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Quest 2 / Quest Build 23.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkey
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager
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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Jayson_Nederlan
Level 2
I am in Nederland still stuck at version 21, Oculus 2

Icecream_inc
Level 3
wtb manual update button (for pc software)

hoogmoed
Level 3
holland is still on version 21  😕

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator
The update rollout isn't by geographic region, it's random.

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MarkT25810
Level 5



Jorgec81 said:



https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/jtrrsc/want_the_new_quest_2_90hz_update_now_skip_the/ i have side loaded the new update and wow i love it i mainly play using link and loving the 90hz mode with the huge bump in resolution its made a massive difference thank you oculus you have nailed this headset, and to think i was going to get a G2 so glad i didnt



What video card you have?, Seems like a 1080ti is not enough to push more than 150mbps on the bitrate, I can push the resolution to the top but so many artifacts so I tried to push the bitrate but if I pass the 170 mbps it start stuttering immediately, I see the performance with the oculus link option and is obviously the encoding decoding stuff it's a pain in the ass that now besides de resolution I need to worry about the encoding capabilities, what we need now? A 2080ti to run the quest 2 at full resolution and full bitrate? It's ridiculous


Welcome to high resolution VR 🙂
I'll be getting a 3080 once they are available.



hey do you know if using the link cablle with new update makes PCVR via the link looked on par with the rift s and not blurry when compared anymore

MarkT25810
Level 5


I really don't congratulate Oculus for this update. Although the new features are great, this was a hell of a transition.

I had to restart my headset three times for it to work. The first time, I had no controller ; the second time, I had no WiFi ; the third time, everything finally worked, lol.

90 Hz is glitchy, it's just not smooth. I'd like the option to keep 72 Hz, because frankly, it was more comfortable. It's stupid not to have options and they know that.

I can't move the keyboard in any app. Anyone managed to do that? I see the bar under the general menu, but the keyboard doesn't have any.

Virtual Desktop PCVR streaming became glitchy. It stutters in Beat Saber. Now I don't blame Oculus on that one, it's a 3rd party unofficial feature and I know very well that updates break stuff, but it still annoys me. Now Oculus didn't update on my PC yet, maybe that's the issue.

FInally, I was hoping to test Oculus Move today, but I don't have it yet. I understand why the update is "rolling out", but why doesn't that specific feature have the same rythm as the update?


But hey, it was a necessary update. But I was expecting a more stable transition...



if you have new update do PCVR games via the link cable now look clear and as they should do? because compared to rift s the link cable produced worst picture and compression....is this all gone now

GoneVR
Level 4
after update, the Q2 is far better than rift s in overall quality (visuals, sound, "fluidity"). Only comfort are way worse :pensive:

LameDuckWarrior
Level 5
Far better than Rift S after update and gotta tell you, I gave the soft strap a second look and ain't going back the the Elite Strap. The original strap does get softer And the top strap holds it very well. Feels comfortable enough for a entire film.

TomCgcmfc
Level 15


Far better than Rift S after update and gotta tell you, I gave the soft strap a second look and ain't going back the the Elite Strap. The original strap does get softer And the top strap holds it very well. Feels comfortable enough for a entire film.


Does anyone know if the latest v23 update has fixed the Q2 going into sleep mode every 2 minutes (unless you move your head around a lot)?  This was happening with Prime Video and meditation apps like Tripp.  Thanks.
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Lunar_Tick
Level 4

TomCgcmfc said:


Does anyone know if the latest v23 update has fixed the Q2 going into sleep mode every 2 minutes (unless you move your head around a lot)?  This was happening with Prime Video and meditation apps like Tripp.  Thanks.



Try reading the patch notes.