You Can Now Wirelessly Play VR Video 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 eventually support a 120Hz refresh rate. What we didn’t know is that there will be a surprise version today. The feature was first highlighted by a Reddit user and then confirmed by UploadVR who demonstrated that the feature was available after the Quest and Quest 2 v29 update.
If you wanted to play these games at this refresh rate, you had to previously connect your VR headset using an Oculus Link cable or a third-party USB-C cable. However, a wireless alternative was available through a third-party virtual desktop software.
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After the previous v28 update, the newer Quest 2 VR headset from Oculus was already able to run several native Quest games at 120 Hz over Air Link. With the latest v29 update, the gadget (who happens to have a good gaming PC too) allows users to run any VR game that supports 120Hz to do so wirelessly.
The v29 software update also introduced additional features and functionality for the Quest range of VR headsets, including the new live overlay casting function, which allows you to overlay your headset’s content gauge while enjoying gameplay and record yourself at the same time.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.