Oculus Quest 2 will soon support wireless VR play on PC

By Dom Peppiatt
14 April 2021 10:51 GMT

Oculus has announced that its flagship Oculus Quest 2 headset will support wireless PC streaming and a 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to a new update rolling out soon.

As per an announcement on the Oculus site, the headset will soon enjoy a suite of upgrades that’ll allow you to use it untethered from your PC – meaning you can enjoy virtual reality with no strings attached, so to speak.

Previously, it was only possible to play games wirelessly with an Oculus Quest 2 if they were installed natively on the device. When this new update rolls out, though, you will be able to opt into an experimental new feature called Air Link which the company bills as “a completely wireless way to play PC VR content on Quest 2 using WiFi”.

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Oculus expects the update to start rolling out at some point in April, and once it does you’ll need to manually toggle some settings in order to enable Air Link.

Just go to Settings, look for the Beta tab, where you’ll find the Experimental section. You’ll then be able to play PC VR games wirelessly. In order to make sure it all works smoothly, you’ll need to a high-end router, which has a wired connection to your PC, and be located near your router, to boot.

“We’ll work to improve Air Link over time, including performance, visual quality, and the ability to run in less than ideal wireless scenarios,” says Oculus.

The update will also update Infinite Office – a new experience that Oculus has folded into Oculus Home that allows you to work in a virtual office environment. Ideal if you need to escape the distractions of the real world and get some serious work done. In the v28 update, Infinite Office will make it possible to add a virtual desk where your real-life desk is, so you can sit and work in VR without taking off your headset to orientate yourself.

Our own Tom Orry is a big fan of the Oculus Quest 2 and recommended the headset for gamers eager to experience a real next-gen wow.

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