Which Oculus Quest 2 accessories do you need? If you’ve got an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, it’ll work perfectly well straight out of the box. You don’t need a set of accessories or extra kit to step into virtual worlds – just a bit of space and some of the best Oculus Quest 2 games.
However, buying a few add-ons can significantly improve your experience with the Quest 2, making gameplay more comfortable, safer and even enhancing your performance, too.
Below you’ll find our pick of the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories you can buy right now to take your virtual reality gaming to the next level. We've included an Oculus Link cable to play PC VR games on the headset, prescription lenses so you don’t need to worry about glasses and a range of swappable covers for ultimate comfort.
How to choose the best Oculus Quest 2 accessories
The best way to decide which Oculus Quest 2 accessories you need is to go slow. Try the Oculus Quest 2 for a week or two first to figure out what's important to you.
For example, if you find yourself dropping the controllers or hitting your surroundings with them, look at some extra grips or cases to keep them protected, like the Halo Controller Protectors from VR Cover – we also suggest moving your furniture to give yourself more room.
If you enjoy working out in VR with a game like Beat Saber or FitXR, consider a foam replacement for the inside of your Quest 2 that's designed for sweating and can easily be cleaned.
If you experience the telltale face or headache of long VR gameplay, look at the foam replacements that are big, squishy and built for comfort, like the options from VR Cover below.
Importantly, everyone has a different experience when they put on a VR headset. By trialling the Quest 2 without accessories first, you can prioritize which add-ons sound cool as opposed to which you really need.
- Oculus Rift S vs Rift vs Quest: which VR headset is right for you?
We like to think of the Oculus Quest 2 as its own games console – it's just on your face, not tucked away under your TV.
The Quest 2 connects to the internet and you then log-in through your Facebook account to access a virtual storefront. This is full of games, which you can play directly on the wireless headset without the need for any other hardware.
However, if you want even more choice, this library can be expanded however with the Oculus Link cable, which unlocks access to computer-based VR titles for those with a PC.
Via the Oculus Link cable, you can connect your Quest 2 to your gaming PC or laptop to play PC-quality VR games such as Half-Life: Alyx, Sword and Sorcery, Asgard's Wrath, Lone Echo and much more.
By using the Link cable on a Quest headset, you're also given access to a wide range of PC VR games from the action-packed Oculus Rift library and beyond, provided you're happy to tinker with some settings to ensure the likes of Steam VR play nicely.
Plug the Oculus Link cable into a USB-3 port on your laptop or PC, and download the Oculus desktop app, which you'll find here. A big downside of this way of gaming is you'll be tethered by a lead when the Quest 2 is so great because it's wireless. But, for now, it's the price you'll need to pay access to hundreds, if not thousands, more games, making this accessory a must-have for VR gamers.
One of the things we love the most about the Quest 2 is it's light and comfortable – especially compared to the original Quest. However, if you wear it for long periods you can still experience some discomfort.
That's why we recommend that if you have headache after using your Quest 2, consider changing the strap first. The Quest 2 Elite Strap is a solid option that promises to make long VR sessions more comfortable.
It's designed to ensure the headset is equally balanced on your head and improves overall support, too. Plus, if you need to make any fit adjustments, you can easily do that with a quick twist of a wheel so you don't need to take it off.
The strap easily attaches to the headset and it also comes with a flexible brace that cradles your head, improving overall comfort levels while you play.
If you wear glasses you can still use a VR headset, but it's tricky. The Oculus Quest 2 comes with a small plastic insert that you put inside the headset that adds more distance, meaning when you put the headset on your glasses don't get squashed.
However, this still isn't ideal, which is why we recommend anyone who can't make glasses and the Oculus Quest 2 play nice should buy some prescription lenses.
You can buy a Quest 2 Prescription Lens Adapter from VR Optician, which is fitted with lenses made to your own personal prescription – you will need to know what this is first by visiting an optician – so you can see games more clearly without your glasses.
All you need to do is find out your prescription from your optician and input your details. Once the adapter has arrived, it easily attaches to the lenses already in your Quest 2 headset.
The best part is that these inserts, unlike some others, support a wide range of prescriptions, making VR gaming a possibility for many more people.
The Oculus Quest 2 can be uncomfortable for some people from the start – we all have different shaped heads after all.
If the headset doesn't feel right, grab yourself the Oculus Quest 2 Fit Pack, which includes a pair of light blockers and two alternative-width frames, allowing for a more comfortable fit no matter your face shape.
These snap into place within the headset, giving you more room. The wider frame, also known as an 'interface', reduces foam around the face for a more accommodating fit. The smaller, narrow interface provides more foam to allow for extra padding, structure and overall support.
The light blockers reduce light from entering around the nose area. Some people find these important for immersion, but others might not be bothered about a bit of light leakage.
Regardless, all parts are interchangeable, so you can play around for the combination that works best, especially if the standard interface supplied with the headset doesn't work so well for you.
If you use your Oculus Quest 2 headset regularly it might be worth considering an upgrade of the whole inside of the device with this set from VR Cover, which includes a new interface (plastic insert to change the fit of the headset), soft leather replacement for the foam and a nose guard.
Not only will this make long gameplay more comfortable, it's a more hygienic solution too because the interface has passive air vents and the PU leather foam replacements are made from a breathable, wipeable material. If you enjoy VR workouts, this might work for you – we'd also recommend positioning a big fan directly in front of you.
The foam replacements come in two sizes, standard, which brings you closer to the lens and comfort, which is thicker and more cushioned.
This set also comes with a nose guard to minimize light leakage – this can make a huge difference to how immersed you feel in a game.
If you play a lot of active games with your Quest 2 headset – and have been known to hit a lot of furniture – then consider safeguarding your controllers with this easy-to-fit set of protectors from VR Cover.
They fit snugly around the touch controller rings, which are the most vulnerable parts, but don't affect tracking because there are holes in them to let the sensors shine through. Another great option if you like VR workouts, as they can be cleaned with soap and water.
If you like the idea of the Elite Strap and have money to spare, this is a bundle with some essential extras.
Here, the strap comes with a built-in battery. This extends your play time, doubling what's on offer natively by the Quest 2 headset's own battery, whilst rebalancing the weight of the headset so it's more comfortable.
It also comes with a great carry case, which is sturdy and keeps your Quest 2 protected if you want to pack it up and take it to a friend's house or just keep it ultra safe when you store it.
It's a compact, pill-shaped design but it can fit the Quest 2 headset, the Elite Strap with battery, two Touch controllers, charging cable and a power adapter.
Another lens inserts option, but these come with an official recommendation from Oculus/Facebook for use with the Quest 2 – although they also come in at a higher price.
They work in exactly the same way, clipping into your headset to enable you to play VR games without needing your specs on too.
When you order them, you'll need to input your prescription. However, note that these lens inserts are only available for prescriptions in the following ranges: SPH: 0 to -8.0 | CYL: 0 to -2.0, where a minus SPH measurement denotes you are nearsighted and a plus means you're farsighted. This means these lens inserts are only suitable for those who are nearsighted.
If you enjoy working out with your VR headset, then you'll need a cover specially designed for sweat that can be easily cleaned.
Other options in our list fit the bill, but this silicone cover from VR Cover is one of our favourites because it's a material that won't soak up any sweat, is non-slip (the PU leather options might not feel nice after an intense Beat Saber session) and better protects the foam and headset underneath.
Oiled silicone can sometimes cause skin reactions, so VR Cover also offers an unoiled version that's hypoallergenic.
If you want to upgrade the comfort levels of your Oculus Quest 2 experience but find the thought of big, chunky, cushioned inserts a little OTT, check out these slim options from VR Cover.
These two accessories replace the foam in your headset, but don't add too much unnecessary bulk. Ideal for those who want comfort, but know the shape of the Quest 2 is good how it is. You'll need VR Cover's facial interface to attach these to.
- Best VR headset 2021: Oculus Quest 2, PSVR, Valve Index and more