You can buy games on Meta (Oculus) Quest 2 either in VR or using the app. You just have to go to the Quest 2 store and select the game you want to buy.
How to buy games on Meta Oculus Quest 2 in VR
If you are already in virtual reality and you want to get into a new game fast, the best way is to buy a game through the Oculus Quest 2 storefront.
The store is accessible, just press the Oculus button on the right controller and select the store icon from the Toolbar. If you already added a payment method to your Oculus account and purchases in the past, you can purchase games directly from the Quest 2 store without leaving the virtual reality space.
Tip: Oculus desktop app has a storefront also, but this storefront is only focused on Rift and Rift S games. You can buy games through the app but play them when Quest 2 is tethered to a VR -ready PC.
It is not possible to play them on an untethered Quest 2 unless specified otherwise in the game details or it is cross-buy compatible.
- Click on the store icon represented by a shopping bag.
- Scroll through the lists of games as well as recommended games displayed.
- Or use the search field to search for a specific game.
- You can narrow down your search by selecting a genre option.
- Locate and select the game you want.
- Select the blue price button.
- Click on Purchase.
- It will be charged to your payment method and game added to the library.
How to buy games on Meta Oculus Quest 2 through the mobile app
Mobile App allows you check out new games and purchases when you want. You can even set up the Oculus game sharing with your kids so you can have parental control; and also buy games for your kids. This cannot be made possible with VR, so the Mobile App comes in handy.
If there are other headsets connected to your app like Rift or Rift S, make sure the app says Oculus/Oculus 2 in the upper right corner. If it does not, tap the names of the headset shown and select Oculus/Oculus 2.
This will prevent you from buying games for the wrong platform.
- On the Meta Quest app on your phone,tap store.
- Locate and select the game you want to buy.
- Or tap the magnifying glass name and type the name of the game you want.
- Or scroll down to see different game categories.
- Select the blue price button and tap Purchase.
- Your payment method will be charged and the game will be added to the library.
Oculus Quest cross buy
Cross buy is the feature that allows users buy custom games and play them in both tethered and untethered mode. When you buy a game in Quest 2 store, you only get access to Quest 2 version of the games.
If a game is marked Cross buy, you can buy it on the Quest 2 store and also get access to the desktop version. Or buy through the desktop app and also get access to the Quest 2 version.
Meta maintains a list of cross buy games but the safest way to ensure a game works on your PC is to buy it through the Quest 2 store on vR or the mobile app with Quest 2 as the active headset.
Are there pre- installed games on Meta Quest 2?
Yes. There are a few pre-installed games but they are mostly demos. So you have to download and buy more games.
What payment method does Oculus accept?
Major credit cards and debit cards are acceptable. Visa, Mastercard and the rest. You can also use a PayPal account or any other payment method you like.
Can Steam VR games be played on Meta?
Yes. Connect a compatible USB cable to your PC and headset. Turn on the Quest and select continue on the enable Oculus Link pop up on your PC. Then put on your headset and select enable Oculus Link.
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