Meta Quest 2 Black Friday deal takes $50 off and throws in 2 free games

Meta Quest 2 headset with Beat Saber and Resident Evil Black Friday deal
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One of the best Black Friday deals of the entire retail event is sticking around this weekend. There’s still time to save on the Meta Quest 2, formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2. Not only is the VR headset itself discounted but it also comes bundled with two of the best VR games.

While stocks last, the Meta Quest 2 VR headset w/ two free games is on sale for $349 at Meta. That’s a $50 discount off the regular price of the standalone VR headset. Yes, the headset used to retail for $299, but Meta increased the MSRP to $399 earlier this year. Post this price hike, this is now the new lowest price ever for the popular virtual reality device. 

Meta Quest 2 (128GB) w/ 2 free games: was $399 now $349 @ Meta

Meta Quest 2 (128GB) w/ 2 free games: was $399 now $349 @ Meta
Yes, we're still mad they raised the price, but the Meta Quest 2 is simply the best VR headset out there. For a limited time you can get a new one at a discounted price with two free games (Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber) included. Meta and participating retailers are offering the 128GB model for $349 instead of $399, while the 256GB version is down to $429 from $499. In our Meta Quest 2 review, we called the Meta Quest 2 the best VR headset you can buy. Best Buy and Amazon offer the same deal. 

It’s important to note that the two bundle games aren’t shovel ware titles, either. Alongside the Meta Quest 2 headset, this package contains digital copies of Resident Evil 4 VR and Beat Saber. These are two essential titles. Resident Evil 4 VR is a new way to experience the survival-horror classic and Beat Saber is an adrenaline-pumping rhythm game that will literally dazzle you. 

As for the device itself, we rank the Meta Quest 2 as the best VR headset you can buy. We labeled it a “masterclass in incremental improvements” as it builds upon the solid foundation of its predecessor. In our Meta Quest 2 review, we said its combination of price, a vast library of must-play games, and its overall ease of use makes it “The best entry point into virtual reality yet.” 

It’s not the perfect VR experience, but being able to play games without being tethered to your PC is very freeing. You will need a link cable in order to play PC games which is an inconvenience, as is the lack of rechargeable controllers. However, these minor issues are easy to overlook because the Meta Quest 2 headsets gets pretty much all the fundamentals right. 

Finding the Meta Quest 2 in stock hasn’t always been easy this year, so the chance to score this impressive VR headset at a discounted price — and with a couple of worthwhile free games — is an opportunity that shouldn’t be passed up. We don’t expect to see a bigger price drop during Cyber Monday deals so there’s no reason to delay. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.