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Oculus VR News | December 3, 2022

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Oculus Rift 1.13 Update Brings Tracking Fixes and Public Test Channel

Oculus Rift 1.13 Update Brings Tracking Fixes and Public Test Channel

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FRΛNK R.

Oculus has just announced the release of its latest 1.13 software update for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which offers additional fixes to improve tracking quality, as well as includes a few new features aimed at enhancing the experience for Rift and Touch users.

One of the interesting new features in the 1.13 update is the Public Test Channel. This optional program allows users to test and experience pre-release builds of the Oculus software. By enrolling in the Public Test Channel Program, users have an opportunity to take part in helping developers build better features and updates to their Oculus software based on user suggestions, bug reports, and valuable feedback.

According to the release notes, the Oculus Rift 1.13 update includes the following:

Features

  • Public Test Channel: You can now enroll in our Public Test Channel program to receive pre-release builds (“beta” versions) of Oculus software. Enroll in Settings > Beta in the Oculus app on your computer.

New User Experience: Improved first experiences for Rift and Touch.

  • Touch Basics: You can now move forward simply by looking at the skip option, as an accessibility feature.
  • First Contact: We updated and enhanced the experience. Check it out for a few new surprises.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Bug-fixes

  • Fixed an issue with your apparent height in VR.
  • Fixed a tracking issue to make headset tracking smoother.
  • Fixed an issue with showing the correct app in VR when running multiple apps at once on your computer.