The best VR game just got a massive Quest 3 graphics update

Screenshots of Asgard's Wrath 2 running on a Meta Quest 3 showcasing the Quest 3 graphical upgrade
(Image credit: Android Central)

Update 5/29 7:35am: Added official comparison screenshots and more information about what was upgraded.

What you need to know

  • Asgard's Wrath 2's Meta Quest 3 update is finally out, with v5.0.1535650 totaling 7.8GB of updated content.
  • The new update includes upgraded textures, large enemy and character models, and other graphical enhancements for Meta's most powerful VR headset.
  • Quest 3 gamers can choose between fidelity mode and performance mode to select better visuals or a better framerate.

The long-awaited Asgard's Wrath 2 graphics upgrade for the Meta Quest 3 has finally arrived, bringing with it 7.8GB of graphically upgraded content. Gamers can look forward to notably upgraded texture resolution in the environment, plus detail found throughout objects and other areas of the world.

To update the game, just head to your library tab on the Meta Quest 3, tap the three-dot overflow menu next to the Asgard's Wrath 2 listing, and tap update. Once you've launched the game, open up the game's settings menu, tap user interface, and then enable Enhanced Rendering Features.

Note that checking this box toggles between "performance" and "fidelity" modes, as it's often referred to on consoles like the PS5. Leaving the box unchecked will run the game on Quest 3  at a higher resolution and a higher framerate than Quest 2 while checking the box will bring the framerate down to 72 FPS but upgrade the rest of the visual experience.

Above, you'll see some comparisons from developer Sanzaru Games showcasing how enemies and textures look after the visual upgrade. We've also taken a handful of screenshots to showcase how it looks running on a Quest 3.

Many world objects and enemies, like the giant turtle pictured in the gallery above or even one of the giant scorpions you'll find throughout the desert, now feature spectral highlights, more detailed geometry, and enhanced texture detail. Other effects, like reflections, look better in motion rather than screenshots, so be sure to check the game out yourself to really enjoy the visual spectacle.

In our Asgard's Wrath 2 review, we named it the best VR game of all time because of the scope of the game - a massive 100+ hour-long RPG - as well as the production quality and satisfying, varied mechanics in each of the game's seven chapters and four playable characters.

Over the past few months since the game launched, first-party Oculus developer Sanzaru Games has debuted free monthly events that players can dive into and collect special armor sets, weapons, and other goodies only available during those events.

Asgard's Wrath 2 is included for free with every Meta Quest 3 headset sold through the end of June 2024, so be sure to take advantage of the bonus by redeeming it on the Meta Horizon store. Aside from the graphical upgrade, the new update includes the following changes and additions:

  • New Uncharted Rift layouts have been added – check out the Duat-themed areas on your next run!
  • Applied additional fixes to Monster Den 'Boiling-Bridge Hideaway' in order to address players being unable to complete this den.
  • Applied an additional check on Viggo’s mount gear to assist in unlocking the mount gear for players who have previously already upgraded Viggo’s armor. 
  • Resolved an issue where Monster Den 'Dubious Cache' fails to be marked as complete for some players. 
  • Resolved an issue where players could be blocked from progressing if they die during Djehuty’s Staff quest step.
  • Resolved an issue in Uncharted Rift - Ruins layouts where some players would become blocked from progressing due to a switch being displaced.
  • Resolved an issue where a voice line would repeat after completing the quest “Hide and Seek” and killing another Smiter. 
  • Fixed an issue when encountering a Bruiser in a Loki Anomaly where the Bruiser's health bar would not appear.

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu
  • Mooncatt
    Too bad the Quest 3 has a bug that will lock it into battery saver mode and not even factory resets have fixed it.
    Those graphics upgrades may go unnoticed until they fix it.