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Oculus Quest 2 could get 120Hz 'experimental' refresh rate very soon

The Oculus Quest 2 headset
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The updates for the Oculus Quest 2 keep rolling in, making one of the best virtual reality headsets even better. Just last week the VR headset saw an update that would better track furniture in your playspace, and now there's news of refresh rate improvements coming to the Quest 2, too.

Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth, VP of Facebook Reality Labs, had previously teased a 120Hz mode coming to the headset, but that's now looking likely to arrive sooner rather than later. As spotted by RoadtoVR, Oculus tipster lja Z states that the feature has already been added to the developer roadmap for the system. As early as March 2021, the 120Hz support may enter an experimental beta stage, with developers able to test their applications at the refresh rate in the headset, before a wider rollout to the Oculus Quest 2 userbase at large.

Having already jumped from 72Hz to a 90Hz default, 120Hz would likely push the Quest 2 built-in processor hardware to its limits in all but the most simple of games. But if implemented in the Oculus Link features, the part of the Oculus platform which allows for gamers to hook their headsets up to a souped-up gaming PC, it could prove very effective, pushing even demanding games to smoother, more comfortable motion without the limitations of battery life or of mobile CPU / GPU limitations.

An Oculus Quest 2 bargain

The news comes hot on the heels of the first real discount for the Oculus Quest 2, with UK retailer game Game knocking £20 off both the 64GB and 256GB versions of the headset. (Scroll down for more Oculus Quest deals in your location, too).

Oculus Quest 2 64GB: £299
Price drop

Oculus Quest 2 64GB: £299 £279.99 at Game
We've yet to see a price cut this good on the Oculus Quest 2, so if you want to tap into the best wireless VR experience there's been so far, this £20 saving on the Oculus Quest 2 is a deal you can't afford to miss.

Oculus Quest 2 256GB: £399
Price drop

Oculus Quest 2 256GB: £399 £379.99 at Game
Need more storage space for all the VR adventures you're planning on going on? Game has also knocked £20 off of the top-of-the-line 256GB version of the Oculus Quest 2 headset, giving you more than enough room for dozens of VR games. It's also the cheapest price yet. 

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves his gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.