Nothing’s more exciting than adding new games to your Oculus Quest 2.
Especially if you just got your VR headset.
Purchasing gaming apps for this device can be pretty confusing.
So, I’m here to help.
Continue reading to find out:
- How you can buy Oculus Quest 2 games as a gift.
- 7 quick steps to buy games for your Oculus Quest 2.
- 2 different ways to purchase gaming applications for your VR headset.
- And this is just the beginning…
How to buy games for Oculus Quest 2? 7 steps
There are 2 different ways to buy games for your Oculus Quest 2:
- Using your VR headset.
- With your Meta Quest app.
The first method is convenient when you’re already using your Oculus Quest 2. While the 2nd lets you buy games whenever or wherever you want through your phone.
So, you can choose which method is more convenient for you to follow.
Now, regardless of how you’d want to proceed with this process, first…
Add a payment method for your Oculus purchase
Note: You can skip this if you already have a card/PayPal linked to your account.
Step 1: Launch your Meta Quest mobile app (iOS/Android).
Step 2: Tap Menu at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Click Settings (the tile with the gear icon).
Step 4: Choose Payment Methods from the list.
Step 5: Add your credit card details/PayPal account.
Step 6: Tap Save.
Once you’ve included a default payment method, proceed to the specific steps below.
1st method: Through your VR headset
Step 1: Turn ON your Oculus Quest 2
Just press and hold the power button of your device for about 2 seconds.
Step 2: Tap the Oculus button on your right controller
Note: This looks like a thin oval.
Once you see the Toolbar inside the VR environment…
Step 3: Select Store
Hover your pointer over the shopping bag icon. You’ll find this in the middle of the Toolbar in front of you.
Then, tap the A button on your right controller to launch Store.
When a new window appears…
Step 4: Find the game you want
You can use the search bar at the top of the virtual window to find a specific app.
But if you don’t have a game in mind yet…
You may use the filters on the right side to choose your preferred:
- Player Mode.
Once you see the game you want…
Hover your pointer over its tile, then tap the A button on your controller to select the app.
Step 5: Tap the blue price button
At this point, you’ll see the total amount of the game you’d like to buy.
So, once you’re sure about buying the application…
Step 6: Select Purchase
You’ll find this at the bottom of your window.
Step 7: Input your Meta Quest pin
This code verifies your identity as the owner of your Oculus account.
Don’t remember it? Then, follow these…
Steps to reset your Meta Quest PIN:
- Launch the Meta Quest mobile app.
- Click the Menu (≡) option at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
- Tap Account Settings.
- Select Reset Meta Quest PIN.
- Choose “FORGOT PIN?”
- Select REQUEST PIN RESET.
After this, simply follow further instructions on your screen.
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2nd method: Using the Meta Quest app
Step 1: Launch the application on your mobile device
Ensure that you see “Quest/Quest 2 in the upper-left corner of your screen.
This shows that the app you’ll buy is for your Oculus Quest 2. And not other VR headset models from Meta that you may also have.
Note: If you see a different name, click the down arrow on the top-left corner of your app. Then, choose Quest/Quest 2 from the list.
Step 2: Tap Store
You’ll see this at the bottom of the app.
And it’s the 2nd icon from the left that looks like a shopping bag.
Step 3: Find the game you want to buy
You can use the search tool at the top-right corner of the app.
Or you may simply browse the page you’re on to see games grouped into these categories:
- Casual Fun.
- Immersive RPGs.
- Limited-Time deals.
Alternatively, you can tap the Filter icon at the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Once you see a game you’d like to buy, simply tap its picture, then…
Step 4: Click the blue price button
Step 5: Tap Purchase
You’ll find this at the very bottom of your screen.
Step 6: Input your Meta Quest pin
This verifies that you’re really the owner of the account you’re using.
Note: If you can’t remember your PIN, check step 6 of the previous section to reset it.
Step 7: Try using the app on your VR headset
Turn ON your Oculus Quest 2.
Then, try launching the newly installed game on your VR device.
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How to buy Oculus Quest 2 games as a gift?
To buy Oculus Quest 2 games as a gift, launch your Meta Quest app. Then, find the game you wish to send to another player. After doing so, tap the 3-dotted icon beside the blue price button. And from here, select Purchase as a gift and follow further instructions.
If you want a more detailed guide for this process, here are the…
9 easy steps to buy Oculus Quest 2 games as a gift
Step 1: Launch the Meta Quest mobile app
Ensure that your phone/tablet is connected to the Internet before proceeding to…
Step 2: Tap the Store icon
You’ll find this at the bottom of the app.
And it’s the 2nd option from the left.
Step 3: Select the game you wish to send as a gift
Simply tap the app’s image on your screen.
And once a new window shows up…
Step 4: Click the 3-dotted option
This is located on the right side of the blue price button.
Step 5: Select Purchase as a gift
You’ll see this option at the very top of the new mini-window.
Step 6: Enter your gift’s recipient
You can enter somebody’s email address or full name.
But if you want to send the app to an in-game friend…
You may simply tap their profile under the Friends heading on your screen.
Step 7: Include a message
This is optional.
Step 8: Tap Next
You’ll find this at the bottom of your app.
Step 9: Click Purchase
Then, enter your PIN to verify your identity.
At this point, your friend will receive an email or a notification from their Meta Quest app. And they can redeem your gift at any given time.
If you want a visual guide for this process, watch this video:
Note: You may also send games as a gift through your VR headset and the Meta Quest web store. For more information about how to do so, drop by Meta’s official website.
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People also ask:
How to get Oculus Quest 2 games for free?
To get Oculus Quest 2 games for free, follow these steps.
- Launch your Meta Quest mobile app.
- Tap Store at the bottom of your screen.
- Select the filter icon in the bottom-right corner.
- Under Filter, select Pricing.
- Choose Free.
- Dismiss the filter menu by swiping it to the right.
- Scroll and select any game you want.
- Tap the Get button.
- Wait for your app to be downloaded.
Note: You can install as many free games as you’d like. As long as your VR headset has enough storage.