Oculus Rift Error Shuts Down Headsets Worldwide, Company Promises a Fix

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

A couple of responding users to the original forum post mentioned above suggested unistalling/re-installing the Oculus software.

Oculus is investigating an issue keeping people from enjoying their Oculus Rifts.

Many users around the world discovered today that their headsets are having trouble running software, which kind of defeats the entire objective of owning a VR headset in the first place.

PCMag encountered the same error trying to run an Oculus Rift in NY. Oculus did, however, acknowledge the problem in a tweet published a few hours ago. "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". This, it turns out, contains an expired security certificate, preventing the Oculus client from doing its thing.

The embarrassing issue has left the company's flagship device unusable, this comes as the company continues to deliver major software updates that it announced at its most recent developer conference. We'll share more updates here as we have them.

As hard as it may be, the best advice at this time is to simply hang tight and wait for Oculus to resolve the matter with a software update.

There's now no estimated resolution time, but, some users have identified a temporary workaround: it's possible to bypass the issue by disabling Windows' "Automatically set System date and time" option, then manually setting the date back a few days.

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