Until January 31st, 2021 anyone that purchases an Oculus Quest 2 and then connects it to a PC via Oculus Link will receive a copy of PC VR-exclusive action-adventure Asgard’s Wrath for free. Asgard’s Wrath currently sells for $40 on the Oculus Store for PC.
Facebook is running the promotion as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of the Oculus Link technology that allows you to connect a Quest to your PC and play PC VR games directly on the headset as if it were a Rift. Link recently exited beta and is now “officially” supported. This promotion is one of the first signs that Oculus is fully and publicly marketing and promoting the Quest 2 as a legitimate PC VR headset rather than as a standalone device. Of course, it’s always been capable of doing both.
This post was originally published on November 20th but updated on November 23rd (and the publish date changed) to reflect a change to Oculus policy which would give the game to anyone who purchased Quest 2 from September 16th onward. Facebook originally limited the promotion to purchases made after the November 20th announcement.
Thank you to everyone who shared concerns about the Quest 2 Asgard’s Wrath promotion timing. Your candid feedback, support, and enthusiasm are what make this platform a success. The promotion is now available to those who purchased a Quest 2 between Sept 16 and Nov 20, 2020.
— Oculus Support (@OculusSupport) November 23, 2020
Asgard’s Wrath is still, personally, my favorite VR game. I’m a massive fan of games like Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, and generally any type of fantasy setting so getting to play through a massive 30+ hour RPG full of custom-crafted levels, dungeons, puzzles, enemy encounters, and more, all tied together by a sweeping narrative that spans the entirety of Norse mythology, was pretty incredible. It won our Game of the Year award for 2019.
You can also play Asgard’s Wrath wirelessly on Quest if you use Virtual Desktop to stream the game to your standalone headset, although depending on the quality of your router and home network there may be noticeable latency this way which makes the twitchy reaction-based parrying combat quite difficult.
Facebook ran a similar promotion last year to help sell Rift S headsets, so it’s not surprising they’d package one of their biggest and best games once again. With games like Myst and Warhammer on the horizon for Quest and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for PC VR, it’s shaping up to be a busy holiday season for VR.
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