
  • If you had a Quest headset and upgrade to a Quest 2, you’ll now have the option to automatically download your previously downloaded apps from your Quest when you finish setting up your Quest 2.
    • Note: You can always re-download apps associated with your account on a new device, this specific update streamlines the process by surfacing the option to download multiple apps at the end of your Quest 2 setup.
Quest Display
  • We’ve improved the Pixel density for Quest, leading to improved image resolution.
    • This enhancement is for the first-generation Oculus Quest only.
Casting
  • Sharing what’s happening in your headset just got even easier with web casting. With this update, we’ve enabled casting to oculus.com/casting on a desktop web browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge
  • When casting to the Oculus App on iOS and Android, you can now record what’s being cast directly on the phone where it will save to the device’s camera roll.
Fixes
  • We’ve made improvements to Guardian to reduce unintended drift or positional movement.
  • We’ve fixed a bug that caused some larger apps to fail to download.
  • We’ve fixed a bug that caused some headsets to go into sleep mode while actively watching video in media apps.
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Comments

  • xeno3dxeno3d Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    Does this mean that Link is now 90Hz?
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 6,269 Volunteer Moderator
    xeno3d said:
    Does this mean that Link is now 90Hz?
    It is, according to today's blog post. You might also need the non-PTC v23 release on PC.
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  • BoggitVRBoggitVR Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    j have v23 im in the uk
  • BoggitVRBoggitVR Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    sorry im on quest 1
  • StrongitStrongit Posts: 120
    Art3mis
    Looking forward to seeing the pixel density increase on the original quest.  Still on V20 for now.
  • NunyabinezNunyabinez Posts: 171
    Art3mis
    OMG, 90Hz with the Link is awesome! You do have to enable it in the desktop software, but it is smooth like butter.

    Also, my desktop and Quest 2 updated, but not my Quest 1, so they may be prioritizing Quest 2.
    i7 8700, 16GB, RTX 2080 TI, Rift CV1 | i5 4690K, 16GB, GTX 1660 TI, Rift CV1 | Quest
  • rtathegawd84rtathegawd84 Posts: 29
    Brain Burst
    edited November 13
    Not had it come through on my quest 2 yet. I'm on the beta software though on the headset and P.C app so maybe I need to try turning these off I guess? Otherwise it's just waiting for it to roll out as I'm sure it will be a staggered update.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 3,100 Valuable Player
    Not had it come through on my quest 2 yet. I'm on the beta software though on the headset and P.C software so maybe I need to try turning these off I guess? Otherwise it's just waiting for it to roll out as I'm sure it will be a staggered update.
    Ya, I normally roll back beta's to previous non-beta's after a new final version is announced.  After that, it's just a matter of time before these get new updates.  We always seem to be last in line in Australia.  Must be the coriolis effect, lol!

    Custom built gaming desktop; i9 9900k (water cooled) oc to 5ghz, gtx 1080 ti, 32 gb 3000hz ram, 1 tb ssd, 4 tb hdd.  Asus  ROG Maximus xi hero wifi mb, StarTech 4 port/4 controller sata powered usb3.0 pcie card, PCI-E PCI Express to USB 3.1 Gen 2 card, Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz gaming monitor, Oculus Rift cv1 w/2x sensors, Vive Pro w/2.0 base stations/controllers, Quest 1 w/Link and VD wireless (good/close 5Ghz wifi and PC with Ethernet cable to my Router).

  • rtathegawd84rtathegawd84 Posts: 29
    Brain Burst
    edited November 13
    TomCgcmfc said:
    Not had it come through on my quest 2 yet. I'm on the beta software though on the headset and P.C software so maybe I need to try turning these off I guess? Otherwise it's just waiting for it to roll out as I'm sure it will be a staggered update.
    Ya, I normally roll back beta's to previous non-beta's after a new final version is announced.  After that, it's just a matter of time before these get new updates.  We always seem to be last in line in Australia.  Must be the coriolis effect, lol!
    Cool. Was gonna give it a try anyway so I'll report back before everyone else starts posting the same question :) 
  • rtathegawd84rtathegawd84 Posts: 29
    Brain Burst
    edited November 13
    Not updating for me yet after removing beta options and dev mode on both headset and P.C software. Tried resetting everything so I guess it's just a case of waiting! Glad to be getting these updates (when it happens) at least.
  • NunyabinezNunyabinez Posts: 171
    Art3mis
    Don't shoot me, but I was also able to get my Quest 1 to update. I restarted several times before it showed up. I don't know that it had any affect, but eventually it showed up for me.

    I think it looks really good, but I also could be just experiencing the placebo effect. I'll mess around with it some more and post what I find. Of course, when it is connected through link it is still at 72Hz.

    Edit: Played for a while and I thing it looks much improved. Of course the only thing that really bothered me was the SDE and it is still the same.
    i7 8700, 16GB, RTX 2080 TI, Rift CV1 | i5 4690K, 16GB, GTX 1660 TI, Rift CV1 | Quest
  • dingofoxvrfoxdingofoxvrfox Posts: 55
    Brain Burst
    good does this fix the no audio while streaming on the quest 2
  • kevinwarhaftkevinwarhaft Posts: 78
    Hiro Protagonist
    awesome update im getting quest 2 very soon
  • FangzhouFangzhou Posts: 90
    Hiro Protagonist
    Checked on Quest 2 but still says v21 is the latest version. Strange. 
  • Icecream.incIcecream.inc Posts: 10
    Brain Burst
    my headset is v21 and so is the pc software. thats after uninstalled, and reinstalled.
  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 3,100 Valuable Player
    I just got v23 with my Quest 1.  All seems fine and I now have the universal menu.  Nice that you can now change font sizes.  I'm still waiting for v23 to appear on my Oculus desktop app (still onv21) to see if there are any Link changes but Link seemed to work fine with V21 for now.  Thanks Oculus.

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  • whoa182whoa182 Posts: 385
    Trinity
    I got version 23 on the PC app and see the rendering resolution option. So, my initial thoughts after trying DCS World is that this is a huge improvement! :) Everything in the cockpit is very readable now. No need to struggle anymore! Still waiting on the Quest 2 to update, so no 90 Hz just yet. This is what you see when the desktop app updates: https://imgur.com/a/Y3LUVPm
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  • Horis0ntenHoris0nten Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    Don't shoot me, but I was also able to get my Quest 1 to update. I restarted several times before it showed up. I don't know that it had any affect, but eventually it showed up for me.

    Where are you located?
  • Horis0ntenHoris0nten Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    edited November 13
    Fangzhou said:
    Checked on Quest 2 but still says v21 is the latest version. Strange. 

    I haven't received it either. Located in Sweden. I'm guessing they have some priority system to not overload the servers lol... Wonder what they prioritize and if we all are going to get it today, or if we are talking days before everyone has it.

    Edit: It was released yesterday the 13th, it's early morning the 14th in Sweden already ☺️
  • Icecream.incIcecream.inc Posts: 10
    Brain Burst
    edited November 14
    put my headset on and it says an update is available to download.
    click download....nope no internet. but store works, all the youtube it recommends works.
    try again, no internet. can still load stuff off youtube and connect to mulitplayer stuff so thats not true.
    restart headset.... no update available and still v21.
  • niklas.fritzellniklas.fritzell Posts: 11
    NerveGear
    Improved quest 1 pixel density? Nice but what does that mean? Native resolution when using link?
  • LameDuckWarriorLameDuckWarrior Posts: 82
    Hiro Protagonist
    Updates a no show in NC. PC is on V23 though.
  • philneitzphilneitz Posts: 14
    Brain Burst
    Intel i9 9900K @4,8GHz
    32GB DDR4 3733
    GIGABYTE Aorus Pro WiFi
    GeForce 2080 Ti
    Quest 2
  • KaBoxKaBox Posts: 16
    Brain Burst
    available starting on 11/13/2020
    now it's 11/14/2020 , we are still V21 . What's wrong ?
  • AdaptoAdapto Posts: 12
    Brain Burst
    no updates yet. Only PC have v23. Could support tells us how updates is rolling around the world? Is US region prioritized? What about EU?
  • Cubby1962Cubby1962 Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Why would the US be prioritised???
  • LameDuckWarriorLameDuckWarrior Posts: 82
    Hiro Protagonist
    Cubby1962 said:
    Why would the US be prioritised???
    I don't feel prioritized.
  • AdaptoAdapto Posts: 12
    Brain Burst
    If you have v23 you are prioritized :p
  • LameDuckWarriorLameDuckWarrior Posts: 82
    Hiro Protagonist
    Only PC though. I've got my flippers on standing in the desert lol.
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