Oculus Quest 2
|Oculus Quest 2|
|Platform||Oculus Rift (Platform)|
|Operating System||Oculus Mobile, Windows|
|Successor||Oculus Quest 3|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Resolution||1832 x 1920 per eye|
|Pixel Density||???.?? PPI per eye|
|Refresh Rate||72Hz, 90 Hz|
|Field of View||90° (estimated)|
|IPD Adjustment||58mm or 63mm or 68mm|
|Rotational Tracking||Gyroscope, Accelerometer|
|Positional Tracking||Oculus Insight|
|Update Rate||Rotational: 1000Hz, Positional: 60Hz|
|Play Space||20m x 20m|
|Latency||Motion to Photon: less than 5ms|
|Audio||built-in headphones, built-in microphone, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Input||Redesigned Oculus Touch|
|Connectivity||Oculus Link, USB-C|
|Power||3,640 mAh lithium-ion battery|
|Battery Life||2 to 3 hours|
|Size||191.5mm x 102mm x 142.5mm|
|Release Date||October 13, 2020|
|Price||$299 (128GB), $399 (256GB)|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Release and Pricing
- 3 Hardware
- 4 System Requirements
- 5 Setup Tutorial
- 6 Input Devices
- 7 Accessories
- 8 Apps
- 9 Developer
- 10 Tracking volume
- 11 Images
- 12 History
- 13 References
The Oculus Quest 2, created by Oculus VR, continues the mission of the Quest series to bring stand-alone VR to the masses. Compared to its predecessor, Quest 2 has 50% more pixels, better battery life, faster processing, more memory, and starts $100 cheaper. The headset is 10% lighter than the Oculus Quest, though the controllers are slightly larger. Add-ons like the Elite Strap and Fit Pack are intended to improve ergonomics for players with differently-sized facial features.
The Oculus Quest 2 is the first of the Oculus headsets to experiment with multi-user support and app sharing. You can share your apps with 3 accounts beyond your own. Each user must log in to their own Facebook account to play. App sharing is not automatically possible for all games made before this feature was deployed.
Release and Pricing
The Oculus Quest 2 started shipping in October 2020. It is available worldwide through global and regional companies. For the first time, you can purchase a Quest product from Japan, too. This will soon be the only Oculus headset available for purchase; Facebook announced they will focus on stand-alone VR headsets moving forward. Facebook will stop selling the Oculus Rift S as well as Quest in 2021 but will continue to support their platforms.
It's been noted that the distrust of Facebook's data practices could negatively impact the sale of Quest 2, now that you must log in with a Facebook account and as it becomes the sole headset available from Oculus.
In October of 2021, Facebook rebranded to Meta, and in March of 2022, starting in Japan, Oculus Quest 2s were silently rebranded as Meta Quest 2s in their box branding along with branding on the hardware itself. Oculus branded Quests have no difference to Meta branded Quests other than the branding itself.
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a wireless HMD, built-in speakers, two Touch controllers, USB-C charging cable, power adapter, and spacer for glasses. Depending on the version you purchase, you can store 64 GB or 256 GB on your device. The Quest 2 uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2 Platform which enables a more expansive virtual world along with high-fidelity sound. The Touch controllers may last up to 4 times the battery life of the previous generation. 
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a head strap, softer than the plastic band of the Quest. This makes the headset more comfortable.
It comes with 4 cameras, like the Quest, as well as comparable hand-tracking capabilities.
While Quest 2 is an integrated HMD, it can also run as a discrete HMD by connecting to a PC with a Oculus Link. By connecting to the PC, you'll be able to play games from Oculus PC or SteamVR. Your PC needs to meet certain requirements in order for the Oculus Link to work.
PC Requirements for Oculus Link
Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Memory: 8 GB+ RAM
Operating System: Windows 10
USB Ports: 1x USB port
- NVIDIA Titan X
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop, 6 GB
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (all)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (all)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series (all)
- AMD 400 Series
- AMD 500 Series
- AMD 5000 Series
- AMD Vega Series
You can adjust the IPD of the lenses with 3 built-in settings.
The Quest 2 comes with what Facebook calls Guardian and Passthrough. The Guardian enables you to draw borders for your play zone while the Passthrough alerts you when you have done just that, passed through your boundary.
Redesigned Touch Controllers - one for each hand, similar to previous Touch controllers with haptic feedback
The Elite Strap is a head strap you can use instead of the factory default. It provides additional comfort and allows you to twist a wheel to secure your fit. The Elite Strap with Battery extends your play time, in addition to improving ergonomics.
The Elite Strap can even withstand a more passionate playing session.
Facebook partnered with Logitech to make headphones better suited for VR, an alternative to the Oculus Quest 2's built-in speakers. Logitech produced two models with shorter auxiliary cables for a less clunky play, compared to standard headsets. One model is Logitech G333 VR In-Ear Headphones, and the other is Logitech G PRO VR, over-ear headphones.
No longer in beta, the Oculus Link enables you to connect the Quest 2 to your PC to stream VR games.
Face Fit Masks
You can purchase masks to improve the fit of your headset. Facebook's Fit Pack is intended for players with nose bridges or cheekbones that don't fit as well in the standard set up.
Oculus Quest Store
You can purchase games from the Oculus Quest store on PC, mobile app, or from within the Store while wearing your headset.
Visit Oculus SDK
If using Roomscale, players should have at least 6.5 x 6.5 ft (2m x 2m) of free space.  Use the Quest 2 Guardian and mobile app to set up your play area.
- Sept 16, 2020: Quest 2 unveiled.
- Oct 13, 2020: Shipping began for Quest 2.
- Feb 28, 2021: Facebook announced multi-user support and app sharing.
- ~March-April 2022: Oculus Quest 2 rebranded to Meta Quest 2
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://about.fb.com/news/2020/09/introducing-oculus-quest-2-the-next-generation-of-all-in-one-vr/
- ↑ https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/share-your-oculus-quest/
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 https://www.polygon.com/reviews/2020/9/16/21437762/oculus-quest-2-review-virtual-reality-vr-facebook-oculus-power-resolution-tracking
- ↑ https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/
- ↑ https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-quest-2-review-better-in-almost-every-way/2/
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-2-specs/
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/
- ↑ https://www.oculus.com/accessories/quest-2-fit-pack/
- ↑ https://support.oculus.com/277256989868300/