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Can you buy a replacement controller for the Oculus Quest 2?

We’ve all broken the controller from one of our devices. Can you easily replace one?

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One of the most important parts of your Oculus Quest 2 is the controller. They control your interactions with games, apps, and other experiences, and gesture control helps with your immersion.

You might get too immersed though, and accidentally hit one of your controllers, breaking it. In instances such as this, you’ll need to figure out a solution, as the controllers are a major component of the VR headset.

Here’s what to know about a replacement controller for your Oculus Quest 2.

So, does Oculus sell replacement controllers for the Quest 2?

Short answer: Yes

Replacement controllers for the Oculus Quest 2 cost $69 each, and ideally, you can get them directly from Oculus. However, Meta’s Quest store currently shows them as out of stock, which has been the case for several months now.

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UPDATE 6/7/2022 03:21 PM ET: The Meta Store now has the Right controller in stock, with delivery dates estimated at two days from ordering time. The Left controller is still out of stock, with no set date for restocking.

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UPDATE 6/1/2022 12:55 PM ET: The Meta Store is once again showing Quest 2 controllers as out of stock. At the time of writing, the store’s product page doesn’t display estimated delivery dates, so consumers have no way to know when the company plans to make them available again.

You can technically get them on Amazon from overcharging third-party sellers, but we don’t recommend you do that. Meta Quest 2 controllers normally run $69 a pop. But resellers are charging $200, so you might as well buy a full Quest 2 headset pack for $299.

READ MORE: Where are all the Meta Quest 2 controllers?

If you end up getting one from the Meta Quest store, you’ll want to make sure you’re on the correct ordering page for the replacement controller, as the controller that the Oculus Quest 2 uses isn’t quite the same as the one that came with the original Oculus Quest.

Don’t forget to unpair the old, broken controller (if possible), and manually pair the new replacement when it arrives.

READ MORE: Does the Oculus Quest 2 have expandable storage?

One last note, while the controller for the Oculus Quest 2 is better for battery life than the one that shipped with the Rift CV1; they’re not as robust. The tracking ring at the top sticks out and isn’t the thickest plastic.

Maybe before you need a replacement controller, it’s worth buying some silicone covers to cushion any inevitable knocks.

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