How to Play Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2? [2 Methods]

For a lot of people, video games have become an important part of their lives. There are so many ways and platforms that you can use to play video games. We do see how VR games are picking up pace and a lot of people are transitioning into VR. There are a good number of games that you can play, especially on the standalone Meta Oculus Quest 2. You can choose to play games from the Store as well as be able to sideload those games from other places.

However, not everyone is a fan of the collection of games that are available on the Quest app store. However, the need for more games has always been the need for a lot of people. Now, the big question that a lot of people have been asking is if it is possible to play games from the Steam library in VR on Meta Oculus Quest 2. Read along to know the different methods you can use to play Steam games on Oculus Quest 2.

How to Play Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2

Steam is a game platform that has the largest library of games for you to play either for free or by paying a certain amount. Because how the Quest 2 is a standalone headset, a lot of people have been thinking about whether the VR headset will actually be able to play Steam games. The answer to this question is yes, you can play Steam games on your Quest 2 headset.

However, one should know that for this to work, you will have to make use of a desktop PC as there is no standalone app for Steam on the Quest Store. Worry not as we have mentioned the steps that you need to follow in order to play Steam games on your Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

Setup Quest 2 to Play Steam Games

Now, we will be looking into how you can play Steam Games on your Quest 2 VR. The steps are simple and easy. Provided you have the following things with you.

  • Quest Desktop App
  • Supported Windows PC
  • Airlink for Quest 2

When it comes to making use of the Link option available on the Quet 2 headset for your PC, there are a few requirements that you need to meet. If you have a system that exceeds the minimum system requirements, you will be able to set up Steam for your Quest 2 VR.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 
  • Graphics: Supported Nvidia and AMD GPUs
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Operating system: Windows 10 and newer
  • USB Ports: 1 or more

Steps to Setup Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2

This is the first method that you can follow to play Steam games. Follow these steps correctly to get the desired results.

  1. First, you need to have the Quest Desktop app on yours. If don’t have it, download the app and launch it.
  2. Connect your Quest 2 headset to your Windows PC using the provided Link Type C cable.
  3. In the Quest Desktop app, click on the Devices option.
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  4. Now, click on the Add Headset option and complete the process that is needed to set up by following the instructions on the screen.
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  5. Now, select the Link Cable option when asked to choose a connection method.
  6. Once that has been done, open up Steam on your PC and select the VR mode for Steam.
  7. All you now need to do is select and play from the numerous VR games that are available on the Steam library.

Steps to Play Steam Games on Oculus Quest 2

Here is the second method that you can follow o play Steam games on your Quest 2 headset. This method is best for those who have a strong WiFi network and good internet speeds.

  1. Launch the Quest 2 app on your Windows PC.
  2. Now, click on the Settings option within the app, then select beta tab.
  3. You should see an option that says, Air Link. Click on the toggle to switch the feature on.
  4. Wear your Quest 2 headset.
  5. Grab the controller and press the Oculus button on it.
  6. The menu should now pop up on your screen. You should see an Quest Link option on the screen. Select it.
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  7. The Quest 2 headset will search for your PC, or, you can select Launch Quest Link to enable Air Link and connect your PC.
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  8. Go back to the home screen on your Quest 2.
  9. You should see the Desktop option at the bottom. Select it.
  10. Now, search for the Steam app and launch it.
  11. You can now play your Steam VR games on your Quest 2 headset.

Conclusion

This continues the guide on how you can play Steam games on your Meta Quest 2 headset. Given that there are two methods for you to choose from, you can choose the one that is convenient for you. However, a lot of people prefer to make use of the wired method as it ensures that you do not have any delays or lags when playing your games via Steam.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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