The next Oculus Quest update is already here even though we just got one
What do you want to know
- Meta is rolling out the v46 update to the Oculus Quest and Meta Quest 2 headsets starting October 6, 2022.
- A new recent apps section sits on the universal home bar and displays the last three apps you’ve run on your Quest for quick switching access.
- The privacy section has been revised and users will need to reselect their settings through an onboarding UI that will appear after receiving v46.
- Additionally, a limited-time Rings of Power environment for your quest home screen will be available from October 10.
If you were just thinking “wow, this v44 update has a lot of cool new features on my Quest 2”, prepare for a bit of deja vu as v46 is rolling out to a headset near you. The new update includes a new recent apps section, an overhauled privacy UI, and an all-new time-limited home screen environment.
When you start your Oculus Quest 2 for the first time (opens in a new tab) After the update, you’ll probably immediately notice the new receive apps section right on the home bar at the bottom of the screen. This new section gives you quick access to the last three apps or games you may have been running on your Quest 2, helping to alleviate an annoying issue that users have been facing for some time – i.e. it there’s no quick way to get back to what you were just doing.
Meta also continues to double down on privacy controls with an all-new privacy UI that will help you better control who sees what you do in VR. Once v46 lands on your Quest, you’ll be presented with a privacy check that walks you through the new settings and asks you to make a few selections before playing. This way you won’t feel bad when playing the best Quest 2 games (opens in a new tab) alone rather than with your friends.
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Finally, is a brand new home environment that will only be available for a very limited time. From October 10, you can visit the halls of Khazad-dûm, the famous dwarven city, directly from your home. You can even explore the mines a bit with your friends thanks to the quest’s new Horizon Home social features. This, of course, to celebrate the season finale of Rings of Power which will air on October 14th.
Haven’t received v46 on your quest yet? Open system settings, select system update from the grid and press the update button. If you don’t have it now, be sure to leave your quest on and charge it overnight and you’ll probably get it then.
The Meta Quest 2 is the easiest and most affordable way to enter the world of virtual reality. Play hundreds of games directly in the headset without needing a phone or computer to run the show. It’s like a console, except you won’t need a TV.