How to get free games on Meta (Oculus) Quest and Quest 2
What there is to know
- In the quest: Open the store, select Pricingselect Freeselect a game you want, then select Obtain.
- In the mobile app: tap Storepress the filtered icon touch Pricingselect Freetap a game you want, then tap Obtain.
- Free App Lab games: sidequestvr.com > Games > application labselect a game, Download the app (Oculus)Click on Obtain.
This article explains how to get free games on your Meta (Oculus) Quest and Quest 2.
How to download free games on Meta (Oculus) Quest and Quest 2
The Quest store includes a number of free games, like Horizon Worlds and VR Chat, and you can pick them up through your headset storefront or the mobile app on your phone. The store includes a number of useful filtering options on both platforms, including a price filter that allows you to narrow your search to only free games. There are also plenty of free games available through App Lab that you can queue up from the Oculus Store website, and the best way to find them is through the third-party SideQuest site.
Here’s how to find and download free games to your Quest in VR:
Press the Oculus button on your right touchpad to open the toolbar, then select the shop icon (the shopping bag).
Select Pricing in the Filter section.
Scroll through the options and discover the games available.
Select a game you want, then select Obtain.
The game will be queued for download and will be available in your library when completed.
How to Get Free Quest and Quest 2 Games from Mobile App
You can also find a selection of free games for Quest and Quest 2 in the mobile app. This is the same app used to set up the quest and manage the quest’s parental controls, among other features, so you probably have it on your phone.
When you get a free game through the app, it’s automatically queued to download to your connected Quest headset. The next time you turn on your Quest and connect it to Wi-Fi, it will download the game.
Make sure it says Quest/Quest2 in the top left corner of the app. If not, tap the headset it displays and select Quest/Quest 2 before continuing. If you don’t, you’ll be looking for games for the wrong headset.
Here’s how to get free Quest games on the mobile app:
Open the mobile app and tap Store.
Press the filtered icon in the lower right corner.
Faucet Pricing in the Filter section.
Drag the filter menu down to right to reject it.
Scroll through the free options.
Tap a game you want.
The game will be queued for download and installation on your Quest headset.
How to Get Free Quest Games Through App Lab
App Lab is an official Meta program that allows creators to quickly get their games to Quest and Quest 2 without going through the traditional process. The regular process of accessing the Quest store takes time, allowing creators to get their games to you much faster, and sometimes for free, but the quality varies a lot.
You can get App Lab games through the Quest website, but there is no official list of all App Lab games. The best way to find App Lab games is through the unofficial SideQuest website, which lets you search through a wide selection of games and then directs you to the official Quest store to get and download them. Since you eventually get these free games from the Quest store, they are automatically queued up and downloaded to your headset, just like the games you get through the Meta Quest app.
Here’s how to find and get free Quest games through App Lab:
Go to the Sidequest site and click on Games.
Click on Application Lab.
Click on a Game that interests you.
Most App Lab games are free, but not all. Look for games that say FREE in the lower right corner of the thumbnail.
Click on Download the app (Oculus).
Click on Ok.
This will take you to the Oculus store. Click on OKAY Continue.
If you’re not already signed in to the Oculus Store website, you’ll need to sign in using the same account you use with your Quest.
Click on Obtain.
The game will be queued for download to your headset and will be available to play from your library when complete.
Can I jailbreak my Oculus Quest?
No, but it is possible to download apps to your Quest or Quest 2. Using the Meta Quest app on your computer, navigate to Settings > General and turn on Unknown sources. Next, enable developer mode and install SideQuest on your PC to transfer custom files to your Quest.
Does the Meta Quest 2 come with games?
Yes, the Quest 2 comes with a few games pre-installed, but most of these are just tech demos, so you’ll probably want to start downloading more games right away.
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