Playing Steam VR games is now way easier with this free Meta Quest 2 tool

You can turn your Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) into “an almost-native Steam VR headset” that should also improve your VR performance thanks to an open-source tool.

This free-to-download program is available on GitHub and was created by ItsKaitlyn03 late last year (via UploadVR). This software engineer is an active member of the Oculus community and was the same person who discovered the Oculus code that referenced the Air Bridge a month ago.

Their tool is called OculusKiller and it effectively “kills” the Oculus Dash function of the Oculus PC app and auto-launches Steam VR. If you only even play PC VR games from Steam – titles like Half-Life Alyx – then OculusKiller will make it way easier to load up these games quickly.

A Screenshot from Half-Life: ALyx (Image credit: Valve)

What’s more, ItsKaitlyn03 found that removing Oculus Dash will save you around “200 MB of memory + GPU” which it eats up even when it’s not in use. This should mean that your PC’s VR performance gets a nice little boost after installing Oculus Killer.

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