The Oculus Quest 2 Is the Best VR Headset for Beat Saber and It’s on Sale Today

The Oculus Quest 2 has so far been the best value when it comes to VR gaming. It has phenomenal tracking, it doesn't need to be tethered to a PC, and it boasts a huge library of games. It's also the best VR headset to buy if you want to get into Beat Saber, one of the best VR games out there (as well as a fantastic exercising tool). The biggest reason to jump onto the VR bandwagon with a Quest 2, though, is the fact that it is hundreds of dollars cheaper than its competitors. The Quest 2 normally starts at $299.99. Oculus recently doubled the amount of storage on the base model (from 64GB to 128GB) and, for a limited time, they've sweetened the deal even more if you buy two.

Last Day to Buy an Oculus Quest 2, Get a 2nd for $100 Off at the Oculus Store

Today is the final day to take advantage of the Quest 2 promotion exclusive to the Oculus Store. If you buy an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset at the regular price of $299.99, you can get a second one for $100 off. The Oculus Quest 2 had always been an attractive purchase from a VR standpoint. As a comparison, the HP Reverb G2 and HTC Vive Cosmos cost $600 and the Valve Index costs $1,000.

On a personal note, I own the Oculus Quest 2 specifically for Beat Saber. I purchased the original Rift CV1 headset back in 2016 and since then I've clocked 400 hours in Beat Saber. As a player who values tracking fidelity and controller ergonomics above all else, I was a firm believer that nothing could match the 3-sensor setup of the Rift. I skipped over the Rift S and original Quest for that reason. The Vive, Index, and Reverb G2 were simply too expensive for me, since I only really play Beat Saber and little else (the exception being Half-Life Alyx, which is an exceptional game). When the Quest 2 came out, I was happy with my Rift, but the price point had me intrigued. I purchased it expecting to be disappointed, but was I wrong.

In my opinion, the Quest 2 has superior tracking over my Rift 3-sensor setup. Whereas on the Rift I could score at least an "S" on every song in Expert+ on Beat Saber's official setlist (including all the DLCs), on the Quest 2 I've been able to score an "SS" and/or full-combo most of them. If you've played Beat Saber for a while, you're probably aware that the offical setlist is very limited and you'll want to download the thousands of modded songs available on the internet. I purchased the Oculus Link cable so that I could play all of my modded songs that I've accrued over the years (I have almost 1,000 downloaded songs). As of now, it works perfectly at the full Quest 2 native resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and no perceptible lag. It also allows me to play my Rift copy of Beat Saber without having to buy a separate copy for the Quest 2. Nowadays I exclusively play in PCVR mode.

The Quest 2 and the controllers are definitely heavier than the original Rift and Touch controllers, but I was able to get over that after a couple of days. To be perfectly honest, buying a VR headset to play essentially one game is still a pricey proposition. In my defense, it was and still is my preferred form of exercise. I'm a pretty lazy guy when it comes to exercise, and I've tried to break that habit by getting at-home equipment like a pair of adjustable dumbbells, a power tower, and a fancy rower, but Beat Saber is really the only form of exercise that I return to again and again. So if you're like me and you're looking to get a VR headset specifically for Beat Saber, in my opinion there is no other headset to consider.