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Play Wirelessly on Oculus Quest 2 with the Latest Addition of PC VR Air Link and Desk Support

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Oculus Quest 2, the standalone VR headset presented by Facebook is reportedly bringing an astonishing update for all its users—PC VR Air Link. This means that users will now be able to stream and play games from their desktop rigs to the VR headset without any cable attached to it.

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Currently, both Oculus Quest 1 and Quest support PC VR games through the dedicated Oculus Link that allows Oculus Rift games to run on the headset. However, to run the VR gaming experience on the VR headset from a PC, the Oculus Link essentially requires an applicable USB-C cable. This attachment or cable could be a serious impediment to the immersive virtual reality experience. Moreover, it could result in serious hazards at its worst. For example, users can trip over the cable or rip the cable by moving too far from the computer. Oculus Air Link reduces these concerns nevertheless. Through this update, users can directly stream the PC VR experience through the Wi-Fi network of their homes.

Oculus Quest 2
Oculus Quest 2

VR Gaming Experience

Facebook states in an official blog that users who have a strong Wi-Fi set-up at home can choose to stream the games wirelessly through the new Oculus Air Link. By strong Facebook indicates that the VR play space should be located within 20 feet of the home Wi-Fi router. The company also recommends that the Quest 2 headset should run on a seamless 5 GHz Wi-Fi on an 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) or 802.11ac router. For those without a proper Wi-Fi connection, Oculus Link cables will continue to provide consistent and robust PC VR gaming experiences.

While announcing the beta feature, Oculus warns its users that the Air Link is coming as an experimental feature. Hence, there is a chance that it may not function smoothly in the initial phase. Oculus also stated that the company is also working hard to improve the updated technology over time and striving to enhance its visual quality, performance, and capability to run in less than ideal situations without cables.

Transforming

According to the developers, users will be required to download the v28 update of the specific Oculus software on both their PCs and headsets. The v28 update will reportedly include 120 Hz support for the Quest 2 headsets as well as Infinite Office updates that will enable users to bring their desks into virtual reality. Quest 2 will also include the feature of keyboard tracking to enhance the VR experience, an official blog from Facebook stated. The company also plans to add the exclusive 120 Hz option in their future software release for the Quest 2 VR headset.

Mark Zuckerberg, The Facebook CEO has also announced the proposed release of Oculus Air Link in his official Facebook profile. But unfortunately, the update is only going to come for the Quest 2 as of now. However, the company neither rules out nor disproves wireless support for the original Quest in the future.

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