How to preorder Oculus Quest 2

Oculus Quest 2 Logo
Oculus Quest 2 Logo (Image credit: Facebook)

Oculus Quest 2 Logo

Source: Facebook (Image credit: Source: Facebook)

Facebook kept the Oculus Quest 2 tightly under wraps until about mid-August when the floodgates opened and leaks started appearing on the web. Facebook officially announced the Oculus Quest at Facebook Connect on September 16, 2020.

The Oculus Quest 2 represents a major step forward for wireless VR, as it substantially improves performance over the original Oculus Quest, adds in more RAM, a 50% higher resolution display, 3D audio, additional storage options, and even better ergonomics for the headset and controllers.

Facebook announced that the Oculus Quest 2 will be selling for $299 for the base model with 64GB of storage. The model with 256GB of storage retails for $399. Neither model supports expandable storage so make sure you grab the bigger one if you like to install a lot of games at once. All major retailers will have the Oculus Quest 2 available for preorder and are expected to ship units out as soon as October 13.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Amazon

Amazon is selling the Oculus Quest 2 in both 64GB and 256GB storage options. They've also got all the official accessories, and several different bundles that include a carrying case, the Elite Strap, and even ones that include the Oculus Link cable.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Best Buy

Best Buy also has both 64GB and 256GB Oculus Quest 2 models and all of the official accessories. They don't seem to have as many bundles as Amazon at this time, but there is one big bundle that includes the Oculus Quest 256GB and all the accessories you could want.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Walmart

Walmart is offering preorders of both 64GB and 256GB versions of the Oculus Quest 2. Optionally, you can also pick up any of the official accessories on or at any Walmart store.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Target

Have a Target store right near you? Prefer to shop at "tarjay" instead of Wally World? Then preordering an Oculus Quest 2 in either 64GB or 256GB storage sizes at Target is definitely the right answer.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 at Oculus

If you'd prefer to get it straight from the source, Facebook sells the Oculus Quest 2 and everything you could ever need at the Oculus website.

Preorder Oculus Quest 2 accessories

Oculus Quest 2 Link Cable Attached

Source: Facebook (Image credit: Source: Facebook)

Facebook unveiled several new accessories for the Oculus Quest 2 alongside the new VR system. The Oculus Quest 2 ships with cloth velcro straps, but you can purchase a more rigid Quest 2 Elite Strap for $50. That one features a rigid plastic design similar to the Oculus Rift S, but with an extra cranial pad at the back for enhanced comfort. Facebook is also upping its game by selling a Quest 2 Elite Strap with an extra battery inside to help with those long VR gaming sessions.

Speaking of intense gaming sessions, Facebook is also offering an official Fit Pack that comes with two face pads to change out when things get extra sweaty (like during the new Beat Saber multiplayer mode). And when you want to take the Oculus Quest 2 on the go, there's a handy carrying case for safely packing the whole thing away. Oculus also sells this carrying case with the Elite battery strap in a bundle together. Last, but not least, is the new Oculus Link cable, which features ultra-fast USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds for playing PC VR games with perfect visuals.

Nicholas Sutrich

Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu