Black Friday has been and gone, but deals are here to stay. For the time being, you can still grab some appetising deals on the Oculus Quest 2 via the likes of Amazon and Very. So if you’re on the hunt for a new VR gaming set-up, our expert team is on hand to help you find the best Black Friday deals out there right now.
Yes, you heard right! Among the best Black Friday gaming deals this year are a number of sales and offers on the Oculus Quest 2, which is one of the very best VR headsets out there right now.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals in the UK and beyond: Amazon is offering £50 free credit when you buy the VR headset, Currys has a number of Oculus Quest 2 bundles, and Very is offering £50 cashback when you use the code TVGMR at checkout.
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For more information on those excellent Oculus Quest 2 deals, and why we think this headset is great value even before you add discounts into the mix, read on!
The best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals
Earn £50 cashback with Very’s Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal
What’s the deal: Use the code TVGMR at checkout when you buy an Oculus Quest 2, and Very will give you £50 cashback.
Why we chose it: There’s a reason why Alan Partridge uses the word cashback to convey his joy. This deal puts money back in your account, which is very welcome, especially when you consider that the Oculus Quest 2 very rarely sees proper price cuts. This is the next best thing, making it feel like you’re paying £249.99 instead of the full price of £299.99.
- Buy the Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) | £299.99 at Very (plus £50 cashback with the code TVGMR)
Get £50 promotional credit with Amazon’s Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal
What’s the deal: When you buy an Oculus Quest 2, you get £50 back in promotional credit to spend at Amazon.
Why we chose it: As we mentioned above, you basically never see a proper price-drop on the Oculus Quest 2, so it’s nice to see Amazon doing something to make the headset that little bit more affordable on Black Friday.
The retail giant is offering £50 free credit, which is a nice extra that should help with your Christmas shopping (as long as you do your Christmas shopping at Amazon).
- Buy the Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) | £299 at Amazon (with £50 free credit)
Save £29 with an Oculus Quest 2 bundle at Currys
What’s the deal: Save just shy of £30 with a Currys bundle that gives you the standard headset and the Elite Strap accessory.
Why we chose it: Sometimes, you want to go the extra mile when you buy a new tech product, and one way to do that is with the Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap accessory, which is designed to improve balance and support so you can game in VR for longer.
If going that extra mile with your purchase sounds like your cup of tea, this bundle will allow you to buy the Oculus Quest 2 and the Elite Strap for cheaper than usual.
- Buy the Oculus Quest 2 and Elite Strap bundle |
£348£319 at Currys (save £29 or 8%)
Still need some convincing before you buy the Oculus Quest 2? We’ve got some comment and analysis for you below, all about why the Oculus Quest 2 is such a great value purchase.
Will the Oculus Quest 2 be on sale during Cyber Monday
Yes! It seems the Oculus Quest 2 discounts on for Black Friday — which some expected to stop after the day itself — are continuing into Cyber Monday.
The Oculus Quest offers savings to begin with, compared to the competition, given that a PC is not needed to play Oculus Quest 2 games. More on this below. But now, the chance to save £50 makes the system even more tempting.
You don’t need a PC to use Oculus Quest 2
Wondering why we’re raving about this headset more than any other this Black Friday? Well, allow us to explain.
One of the best things about the Oculus Quest 2 is that you don’t need a PC or a console to be able to use the headset and play games on it – there is a store built into the headset itself, and you can boot up games from there without needing any other devices. If you really want to link up with a computer, you can, but it’s far from essential.
This fact alone makes the Oculus Quest 2 a very worthwhile investment. The Oculus Quest 2 normally costs £299 from Amazon, and that includes two controllers to use it with – that’s everything you need to start downloading and playing VR games, all for under £300!
For comparison, if you wanted to buy Sony’s PSVR headset (£259.99 from Argos), a PS4 console to use it with (£249.99 from Argos), and two PlayStation Move controllers (£69.99 from Argos), you’d be looking at an overall spend of over £575.
Or, if you wanted to buy a Valve Index headset, ordering one with two controllers would cost you £689 from Steam, and you would also need to fork out for a PC to use it with!
When you compare the Oculus Quest 2 to other VR setups on the market, it quickly becomes clear that the Oculus Quest 2 represents some of the very best value out there. You could argue that it’s a great deal even before you factor in Black Friday!
There are so many great VR games on Oculus Quest 2
But what can you actually do on the Oculus Quest 2? Well, it’s not an exaggeration to say that there are simply loads of great VR games you can play on Oculus Quest 2, regardless of whether or not you have a PC connected to your headset. It may be a headset you can buy at a bargain price, but that doesn’t mean there’s any skimping on content.
If horror is your thing, you can experience the terrifying thrills of Five Nights at Freddy’s VR or Resident Evil 4 VR, both of which will have you shaking with fear in your headset.
The Quest 2 also has you covered when it comes to playing out your favourite film and TV franchises in video game form, with Star Wars: Vader Immortal, Blair Witch and The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners all running perfectly on the system.
If you’re new to VR, this would also be the ideal time to try out Beat Saber, the hugely popular rhythm game that has taken the virtual world by storm. And you’ll also want to try Superhot VR, the most immersive version of this popular shooter that plays with time in some really cool ways.
It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to play Astro-Bot: Rescue Mission on a Quest 2 (because that’s a PlayStation exclusive), but you can play Half-Life: Alyx on a Quest 2 if you follow some very elaborate steps. Even if you don’t go to those lengths, though, you’ll have plenty of epic VR experiences to enjoy on Oculus Quest 2.
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