New Beat Saber update for the Oculus Quest 2 unlocks 90hz support
One of the biggest names in VR gaming, Beat Saber is the game that you give to your friends and your family any time they want to “try out this VR thing”. It is one of the most popular VR titles out there and its Quest 2 version has just been updated to support the increased refresh rate of the new headset.
Initially, the 90hz mode of the Quest 2 was an experimental option that could only be unlock with a bit of warranty voiding fiddling. In November it was released as a system wide update. This was great news for anyone who suffers from nausea when playing in VR. If the framerate is higher and stable you are far less likely to feel sick.
This update is great for people who use the title as an exercise option. If you can stay in VR longer, you can push yourself that much harder. In the same update, Beat Games, the developers, also added Oculus “Group Launch” to the game on Quest. This means that users can directly launch into multiplayer from an Oculus Party. They also added a toggle to enable “Joinable Oculus Rich Presence” while in multiplayer. This allows players to launch the game directly onto your private server.
Multiplayer is the biggest new addition to the game and in my opinion, it has breathed new life into it. As much as it was fun to play the rhythm game by yourself, it is so much better with friends.
Before the 90hz option was added into the game, it could be played at either 72hz or 80hz refresh rates. These are not the worst options in the world, but they are certainly not the most optimal refresh rates for any sort of long-term gameplay.