With the v28 software update, Oculus Quest 2 now has experimental support for a 120Hz refresh rate. Here’s every game that can run at 120Hz on Quest 2 (so far).
The Quest 2 shipped last year with just a 72Hz refresh rate — the same as the original Quest model. Since then, it’s received multiple software updates that add in support for higher refresh rates. First it was 90Hz, and now there’s experimental support for 120Hz as well.
Don’t get too excited though — not all existing Quest games will be able to support 120Hz. In fact, in the past John Carmack has said that only a few existing Quest games will be able to make the leap from 90 to 120, because of the high performance requirements.
To enable 120Hz on the games below, make sure you’re updated to v28 of the Quest software and then enable the 120Hz setting under Experimental Features in your Quest settings menu. If you’re not able to download v28 yet, you may just have to wait — Quest software updates roll out to users gradually, and not all at once.
For some games, you’ll also have to enable a 120Hz setting in the game’s menu as well.
Without further ado, here’s the list of all Quest 2 games that support 120Hz at the time of writing. This list will be frequently updated as more games add support, so check back often. And if you’re a developer with a 120Hz app running on Quest, please reach out to us via [email protected] to let us know.
You can pick up all these titles on the Oculus Store.
Zero-G team sport Echo VR now supports 120Hz “during core gameplay,” according to developer Ready At Dawn. Certain areas of the game including the Arena tunnels, goal celebrations and the lobby still run at 90Hz. For those unfamiliar, Echo VR is a disc-throwing game that’s extremely similar to the sport from Ender’s Game. It’s also extremely competitive so getting in there and experiencing it at 120Hz could give you a sense of whether the increased frame rate can have an effect on competition.
Cubism was the first app to add 120Hz support on Quest 2. We reviewed the game last year and thought it was absolutely fantastic. 120Hz support is just the latest in a string of updates that bring support for the latest Quest technology to the game — a few months ago, Cubism also received fantastic hand tracking support.
Eleven Table Tennis
By way of Reddit post, we’ve seen that Eleven Table Tennis is getting 120Hz support on Quest 2. For a game that’s widely considered to be one of the most accurate table tennis simulations out there, the smoother it can run the better. This will undoubtedly make Eleven an even easier game to recommend for Quest 2 owners.
The second app to add 120Hz support on Quest 2 was the table tennis game Racket Fury. You can enable 120Hz in the video options menu in-game.
Virtual Desktop’s 120Hz update means that you can play your PC VR games wirelessly at 120Hz using the service — something that a wired Oculus Link connection or Oculus’ newly-announced official wireless streaming competitor, Air Link, won’t support in v28. However, it’s currently only available in the beta release of Virtual Desktop as an opt-in service.
To opt into the beta release, go to the Virtual Desktop store listing, either online or on the Oculus App, and click on the version number in the information section. You can then select and opt into the beta release. Download it onto your headset and enable 120Hz in Virtual Desktop’s settings and you’re good to go.
Rhythm ‘n Bullets
This is the only game on the list that isn’t available on the Oculus Store — it’s actually an App Lab title. It’s a blend between a shooter and a rhythm game, as the title might suggest.
Just like Virtual Desktop, 120Hz support is currently only available in the beta release of Rhythm ‘n Bullets. To opt into the beta release, go to the Rhythm ‘n Bullets App Lab listing, either online or on the Oculus App, and click on the version number in the information section. You can then select and opt into the beta release. Download it onto your headset and enable 120Hz in-game and you’re good to go.
What apps do you want to get 120Hz support? Let us know in the comments and check back for updates to the list.
Editor’s Note: Since publication this post was updated to include several more games. It was originally published on April 16 and the publish date changed with updates.
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