The best Meta Quest 2 deals in July 2024

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Meta Quest 2 deals are more common now that the Meta Quest 3 is available, making the previous generation headset more affordable and appealing to casual buyers. Plus, there's been a permanent price cut on the Meta Quest 2 so it's a great opportunity to find discounts on the older but capable VR headset.

Even better news: in March, the Meta Quest 2 dropped to a record-low price of $199.99 in the US and £199.99 in the UK. That offer has become the standard retail price in most stores – and there have even been further discounts of £20 in the UK. It's the best time to try the VR headset yourself if it's been on your shopping list.

You can also check out the latest Meta Quest promo codes for ways to save even more money on the popular VR headset. And if it's still out of your price range, we've got all the latest cheap VR headset deals if you'd prefer a budget-friendly option. 

The best Meta Quest 2 deals

The standard price of the Meta Quest 2 is now down to $249.99 / £249.99 / AU$439.99 for the 128GB version. You can also choose to increase the available storage in the VR headset up to 256GB and this model will set you back $349.99 / £349.99 / AU$499.99.

In our view, the cheaper one is the sensible choice for most as that's enough space for between 30-40 games at a time. No matter which one you want, we monitor the price for both Meta Quest 2 headsets to ensure you always get the best deal. Here's where it's available for the cheapest price today.

Meta Quest 2 accessory deals

There's a decent selection of Meta Quest 2 accessories are available to buy. Some of the official options include a Carrying Case to store and transport the headset, an Elite Strap that provides a more comfortable and secure experience, and Meta Headset Link Cable that allows you to play older Rift VR games on the Quest 2 through your gaming PC.

We've also included some popular Meta Quest 2 accessories that have been made in collaboration with other manufacturers.

Why did the Meta Quest 2 price decrease?

At the start of 2024, Meta announced that the price of the Meta Quest 2 would go down by $50 / £50. Why? Well, this is because the Meta Quest 3 is now the lead product in the range so it makes sense that the manufacturer would start to sunset the older model.

It's not going away and losing all support, though, which still makes it a solid buy if you want to try some VR tech for yourself. Just be aware that its expiration date is definitely approaching and it'll probably be discontinued for good in 2025 while the Meta Quest 3 remains the focus for new software and updates.

Are the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S discontinued?

In April 2021, Facebook announced it would no longer manufacture the Oculus Rift S and instead focus on the wireless Quest experience. Six months before that, the company also discontinued the production of the original Oculus Quest. That means the only VR headset in the range available to buy today is the Meta Quest 2.

In the time since production ceased on the Rift S and original Quest, a number of retailers reduced the price of these older devices to clear any remaining inventory. Checking today, neither are in stock brand new so you're only option is to go second-hand for these devices.

However, given that the Meta Quest 2 is the only one with current support - and that the price is around the same as the discontinued devices - we'd strongly encourage you to go with the latest VR headset instead. It'll be kinder on your wallet and give you a better overall VR experience.

What about the 64GB Oculus Quest 2?

When it was originally known as the Oculus Quest 2 there was an option to buy it with 64GB of storage. This version of the VR headset has since been discontinued and now the basic model comes with 128GB of storage as standard. Better still, this larger capacity Meta Quest 2 is exactly the same price as the smaller one. If you see a 64GB Oculus Quest 2 for sale, then, ignore it and make sure you get the 128GB Meta Quest 2 as you get more room for games, applications and files for the money.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.