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Update January 27: Software update v184.108.40.206 is now being rolled out to fix the issue.
An update for the Oculus Quest 2 v37 update has begun, which fixes the chromatic aberration issues that appeared in the original update. This new version number, 220.127.116.11, will be automatically installed on all Oculus Quest 2 headsets. I can confirm that the issue has been fixed on my personal Quest 2, and several community members on Reddit and the Oculus forums also confirm the fix.
To find out if you’ve received the update, go to your Quest 2’s system settings, select the system category, and then go to Software update. Here you can find your software version number. If it shows 18.104.22.168 or higher, you’re good to go.
When the January 2022 v37 update rolled out during the week of January 19, many users noticed that text and other UI elements were outlined with strange colors. This caused text, and especially other white UI elements, to look blurry and hard to read. Oculus confirmed the issue shortly after the update launched and issued the fix about a week later.
This hazy problem was caused by something called chromatic aberration, a phenomenon that usually appears in photos and is a by-product of how lenses work. It can be described as a colored border around the edges of objects.
These fringes are usually eliminated by software processing algorithms, but it seems something was tweaked or disabled in the first v37 update. The difference can be seen in the image above, tweeted by @SadlyItsBradley.
Quest updates are always rolled out to users in stages, with the v37 update starting rolling out on January 19th. It’s not clear how many users received the update before it was reported. Factory reset after getting the update didn’t fix the issue, so waiting for the patch was the only viable option.
There is no way to disable automatic firmware updates in the Quest 2’s operating system. Meta releases updates about once a month, which usually contain several new features, but also regularly contain bugs along with these features.