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What’s the Oculus Quest 2’s battery life?

Can you watch a full movie on the Quest 2 before it dies? How long can you game? Here’s what to know.

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Quick Answer: The Oculus Quest 2’s battery life should last about three hours. For more intensive gaming sessions, battery life can dwindle to 2 hours, give or take.

The Oculus Quest 2 has been flying off shelves since Meta released it in 2020. As it’s a standalone device, you may be wondering about the battery life of the Quest 2 headset.

According to Meta, the Oculus Quest 2 features a 3,648 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. The single-cell battery is rated at 3.6 volts.

Oculus Quest 2 Battery Specs

Battery Capacity:3,640 mAh
Battery Type:Lithium-ion battery pack
Wattage Rating:14 watt-hour
Voltage:3.85 volts

As a standalone device, it uses wireless connectivity. That can be a real battery drain, but that’s only the beginning. But mainly, running the displays that project virtual reality images is a huge drain.

How long will your Meta Quest 2 battery life last before its battery runs low? Can you make it last longer?

So, how long does the Oculus Quest 2 battery last?

Short answer: Roughly two hours for gaming, and three hours for watching movies and browsing.

As always, Oculus Quest 2 battery life calculations depend on what you’re doing with the headset. You’ll get close to three hours of streaming movies or gaming at lower refresh rates.

However, heavier gaming use, especially at 120Hz refresh rates, drags that down to two hours.

READ MORE: Does the Oculus Quest 2 have quick charging?

The good news is that you can use the Oculus Quest 2 while charging. While the cable will limit your movement, you could also add a battery pack to extend playtime.

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The Oculus Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery Pack (Image: KnowTechie)

Oculus sells the Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery Pack, which doubles the playtime. Companies like Rebuff Reality sell even larger battery packs that still go onto the strap.

You could even jerry-rig things with literally any battery pack with a USB-C cable output.

READ MORE: How long does the Oculus Quest 2 take to charge?

So there you have it. The Meta Quest 2’s battery life should last around three hours. For the gamers out there, expect the battery life on the Oculus Quest 2 to run for two hours.

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