How to Preorder the Oculus Quest 2 Headset
Preorders opened on 16 September and are expected to ship as soon as October 13.
Facebook’s just launched Oculus Quest headset was tightly kept under wraps right until about mid last month. That is when the leaks began streaming in from various sources on the web. The headset was officially announced during the Facebook Connect on September 16, 2020.
With Oculus Quest 2, Facebook is making a massive play for the VR market. The headset is simply so powerful and so affordably priced that many VR enthusiasts will find it hard to resist. It is a big step forward, too, for the VR industry as it offers significant improvements over the original Quest headset. There is more RAM, a 50% higher resolution display, more storage options, 3D audio as well as improvements in the ergonomics of the headset and of the controllers.
Facebook also announced that the new Oculus Quest 2 headset retails at $299 for the 64GB model and $399 for the 256GB model. However, both of these models do not support expandable storage so if you are planning to play a lot of games at once, it would be prudent to grab the bigger storage Quest 2 which costs only $100 more for 256GB of storage.
All the leading retailers are going to have the Quest 2 available for preorder and the units are expected to begin shipping as soon as October 13.
Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Oculus.com
You can preorder the Oculus Quest 2 directly from the source on the Oculus.com website. You can also purchase all the accessories you need from the Oculus website.
Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Amazon
You can preorder both the 64GB and 256GB storage options of Oculus Quest 2 from the Amazon website. Amazon also stocks up plenty of official Quest 2 accessories as well as various bundles such as a carrying case and the Elite Strap. You can even find bundles with the Oculus Link cable.
Preorder Oculus Quest 2 Headset at Best Buy
Best Buy, too, stocks both the 64GB and the 256GB Oculus Quest 2 storage options as well as all its official accessories. However, you won’t find as many bundles on Best Buy as you would on Amazon at the moment. However, Best Buy has an attractive bundle with 256GB Oculus Quest 2 plus all the accessories that you might want.
Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Walmart
Walmart has preorders for both the 64GB and 256GB storage options of Quest 2. You can also purchase any of the associated accessories on any physical Walmart store or Walmart.com.
Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Target
You can also preorder your Oculus Quest 2 headsets from Target. They have both the 64GB and 256GB storage options available.
These are some of the top retailers where you can preorder Oculus Quest 2 headset. We will update the list with additional retailers stocking the new standalone virtual reality headset.
Preordering Oculus Quest 2 Accessories
Facebook also unveiled a number of Oculus Quest 2 accessories alongside the new standalone virtual reality headset. While the Quest 2 will ship with Velcro straps, you can buy the more premium Quest 2 Elite Strap for a price of $50. The Elite Strap features a rigid plastic design same as that of the Oculus Rift S but it has an extra cranial pad for extra comfort. The Elite Strap will also come with an extra battery inside to take you through those long gaming sessions.
If you are the kind to indulge in intense gaming sessions, there is the official Fit Pack that ships with two face pads which change out when the session gets a little sweaty such as in high-adrenaline experiences like the Beat Saber multiplayer mode.
There is also a convenient carrying case that you can use to safely pack your Quest 2 plus controllers and take it on the go. There is a bundle with the carrying case and the Elite battery strap.
Finally, you can preorder the new Oculus Link cable with a superfast USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds suitable for playing PC VR games with top-end visuals.