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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


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

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The Verge’s Adi Robertson wearing a Quest 2.
The Meta Quest 2 is arguably the default VR headset, but it’s getting more expensive soon.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

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.


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

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

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.


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.


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.