How To Play Steam Games On Oculus Quest 2

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If you'd like to know how you can play Steam Games on your Oculus Quest 2, then read on as we've got you covered. The Oculus Quest 2 has a huge games library as it stands, and adding Steam titles to this mix just makes it even bigger.

Here's how to link everything up, plus some other handy information on what games you can expect to find with SteamVR.

How To Play Steam Games On Oculus Quest 2

Luckily the way to get Steam Games working on your Oculus Quest 2 is pretty simple, as long as you've got a powerful gaming PC to hand that's capable of playing VR games, and a couple of accessories and additional apps.

For a wired connection, you'll need the Oculus Link cable and the associated Oculus App. For wireless connectivity, the Oculus App is also required, alongside a stable, 5GHz WiFi connection, according to Oculus' own guidance.

How To Connect Your Oculus Quest 2 To PC (Wired)

  1. Open the Oculus App on your PC.
  2. Turn on your headset.
  3. Plug the USB-A end of the cable into your PC and the other end into your Quest.
  4. When prompted about data access, select 'Deny'.
  5. When prompted to Enable Oculus Link, select 'Enable'.

Once you've got Oculus Link setup, it should just be a case of jumping into SteamVR and accessing any installed games you have that you can play right away.

How To Connect Your Oculus Quest To PC (Wireless)

The official solution for getting a stable wireless connection from your Quest 2 to your PC runs via Meta's Air Link system that is available in beta on the Oculus App. To connect this up, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Oculus App on your PC.
  2. Turn on your headset.
  3. On your PC, navigate to the Settings Menu.
  4. Go into the Beta Tab and turn on Air Link
  5. Head into the Settings Menu on your Quest 2.
  6. Go into Experimental Features and turn on Air Link.

Air Link should now appear as an option on the headset's Quick Start interface and as long as it's turned on from your PC and your PC is wired in via an Ethernet port, then you should be able to open up Steam VR and play installed games in the same way you would with a wired connection.

What Games Can You Play In SteamVR?

With SteamVR, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for games you can play, alongside titles that are at home in Oculus' own library including Beat Saber and Vacation Simulator.

Listed below is a small selection of the games available in SteamVR's library, including those which support VR output alongside more standard means of playing:

  • Assetto Corsa (VR Supported)
  • Google Earth VR (VR Only)
  • Half Life: Alyx (VR Only)
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (VR Only)
  • I Expect You To Die 2 (VR Only)
  • Pavlov VR (VR Only)
  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider (VR Supported)
  • Tabletop Simulator (VR Supported)

There's no doubt that the Oculus Quest 2 does look to be quite a versatile and powerful headset, not least with its ability to play SteamVR games, but also thanks to the fact you can change the strap and thanks to it featuring hand-tracking and a raft of other interesting features.

We'll be back with you soon with more VR news, guides and info, so be sure to check back in with us soon, and don't forget that the Meta Quest 3 looks to be on its way if you are looking to upgrade.

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