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Meta Quest build v44 release notes

Ryanality
Community Manager
Community Manager

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of September 15, 2022.

Advanced Creator Settings

We want to empower creators to capture and deliver high quality experiences to help connect and grow engagement from their audiences. As such, we’ve added Advanced Camera Settings that can be enabled from your Experimental Settings panel in VR. Once enabled, you’ll have access to these additional camera settings:

  • Image Stabilization: Choose how much to reduce the appearance of headset movement in your videos.
    • Increasing image stabilization decreases the field of view.
  • Aspect Ratio: Choose your default format and resolution for photos and videos.
    • We heard your requests, and are happy to add that 1920x1080 or "Landscape" is now possible.
  • Frame Rate: Choose your default frame rate for videos.
    • Higher frame rates can negatively impact app performance.
  • Video Compression Quality: Choose a default bit rate for videos.
    • Higher bit rates improve video quality but also increase file size.

Parental Supervision

We continue to add features to our Parental Supervision tools for VR. Two of the newest additions include:

  • Block Developer Mode: Parents can now block teens from using their headset in developer mode through Parental Supervision tools.
    • Blocking developer mode will prevent teens from installing apps on their Meta Quest that may not be available on the Meta Quest App store using a connected device or computer.
  • Note, this will be rolling out gradually.

Unlock Pattern for Apps

You can now lock multiple apps with a single PIN entry. With this update, you can also filter and lock apps based on rating categories.

  • You can find this feature by selecting Settings > Security Settings > App Lock.
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Shirt1ess
Level 2

Same. No Camera in System or Experimental settings

Pemalu123
Level 3

hi I wanted to check if there’s any reason why I get intermittent flashes in version 44 which I have just downloaded I am using DX 12 and fairly high resolutions but I wasn’t having any flashes in the previous download? Thanks Pemalu

NomadsAnIsland
Level 6

PC and phone app have updated to v44. Still waiting for the headset to update. However, the experimental camera settings appeared several days ago even though the headset says v43.

Bladerah
Level 4

I also have no experimental setting to turn on to enable the recording settings. This is very disappointing, and I do not want to reset my quest if at all possible.

TomCgcmfc
Level 15

I got v44 on my Q2 and PC app today.  All seems to work ok.  I see the system/camera settings if I enable camera options in Experimental.  Not something I use or care about though.  I still do not see any app organisation options yet.  I see that the Oculus logo has now been removed from the power/reset panel. 

 

Only small bug I've seen so far is that when I startup my Q2 I initially see my home environment with the dashboard menu up high.  It then flashes to the usual confirm guardian panel.  Seems to work fine after that, just a bit annoying.  I have reported this to Meta. 

 

Edit; now it seems to show red points of objects around my stationary boundary and asks me to move these out of the way, go to room setup, or continue.  Pressing continue seems to advance to my Q2 home ok.  Not sure if there is a way to turn this off.  I've never turned on space sense or ever used room scale guardian.

 

Otherwise, I don't really see any significant differences in performance compared to v43 (standalone and with Air Link).  I'm always grateful when updates don't brick my Q2, lol!  Thanks Meta.

i9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro

andythw
Level 3

I got v44 about 5 hours ago and it seems charging stopping at 53% to 84% in the last firmware is a thing of the past.

rvkennedy
Level 3

We've recently receive this update and it has apparently broken OpenXR/Vulkan support - swapchains are now invalid. Can anyone tell me how to roll back to the previous version?

LameDuckWarrior
Level 7

Well,

Air Link is not hitting FPS again as it was doing in pre-win 11 days.

Headset is on 44, tried Oculus software on reular and PTC.

Graphics card up to date, OS before AND after update to 22H2.

 

2070 card.

 

Anybody else seeing this? I

Turns out I just can no longer increase the multiplier as before.

Less headroom. Thanks

dan8181
Level 2

C'mon guys seriously literally after every update I have to factory reset my headset. I was using the headset yesterday and everything was running ok, I updated to v44 and immediately after that the guardian system got ruined. The dashboard is very high when guardian is off and I always had it turned off. Clearing the guardian doesn't help. It's literally unusable. I have to climb a ledder to be at the same level with the dashboard. If I turn the guardian on the dashboard height is ok but I'm way too close to the floor even though I set the floor distance correctly. Clearing and redoing the guardian doesn't fix it. Neither restarting. So I did a factory reset again because factory resetting became my hobby, which of course didn't fixed it.  If only we'd have an option to never update the headset again.... The headset is amazing but those updates...man...