Major Oculus Rift shutdown glitch was fixed earlier this morning


4AM Eastern

[Update: Oculus is awarding Rift users a $15 Oculus store credit as a make-good for the downtime.]

Yesterday was known as the day the Rifts died. Due to a lapsed security certificate, all Oculus Rift headsets failed to work properly.

That big expensive headset you bought? Dead. Thankfully Oculus recognized the severity of the issue, and worked tirelessly on a fix, which was implemented less than a day later at 4AM Eastern this morning.

Their response, issued over Twitter, stated: "Hey all - thank for your patience. We now have an Oculus software update in place that fixes the issue where Rift may fail to start up. For more info and instructions, please go here. Thank you once again for your patience."

The Oculus team communicated updates multiple times throughout the day, and when you factor in the swiftness of the patch, this could have been a whole lot worse.

Oculus Rift [Twitter]

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