Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate
Oculus Rift VR headsets everywhere get bricked for a silly reason
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08 March, 2018

Oculus Rift users around the world encountered issues with their headsets on Wednesday as they were greeted by an error message when trying to use the VR technology.

The Oculus Rift forum is full of owners complaining about the problem and have offered a number of possible solutions. Over on the Oculus Rift support page, the following message is being displayed: "If you are using an Nvidia GPU and now experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you are using driver version 388.59". They are getting a notification stating "Cant Reach Oculus Runtime Service" due to their certificate expiring. Oculus acknowledged the issue on Twitter and said it is working to fix the problem. Until then Oculus Rift owners will have to settle for plain old boring regular reality.

An Oculus staffer on the company's forums further confirmed the issues, apologizing on behalf of the company.

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"For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus", Oculus says. "Our teams apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". This problem seems to be affecting most, if not all, users of the device.

For now, there's no timeline on a fix, but Oculus says it will update that support thread as it learns more.

Just let my Oculus software update and the OculusAppFramework.dll file has a new certificate, so after that you can set the time back to normal.


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