Today Oculus Quest rolled out V30 of their software after a steady dose of leaks and hints as to what features we can expect added.
Now we have a full changelog below that welcomes nothing too groundbreaking but many quality of life improvements.
- In v30, you’ll be able to swap your microphone between Party and game chat.
- To switch your mic, go to your Party from the universal menu and select Manage Voice.
- You can now multitask with multiple system-level 2D apps side-by-side in Oculus Home on Quest 2 and Quest. Supported apps include: Explore, Store, Browser, Events, Oculus TV, Oculus Move, Scoreboards, and more.
- To opt in to this experimental feature, go to the Experimental Features section of Settings and turn on Multitasking.
- We’re releasing an accessibility feature that lets you adjust how colors are displayed on your device.
- To begin using Color Filters, go to Settings, select Accessibility, and turn on Color Correction. You can set filters and adjust filter intensity to customize how colors are shown.
- You can now raise and adjust your view, giving you a standing vantage point while physically seated.
- To opt in to this experimental feature, go to the Experimental Features section of Settings, and turn on Boost your height.
Oculus Air Link for Quest
- In v28, we announced Oculus Air Link for Quest 2. In v30, we’re now releasing Air Link for the original Quest.
- You can opt in to this experimental feature from the Experimental Features section of Settings. Follow the instructions on our support site to set up Oculus Air Link.
- Note: Air Link is part of v30 and it requires both your headset and PC be running v30 software.
Voice Commands: Social Updates
- Use Voice Commands to stay up to date with what's new in VR.
- Launch Voice Commands and say, "Social Updates" to hear about Oculus events, game recommendations, review friend requests and more.
- We’ve made improvements to the search tool and how results are shown.
- Performance and connection stability improvements.
As with all updates, this will slowly roll out to users in a manner no one really can explain yet.
I myself at the time of writing this have no new V30 update available. I have yet to even fully get all features of V29 such as the redesigned more colorful dashboard.
So if you're in the same boat as me, fear not, this is normal!
The BEST way to safely get the update as soon as it becomes available to you is to leave your Quest powered on, connected to wifi, and left plugged in so it's charging.
To check to see what version you're running or if it may be updated using the method above...
Go to "settings" -> scroll down to the left to "about" and look at the version number. If the long string of numbers starts with 30, you're good to go!
If not just hold tight!