Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

Currently, all Rift owners are facing an issue when turning on their headset.

"We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software", reads a post on the Oculus forums.

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. The dll file contains an expired security certificate, which results in the error. Over on the Oculus Rift support page, the following message is being displayed: "If you are using an Nvidia GPU and now experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you are using driver version 388.59". "Our teams apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution".

Oculus has seen fit to break the Rift's Oculus Home software here recently.

Some users have changed their system clocks to before when the certificate expired as a temporary workaround, but I wouldn't advise it. This issue is a bummer to gamers that aren't going to get to play the titles they've purchased until the issue is resolved, but it's a much less forgivable issue for commercial users who use the headset. That means Oculus owners will probably have to wait at least a few more hours, and perhaps as much as a day or two, before their headsets are in working order again.

The best advice, for now, is to sit tight until Oculus can get an update out to re-validate its software.

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