Oculus Quest 2 will get a cheeky 90Hz refresh price replace, lastly rivaling opponents
After all, we’ve all been waiting for: Support for 90 Hz refresh rate for Oculus Quest 2.Despite the rapid success of the launch of Oculus Quest 2, pre-order sales reached five times more than the original Quest, the Quest 2 only comes with a below-average refresh rate of 72 Hz started – just like the original Oculus Quest VR headset.
As promised, Oculus has now introduced a new update to enable 90 Hz refresh rates, which (according to Tech Radar) can even help reduce motion sickness.
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Previously it was only possible to play games at 90 Hz on the Quest 2 with some questionable ADB command bypasses that gave “mixed results”. Official experimental options were also available through the Oculus menu to enable the higher refresh rate. Unfortunately, only certain areas in the system could be influenced.
The v23 update for the Oculus Quest 2 will take you through intense gaming sessions like Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx or the super-fast Superhot with a much smoother visual experience than the previous one.
Improved refresh rate support isn’t all Oculus has in store for us. It also introduces latency reduction technology to avoid nausea delays, and “enhanced image resolution” is widely displayed on the system’s user interface.
While competing VR headsets like the HP Reverb G2 and the Valve Index support refresh rates of up to 90 Hz and 144 Hz, respectively, the Oculus lagged behind. The promise of a 90 Hz update, which was one of the main reasons for putting an Oculus Quest 2 above the original Quest in the first place, has now finally become a reality – not just a virtual one.
There are currently only a small selection of third-party games that support the higher 90Hz refresh rate, but don’t panic, more will be on the way soon. The future of VR looks very refreshing indeed.