Oculus Quest 2 goes back on sale with double the storage for the same price
Facebook has announced that the Oculus Quest 2 is back on sale after a brief hiatus, and the new version of the VR headset will feature expanded internal storage for the same price. You can now purchase the Quest 2 headset again from the Oculus website, though at the moment, only the $299 base model is on sale.
The wait is over. The new 128GB Quest 2 has arrived. With twice the room for games and entertainment, at the same price of $299, more is definitely more.
— Oculus (@oculus) August 24, 2021
The Oculus Quest 2 was recalled recently after it was discovered that the foam on the face pad could cause skin irritation. As the company was likely already planning to launch a new version of the headset, it simply recalled the older models with the problematic foam and planned to launch the new one with a silicone face pad that’s less likely to cause skin issues.
Users who still own the recalled model but do not want to return their models are able to order a free face pad replacement, so that they can remove the foam without having to replace their entire headset. The new headset also includes a spacer should users want more distance between their faces and the headset.
The Oculus Quest 2 is a great beginner’s VR headset, as it can be used without a PC and is also powerful enough to handle most popular VR games, including the likes of Beat Saber, The Climb, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and Superhot. Users can also purchase a PC link cable that connects the Quest 2 to a PC that basically gives it the same capabilities as a Rift S.
The base $299 model of the Oculus Quest 2 has gotten a bump in storage, as it previously had 64GB. Now it has 128GB of storage, though there’s still also a 256GB model, which is not currently in stock. The base model of the Quest 2 comes with the headset, a charging cable, two controllers, AA batteries, and an adapter, as well as the aforementioned spacer.
- The newly relaunched Oculus Quest 2 now has twice the storage of the original and still retains its ease of use and accessibility.