Oculus Kickstarter backers must claim free Rift by January 31

You better claim it... or get ready to shell out a little more cash in the name of virtual reality.


Those who were eager enough to back Oculus on kickstarter all those many years ago were pleased to hear that they were going to be given a free Oculus Rift upon the device's consumer release. But like any good thing, deadlines are approaching, and according to a tweet by Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus, you're going to want to make sure you claim that free Rift by tomorrow, January 31 at 11:59PM EST.

That means you have roughly twenty-four hours to claim your free entrance into the world of consumer virtual reality, or you'll need to shell out some more cash in the name of Oculus Rift to get in on the preorders. It's a pretty common thing to have deadlines, so we hope none of you have missed out on this little reward for your loyalty in the early days of virtual reality.

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    January 30, 2016 12:00 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Oculus Kickstarter backers must claim free Rift by January 31

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      January 30, 2016 12:10 PM


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        January 30, 2016 12:18 PM

        Month long window, plus I'm sure they're getting emailed about it

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      January 30, 2016 12:31 PM

      that's going to cause some anger

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      January 30, 2016 4:26 PM

      What do you do to claim? Just respond to that email asking you to verify your address?

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        January 30, 2016 4:31 PM

        No mind, me answer own question goodish ugh uggh ook:

        Reminder to submit your survey response by tomorrow!
        Dear backers,

        The deadline to respond and claim your free Rift is tomorrow, Sunday, January 31.

        If you've responded already there is no need to do anything. We'll be in touch when the Rifts are ready to ship.

        If you need to make any changes to your address, you may do so until Sunday, January 31 at 11:59pm EST. Only your address may be updated via the Kickstarter survey. If additional information needs to be changed, you may message us with the note "I NEED TO UPDATE" and we'll contact you next week to collect updated information.

        A few notes:

        - Please don't leave your updated information in the comments or messaging, if you let us know you need to update your information, we'll send you an email next week.

        - The VAT field is for your VAT #, not your VAT rate. If you do not have a VAT # you may leave this field blank.

        - Good news for backers located in Austria and Switzerland: the Rift can now be shipped to those countries. If you previously identified your country as Austria or Switzerland, we will assume you would like to receive a Rift, regardless of the reward you originally selected. No further information is required.

        Thanks, Oculus

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