Meta gives their Quest 3 VR headset a major Link upgrade for PC users

Meta’s Quest 3 now supports 120Hz and has a longer battery life when used with PC Link

Meta has given their Quest Link PC software a major overhaul, replacing their Oculus PC app with their new Meta Quest Link app. Now, Meta’s PC app can enable 120Hz Link support on their Quest 3 VR headset, giving gamers a stronger PCVR experience. Previously, the Quest 3’s refresh rate support maxed out at 90Hz.

In addition to this change, Meta has made optimisations to deliver a longer battery life for Quest headsets in Link mode. Power consumption is reduced by approximately 30%. This extends Air Link gameplay session lengths from 90 minutes to 140 minutes. With USB Link, users will also see an increase in system battery life. This wired battery life extension will vary depending on how much power your PC can deliver to the headset.

Meta Quest Link has also been updated to support Nvidia RTX 4000 series graphics cards. Though at this time warning messages may sill appear for RTX 4070 and lower-end 40 series GPUs. This issue will be addressed with a future update.

It is great to see that Meta has not abandoned their Quest PC app. That said, many of the company’s additions feel like something that should have been present since the Quest 3’s launch. While these changes are welcome, it still feels like Meta are treating PCVR users as second class citizens. Let’s hope that changes moving forward.

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