What you need to know

  • A firmware update is rolling out for the Oculus Quest.
  • It improves Guardian tracking to be "more in line with Rift."
  • The update also brings "various performance improvements."

The Oculus Quest has a firmware update available, bringing the headset to build 256550.6170.0. The update only lists two items in the changelog on the OculusVR forum.

  • Various performance improvements
  • Updated Guardian sensitivity to be more in line with Rift

The updated Guardian sensitivity should help prevent the Guardian grid from popping up when it doesn't need to. Users on reddit have noted that the grid seems to show up accidentally less often.

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The various performance updates aren't specified in the forum, but it's always good to see general improvements. When the Oculus Quest launched, a firmware update was available on day one. With that update, we saw improved audio performance through the headset's speakers. Oculus seems to be keen to push out regular updates to improve the VR experience.

Accessories to improve your Oculus Quest experience

Oculus Quest Travel Case ($40 at Amazon)

This case will protect your Oculus Quest when you're on the go and has enough room for the headset and Touch Controllers.

Quest Deluxe Strap ($20 at Studio Form Creative)

This strap helps better distribute the Oculus Quest's weight across your head to improve comfort, which is important for longer sessions.

Panasonic Rechargeable Batteries ($19 at Amazon)

These batteries can be recharged up to 2,100 times and are a great way to keep your Touch Controllers charged and ready to go.

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