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Are Oculus Quest 2 controllers rechargeable?

There’s nothing worse than having your controllers die mid-game.

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Quick Answer: No, Oculus Quest 2 controllers are not rechargeable. The controllers are powered by two AA batteries, which must be replaced when they run out of charge.

So, you got a new Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset. You’re in for a treat with immersive VR experiences, including games, movies, and interactives.

Take it from us; nothing will break your immersion faster than your controllers running out of battery charge.

You’ll want to know how to charge your Oculus Quest 2 controllers, so you’re prepared. Can they even be charged, or do you need more batteries to swap in? We’ll tell you all you need to know.

So, can you recharge the Oculus Quest 2 controllers?

Short answer: No, they need batteries

Oculus Quest 2 controllers use one AA battery each. In other words, you can’t recharge the controllers like a smartphone; they require batteries. Specifically, AA batteries.

We like the trusty eneloops, which are worth every penny. We’ve found they take a charge better and have more charge cycles than the competition.

READ MORE: What’s the Oculus Quest 2’s battery life?

Now you know what you need, it’s time to tell you how to replace those batteries. Hold the controller in one or both hands and look for the eject symbol on the handle.

It’s a chevron shape with either R or L, depending on which controller you’re holding. Push that away from you in the direction the wedge shows.

What batteries do Oculus Quest 2 controllers use?

The battery compartment cover will slide off, so you can replace the AA battery. Once it’s in, slide the cover back on.

Oculus chose replaceable batteries so you can easily get back to your VR experiences without delay. This will come in handy once you start enjoying VR and can’t wait to jump back in.

And while you’re at it, feel free to stock up on some extra batteries here while you’re at.

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