You don’t need wi-fi to play on Oculus Quest 2 – Here are offline tricks

Meta Quest 2 VR Headset indeed is the best way to enjoy any games available on the Oculus App Store.

Some of the games offer a multiplayer mode that needs active internet while some of them can be played alone without requiring internet.

Each and every VR headset available on the market are programmed to work without a Wi-Fi connection all the time.

You need WiFi when you’re specifically asked by any apps on your headset. Like if you’re not connected to wifi, even your Oculus Quest 2 Profile will not load.

Even though the online mode in any game offers more functionality than the offline mode, we can’t miss some gamers that don’t have a reliable wi-fi connection.

Think of your meta quest 2 exactly like your iPhone, you don’t need the internet to use it all day but however, but if you want to play some games that don’t offer offline mode, that’s when you need Wi-Fi.

Here’s a complete list of the most popular online VR Games to Play with Friends & Family

As well all know, we can’t play in multi-player mode if there is no internet connection. Similarly, the single-player mode can be played without requiring wifi.

How to Appear Offline In Oculus Quest 2? 

With Oculus Quest 2, you can enjoy a bunch of games without an internet connection by setting it up offline.

If you want to set it up manually, follow these steps. You can do this on your phone or on your PC. The instructions below are for the PC app. 

  • From the PC, open “The Oculus app” 
  • Log in to your current account 
  • Click on “Home”
  • Go to the “Friends” section at the bottom left and you will see your profile there
  • Next, click on the avatar in your profile 
  • Then click the three dots at the top right of the screen. 
  • You can choose to appear offline at step 7

When you do this, you will see the green dot in your profile avatar vanish. This indicates your Oculus Quest 2 has gone offline or your Meta Quest is disconnected from WiFi.

Things you must do before going offline on quest 2

Just like a new phone or laptop, you need to complete the initial setup process and download some amazing offline games from Meta Store and Steam.

There are a lot of online games that also can be played without the internet in offline mode.

Another thing to remember is the firmware update and the in-game update which ensures the latest features along with other bugs fixed.

Note: These settings require an active and fast internet connection.

Does Oculus Quest 2 Come with Offline-playable Games?

Yes, there are thousands of offline games like BeatSaber and Super Hot that are available for download and ready to be played without needing any Wi-Fi. Some games can be played only in online mode while other games can be played both on and offline.

If you’re experiencing any lag while playing beat saber, check how to fix the issue immediately.

Some of my favourite free-to-play offline games on Steam:

  • Payday 2
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends
  • Warframe
  • Bloons TD
  • Path of Exile
  • War Thunder

How to know you can play any game offline?

Each and every game on steam and Meta Store contains a description of the game where the developer indicates if the game requires internet or not.

This is how you find out if any games can be played online or offline.

Like the video I shared, The Climb game as you can see doesn’t require an internet connection.

Can I Play Oculus Quest Games in Airplane Mode?

Oculus Headset cannot go “full” aeroplane mode because your Bluetooth settings can’t be turned off since the headset itself doesn’t have them. Instead, put your phone in Airplane mode (which is connected to your headset).

Airplane mode is not available on Oculus Quest 2 as the headset doesn’t have any sim card. The thing airplane mode refers to offline mode and it means you’ve turned off your internet connection.

So, as there is no airplane mode you can play quest games while being offline.

Is there a way to go offline on Oculus?

The way to go offline simply means the WiFi mode has been turned off.

Follow the steps to go offline on Oculus Quest 2:

  1. Under the settings tab of the menu bar, select Wi-Fi.
  2. To turn off your Wi-Fi, press the On and Off switch under “Wi-Fi.”
  3. Alternatively, you can select See All under the settings tab.
  4. By pressing the Wi-Fi On/Off button, you can turn on or off Wi-Fi.

Does Oculus Quest 2 require Wi-Fi 6?

As meta stated, there is no Wi-Fi 6 required for using Oculus Quest 2 or any other headset. If your headset comes with Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6E, you don’t have to change any settings manually to connect.

What internet speed is needed for Oculus Quest 2?

As far as meta, they said that at least 4Mbps upload and download speed is required to play games and online content on oculus quest 2.

There are a lot of VR games that requires a very high speed internet speed as those games are being loaded from cloud servers

If you’re a very poor quality internet service, you’ll feel lag while gaming. I suggest changing the internet provider as soon as possible and upgrading to a better internet provider.