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Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal: In stock right now at Best Buy with $20 gift card

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There's almost a Black Friday Quest 2 deal, the price hasn't changed, but the 256GB version of the latest Oculus headset comes with a $20 gift card over at Best Buy right now. It's also the best place to go for actual stock. It's not back in for a while at Amazon. Not everything needs a hefty discount to make it a Black Friday bargain, you see. The Oculus Quest 2 isn't going to see a real price cut so soon after launch, but it's one of the best VR headsets around and can be yours for just $299 in 64GB trim. If you want a cheaper entry point into VR without the hassle of setup and cables that higher-end headsets come with, this is your chance.

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One of the things that makes the Quest 2 such a great VR headset is its versatility. It can operate as a standalone, wireless virtual reality experience, and so you don't need a powerful gaming PC to use it. But it will plug into a gaming PC, via a speedy USB Type-C cable, if you want to use your GPU to play games like Half-Life: Alyx, one of our favorites this year.

The other great thing is that it uses an impressive inside-out tracking system that doesn't need base stations, can track individual fingers, or the bundled Touch controllers. That makes it an almost instant VR experience when running off the headset itself or when plumbed into a PC, and that's something that can't be said for the Valve Index unless you have a dedicated VR room in your home.

It's also recently been updated with a 90Hz refresh rate, bringing it on par with a lot of its closest rivals, and making it an even more slick virtual reality experience.

In stock today

Oculus Quest 2 | 256GB | $399 at Best Buy with $20 gift card
Best Buy has got the 256GB version of the Quest 2 in stock right now, and it's kind of a deal because you get a $20 gift card with each purchase of the latest Oculus headset. The 64GB set is great for those hooking up to the PC, but if you want to pack your headset with VR experiences the 256GB goggles have the space.View Deal

Oculus Quest 2 | 256GB | $399 at Amazon
The 256GB version is maybe overkill if you're going to spend most of your time plugging it into your PC for some quality Alyx time, but for that full, untethered experience the extra storage will allow you to keep a ton of games, TV shows, and movies all in the headset. And it still delivers one of the best VR experiences around. In stock November 30.View Deal

Oculus Quest 2 | 64GB | $299 at Amazon
With many of the standalone Quest 2 experiences only a handful of GBs each, you'll still be able to keep a load of games on the headset itself. And if you're looking to plumb it into your PC anyway you don't need the space, and you still get the same great VR experience as you do with the 256GB version. In stock January 8.View Deal

There are two versions of the Quest 2, the 64GB and 256GB versions. If you're mainly going to be plugging into your PC for your VR gaming then the 64GB headset is just fine. Given that a lot of the Quest 2's own standalone games come in at just a handful of GBs you'll still fit a fair few on the headset even so. The 256GB Quest 2 just gives you a lot more on-bonce capacity for standalone Quest games and content.

Only the $399 256GB version is in stock right now at Best Buy, and back in stock at Amazon on November 30, with the $299 64GB headset not coming back in to Amazon until January 8.

Dave has been obsessed with gaming since the days of Zaxxon on the Colecovision, and code books for the Commodore Vic 20 (Death Race 2000!). He built his first gaming PC at the tender age of 16, and finally finished bug-fixing the Cyrix-based system around a year later. When he dropped it out of the window. Thankfully it's a lot easier to build a gaming rig now there are no motherboard jumper switches, though he has been breaking technology ever since… at least he gets paid for it now.