Last year we saw the Oculus Quest 2 sell incredibly well over Cyber Monday, and it's still the VR headset to own this year. A recent 128GB refresh has definitely helped with that. And despite its popularity, the Quest 2 has thankfully managed to stay in stock this year.
Multiple retailers are offering $50 or £50 credit with purchases of either the 128GB or 256GB versions of the Quest 2, which we still consider the best VR headset for most players. At Best Buy and Newegg you'll get that $50 as store credit or a store gift card, while if you buy direct from Oculus that $50 comes as game credit specifically.
Keep in mind that you can't wait too long to use that credit: It needs to be redeemed to your Oculus account within 30 days and used within 60 days of redemption. The better route is to buy from a retailer instead, and use the $50 credit towards the Deluxe Strap, because it makes a huge difference to the long-term comfort of using the Quest 2. We consider it a near-essential upgrade.
Thanks to the Oculus Quest 2 being a standalone VR headset, there's no need for massively high-end hardware to run it, though you can plug it into your PC to give it more power.
Now, the Quest 2 even has 120Hz support in some games, which is a darn sight better than it was. And if you're worried about the mandatory Quest 2 Facebook login (or Meta as it'll soon be known as) don't worry, Facebook looks to be getting rid of that soon—potentially stripping the Quest 2 of one of its largest flaws.
Where is the best place to buy an Oculus Quest 2?
In the US:
- Amazon - $50 Amazon gift card, plus free express delivery on Quest 2 and accessories
- Best Buy - Oculus Quest 2 bundles with straps and cases, and $50 Best Buy credit
- Oculus - $50 game credit with purchases
- Newegg - with $50 gift card for Newegg
- Walmart - every possible bundle under the sun
In the UK:
- Amazon - £50 Amazon gift carfd, plus free Prime delivery on Quest 2 and accessories
- Argos - buy the headsets and accessories, with a £50 Argos gift card
- Currys - discounts on bundles, £50 Currys gift card, and free delivery
- John Lewis - click and collect on Quest 2 headsets with £50 John Lewis credit
- Oculus - £50 game credit with purchases
- Very - just the headsets, but reliably stocked
The Oculus Quest 2 both improves on the specs sheet of the original Quest and delivers it for cheaper. With a new LCD at 1832 x 1920 per eye, the Quest 2 offers exceptional clarity for an entry-level headset, through which you can enjoy a slew of games either purpose-built for the standalone headset, and thus rendered by the onboard Snapdragon XR2 chip, or beamed from your PC using Oculus Link and a compatible USB Type-C cable.
Thanks to Oculus Link, the Quest 2 becomes more than a standalone VR headset. It becomes an all-in-one VR Swiss army knife, capable of great on-the-move VR and gaming across SteamVR and Oculus Rift compatible titles. It's now capable of up to 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to a recent update, making it an even sweeter deal.
The Quest 2 is also one of the quickest headsets to get up and running on this list. With Inside-Out tracking and hand tracking built-in, you can go from unboxing to up-and-running in VR in just a couple of minutes. The Quest 2 has also enjoyed a boost in memory capacity recently, and $299 new gets you a 128GB model, which is a sweet boost indeed.
There's only one hitch in the Oculus Quest 2's plan for virtual world domination: compulsory Facebook account login. The Oculus Quest 2 requires a Facebook account right now, though maybe not for long. The company has said it's to better serve you, the customer, with services and products, although for a good while there the only discernible 'benefit' was direct to feed screenshots. Not great. But it looks like that is going to change in the near future.
Read our full Oculus Quest 2 review.
The best Oculus Quest 2 Cyber Monday deals
Oculus Quest 2 | VR Headset |Motion Controllers | 128GB storage |
$348.00 $299.00 at Newegg (save $48.01) with $50 promotional gift card
The Oculus Quest 2 both improves on the specs sheet of the original Quest and delivers it for cheaper. With a new LCD at 1832 x 1920 per eye, the Quest 2 offers exceptional clarity for an entry-level headset, through which you can enjoy a slew of games either purpose-built for the standalone headset, and thus rendered by the onboard Snapdragon XR2 chip, or beamed from your PC using Oculus Link and a compatible USB Type-C cable. It's now capable of up to 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to a recent update, making it an even sweeter deal.
Logitech G333 | Oculus headphones | In-ear |
$49.99 $42.99 at Best Buy (save $7)
The Logitech G333 are specially designed to fit an Oculus Quest 2. That means the cables are the exact length required to avoid tangles, and there are included strap clips to keep any precarious cables out of the way. Plus the Quest 2's weakest feature is probably its speakers, so best to use a pair of headphones generally.
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