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Oculus rolls out patch for Rift VR headset

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has officially released a patch to fix a problem that caused Rift (VR) headsets to shutdown worldwide.

"has released an early morning patch to correct the problem. If you've started up your Rift and encountered the error, you'll need to download and apply the patch manually," reported late on Thursday.

Users who did not start their Rift since the global outage took place or are not encountering the error, the update will be automatically applied to them.

The company also reportedly said that it will give $15 Oculus Store credit to all those affected by the outage.

VR headset users could not use their devices for almost a day due to an administrative oversight on Wednesday as the company failed to renew a security certificate for some software.

Security certificates are often used to authenticate software and many computers refuse to run code lacking valid credentials, according to

Released in March 2016, is a VR headset developed and manufactured by -- a division of

Oculus initiated a kickstarter campaign in 2012 to fund the Rift's development after being founded as an independent company.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:52 IST