How to Use Steam VR with Oculus Quest 2

Apparently, Oculus Quest 2 VR headset supports Steam Games with a really mesmerizing experience. By the way, do you want to play a PC VR game on your Quest 2? Read this article until the end to be able to play Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2.

How to Play Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2?

You have to connect your Oculus Quest 2 headset to PC using a cable to play Steam games on Oculus Quest 2. After that, you have to launch the SteamVR platform to access. Choose and play the Steam games you want to play on your VR Headset.

How to Use Steam VR with Oculus Quest 2

Here is a more detailed way to do:

Make sure your PC is capable of running VR applications

This is very crucial because many Oculus Quest 2 owners will sooner or later realize that their systems do not accept or function in accordance with Oculus Quest 2 due to the incapabilities of the system. Also, ensure that you have a type-c slot. Here is a list of all the requirements which need to be possessed by your PC to support the Oculus Quest 2 and handle the running of games smoothly:

    • Processor : Intel i5-4590, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
    • RAM: 8 GB+
    • Operating System: Windows 10
    • USB support: Type C to Type C, In-box Cable

GPUs Compatible

Here are the GPU’s compatible with Oculus Quest 2:

    • AMD 400 Series
    • AMD 500 Series
    • AMD 5000 Series
    • AMD 6000 Series
    • AMD Vega Series
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Desktop (6GB)
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 TI
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series
    • NVIDIA Titan X

Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC

The most crucial step is to connect the Oculus Quest 2 to PC by using a USB type C to type C cable. The best cable to use will be the original Oculus link cable listed on the Oculus Quest 2 website for $79. Thanks to several recent updates, a normal good quality type C cable will do more than a worthy job to offer you terrific VR PC experience.

Here is how you connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC:

    • Firstly, you have to find the type-C port at the side of the left front of your headset and plug in one end of the cable.
    • After that, plug the other end into the type C slot on your PC.
    • If your PC does not have a USB type C port, it means that you have to use an adapter.
    • You are going to get these easily online or at any hardware store.
    • Now, you are able to connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC.
    • A window will appear when you do this, asking you to enable permissions for data exchange between the two.
    • Please hit “allow” and now you will be able to use your Oculus Quest 2 on your PC.

Alternative Way to Connect Air Link

We suggest you avoid using this way since the lag and other visuals in the game tend to suffer a lot when you use this. This is the Air Link connection. It makes a wireless connection between your Oculus Quest 2 and your PC. We get information that the feature is still in Beta and will most likely have several bugs.

Here is how you can wirelessly connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC by using Air Link:

    • On your PC, open the official site of the Oculus Desktop app. Then, log in.
    • After logging in, go to settings
    • Furthermore, you have to find the beta option and click on it.
    • From here you are going to notice the second to last option named Air Link.
    • Simply, you are able to click the slide button to enable it.
    • Once done, you have to set this up on your Oculus Quest 2.
    • Next, wear the headset and go to the main app menu.
    • From here, you are able to locate the settings
    • You will discover an option named “Experimental Features”.
    • To make the connection, find the “Air Link” option and enable it.
    • Now, you have successfully connected your PC and your Oculus Quest 2 wirelessly via Air link.

Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2

Once you are connected to the PC, you have to log in as asked in order to access the menu which lets you play Steam and Rift games.

Here is how you can do:

    • Firstly, go to SteamVR and download the application.
    • Once downloaded, find the file location and install it.
    • Then, you are able to launch it and find the SteamVR Room Setup.
    • Next, click on “Play”
    • This will give you two options to select your choice of Room.
    • After that, you have to enter your height and room space as well.
    • As soon as you log in to your Oculus Quest 2, you are going to be directed to the Oculus Rift Menu.
    • In addition, you have to open the options and enable the option named Unknown Sources.
    • Finally, go to your library and you are able to launch any Rift games you have.
    • For steam games, now you are able to launch them from the SteamVR room or from your PC.
    • In alternative, you are able to choose to go for the virtual desktop setup. But that will cost you an additional $19.99.

Well, that is everything you need to know to play Steam games on Oculus Quest 2. Now, you are able to use this headset to play all of your favourite games on steam which are compatible with the Oculus Quest 2 and your PC.

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