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The Oculus Quest 2 is the best VR headset for Beat Saber and it’s on sale today

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Today, Newegg is offering bonus gift cards when you purchase an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset and / or most official accessories. The Quest 2 is popular enough (and cheap enough) that there aren’t many discounts, and finding deals on accessories is even rarer. This is easily the best VR headset that I would recommend if your primary goal is to play Beat Saber.

Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset with Bonus Newegg Gift Cards

Newegg offers free gift card when you order the Oculus Quest 2 64 GB or Oculus Quest 2 256 GB models. The Quest 2 is by far the best VR headset available today, thanks to its high resolution, wireless freedom, PCVR capability with Oculus Link, and low price tag.

On a personal note, I own the Oculus Quest 2 specifically for Beat Saber. I bought the original Rift CV1 headset in 2016 and since then have logged 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 Rift’s 3-sensor setup. I skipped the Rift S and the original quest for this reason. The Vive, Index and Reverb G2 were just too expensive for me as I only really play Beat Saber and nothing else (except Half-Life Alyx which is an exceptional game). When the Quest 2 came out, I was still quite happy with my Rift, but the price really intrigued me. I bought it in the hope of returning it, but I was wrong.

In my opinion, the Quest 2 has superior tracking on my Rift 3 sensor setup. While on the Rift, I could score at least an “S” on every song from Expert + on the official Beat Saber setlist (including including all DLC), on Quest 2 I was able to score an “SS” and / or a full-combo most of them. If you’ve been playing Beat Saber for a while, you probably know that the official setlist is very limited and you’ll want to download the thousands of edited songs available on the internet. I bought the Oculus Link cable so that I could play all of my edited songs that I have accumulated over the years (I have almost 1000 songs downloaded). As of now, it performs flawlessly at Quest 2’s full native resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and no noticeable lag. It also allows me to play my Rift copy of Beat Saber without having to purchase a separate copy for Quest 2. Today I play exclusively in PCVR mode.

The Quest 2 and the controllers are certainly heavier than the original Rift and Touch controllers, but I was able to recover after a few days. I also upgraded to the Elite strap, Oculus Link cable, and a silicone cover, and had to factor in those additional purchases. In total, the MSRP probably came close to $ 450. Let’s face it, it’s A LOT to spend on essentially a game, but in my defense it was and still is my favorite form of exercise. I’m a pretty lazy guy when it comes to exercise, and tried to break that habit by getting some equipment around the house like a pair of adjustable dumbbells, a power tower, and a fancy rower, but Beat Saber is really the only form of exercise I come back to over and over again. So if you are like me and are looking to get a VR headset specifically for Beat Saber, in my opinion there is no other headset to consider.

Other Oculus Quest offers for February 25

Oculus Quest 2 Elite strap with battery and carrying case

Free $ 10 Newegg Gift Card

Oculus Quest 2 Elite strap with battery and transport Case

This kit contains three handy upgrades for your Quest 2: (1) the more comfortable and easily adjustable Elite strap, (2) the built-in battery extends the playing time up to 3 hours and (3) the case that fits your headset and controllers.

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Bracelet

Free $ 5 Newegg Gift Card

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap

The Elite Strap is what I use and in my opinion it is worth it for the simple fact that it is easily adjustable. When it comes to comfort, even the stock strap pleases me, but the Elite strap only requires a turn of a button to get the perfect fit.

Oculus Quest 2 Carrying Case

Free $ 5 Newegg Gift Card

Oculus Quest 2 carrying Case

The official carrying case is a hard case that can fit your Quest 2 even with the Elite strap installed, controllers, and cables.

15ft USB Type-C Oculus Link Cable

Free $ 10 Newegg Gift Card

Oculus Link 15 feet USB Type-C Cable

After using the recommended Anker USB Type-C cable, I switched to this cable for Beat Saber. Unlike all the cheap third-party cables (like Anker), the official cable is fiber optic which means it’s thinner and lighter than the competition.

Oculus Quest 2 Silicone Face Cover

Oculus Quest 2 Silicone Face Cover

This is the exact silicone case I got for my Quest 2. I chose it only because it was the cheapest at the time. It works just as well as any silicone face mask. I would say the fit is 90% true, so there might be better options.

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