Oculus Quest 2 controllers: How do you fix them and can they be replaced?

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., demonstrates an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset and Oculus Touch controllers as the gives a demonstration during the Oculus Connect 3 event in San Jose, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Facebook Inc. is working on a new virtual reality product that is more advanced than its Samsung Gear VR, but doesn't require connection to a personal computer, like the Oculus Rift does. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

THE OCULUS Quest 2, also known as the Meta Quest 2, is one of the most popular VR headsets on the market. 

The low price, standalone wireless capabilities, and wide library of software makes it an appealing option for mid-range virtual reality. 

Mark Zuckerberg using the Meta Quest.

The controllers that come with the Quest 2 are also excellent, but like any controller, are susceptible to damage and wear. 

Here’s everything you need to know about fixing and replacing your Oculus Quest 2 controllers. 

Can Oculus Quest 2 controllers be replaced?

Like most parts of the Quest 2, the controllers for the headset can be purchased as replacements should yours fail. 

You can buy both the left and right Quest 2 controllers separately for £69.99 each, but unfortunately there’s no discount for buying both. 

You can also buy the much more capable Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers for £299.99 for the pair, and they come with a charging dock. 

If your Quest 2 is still under warranty, you can also request a replacement or repair from Meta’s official support page. 

How do I fix my Oculus Quest 2 controllers?

Due to the complex nature of Quest 2 controllers, attempting to repair them yourself is not recommended. 

If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could seriously damage the controller even more, or even hurt yourself. 

If you want to fix your Quest 2 controller, it’s best to file a repair request with Meta’s support team, though it will cost money. 

You could also try taking the controller to a computer repair store, as some do have experience with controllers like the Quest 2. 

Can you play Oculus Quest 2 without controller? 

Meta recently added a new feature that lets users control the interface without the use of any controller.

The new feature is called Direct Touch, and was added in the v50 operating system update last month, expanding on previous hand-tracking options. 

Unfortunately, not many games support Direct Touch or hand-tracking yet, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to play games without a controller.

That said, you can still scroll through the interface, launch apps, and watch videos on apps like Netflix without ever needing a controller. 

Written by Oliver Brandt on behalf of GLHF.


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