Can You Play Windows VR Games on Oculus Quest 2?

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By Monica Bates

Are you wondering if you can play Windows VR games on your Oculus Quest 2? The answer is yes, but it requires a few extra steps. In this article, we’ll go over how to set up your Oculus Quest 2 to play Windows VR games.

What You Will Need

Before we get started, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A PC with Windows 10
  • An Oculus Quest 2 headset
  • An Oculus Link cable or compatible USB-C cable
  • The Oculus software installed on your PC

Setting Up Your PC for Oculus Link

To play Windows VR games on your Oculus Quest 2, you’ll need to set up your PC for Oculus Link. Here’s how:

  1. Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC using the Oculus Link cable or compatible USB-C cable.
  2. Put on your headset and select “Enable Link” from the prompt that appears.
  3. The Oculus software should automatically download and install the necessary drivers. If not, follow the prompts to download and install them manually.

Enabling Unknown Sources

Once you’ve set up your PC for Oculus Link, you’ll need to enable unknown sources in the Oculus software. This will allow you to play Windows VR games that aren’t available in the official Oculus Store.

Here’s how to enable unknown sources:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your PC.
  2. Click on “Settings” in the bottom left corner of the app.
  3. Select “General” from the left-hand menu.
  4. Toggle on “Unknown Sources.”

Installing Windows VR Games

Now that you’ve set up your PC for Oculus Link and enabled unknown sources, you’re ready to install Windows VR games. Here’s how:

  1. Find the Windows VR game you want to play and download it from a trusted source.
  2. Extract the files to a folder on your PC.
  3. Open the Oculus app on your PC.
  4. Select “Library” from the left-hand menu.
  5. Click on the “+” icon in the upper right corner of the app.
  6. Select “Add Non-Oculus Game” from the dropdown menu.
  7. Browse to the folder where you extracted the Windows VR game files and select the .exe file.
  8. The game should now appear in your Oculus library on both your PC and your Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Conclusion

In conclusion, while playing Windows VR games on your Oculus Quest 2 requires a bit of extra setup, it’s definitely possible. By following these steps, you can enjoy a wider range of VR games on your headset. So go ahead and try it out!