When you’re an Oculus Quest 2 homeowners and have immediately began having issues with controllers shedding monitoring, or have began seeing them transfer all on their very own whereas taking part in VR, there’s doubtless an excellent clarification for it. Final 12 months, proper earlier than Christmas, Oculus launched a patch for the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S that helped it work significantly better in homes the place Christmas lights are on whereas taking part in. Oddly sufficient, it appears this very same situation is affecting Oculus Quest 2 models this Christmas.
The Oculus Quest 2 makes use of a visible monitoring system, identical to the unique Quest and Rift S, which makes use of cameras on the headset to see infrared lights constructed into the controller. Some kinds of Christmas lights emit a spectrum of sunshine much like what the Oculus Quest 2’s Oculus Contact controllers emit, inflicting confusion for the headset. Many gamers who’ve had these points on Reddit and Twitter are reporting that turning off all vacation lights instantly alleviates the problem.
Why we’re coping with this drawback after seeing it get solved final 12 months is a little bit unusual, nevertheless it’s potential that Oculus by no means totally mounted the problem to start with. The unique answer for this drawback labored by mapping the static lights together with the room area, so Christmas lights that would not transfer (not like your controllers) would successfully be ignored within the monitoring course of. It isn’t identified but if Oculus will have the ability to additional clear up the problem with one other patch on the Quest 2 however, for now, turning off your Christmas lights ought to clear up any monitoring points you may be having.