Oculus Rifts Stopped Working Around The World This Morning

Oculus Rifts Around the World Stopped Working This Morning

Posted by March 7, 2018 Comment

If you own an Oculus Rift, you may have noticed your device stopped working today, along with everyone else in the world who happens to own one. This wasn’t a malfunction on your part, according to the company, this was due to an expired software certification that hit every device simultaneously when the expiration hit. As of when we’re writing this post, Oculus is still working to resolve the matter, as the posted on Twitter this afternoon

Below is the current status of the fixes happening as of this evening. Hopefully, we’ll know more later tonight or tomorrow about what the specific issues were with the certification that caused them to expire.


We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software. Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution. We’ll share more updates here as we have them. Thanks.

Hey everyone – This is an issue with our software certification that we’re still actively working on. For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus. That certificate has expired, and we’re looking at a few different ways to resolve the issue. We’ll update you with the latest info as available. We recommend you wait until we provide an official fix. Thanks for your patience.

Update #2:
Hey everyone – We’re still working hard to resolve the cert issue. We’re in the process of integrating an updated cert. Unfortunately, pushing the update out to affected users has some added complexity, as the expired cert blocks our standard software update path. We’re working through the options now, and we expect to have more details to share later this evening.

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(Last Updated March 8, 2018 11:32 am )

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