After some Googling this appears to be a specific Rift/Oculus issue and users on other games also state it can be "darker than a monitor", so with no way to control the Contrast/Saturation etc that you can on a monitor it may be something we'll have to live with until Oculus/nVidia/AMD/whoever allow us greater control over the HMD. Edit: Unless Studio397 can work some magic of course! For final reference this was taken on the S397 server during Qualifying at SilversNational, very hard to make out the RealRoad during what should be (IMO!) brighter conditions with the little cloud cover. It is darker on the Rift than what you see in the image below.