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Last Edited by chung_chang June 4, 2020 at 07:14 AM
The same questions inevitably come up over and over on every Oculus Quest deal thread. So I am posting all frequently asked Q&A here that I could remember off top of my head, and will update as more frequently asked questions come up. Then we could just build on this in future Quest deals:

  1. Why is this a deal at full price?
    This has been in and out of stock everywhere even months before the pandemic. This video, while a bit old, provides some quick, hard stats on why the Quest is so popular that it's a deal even at MSRP: https://youtu.be/WMlckGWPENc.
  2. What is so special about this?
    In one word -- WIRELESS. You don't need a PC. You don't need cords/wires. You don't need lighthouses. You just put it on and start playing games anywhere inside your home, or outside your home, with complete freedom and no tripping over cords. Everything is self-contained and ready to play games anywhere you go for a very reasonable MSRP starting at $399. As such, it is very accessible to newcomers who don't own VR capable PC's. It also appeals to enthusiasts who do own VR capable PC's and want to play PCVR games un-tethered, while still keeping it affordable (see #4 below). This wide range of appeal makes the Quest one of the most versatile VR headsets currently on the market. As Quest celebrates its 1-year anniversary since release, here are a few journalists' long-term takes on the Quest:
  3. What games can I play on this?
    OFFICIALLY
    Any games in the Oculus Quest Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/. These games were developed specifically for the Oculus Quest and will not run on other VR headsets natively. There are currently close to 200 titles in the store and the list continues to grow. You simply purchase games from the store, either directly on the Quest, or on your smartphone, or on your PC. Then install the games directly onto the Quest and start playing. Your Quest should also come with Star Wars: Vader Immortal Trilogy for free -- an awesome VR game. There are also free demos of popular titles such as Beat Saber and SuperHot you could try out before you buy.

    UNOFFICIALLY
    • You could sideload unoffical games to play (see #8 below).
    • You could play PCVR games by connecting your Quest to a PC (see #4 below).
  4. Can I play PC games on this, such as games on SteamVR?
    If you have a VR capable PC, then yes. There are 2 main methods to play PCVR games on the Quest:
    • Wired -- buy an Oculus Link cable and connect it between the Quest and a VR capable PC. The official Oculus Link cable is $79 MSRP. Or, you could buy an aftermarket USB 3.0 cable starting in the $20's. Or, with the latest Update 17, Oculus has added support for USB 2.0 cables such as the 10 ft charging cable that is included with the Quest so you could play PCVR games right out of the box without buying anything else.
    • Wireless -- use Virtual Desktop app (make sure it's the version for the Quest, normally $20), or free apps like ALVR, or try the free Radeon ReLive VR if you have a newish AMD GPU in your PC. You would also need a good 5GHz wifi router. Once setup properly, wireless works about as well as wired and still keeps you un-tethered. This video could help you troubleshoot most wireless PCVR issues you may encounter: https://youtu.be/Bm4kbHeXGrg.
  5. Can I play Half-Life Alyx on this?
    Yes. It plays very well on the Quest as reported by many. See #4 above.
  6. Will I get motion sick from using this?
    Some people are prone to motion sickness, others are not. If you fall into the former group, don't fret. Rest assured that many VR game developers are aware of this and have made accommodations in their VR games to minimize motion sickness. Take Half-Life Alyx for example, there are about 4 ways to move around inside the game, starting with the most comfortable (and least motion-sick inducing) "blink" movement. Many other VR games have similar accommodations. Unfortunately some games cannot get around this, such as car racing games. You can't exactly teleport your car around a track. This applies to any VR headsets, not just the Quest. Personally, I am extremely motion sick prone, and I am fine with 90% of games I play on the Quest. Some people also claim you could slowly condition yourself to be less motion sick prone, similar to how sailors get their sea legs. In addition, Oculus store has a comfort level rating for each game. If you are really sensitive, stick with "Comfortable" rated games. But not to worry, some of the best and most popular VR games are all rated Comfortable such as Beat Saber, SuperHot, Moss...etc. Here is a good video on more tips to prevent VR motion sickness: https://youtu.be/qlEH5CTklZI
  7. Can I wear my glasses in this?
    Depends on the size of your glasses frame. But most people still end up being uncomfortable after prolonged sessions. Look into prescription VR lenses. They make them for just about every VR headsets on the market. Many options are available ranging from cheap DIY to the expensive. For example, I paid $45 total for my pair of magnetic prescription lenses that quickly pop in and out of the Quest. Most people find these much more comfortable than wearing glasses inside the Quest.
  8. Can I sideload unofficial apps/games onto the Quest?
    Yes. SideQuest is your friend: https://sidequestvr.com/. There are great unofficial VR games you could sideload and play, such as Pavlov. And since Quest runs on Android OS, existing Android apps could also be sideloaded and run on the Quest. For example, I have personally sideloaded the free version of TeamViewer to remote control my PC from the Quest.
  9. Should I wait for the new upcoming version of the Quest?
    Predicting the future is always tough, especially when very little official information has been released. So I would personally not even try to tell you what to do. But if you must know, I would instead refer you to the community enthusiasts. Most of these guys follow VR news much longer and closer than probably most of us do, thus they may have better outlook. But again, don't take these predictions as gospels as no one knows the future for certain. Here is a very recent prediction video from one such VR community enthusiasts. If you just want the condensed version, he predicts the next version of the Quest would be released in May of 2021: https://youtu.be/YNtAcCHQINs.

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I was thinking about it, but I won't put money into Zuckberberg's pockets. I'll stick with the cable.
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Added FAQ under wiki section.
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I was thinking about it, but I won't put money into Zuckberberg's pockets. I'll stick with the cable.
It truly is the only downside Frown
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I was thinking about it, but I won't put money into Zuckberberg's pockets. I'll stick with the cable.
I know.. but what other better options ?
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I just got my Quest in the mail yesterday. Set it up this morning. Trying to fiddle with Steam VR. Did the Steam VR test and it says that my GPU is lacking. That is because its only detecting the Intel integrated graphics. My laptop is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti which should pass the test but this test doesn't default to this GPU. I tried changing Global settings to reslove but no luck.

I have a laptop, Acer Nitro 5 i5-8300H @ 2.3GHz. Will laptops work with SteamVR or would I need to invest in a desktop? Thanks.
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Are these returnable? I hear you can get motion sickness...bad too
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also how much space is actually left for games on 64GB ? their OS must be taking some anyway..
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I just got my Quest in the mail yesterday. Set it up this morning. Trying to fiddle with Steam VR. Did the Steam VR test and it says that my GPU is lacking. That is because its only detecting the Intel integrated graphics. My laptop is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti which should pass the test but this test doesn't default to this GPU. I tried changing Global settings to reslove but no luck.

I have a laptop, Acer Nitro 5 i5-8300H @ 2.3GHz. Will laptops work with SteamVR or would I need to invest in a desktop? Thanks.
It should work with it. What I would do if I were you is put your specs into a "can I run it?" type test for different VR games and see if it meets the minimum requirements.

It says online that the 1050ti meets the minimum but not recommended specs for VR so you could absolutely use it though I don't think it'd work for anything that needs higher end specs
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I just got my Quest in the mail yesterday. Set it up this morning. Trying to fiddle with Steam VR. Did the Steam VR test and it says that my GPU is lacking. That is because its only detecting the Intel integrated graphics. My laptop is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti which should pass the test but this test doesn't default to this GPU. I tried changing Global settings to reslove but no luck.

I have a laptop, Acer Nitro 5 i5-8300H @ 2.3GHz. Will laptops work with SteamVR or would I need to invest in a desktop? Thanks.
Try going into the device manager and disabling the Intel integrated graphics. Restart and try it again.
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I just got my Quest in the mail yesterday. Set it up this morning. Trying to fiddle with Steam VR. Did the Steam VR test and it says that my GPU is lacking. That is because its only detecting the Intel integrated graphics. My laptop is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti which should pass the test but this test doesn't default to this GPU. I tried changing Global settings to reslove but no luck.

I have a laptop, Acer Nitro 5 i5-8300H @ 2.3GHz. Will laptops work with SteamVR or would I need to invest in a desktop? Thanks.
hit up some oculus/quest discord servers for help. you should be able to work with your setup. i'm assuming you're eager to play alyx. as a quest user myself, i'm using virtual desktop and the experience has been great!
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also how much space is actually left for games on 64GB ? their OS must be taking some anyway..
No idea, but I went with the 64GB option. I don't think storage will be an issue, and if it turns out to be, it seems to be a seller's market for these.
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I just got one of these from Walmart last week.
I think its comfortable, looks good, and love that it is wireless.

I already own a Samsung Odyssey+ that I like a lot but had issues with not enough room to play in my computer area. I got this in hopes of doing the wireless streaming.

Here are my findings and random info.

1.) Despite having a high end setup at home with dedicated access points, enterprise switches, and an enterprise router I got delay that was not acceptible in some games (espeically beat saber)

My computer is a 2600K and a GTX 1080 so its more than capable of driving the games, and my network is lightning fast but the combination of the two just is not working.

The other issue is that I own like a dozen games in SteamVR and none of them port over to Oculus so to play them native I have to buy them all over again.

For the money I spent on this and will have to spend on this to get it where I want it, it ended up being a much better option just to buy extension cables for my Odessey+

I got a 30ft USB and 30ft HDMI cable from Amazon for a small fraction of the cost of the Quest and now I can play my SteamVR HMD in the next room with plenty of space and the cable has never been an issue with getting in the way. If I was a bachelor and didn't have to worry about wife approval factor I would spend another $20 and get the ceiling mounted pulleys so that the cable is off the ground and automatically retracts making it even better.

My suggestion therefor is if you are already invested heavily in SteamVR you can buy a non wireless headset and extension cables WAY cheaper than this, and get better performance with none of the hacks.

If you are just getting started and have no investment and the games you want are on the quest, go for it.

Outside of the upfront cost, I also bought the VIVE advanced audio headband, and the stuff to make that work. All in all this is not a cheap option unless you have no PC and would have to build a PC to play a PCVR headset then this has a potential to be cheaper but of course having a capable pc is an investment worth it own its own right.

I see myself using and wanting this more for travel, and perhaps to show and share with others, and that means no hacky PC streaming anyways and buying all the games native to the Oculus store.

I much believe that wireless tech will be built in or be an add on option for the PCVR headsets soon and they will be much better than this in every way IF you have the computer to go with it.

Another issue with the PC Streaming is that I must disconnect my Odyssey for it to work, else it detects the other headset and never starts the streaming.
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also how much space is actually left for games on 64GB ? their OS must be taking some anyway..
I installed 20+ games/apps, and have more than half left. So there you go
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