The Oculus Quest 2 is about to get $100 more expensive - get one before the price hike

Oculus Quest 2 VR headset
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The price of the Meta Quest 2 - better known as the Oculus Quest 2 - is going up by $100 on all models from August 1, so if you want one, now is the best time to buy. 

The retail price for both the 128GB model and the 256GB are going to rise by $100 each to ($399.99 and $499.99 respectively). This is pretty big news in the world of VR headsets as the Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets on the market. You can also check out our round-up of the VR headset deals out there, but now is best time to grab this headset at this price. 

The Oculus Quest 2 has always been the affordable quality option for people buying a VR headset. We've reviewed it and like it a lot, and it's price doesn't mean users miss out on quality. Sure its screen isn't as sharp as some premium models but its wireless design make it easy to set up and use out of the box. It's also powerful enough to give users a memorable VR experience. 

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB): $299.99 at Meta

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB): $299.99 at Meta

Get the Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) model before its price jumps by a massive $100. It's the cheapest and best way to get into VR.

Oculus Quest 2 (256GB): $399.99 at Meta

Oculus Quest 2 (256GB): $399.99 at Meta

If you want more storage for games, the Oculus Quest 2 (256GB) model has double the memory for an extra $100. Like the base model, the price is about to jump up by $100, so now is the time to strike.

Meta shared this information on their Twitter and say the price hike is "to continue investing in moving the VR industry forward for the long term." We can't be too sure when deals will pop up for the headsets to come back to the price we've been used to, so now is the last chance to essentially save yourself $100 on either the 128GB or 256GB model of Meta Quest 2.

With the changes coming on August 1, that means you've got less than a week before the sudden spike in price, it's also looking like the rise in cost is permanent so unlikely to come down unless on sale. To soften the blow, Meta also announced that a free download of 'Beat Saber' will be available with every new headset purchase until the end of the year. This offer begins August 1 too. 

Despite the bad news, the Meta Quest 2 remains a top choice if you're in the market for a VR headset, especially if you're wanting to make the most of the best free VR experiences. Our recommendation is that if you're looking to buy one, the coming price hike should be the push you need to grab one. 

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Alexander Cox
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STAFF WRITER, E-commerce — Alex joined in June 2021 as staff writer covering space news, games, tech, toys and deals. Based in London, U.K. Graduating in June 2020, Alex studied Sports Journalism in the North East of England at Sunderland University. During his studies and since his graduation, Alex has been featured in local newspapers and online publications covering a range of sports from university rugby to Premier League soccer. In addition to a background in sports and journalism, Alex has a life-long love of Star Wars which started with watching the prequel trilogy and collecting toy lightsabers, he also grew up spending most Saturday evenings watching Doctor Who. 

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