Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR beta patch aims to fix blurriness issues

Surface Book 2 and Dell WMR
Surface Book 2 and Dell WMR (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A new beta patch is available for Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR.
  • The patch aims to fix blurriness issues that some users had reported.
  • Microsoft is "monitor to ensure" that the patch fixes the issues for those affected.

The next time you fire up SteamVR with your Windows Mixed Reality headset, things may be a little clearer. Microsoft has issued a beta patch for Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR that packs a few specific fixes to address blurriness issues that some users have experienced.

The update comes in at version 1.0.517 and includes the following fixes:

  • Update to use new scaling capabilities in Windows 1903 on machines with KB4507453 installed
  • DX12 motion estimation on Windows 1903 machines for faster motion vector generation by lowering CPU cost and improving overlap of GPU work
  • Improve scaling capability for HP Reverb
  • Additional performance improvements for motion reprojection
  • Fix performance and quality issues related to controller input and haptics

Microsoft adds that it is keeping an eye on the patch as beta users test it to make sure that the blur is corrected. For now, you can check out the full details of the patch and join the Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR on Steam.

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