Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

The company on Wednesday said it was aware of the widely-reported bug that was causing users to be unable to launch Oculus Runtime Services, a vital component needed to boot up the gaming headset.

This morning, people around the world couldn't use their Oculus Rift VR headsets.

It's been a rough day for Oculus Rift owners.

That's quite the oversight, but thus far, Oculus hasn't confirmed that this expired security certificate is at the core of the problem.

Oculus users report that the issue remains after walking through the usual troubleshooting steps, and that restarting computers and Rifts have yielded no results either.

Since connecting to the runtime service is required for the Rift to operate and the current version of the OculusAppFramework.dll file is out of date (via Neowin), the issue affects all Oculus Rift headsets.

The Oculus Rift has been selling particularly well over the last few months, but unfortunately it looks like users are starting to run into issues. "Our teams apologize 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.

Oculus VR is a division of Facebook, having been acquired by the social network giant in 2014 for a deal worth around US$2.3 billion.

Some users have changed their system clocks to before when the certificate expired as a temporary workaround, but I wouldn't advise it.

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