Do Valve Index Controllers Work With Quest?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a gamer, you might be wondering whether Valve Index controllers work with Quest. The answer is yes! Valve Index controllers are compatible with Quest, but there are some things you need to know before using them.

What are Valve Index Controllers?

Valve Index controllers, also known as Knuckles controllers, are designed to work with the Valve Index VR headset. They were released in 2019 and have become popular among VR gamers due to their advanced features. The controllers have sensors that track your fingers’ movements, allowing for more natural and intuitive interactions in virtual reality.

How to Use Valve Index Controllers with Quest

To use Valve Index controllers with Quest, you’ll need a few things. First, you’ll need a Quest headset.

Second, you’ll need a gaming PC that meets the minimum requirements for the Quest Link cable. Third, you’ll need the Quest Link cable.

Once you have these things, follow these steps:

1. Connect Your Quest to Your PC

Connect your Quest headset to your gaming PC using the Quest Link cable.

2. Enable Oculus Link

Turn on your Quest headset and navigate to Settings > Device > Oculus Link. Enable Oculus Link by toggling the switch.

3. Install SteamVR

Install SteamVR on your gaming PC if you haven’t already done so.

4. Pair Your Valve Index Controllers

Pair your Valve Index controllers with your PC by turning them on and following the instructions provided by SteamVR.

5. Launch a Game

Launch a VR game that supports Valve Index controllers and start playing!


Valve Index controllers can be used with Quest through Oculus Link and SteamVR. While there are some steps involved in setting this up, the end result is a more immersive VR gaming experience. So go ahead and give it a try!