You Can Now Wirelessly Play VR Games on Your Oculus Quest 2 at 120Hz

We already knew that Oculus Air Link – a feature that allows you to wirelessly play PC VR Games on your Quest 2 headset – would support a 120Hz refresh rate at some point. What we didn’t know is that it would be getting a surprise release today.The feature was first pointed out by a Reddit user, and then confirmed by UploadVR, who demonstrated that the feature was available following the Quest and Quest 2 v29 update.

Previously, if you wanted to play these games at this refresh rate, you needed to connect your VR headset through an Oculus Link cable or a third-party USB-C cable, but a wireless alternative was available through third-party virtual desktop software.

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UploadVR tested out the feature, noting that the experience was “very smooth” while playing PC VR games, but adding that performance will vary depending on the strength of your internal network connection.

After the previous v28 update, Oculus’ newer Quest 2 VR headset could already run several native Quest games at 120Hz via Air Link, but the latest v29 update allows users with the gadget (who also happen to have a good gaming PC) to run all VR games that support 120hz to do so wirelessly.

The v29 software update also introduced additional features and functionality to the Quest line of VR headsets, including the new Live Overlay casting feature, allowing you to superimpose yourself over the content display from within your headset while also providing the ability to concurrently record gameplay and yourself.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.


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