Asgard's Wrath 2 is getting a Quest 3 upgrade sooner than we thought

Official screenshots of Asgard's Wrath 2 running on Meta Quest 3
(Image credit: Sanzaru Games)

Update December 19, 5:45PM ET: The official first patch is nearly here! A Meta blog post details the new enhancements, bug fixes, and quality of life changes. This week, we'll be getting that first Asgard's Wrath patch which includes the following Quest 3 enhancements:

  • Added a toggle in the User Interface section of the settings menu for 90hz
  • Added a toggle in the User Interface section of the settings menu for Enhanced Rendering Features - this will increase resolution and the distance multiplier on LODs (Levels of detail)

Quest 3 gamers should find that the game is sharper, distance details look better, and the 90Hz toggle should ensure it remains as smooth as possible instead of falling back to 72Hz sometimes. An additional Quest 3 enhancement patch is being worked on, but developer Sanzaru Games says this is the first step to ensuring the Quest 3 version is the best-looking version of the game possible.

The original version of this article follows the break:

What you need to know

  • Asgard's Wrath 2 is a 100-plus-hour-long VR action RPG that launched exclusively on the Meta Quest platform on December 15, 2023.
  • The game is included for free as a bundle by buying a Meta Quest 3, but didn't have much in the way of Quest 3 visual enhancements.
  • The developers announced the first patch, which will arrive the week of December 18 and include several Quest 3 visual enhancements.

Asgard's Wrath 2 is our the VR game of the year for many reasons, one of which is the grandiose scale of the game's design. But you might be surprised to know that it doesn't look much better on a Meta Quest 3, despite being a free pack-in when you buy a Quest 3 in 2023.

According to a Reddit post by one of the developers, though, this is changing "very soon." We were initially told that any potential Quest 3 visual enhancements would be evaluated once the game launched on December 15, but we never imagined seeing specific graphics enhancements announced the week after the game launched.

While we're not yet sure what will be improved with this upcoming patch, we can eliminate two possible options: refresh rate, and resolution. Asgard's Wrath 2 already runs in a higher resolution on the Meta Quest 3 than it does on the Quest 2. It's also seen a framerate boost, as it runs at 72Hz on the Quest 2 while the Quest 3 can hold the game at a steady 90Hz.

Based on some games that have already received Quest 3 visual enhancements, we may see improved texture resolution, less visual pop-in, better shadows, or even improved shaders. Some of the best Meta Quest games like Red Matter 2 sport substantially improved texture resolution and far better-looking shaders, as well as improved lighting and visual effects.

This is great news for Quest 3 owners looking for more ways to flex the powerful hardware in the latest VR headset from Meta, and the fact that we won't have to wait months for the upgrade makes this news even better.


Asgard's Wrath 2

Play as a god who can traverse the many realms of reality to get revenge on Loki, the trickster god who trapped you in the first game. It's a 100-plus-hour-long VR RPG that pushes the Meta Quest's hardware to the limits!

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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