The Meta Quest 2 is a fantastic standalone VR headset device, and today I’m going to be answering 18 frequently asked questions about it.
If you’re looking for a review instead, you can check out my detailed Meta Quest 2 review over here.
Caveat: This post is based on my personal experience. It may contain speculation and personal opinion. It is not advice.
List of Questions:
Meta Quest 2 FAQ – Questions 1-10:
1. Is the Oculus Quest 2 and the Meta Quest 2 the Same Thing?
Yes. In short, the Meta Quest 2 was originally called the ‘Oculus Quest 2’, before Facebook decided to rename it.
For more on this, see my full Meta Quest 2 review.
2. How much does the Meta Quest 2 Cost?
There are two different versions of the Meta Quest 2; one has 128GB of memory and costs US$299.99 (£299.99), while the other has 256GB of memory and costs US$399.99 (£399.99).
There are no other differences between the two devices.
-Prices may vary.
3. What can you do with a Meta Quest 2?
The Meta Quest 2 is primarily a virtual reality gaming device, although it can do more. For example, you can use it to view movies or concerts, interact with friends socially, or even hold virtual work meetings or training.
Typical use would involve:
- Clearing space in your home so you can safely use the device
- Putting the Meta Quest 2 Headset on your head and wearing it like a pair of futuristic sun-glasses
- Placing a Meta Quest hand controller in each hand
- Turning on the device and selecting a game or app to use
4. Is the Meta Quest 2 a Standalone Device? (FAQ)
Yes. You do not need a computer or separate device to use the Meta Quest 2.
5. Do you need a Facebook Account?
Currently, you do, -but not for much longer.
Facebook has announced that from August 2022 you’ll be able to use the Meta Quest 2 without a Facebook account.
Although you will need a ‘Meta account’ and you’ll also have to create a ‘Meta Horizon profile’.
You can find out more from the Facebook announcement here.
6. Does the Meta Quest 2 have Headphones? (FAQ)
The Meta Quest 2 doesn’t come with headphones in the box, but there is a 3.5mm headphone socket where you can plug in your own.
The device does have built-in speakers, so you don’t need to use headphones.
7. Do you need a PC or Computer for the Meta Quest 2?
No. It’s a standalone device.
There is an ‘Oculus App’, which allows you to access a number of functions without loading up the Quest 2. The Oculus App is available for free from the Apple/Google App stores. This can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet, so you won’t need a PC for that either.
There are other options which would require a PC connection, but they are not required to use the Meta Quest 2 as is primarily advertised.
You will need a Wifi connection to get started with the Meta Quest 2, however, some games, like The Thrill of the Fight, won’t require an internet connection to play once installed.
8. How long does the Battery Last?
I tend to play Les Mills BodyCombat, The Thrill of the Fight, and Golf+, and find I get about 1½-3 hours out of the headset battery.
I normally charge the headset at the end of each gaming session.
For information on extending the battery life of the Meta Quest 2, check out Meta’s own recommendations here.
Also, there is the Meta Quest 2 ‘Elite Strap’ which comes with an additional battery included. This is said to increase the battery life of the device by 2-3 hours. It is sold separately.
As for the hand controllers, they last for a good old while. I’ve only had to change them once in the last 5 months!
9. Does the Meta Quest 2 come with Games? (FAQ)
No, not built-in. However, it does come with a few training apps to help you learn how to use the device, and there is a library of both free and paid games accessible from the device itself.
10. Can you add more Memory (Storage Upgrade)?
No. It is currently not possible to expand the memory of the Meta Quest 2.
Meta Quest 2 FAQ – Questions 11-18:
11. Does the Meta Quest 2 come with Controllers?
Yes. You get a right-hand and left-hand controller in the box.
12. How do you Charge Meta Quest 2 Controllers?
You don’t charge Quest 2 Controllers, instead, you replace their batteries.
Each controller takes a single AA battery.
13. Are there any Subscription Fees or Ongoing Costs?
No. There are no subscription fees associated with owning a Meta Quest 2. However, some games employ a subscription-based method of payment.
If you never purchased any games, there would be no costs at all (besides electricity and Wifi!).
14. Does the Meta Quest 2 come with a Charging Cable?
To check what’s normally included in the box, see here (Facebook).
15. Can you Play Sitting Down?
Every time you log on to the device, you’ll be asked to define your playing area. You will be presented with two options:
- Roomscale Guardian
- Stationary Guardian
The Stationary Guardian is for sitting or staying within a small defined area.
But there’s more to it.
You can also define a larger Roomscale Guardian area and still use a chair, as I do for my seated workouts.
When you find games/apps at the Store, it will state whether the app is suitable for Sitting, Standing, or Roomscale.
16. Where can I find the Meta Quest 2 User Manual Guide?
I’ve found these two users manuals on the Oculus (Facebook) website:
The device will also guide you through set-up and training automatically upon your initial start-up.
17. How do I contact Meta Quest 2 Customer Support (Email)?
I have contacted Meta Support via their email address at:
But there are other ways of getting the support you need at their website, including Chat.
18. When is the Meta Quest 3 Coming Out?
According to reports, the Meta Quest 3 is likely to be released in October 2023.
Meta Quest 2 FAQ Help!
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