All Oculus Quest 2 Patrons Can Declare A Copy of Asgard’s Wrath
Until January 31, 2021, anyone who purchases an Oculus Quest 2 and then connects it to a PC via Oculus Link will receive a copy of the exclusive action adventure PC VR Asgard’s wrath free. Asgard’s Wrath is currently on sale on the Oculus Store for PC for $ 40.
Facebook is running the promotion to celebrate the first anniversary of the Oculus Link technology, which lets you plug a Quest into your PC and play PC VR games right on the headset like it’s a crack. Link recently ended beta and is now “officially” supported. This promotion is one of the first signs that Oculus is fully and publicly marketing and promoting the Quest 2 as a legitimate PC VR headset rather than a standalone device. Of course, it has always been able to do both.
This post was originally published on November 20th, but updated on November 23rd (and changed the release date) to reflect a change to the Oculus policy that the game would give to anyone who purchased Quest 2 on or after September 16th. Facebook originally limited the promotion to purchases made after the November 20 announcement.
Thank you to everyone for sharing concerns about the Quest 2 Asgard’s Wrath promotion timing concerns. Your open feedback, your support and your enthusiasm make this platform a success. The promotion is now available to those who purchased a Quest 2 between September 16 and November 20, 2020.
– Oculus Support (@OculusSupport) November 23, 2020
Asgard’s Wrath is still my favorite VR game personally. I’m a huge fan of games like Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, and any kind of fantasy environment in general to play a 30+ hour RPG full of bespoke levels, dungeons, puzzles, enemy encounters and more. Anything linked together by a comprehensive narrative that spanned all of Norse mythology was pretty incredible. It was named Game of the Year in 2019.
You can also play Asgard’s Wrath wirelessly on Quest if you use Virtual Desktop to stream the game to your standalone headset. However, depending on the quality of your router and your home network, there may be a noticeable latency, which makes the nervous, reaction-based parry quite difficult.
Facebook ran a similar campaign last year to help sell Rift S headsets. So it’s not surprising that they would offer one of their biggest and best games again. With games like Myst and Warhammer on the horizon for Quest and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for PC VR, it’s going to be a busy holiday season for VR.
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