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Cyber Monday Oculus Quest 2 deals 2022: what we expect

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Meta Quest 2 in front of a red banner for Cyber Monday

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This year’s Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals have officially finished. Black Friday 2022 doesn't start until November 25, but you don't need to wait until then to get your hands on an Oculus Quest 2. We’ll be rounding up any offers in the 2021 after-Christmas sales.

With more users discovering what VR headsets are capable of, Cyber Monday deals could bring some more great Quest 2 bundles than we've seen already.

The Oculus Quest 2 has earned rave reviews for offering a full-featured standalone VR experience with no wires needed to be constantly plugged in, compared to other VR headsets. The addition of Resident Evil 4 VR and Lone Echo 2 (albeit for Oculus Rift) to the Oculus platform certainly aren’t hurting its appeal, either.

The entry level Oculus Quest 2 now offers 128GB of storage at £299 / $299 / AU$479, up from 64GB at launch, while a top-of-the-line 256GB version is also available for £399 / $399 / AU$639. And, though it's discontinued, if you're only interested in PC VR, you may find the odd deal on the outgoing Oculus Rift S, too.

Today's best Oculus Quest 2 deals

Oculus Quest 2: $299 at Amazon

Oculus Quest 2: $299 at Amazon
Unfortunately, there are currently no Oculus Quest 2 deals available in the US. After this year's Black Friday offer at various retailers that included a $50 voucher, it's all gone very quiet. If you're just looking to buy the VR headset, though, stock is available at Amazon.

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Elite Strap and Carry Case: £397

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Elite Strap and Carry Case: £397 £347 at Currys
Save £50
– This is the best value Oculus Quest 2 deal available today. The VR headset would usually set you back £299 on its own, while both the Elite Strap and Carry Case cost £49. With this bundle priced at £347, you get one of those useful accessories for free. You can also add the code 'FNDDGAMING' at the checkout to get next-day delivery at no extra cost.

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Elite Strap: £348

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Elite Strap: £348 £319 at Currys
Save £29
– Not interested in a Carry Case? There's a £29 saving on this Oculus Quest 2 bundle that comes with the Elite Strap. This accessory is designed to offer a more comfortable experience when using the VR headset for extended periods, with improved balance and support. The lightweight and flexible brace is fully adjustable as well so you can find the right fit for you.

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Carry Case: £348

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) with Carry Case: £348 £319 at Currys
Save £29
– Perhaps you're not fussed about the Elite Strap? How about this Oculus Quest 2 bundle with a £29 saving on the useful Carry Case accessory. There's room in it to store the VR headset and pair of controllers, along with a charging cable and adapter. If you do decide to pick up an Elite Strap further down the line, there's a spot for that too.

Last year's Oculus Quest 2 Cyber Monday deals

Thanks to the 128GB entry-level version of the Oculus Quest 2, stock is in good supply for the VR headset, meaning it's pretty easy to pick up the headset right now – even if that latest revision is unlikely to drop in price any time soon.

Despite that, it's a good time to buy the Quest 2 – you can enjoy games like Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy's Edge and Resident Evil 4 VR, which are exclusive to the all-in-one headset, as well as a growing library of favorites like Superhot VR and Beat Saber. You can also connect your headset via Oculus Link to your PC, to access games you might have on Steam or other platforms (here's how that works, according to Oculus itself). 

Here's where you can order an Oculus Quest 2 right now.

Oculus Quest 2: £299 with £50 credit at Amazon

Oculus Quest 2: £299 with £50 credit at Amazon
While unfortunately not discounted this year, buying the Oculus Quest 2 with this Black Friday deal will net you an additional £50 credit for shopping at Amazon, which can be used to shop for other products hosted on the site.

Oculus Quest 2: $50 in game credit at Oculus

Oculus Quest 2: $50 in game credit at Oculus
$50 voucher -
When you buy any model of the Quest 2, Oculus will credit you with $50 towards a game on its Store. From Beat Saber VR to Jurassic Park Aftermath, there's plenty to choose from.

Where are the best Oculus Quest 2 Cyber Monday deals?

We're still keeping an eye out for deals throughout the week as Cyber Monday winds down. These are the best places to check what deals the Oculus Quest 2 is involved in.

Top US retailers
Amazon
: Oculus Rift headsets and bundles at competitive prices
Best Buy: a great shop for Oculus headsets and accessories
Oculus: the home of Oculus headsets with $50 game credit
Walmart: mega bundles with all the accessories you could ever need

Top UK retailers
Amazon: Oculus headsets with free delivery for Prime subscribers
Argos: a great place for Oculus headsets and all major accessories
Currys: save up to £38 on Oculus Quest 2 bundles during Cyber Monday
John Lewis: two-year guarantee included with Oculus headsets
Oculus: $50 game credit with every purchase
Very: often has more stock than others for top electrical items

This comfortable headset has a couple of drawbacks: you need a Facebook account to use it, and VR isn't necessarily for everyone, so it's best to know whether you're likely to be hit by motion sickness before dropping all that money on a headset.

Amazon has launched a deal where you can grab a £50 gift voucher when you buy any model of the Oculus Quest 2, so the deals are already on their way.

Still, if you look at our best VR games list, you'll find there's no better time to get an Oculus Quest 2. 

Oculus Quest 2 accessories

There's a bunch of accessories for the Oculus Quest 2. If you want a strap to help feel more comfortable when wearing it, or a case to easily take it from one house to another, you're going to be covered. Here's a couple that we've spotted so far.

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap: $49 at Best Buy

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap: $49 at Best Buy
$49.99 -
This features an adjustable strap so you can make sure that the headset won't slide off while playing Resident Evil 4 VR. If you use the entire balance of the gift card on this, it would be a wise purchase if you want the headset to feel more comfortable.

$49 at Best Buy

Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case - $49 at Best Buy

$49.99 - A well-designed case that snugly fits both the headset and the two controllers in one. It's a great use of the gift card if you're already planning on taking the Oculus Quest 2 with you, especially if you're visiting relatives or friends over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Today's best Oculus Rift S deals

Oculus Rift S deals sales price

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If stock of the Oculus Quest 2 dries up, then it's worth considering picking up an Oculus Rift S instead, which comes in at the same price as the Oculus Quest 2 (256GB). Do note though, that the headset is already discontinued, so you're looking at either picking up second hand units or the remaining outgoing stock retailers have. Games like Star Wars: Tales From Galaxy's Edge and Resident Evil 4 VR are already skipping it. 

It's also worth noting that the Rift S is a PC-powered VR gaming headset and you'll need at least a mid-tier PC for the headset to work properly.

Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals: FAQ

When did the best Oculus Quest Black Friday 2022 deals start?

Black Friday falls on November 25 this year, and it's increasingly the case, that there will be plenty of deals that appear before the big day. 

Last year, while retailers tended to reserve their best offers for Black Friday itself, but we saw gift cards and bundled accessories appear for the Quest 2 this year before the big weekend.

Some are known each year to kick off early-bird sales as early as the middle of October, with the ongoing pandemic causing last year's sales to kick off earlier still as retailers looked to claw back lost revenue from a difficult year.

Those prices remained low well into December too for many products, but even with improved stock supplies, bigger ticket items like Oculus Quest tend to be the fastest items to sell out.

Making too many comparisons to last year could be unwise though. According to data from Adobe Analytics, the spread of COVID-19 made more people than ever shift to online shopping, with a huge 50% increase in 2020 compared to 2019. Physical stores closed, shipping times were extended, and sell out stock (due to persistent manufacturing difficulties) were a regular occurrence. The world is in slightly better shape this year, with manufacturing improved and supply chains stabilising. With word of mouth for the excitement of VR growing, we'd hope Oculus owners Facebook are well prepared for demand this year.

3 best VR headsets to watch out for

Oculus Quest 2 headset in white with controllers

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The best standalone VR headset

Specifications

Availability : Out now
Price: £299 / $299 / AU$479
Wired? : No
Additional Equipment Needed?: No, standalone

Reasons to buy

+
Incredibly immersive experiences
+
Comfortable weight
+
Easy to use compared to other headsets

Reasons to avoid

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Requires Facebook account linking
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Can still cause motion sickness

Last year, we didn't see really see discounts on this headset – the best you could do was find a retailer that threw in some free or discounted accessories, or a gift card of some kind. Finding stock was the challenge, with many retailers running out of headsets as the year came to a close.

In the time since Black Friday last year, though, the Oculus Quest 2 has more regularly been discounted – with Oculus itself offering $100/£100 off if you bought two Quest 2 headsets back in September this year. This was the best deal we've seen on the headset to date, and we wouldn't be surprised if a similar promotion popped up before the year ends.

UK customers, too, have been able to shave £20 off the price of the Quest 2 headset at various points over the past year, with retailers offering small drops on the headset.

Valve Index VR headset and its accessories

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The best VR headset

Specifications

Availability: Released, but often out of stock
Price: $999 / £919 / about AU$1,425
Wired?: Yes
Additional Equipment Needed?: Yes, PC

Reasons to buy

+
Widest field of view
+
'Knuckle' controllers great for tracking

Reasons to avoid

-
Requires a high-end GPU
-
Still expensive compared to competition

Valve's Index VR headset is only available directly from the retailer on Steam. We're almost certain this won't see a discount for Black Friday – that's because it's constantly selling out, and we've never seen it discounted to date.

Compared to the Oculus Quest 2, which is an entirely standalone headset, this is a more niche offering, since it requires a high-end PC to use it. That's a massive additional expense. If you can afford it, though, and you're into PC gaming more generally, this may be the VR headset you'll want to get. Just don't expect it to drop in price over the sales period this year.

HTC Vive Pro 2

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High-resolution PC VR

Specifications

Availability: Out now
Price: $1,399 / £1,299
Wired?: Yes
Additional Equipment Needed?: Yes, high-spec PC

Reasons to buy

+
Very high resolution
+
Wide field of view
+
Access to great games

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
-
Can get hot
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Lots of cables

With a 5K display, you get what you pay for with this pricey headset, which features a fantastic display. It's unlikely the HTC Vive Pro 2 will take a price drop for Black Friday, since it's a very new headset, but it's worth keeping in mind if you're in the market for PC-based VR.

Again, those who want a cable-free standalone VR experience should keep their eye on the Oculus Quest 2 above all else – unless a newer Oculus headset drops before the end of the year, at which point you'll have more options.

Daryl Baxter
Daryl Baxter

Daryl had been freelancing for 3 years before joining TechRadar, now reporting on everything software-related. In his spare time he's written a book, 'The Making of Tomb Raider', alongside podcasting and usually found playing games old and new on his PC and MacBook Pro. If you have a story about an updated app or one that's about to launch, drop him a line.