The Oculus Quest 2 isn’t just an excellent virtual reality headset — it’s also one of our favorite gaming platforms overall and doubles as a great way to work out. If you’re wondering what the hype is about, the Quest 2 is currently available at $50 off, and comes with a free $50 gift card.
Amazon and Best Buy both offer a free $50 gift card when you purchase the Oculus Quest 2, although Amazon offers $50 at checkout as long as you uncheck the coupon box on the store page. Amazon shoppers will also need to use the code OCULUS50 at checkout to get the free credit. The deal runs through November 29, and applies to both the $299 Quest 2 with 128GB of storage as well as the $399 model with 256GB of free space.
That extra $50 can help you top up the Quest 2 with some useful accessories like extra grips for the headset’s touch controllers or a carrying case for taking the glasses on the go. Or you can use it to get a head start on holiday shopping or buy something completely random. We will not judge.
Our favorite VR headset
The Oculus Quest 2 gives you access to tons of immersive games, workout experiences, and fun apps, and you can get it now with a free $50 gift card.
Regardless of the monetary rewards, the Oculus Quest 2 is simply a great tech buy for both serious gamers and people who just want a fun new way to be entertained. This speaker is completely wireless and self-contained, so you can use it in almost any room and you don’t need to set up any annoying sensors or trackers to get started. It has a great and varied game library – you can cut blocks to music in Beat Saber, take part in lightsaber battles in Vader Immortal and experience Resident Evil 4’s fears from a first-person perspective, to name a few. And if you pick up the Oculus Link cable, you can connect the Quest 2 to your PC to play high-end VR games like Half Life: Alyx and Star Wars: Squadrons.
But Quest 2 isn’t just a great portal for VR gaming – it can also help you keep yourself active. The Oculus headset has a number of excellent fitness apps, like FitXR and Supernatural, which I’ve been personally using for nearly a year. As someone who usually hates working out, the Quest 2 got me into active exercise and even has a built-in app to track calories burned and workout time. And when it’s time to cool off, there are plenty of entertainment apps out there that will allow you to get your own personal Netflix theater or experience a rollercoaster from the comfort of your couch.
Plus, while PS5 and Xbox Series X are still pretty hard to find, Quest 2 is a great alternative if you’re looking to gift someone (or yourself) a gadget that can play a wide range of great video games. It could also be your gateway to the metaverse, for better or worse. No matter how you plan on using it, we’d recommend this versatile headset to just about anyone—especially at this rare discount.