Facebook’s next-generation Oculus Quest 2 standalone VR headset ships in October starting at $299 with Qualcomm’s latest XR2 chipset driving major upgrades including a 90 hz mode and much higher resolution.
The new Oculus Quest 2 “all-in-one” arrives to buyers starting October 13. Pre-orders start today for the 64 GB headset and Touch controllers priced as a package starting $100 less than its 2019 predecessor. The original baseline Quest price of $399 is now the price for the upgraded version of Quest 2 with 256 GB of storage.
Quest 2, of course, does require your Facebook account. And while we’re on that subject, Oculus Quest 2 effectively marks the end for all other VR headsets from Facebook that didn’t have that requirement. Oculus Go is already gone, Oculus Quest 2 immediately replaces the original and the Rift PC-only VR headset product line is soon done.
New official accessories can improve Quest 2’s fitting and extend playtime. Well-loved gaming franchises including Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed are coming to Oculus. The Climb is officially getting a sequel, Beat Saber is getting 5-player multiplayer soon and one of gaming’s most iconic titles, Myst, is getting the Oculus treatment.
We know that’s a lot to take in. UploadVR’s journalists have been working around the clock to answer the many questions we expect to see from new and old VR buyers alike.
We’ve got a full review of Oculus Quest 2 hardware after Jamie Feltham and Zeena Al-Obaidi spent some significant time with the new headset. Is it time to buy your first VR headset? Is it time to upgrade from the original Quest? Should you get accessories? There’s still lots to learn, but we’ve already got some guidance and answers.
Accessories & Elite Strap Review
Jamie and Zeena also spent time with one of the first accessories for Oculus Quest 2 — the Elite Strap — which sells for $49 and can help improve the headset’s fitting.
There’s also an official Quest 2 Carrying Case for $49 which can be bought together with a version of the Quest 2 Elite Strap that adds a battery to extend playtime. The Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery and Carrying Case sells as a package for $129. Facebook also officially supports some “Oculus Ready” third-party accessories for Quest, including the Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset for over-ear audio.
Our Ireland-based tech expert David Heaney has been obsessing over the specifications of the new headset with its single LCD panel, lenses with adjustable interpupillary distance, and support for a 90 Hz display mode.