The Oculus Quest 2 is one of the most popular and cost-effective Virtual Reality headsets available to the public.
If you’re considering buying one, you’re probably wondering what actually comes in the box.
In this article, we look at what comes with your new Oculus Quest 2, and the other products you might need to buy.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Games?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with multiple games pre-installed, and although most are demos, they give an excellent insight into just how powerful your new Oculus Quest 2 can be.
The games that come with the Oculus are Beat Saber (demo), Creed, Journey Of The Gods, Space Pirate Trainer, and the superb VR training simulator – First Steps.
The games that come with the Oculus Quest 2 are chosen to offer a broad range of genres and offer a new user the chance to see just what VR is capable of.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Link Cable?
A link cable does not come with your Oculus Quest 2, and should you want to connect your headset to your PC to make use of its power and additional hard drive space, you will need to buy one separately.
You can purchase a link cable from the Oculus website for around $120/£89, although many online retailers offer much less costly alternatives that should be able to do the job.
Be mindful though that a non-Oculus cable may not work as well as a verified 5 meter USB Oculus Link cable.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Charger?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a charging cable and power adaptor in order to charge your Quest when not in use.
It is best to only charge your Oculus Quest 2 when it is not in use and to ensure that the charging cable is correctly connected to your headset.
The battery on your Oculus Quest 2 usually takes around two and a half hours to charge fully, and you can see how much battery is left on your headset by going to the Home Menu and viewing the battery icons there.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Controllers?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with two controllers, a left-handed and a right-handed controller. Each uses one AA battery, of which 2 are provided in the box.
Each controller is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hands over prolonged periods of time.
Each controller essentially acts as your virtual hands, where you are able to use the controllers to pick up, move, throw, fight and shoot, as if your hands were part of the virtual world you are now inhabiting.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Mic?
Each Oculus Quest 2 headset comes equipped with a built-in microphone in order for players to be able to talk to others online while they play.
There has been a real emphasis on being able to use VR as a way to meet up with people just to chat, as well as to play games.
As well as being used for party chat or one-to-one communication, you have the ability to mute the microphone so that you can play in privacy.
The Oculus Quest 2 also comes with the function to chat to friends even while not in a game, which is great for chatting without having to load up and play one of your games.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come Charged?
The Oculus Quest 2 does not come fully charged, and you will need to charge it before use. Once your Oculus headset is ready to use, the charging light will go from orange to green, indicating a full battery.
Many users advise that their headset had between 30-50% charge when unboxed, which is likely due to the need for each unit to be tested before shipping, however, you will really need to give the headset a roughly two-hour charge initially before use.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Headphones?
The Oculus Quest 2 does not come with headphones included, as it uses built-in speakers to produce sound. There is however the option to plug in headphones if you wish to.
You can use most kinds of headphones with the 3.5mm jack that is built into the headset, but wired headphones may become tangled and restrict movement.
The Oculus does not officially support Bluetooth headphones, but there are ways to get around this should you wish to.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Batteries?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with two single disposable batteries included in the box, these batteries are for the two controllers that are also provided.
Once your batteries have been used, it is advisable to use rechargeable batteries as their lifespan will be much longer and be more cost-effective.
Battery compartments are located under the joystick on each controller, and should you go for the rechargeable battery option, Oculus has developed an Oculus Quest 2 charging station to make charging even easier.
Charging stations retail at around $130/£99, and could well be worth their weight in gold if you are a regular user of your VR headset.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Beat Saber?
Beat Saber does come for free as a demo with your Oculus Quest 2, although if you want to play the full version of the game you will have to purchase it.
Costing as little as $29.99/£22.99, and available from multiple retailers, Beat Saber is widely regarded as one of the best Oculus Quest 2 games available.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Roblox?
The Oculus Quest 2 does not come pre-loaded with Roblox. There are ways to play Roblox through your Oculus Quest 2 headset but it is not a native game.
Roblox has long been VR compatible, but to experience the game through your headset, you will need a Link Cable to connect to your PC, and from there you would need to stream directly from your PC to your headset.
There are a few other instructions that you would need to follow in order to play Roblox on your Oculus Quest 2, and a straightforward guide can be found here should you want to play Roblox in VR.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Wrist Straps?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with two wrist straps included in the box for the left and right controllers.
The straps that come with the Quest 2 are thinner than the ones that were provided with the Quest 1 and can be removed by opening the battery compartment and pulling them through. There are several alternatives to the standard strap available online, as well as attachments for turning your controller into a gun, tennis racket, or a Beat Saber extension.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Warranty?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a standard 2-year warranty on the device which becomes active from the point of device activation.
Once you have set up and started using your headset, should a defect or unknown issue arise, your Oculus warranty should cover any repairs or replacement.
This does not cover accidental damage, but you should speak to whichever retailer you purchased from to see what their policies are.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Oculus Link?
The Oculus Quest 2 does not come with the fiber-optic Oculus Link cable needed to connect your headset to a PC.
There are many options for purchasing an Oculus LInk and its software, but you should check the required PC specifications before purchasing, just in case your PC is not up to the task.
If your PC specifications are compatible with Oculus Link, then there are many alternatives to the higher-priced Oculus Link cable available online.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Glasses Spacer?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a glasses spacer for users who wear glasses and wish to use the headset more comfortably. To use it, simply remove the facial foam in the headset and replace it with the glasses spacer.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With A Silicone Cover?
The Oculus Quest 2 does not come with a silicone cover included in the box. However, Oculus 2 owners can order a medical-grade silicone cover for free through the Oculus website.
Simply follow these steps:
- Sign in to your account using either Facebook or your Oculus ID.
- Go to “My Devices” and request a Silicone Cover.
- Enter your delivery information and submit.
The medical-grade silicone will improve hygiene as well as the immersive experience of the headset as it creates a tighter seal which makes the headset feel a more closed environment.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Speakers?
The Oculus Quest 2 has built-in speakers mounted into the headset strap on both sides.
The built-in speakers should be enough for everyday use, and as both sides of the headset have one, you get a sense of depth with the sounds coming from the speakers.
You can also use a 3.5mm headphone jack if you want a more immersive sound that other people don’t have to listen to.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Demos?
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with multiple demos of popular games, including Sports Scramble, Space Pirate Trainer, Journey Of The Gods, as well as the hugely popular Beat Saber.
There are also social VR experiences that can be downloaded for free, such as VRChat, Rec Room, and AltspaceVR.
You can download hundreds of extra demos onto your Oculus, and the more memory you have, the more you can install.
Does The Oculus Quest 2 Come With Full Body Tracking?
The Oculus Quest 2 is only able to track hand movements at present, through the two provided controllers, though there are multiple peripherals that you can purchase to allow for full-body tracking.
As it stands, most games on the Oculus do not need full-body tracking, and the headset itself may struggle to deal with such a burden on its hardware anyway.