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Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more

Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more

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The price for both models goes up by $100 starting in August

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The Meta Quest 2 is arguably the default VR headset, but it’s getting more expensive soon.
The Meta Quest 2 is arguably the default VR headset, but it’s getting more expensive soon.
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The incredibly popular Meta Quest 2 VR headset will have its price increased starting in August, with the 128GB configuration getting a price hike to $399.99 and the 256GB model being inflated to $499.99. However, you can still find both models on sale for their original price of $299.99 and $399.99 at multiple retailers, giving you some time to grab one before the price goes up.

To be clear, Meta isn’t adding any new features or hardware once the price goes up — the Meta Quest 2 will be the exact same console, just $100 more expensive. Anyone that purchases a Meta Quest 2 within 30 days of the price hike will get a free copy of Beat Saber (a $30 value). If you’ve been on the fence about owning one of these VR headsets, now would be a great time to consider purchasing one.

Currently, the best deal for getting a 256GB model of the Meta Quest 2 is at Target. It’s selling for the standard price of $399.99, but you also get the Elite Strap for free (a $49 value). We anticipate this deal will sell out pretty quickly in anticipation of the impending price hike, but here are a handful of other retailers that are still offering the Meta Quest 2 for its original launch price for the time being.

$399

The 256GB model of the new default for VR, packaged with the $50 elite strap.

If you do decide to pick up this headset for yourself, here are a few accessories worth looking into to make your VR experience even better.

Oculus Quest 2 with Elite Strap
$49

The Elite Strap for the Quest 2 comes with a plastic backplate that better distributes weight and tightens around your head using an adjustable dial.

oculus quest 2 hard case
$49

If you want to protect your Meta Quest 2 headset, the set of controllers that it includes, and a couple other small accessories, snag this hard zip-up case.

$100

This all-in-one charging station from Anker comes packaged with rechargeable batteries for your controllers, giving you somewhere to safely store and charge all of your peripherals at once.

$49

The G333 earbuds from Logitech are designed specifically for the Meta Quest 2 and other VR headsets.

We’ll continue to monitor stock at these retailers until the price hike goes into effect and update availability accordingly.