It’s been just over a month since Facebook launched Oculus Quest 2 managing to surpass its sales expectations. Today, sees the arrival of the headset’s first offer, where new purchases are applicable for a free copy of Oculus Rift exclusive Asgard’s Wrath.
The deal is in celebration of Oculus Link’s first anniversary, with the feature now out of beta as of this week. Running from today until 31st January 2021, anyone buying Oculus Quest 2 within this time frame – no deal for early adopters – will be eligible to redeem the offer. This saves you £29.99 GBP on the price of this epic VR adventure.
As a PC VR title, you’ll obviously need a decent computer to run Asgard’s Wrath as well as a compatible USB-C cable. Claiming sounds fairly easy, with Oculus explaining: “Just make sure you have the Oculus PC App installed, use any Link-compatible cable (whether Oculus or third-party) to connect a newly activated Quest 2, and then check your Rift library to download the title at no cost.”
Asgard’s Wrath is a massive 40+ hour single-player campaign based on Norse mythology. You take the role of a fledgeling god who is set several challenges by the mischievous Loki. To become God of Animals you have to help preordained Heroes of the Realms (humans) fulfil their destinies by inhabiting their bodies. You’ll then be able to fight as a mere mortal as well as a god, switching between the two to solve environmental puzzles.
Most of the combat is heavily geared towards close-range melee fighting, whether you prefer a duel-wielding setup or a more defensive sword and shield combo. As a god, you can also transform animals into warrior companions, each with their own special abilities to aid you in those tough battles.
If you’re utilising Oculus Link to play Rift titles then its always worth picking up some other Oculus PC exclusives including Lone Echo and Stormland. And don’t forget Respawn Entertainment’s Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is due in December.
With Oculus Link out of beta, you can now toggle between 72Hz, 80Hz, and 90Hz – depending on PC specs – to make the gameplay even smoother. As further deals and updates are rolled out, VRFocus will let you know.