Facebook’s VR headset Oculus Quest 2 will get an option to show menus with a refresh rate of 90Hz upon release, while developers can use the option soon after. The headset’s LCD is standard at 72Hz.
Thred by this, the Quest 2 seems to be able to work faster at 90Hz than Facebook previously said. At the time of the announcement, the company announced that the Quest 2 would be running at 90Hz in the future, but that it would be 72Hz.
A review copy of UploadVR’s Quest 2 already works at 90Hz, claims the site. The Virtual Desktop application is already running at that refresh rate, and Facebook confirmed that the review copy already supports the higher refresh rate.
The 90Hz option, along with the higher resolution, is one of the most important upgrades for the new Quest headset. Instead of two OLED screens, the Quest 2 has a single LCD of 1832×1920 pixels per eye with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The original Rift already had a 90Hz-supported OLED screen in 2016, but Facebook is dropping out of the Oculus Rift series.