The Oculus Quest 2, also simply called Quest 2, is a virtual reality (VR) headset developed by Meta. It runs an Android-based operating system and requires a smartphone running the Oculus app for first-time setup.
Plus, it can operate as a standalone headset, or connect to a desktop computer via USB or Wi-Fi, allowing your PC to work with Oculus-compatible VR software. Many people want to play Roblox games on Oculus Quest 2 for a great gaming experience. How to connect Oculus Quest 2 to Roblox? Keep reading.
Can You Play Roblox on Oculus Quest 2
Can you play Roblox on Oculus Quest 2? Of course, the answer is “Yes”. But Roblox isn’t automatically available in VR, so you’ll need to use the headset in Oculus Link mode.
In this case, you can connect the Quest to the PC using a link cable, which is a special high-quality USB-C cable. You can use the official Quest link cable or any compatible third-party cable. Roblox runs on your PC, and the PC sends data to the Quest via a cable, allowing you to play Roblox in virtual reality.
Preparation Before Playing Roblox on Oculus Quest 2
If you’re an Oculus Quest 2 user, here are a few things you need to get started.
- A VR-ready PC with USB-C ports: Since the game itself will run on a PC, you’ll need a PC that can play and stream at the same time. And your PC needs to meet the minimum requirements for Oculus Link.
- Oculus Link Setting: Oculus Link is the primary software we use to play Roblox on the Oculus Quest 2.
- Install Roblox Player: Playing Roblox games requires a small Roblox player to be installed on your PC.
- USB-C cable: It is recommended that you use a USB 3.0 or higher cable.
- Official Oculus Quest 2 PC App: It allows you to run Oculus Link and Air Link to play Oculus Quest 2 Roblox VR on PC.
How to Play Roblox on Oculus Quest 2
Here’s the detailed step on how to play Roblox on Quest 2.
Step 1: Make sure your Oculus Quest is turned on and properly connected to your PC using the USB-C cable.
Step 2: Launch the Quest 2 desktop app and then click Devices. Then press the Add a New Headset button, and select your Oculus Quest 2 device. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
Step 3: Then click Link (Cable) > Continue to connect your Quest 2 to your PC. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 4: To enable Unknown Sources on Oculus Link, you need to click Settings > General > enable Unknown Sources. Then find a VR-enabled Roblox game and click the play button. If the Roblox game doesn’t launch in VR mode, open Settings and select VR.
What If You Can’t Play Roblox in VR Mode
If you’ve successfully connected your Quest or Quest 2 to your PC, and you’re playing Roblox in virtual desktop mode on your headset, but you don’t see the option to enable VR, there may be some potential issues.
- Roblox games do not support VR: Not all Roblox games support VR, and games that support VR may not support Quest headsets. Make sure the Roblox game you launch is made for VR and supports Oculus Quest 2
- You have an older or beta version of Roblox: Older versions can cause compatibility issues that can cause problems with VR. In this case, try uninstalling Roblox and redownloading directly from the Roblox site. It might be better to install the application as administrator.
- Steam VR Might Help: Since Steam VR has extensive compatibility with games, it might help. Download and install Steam VR (free) and launch it. Then start Roblox on the browser.