Oculus releases patch for Rift-bricking certificate failure

If you were hoping to get a little VR in yesterday, and you own an Oculus Rift, you might have noticed a strange error regarding the Oculus Runtime Service. The good news is there's finally a fix from Oculus, and it's very easy to apply. With the fix comes a $15 Oculus Store credit for anyone who was affected by the service outage. You should see it show up in your Oculus account within the next seven days.

To install the Oculus Rift certificate patch:

  1. Head to the Oculus Patch page (opens in new tab)
  2. Click Download Install Patch and wait for OculusPatchMarch2018.exe to download
  3. Open OculusPatchMarch2018.exe when the download finishes
  4. Select Repair to repair Oculus
  5. Launch the Oculus app when the repair is complete

If you have already uninstalled Oculus Home in anticipation of needing a full reinstall, you can re-download on the Oculus website and the repaired version of the installer will be what you download. No extra steps needed.

All fixed? If not, drop your experiences with this repair patch in the comments!

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  • Oh god, not certs! The bane of a developers existence. 😂
  • Oh man!! I tried to fix that problem for hours now, almost went back to to store! Not flying my mig-21 in DCS today i guess :p All in all, i'm glad its not broken
  • Glad I bought a Vive and WMR.
  • Itll just be a short time man jeeze
  • The game that I most want to play in recent months will be released tomorrow. Hope either that get fixed, or the game also supports WMR (not listed, but on Steam so likely).
  • Which game is that?
  • http://store.steampowered.com/app/707300/Hatsune_Miku_VR___VR/
  • i didn't realize these vr devices were online only.
  • I don't think they are.  But the DLL that is used (offline) is signed by the developers to prove it is safe to load into a system account.  The certificate they used to sign the DLL has expired.  They need to sign again. TL;DR Certificates are not only used for securing online comms.
  • You know that Oculus released a patch for this last night don't you? https://www.oculus.com/rift-patch/ Everyone is reporting it's working again after installing the patch, and doing a quick update within Oculus Home
  • Go Oculus, always the fuss- free, easy to use, solid option 👍