A new Oculus Quest 2 patch has landed, and it fixes Air Link stuttering issues on Windows 11. While Meta has previously said it’s still working on a fix for its VR headset hiccups, a fix is apparently available via the public test channel.
Highlighted by UploadVR, the Oculus Quest 2 The fix can now be activated using Meta’s public test string, which can be found in the beta settings of the headset app. The patch is coming much sooner than expected, as consulting technical director of Meta (and co-creator of Doom) John Carmack said he didn’t know when he would land.
If you’re using a Windows 11 gaming PC to play the best VR games, this Oculus Quest 2 patch will come as a relief. Needless to say, the stutter effects break immersion, not to mention they’ll make most people feel nauseous. UploadVR warns that occasional shaking may still appear during gameplay, but the patch mainly seems to address Air Link issues in the operating system.
Wireless virtual reality is becoming more mainstream, with products like Zotac’s Back-End PC helping with cord-cutting efforts. There’s even a new Air Bridge adapter on the way, which allows enthusiasts to connect directly to a gaming PC instead of using WI-FI. Air Link itself has also received some love and attention from Meta, as AFI streaming reduces stutter and improves connectivity.
Meta has a lot on its VR plate, as it plans to release an Oculus Quest 3 and its Project Cambria mixed reality headset. If the company can nail both its standalone VR experience and its compatibility with gaming PCs, it could stay perched at the top. That said, recent branding decisions and Facebook login requirements might persuade some Quest owners to choose an alternative, especially if more competitors like the Pico Neo 3 arrive on the VR scene.