The Oculus Quest 2 has been flying off shelves since Meta released it at the end of 2020. As it’s a standalone device, you might be wondering about the battery life on the Quest 2 headset.
After all, Meta doesn’t publish how big the battery is and only provides some rough guidelines. As a standalone device, it uses wireless connectivity. That can be a real battery drain, but that’s only the beginning.
Running the displays that provide the virtual reality images is also a huge drain on the battery. Maybe you want to know how long you’ll be able to play before it needs charging. Can you make that time longer?
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So, how long is the Oculus Quest 2 battery life?
Short answer: Roughly two hours for gaming, and three hours for watching movies and browsing.
As always, battery life calculations depend on what you’re doing on your Oculus Quest 2. If you’re using it for movie watching or other media, or light gaming on lower refresh rates, you’ll get close to three hours of use.
Heavier gaming use, however, especially at 120Hz refresh rates, drags that down to closer to two hours.
The good news is that you can use the Oculus Quest 2 while charging. You would be limited in movement because of the cable, but you could also add a battery pack to extend playtime.
Oculus sells the Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery Pack, which doubles the playtime. Companies like Rebuff Reality sell even larger battery packs that still go onto the strap.
You could even jerry-rig things with literally any battery pack with a USB-C cable output.
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