Do Oculus Games Transfer to Quest 2?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re a VR enthusiast, you’re probably aware of the Oculus Quest 2, the latest standalone VR headset from Oculus. It boasts a host of new features such as improved graphics, a faster processor, and enhanced ergonomics.

However, if you’re an existing Oculus user, you might be wondering if your previous purchases carry over to the Quest 2. In this article, we’ll explore whether your Oculus games transfer to Quest 2.

Understanding Compatibility

Before we dive into whether your games will transfer to the Quest 2 or not, it’s important to understand compatibility. The Oculus store has different versions of games for different headsets. For instance, there are separate versions of games for the original Oculus Rift and the Oculus Rift S. Similarly, there are separate versions of games for the original Oculus Quest and the Quest 2.

What About Cross-Buy

If you’ve purchased a game that’s marked as “cross-buy,” it means that you can play it on multiple headsets without having to purchase it again. This is particularly useful if you own multiple Oculus headsets or plan on upgrading in the future.

However, not all games support cross-buy. To check if a game is cross-buy compatible, simply look for the cross-buy icon on its store page on the Oculus website or app.

Transferring Games from Original Quest to Quest 2

If you own an original Oculus Quest and want to upgrade to the Quest 2 without losing your game progress, there’s good news – most games will transfer over seamlessly.

To transfer your games from your original Quest to your new Quest 2:

  • Make sure both headsets are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • In your Quest 2 headset, go to Settings > Device > Oculus Quest > More Settings > Transfer Data from Oculus Quest.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transfer.

It’s important to note that not all games will transfer over. Some games might not be compatible with the Quest 2 due to hardware differences. Additionally, some games might require an update to work on the Quest 2.

Transferring Games from Other Oculus Headsets

If you own a different Oculus headset such as the original Oculus Rift or the Oculus Rift S, you’ll need to repurchase games on the Quest 2. This is because these headsets have different versions of games that aren’t compatible with the Quest 2.

Conclusion

In conclusion, whether your Oculus games transfer to Quest 2 depends on compatibility and cross-buy support. If you’re upgrading from an original Oculus Quest, most of your games will transfer over without any issues.

However, if you own a different Oculus headset, you’ll need to repurchase games on the Quest 2. It’s always a good idea to check for cross-buy compatibility before purchasing a game so that you can play it on multiple headsets in the future.