The Oculus Quest 2 Is the Best VR Headset for Beat Saber and It’s on Sale | IGN

The Oculus Quest 2 is easily the best VR headset I’d recommend for Beat Saber. It’s much less expensive that its closest competition, it has excellent tracking, it can be played wirelessly or connected to a PC via Oculus Link, and it has one of the highest resolutions of all current VR headsets. Currently Newegg is offering several great bundles at discounted prices.

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On a personal note, I own the Oculus Quest 2 specifically for Beat Saber. I purchased the original Rift CV1 headset back in 2016 and since then I’ve clocked 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 3-sensor setup of the Rift. I skipped over the Rift S and original Quest for that reason. The Vive, Index, and Reverb G2 were simply too expensive for me, since I only really play Beat Saber and little else (the exception being 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 point had me very intrigued. I purchased it fully expecting to return it, but boy was I wrong.

In my opinion, the Quest 2 has superior tracking over my Rift 3-sensor setup. Whereas on the Rift I could score at least an “S” on every song in Expert+ on Beat Saber’s official setlist (including all the DLCs), on the Quest 2 I’ve been able to score an “SS” and/or full-combo most of them. If you’ve played Beat Saber for a while, you’re probably aware that the offical setlist is very limited and you’ll want to download the thousands of modded songs available on the internet. I purchased the Oculus Link cable so that I could play all of my modded songs that I’ve accrued over the years (I have almost 1,000 downloaded songs). As of now, it works perfectly at the full Quest 2 native resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and no perceptible lag. It also allows me to play my Rift copy of Beat Saber without having to buy a separate copy for the Quest 2.¬†Nowadays I exclusively play in PCVR mode.

The Quest 2 and the controllers are definitely heavier than the original Rift and Touch controllers, but I was able to get over that after a couple of days. I also upgraded to the Elite Strap, Oculus Link cable, and a silicone face cover, and I had to factor those additional purchases in. All in total, the MSRP probably ran closer to $450. Let’s be real, that is ALOT to spend for essentially one game, but in my defense it was and still is my preferred form of exercise. I’m a pretty lazy guy when it comes to exercise, and I’ve tried to break that habit by getting at-home equipment like a pair of adjustable dumbbells, a power tower, and a fancy rower, but Beat Saber is really the only form of exercise that I return to again and again. So if you’re like me and you’re looking to get a VR headset specifically for Beat Saber, in my opinion there is no other headset to consider.

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