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On January 2nd 2023 my headset will auto-self destruct?

BearCat436
Level 2

What if I don't care about Meta/Facebook? and don't don't want a "meta" account? It seems nobody can't answer this right.. I basically don't do "socializing" in VR just play the games I bought and.. 

what will really happen on January 2nd 2023!! will my headset melt and auto-self destruct? 

 

You can continue logging in with your Oculus account until Jan 1, 2023. After that date, you’ll need to create a Meta account to continue using your device. If you choose to continue with your Oculus account, you won’t have access to social features or any future features that require a Meta account.

 

PS- If I were to know when bought the Quest 1 that we would have been "dumped" to Facebook/Meta,

I would have invest in Valve.. Meta is really bad.. Metaverse is a Telemetry joke! 

 

my rant of the day.

 

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sraura
Level 7

Yep... already wrote one rant but may reply also to this. I'm sad to ditch Oculus, but Quest 2 is my last headset from them. Just because of the software/account changes. Zero privacy here and user experience going worse after every change they make. Anyways thanks to all engineers. U designed a great a great product and many devs did great software for it. Unfortunately Facebook ruined it for you.

BearCat436
Level 2

Funny, I received an email from Oculus asking me if I had found an answer to my question above!

 

 

It seems I will have to find out if on Jan 2 2023 if my headset will get the "Hammer" treatment!.. lolIt seems I will have to find out if on Jan 2 2023 if my headset will get the "Hammer" treatment!.. lol

Looks like on January 2 2023 my quest headset may get the "Royal Hammer" firmware update..

 

 

TomCgcmfc
Level 15

@BearCat436 wrote:

What if I don't care about Meta/Facebook? and don't don't want a "meta" account? It seems nobody can't answer this right.. I basically don't do "socializing" in VR just play the games I bought and.. 

what will really happen on January 2nd 2023!! will my headset melt and auto-self destruct? 

 

You can continue logging in with your Oculus account until Jan 1, 2023. After that date, you’ll need to create a Meta account to continue using your device. If you choose to continue with your Oculus account, you won’t have access to social features or any future features that require a Meta account.

 

PS- If I were to know when bought the Quest 1 that we would have been "dumped" to Facebook/Meta,

I would have invest in Valve.. Meta is really bad.. Metaverse is a Telemetry joke! 

 

my rant of the day.

 


Up to you mate but after 1 Jan 2023 there will be no such thing as an Oculus account so I'm pretty sure your Q1 will be dead in the water, along with all your current Quest/Rift store apps. 

 

Takes about 2 minutes to change over your Oculus account to a Meta account.  You also need a Meta Horizon profile but when you set this up you can select the privacy options you want (eg. Solo profile).  You no longer need to tie anything into a Facebook account.  If you need help doing all this you can try using oculus support chat and I'm sure they will walk you through all this.

 

https://store.facebook.com/en-gb/help/accounts/

 

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