The Meta Quest 3 is now officially available to order in the UK. After months of speculation and an official reveal from Mark Zuckerberg in September, the new headset is now on sale at retailers across the UK.


It's been more than two years since the release of the Meta Quest 2, so it's safe to say fans of the VR headset have been eagerly anticipating the next one.

Turns out, there's a lot to be excited about. The Meta Quest 3 is set to be Meta's most powerful VR headset yet, and, best of all, you can now buy it in a bundle with Meta's most ambitious game yet, Asgard's Wrath 2.

Keep on reading to find out everything there is to know about the Meta Quest 3 release date, specs, games and more.

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When is the Meta Quest 3 release date?

Mark Zuckerberg and Meta have now put the Meta Quest 3 on sale from today, 10th October 2023.

The device was first launched during the Meta Connect conference in America and if you want to know what you're in for, check out this short reveal trailer below:

Can I pre-order the Meta Quest 3?

Pre-order is over! You can now order the Meta Quest 3 outright from Tuesday, 10th October.

However, if you're not sure about this new device and want to wait a bit to see what people think, you can also still buy the Meta Quest 2 from a number of places, including a 25 per cent off deal at Amazon. This should tide you over until the swanky new hardware arrives!

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Buy Meta Quest 2 for £399 £299 (save £100 or 25%) at Amazon

How much does the Meta Quest 3 cost?

The Meta Quest 3 price starts at £479.99 for the 128 GB version, and there will be an additional storage option of 512GB – for those who would like some extra space – which costs £619.99. Also, as we've said, if you order now you can get the game Asgard's Wrath 2 included in the price (which would otherwise cost you £44.99).

You can also pay extra £69.99 for the Elite Strap or £129.99 for an Elite Strap with Battery. Plus, it should come as no surprise that you can put additional games in your basket like Beat Saber and Onward.

Following the initial announcement of the shiny new VR device in June 2023, Meta has also lowered the RRP of the Quest 2 and Quest Pro.

It's been confirmed, too, that the Quest 2 and Quest Pro are becoming more powerful thanks to a new software update which — according to a press release — will "see an up-to 26 per cent CPU performance increase with an up-to 19 per cent GPU speed increase for Quest 2 and 11 per cent for Quest Pro".

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Buy Meta Quest Pro for £885.68 £754.99 (save £130.69 or 15%) at Amazon

What do we know about the Meta Quest 3 specs and features?

The Meta Quest 3 will be "40 per cent thinner and more comfortable", as was revealed in an official press release.

Meta is promising "better displays and resolution" and a "next gen Qualcomm chipset with 2x the graphics performance" of its pre-existing VR headsets.

The company behind Facebook is calling the Meta Quest 3 its "most powerful headset yet".

Mixed Reality (MR) is set for an upgrade on the Meta Quest 3, too. Meta explains that its new VR headset has "dual 4 MP RGB colour cameras, a depth sensor for a more accurate representation of your play space, and 10x more pixels in Passthrough compared to Quest 2."

Finally, the Touch Plus controllers have been "completely redesigned". The outer tracking rings have been removed courtesy of "advances in tracking technology" and TruTouch haptics are included as standard, along with hand tracking "thanks to Direct Touch that lets you use just your hands to interact with virtual objects".

Of course, though, what good is a VR headset without a library of games worth playing?

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What games are on Meta Quest 3?

Meta has confirmed that the Quest 3 is set to launch with a number of new VR and MR games, including Asgard's Wrath 2, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, PowerWash Simulator VR, Assassin's Creed Nexus, and Stranger Things VR.

There's plenty to get excited about and it can all be seen in the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase below:

Every game confirmed in the showcase above is available on Quest 2 and 3. Thanks to the increased power of the Quest 3, however, we could see exclusive apps and games on the new headset.

What's more, the Meta Quest 3 is launching with full backwards compatibility with the Quest 2. This means that out of the box you've got access to over 500 games, apps and other experiences.

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