27 October 2020
Last weekend, Oculus users were shocked to learn about the possibility of their Facebook accounts getting permanently banned if used with multiple Oculus VR headsets. The revelation was done by the official Oculus support account on Twitter. The good news is that the response was an error and Facebook has now issued a clarification.
The latest statement from Oculus Support reads that its original tweet about the permanent ban was an incorrect one. It says that there is no such Facebook policy that prohibits users from using more than one VR headsets simultaneously and with the same Facebook account. It added that users doing so will not attract any kind of hurdles from Oculus or Facebook.
Using the same Facebook account on two or more Oculus headsets simultaneously will NOT get your account “banned.” Having the same account registered to two or more headsets is not against the Facebook Terms of Service.— Oculus Support (@OculusSupport) October 25, 2020
This is undoubtedly good news for all Oculus users, especially loyal users who own more than one VR headset. This will prevent them from the hassle of creating or signing-in with accounts specifically made for others including guest users. They can simply have the same account logged in and start enjoying VR experiences with family and friends instantly.
The updated statement is especially a relief for Oculus Quest 2 users. This is a VR headset that supports signing-in only through Facebook which means if there was to be a permanent ban, the device would have essentially become useless for the owners.