Oculus / Meta Quest 2 Beginner Guide And User Tips (2024 Updated)

Oculus / Meta Quest 2 Beginner Guide And User Tips (2024 Updated)

Meta Quest 2 is a wireless VR headset that can also be used as a standalone VR headset. It was created by the company Oculus and came out to the market on October 13th, 2020. Oculus is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc, which purchased Oculus in March 2014 for $2.3 billion. Here is a step by step guide of how to set up. Today we will also introduce some tips and tricks of how to use the Quest 2 VR headset.

Oculus Quest 2 Features:

1. Voice Commands

Voice commands allow you to switch between apps, check out what your friends are doing, take a picture, learn how to use a Quest 2 feature, and much more while keeping your hands free. To navigate your VR world without pointing, typing, or selecting, voice commands can do it all.

2. Phone Notifications

You don't need to remove your VR headset if you have an iPhone 7 or later or an Android phone just to see your phone's lock screen notifications. You can enable this feature in the Oculus App settings to use while wearing your Meta Quest 2.

3. Passthrough Home

Enabling the Passthrough Home option hides your virtual home environment and allows you to see the real environment through the cameras on the Meta Quest 2. This keeps you aware of your surroundings and makes it easier to locate your touch controllers.

4. Display Settings

You can make your Quest 2 settings and menus appear lighter than the dark default theme. You can also make use of the Night Display option to make your eyes feel better by selecting warmer colors.

5. Accessibility

The ability to change between your controller and hand tracking is an excellent feature of the Quest 2. You can also have your hands be part of your VR world by heading straight into settings to activate hand tracking, which is something that not many VR headsets offer.

You can also check out the oculus quest 2 instruction manual for a more detailed guide on navigating your new headset.

Things To Consider:

1. IPD Adjustments

Adjusting your Quest 2's IPD settings results in an even smoother VR experience as well as avoids eye strain. Set your IPD for an enjoyable and comfortable virtual experience. The Quest 2 has 3 IPD configuration slots: 58 mm, 63 mm, and 68 mm. Assess each option and select the one that appears to be the least blurry to you.

2. Your own space

When using Quest 2 headset, and when you're deeply immersed in a VR world or experience, it's natural to lose track of what's going on around you in real life. As a result, it's critical to pick a room with plenty of space to play in so you don't run into any furniture or, worse, destroy some other appliances.

3. Downloading games

To use your Meta Quest 2, you must first download suitable games or apps. The simplest option is to get it directly from the Meta Quest Store. Some of it is free, but the majority of it is not.

If you need more content options, you can also get them from the SteamVR store. This option necessitates the purchase of a VR-capable PC capable of running SteamVR games or apps.


Other Trips And Tricks:

1. Many VR games allow you to modify artificial locomotion to your tolerance, reducing the likelihood of motion sickness.

2. To avoid scratches and to get a clear view of your VR world, gently clean your Quest 2 lenses with a microfiber cloth regularly.

3. To help extend the life of your VR headset, protect it from direct heat and sharp objects.

4. Press and hold the Oculus button on the Touch controller until the game has been recentered without having to go through the mapping process all over again.

5. You can use your favorite headphones to play a VR horror game so you won’t be able to scare your dog or other people around you.


Meta Quest 2 Popular Games:

1. Beat Saber 

Beat Saber is a unique experience because it is played with a mix of EDM tracks as well as popular music. The ZyberVR dual handles can also help in making this game a full-body workout to get out most of your Beat Saber experience.

2. Population: ONE 

Population: ONE is where you and your squad will be dropped into a near-futuristic world and must fight for survival together. Your gun game experience can be improved by using a ZyberVR gun stock that can be easily attached to your controllers.

3. Walkabout Mini Golf 

If you're playing alone, Walkabout Mini Golf is ideal for a relaxing day with your Quest 2, and you can use the ZyberVR golf club handle to simulate holding a real golf club. If you want to get a little more competitive, you can play a private match with up to five other people.

Recommended Accessories:

1. ZyberVR Prescription Lenses

2. ZyberVR Battery Head Strap

3. ZyberVR Black Sling Bag

4. ZyberVR Link Cable

5. ZyberVR Multi-Purpose Handles


6. ZyberVR Charging Cable


7. ZyberVR Charging Dock

8. ZyberVR Direct-Charge Knight Controller Grips

9. ZyberVR Magnetic Battery Pack

10. ZyberVR Golf Club Handle

11. ZyberVR Quest 2 Prescription Lenses