Buying Your Oculus Rift S

General Information

Learn the basics about Oculus Rift S and what comes in the box.

Oculus Rift S is a PC VR headset with a high-resolution display, Roomscale tracking with no external sensors and fully immersive Oculus Touch controllers.

You can make sure that your PC is ready to power the full Rift S experience by reviewing our recommended system specifications.

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Your Oculus Rift S comes with:

  • Oculus Rift S headset with attached USB 3.0 and DisplayPort cables
  • Two Oculus Touch controllers
  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter
  • Two AA batteries (for the controllers)
  • Reference guide
  • Safety & warning manual
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Oculus Rift S with Roomscale works best with a safe, unobstructed play area of at least 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet (2 meters by 2 meters).

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Specifications

Oculus Rift S

ComponentRecommended SpecsMinimum Specs
Processor Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greaterIntel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Alternative Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Memory8GB+ RAM8GB+ RAM
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10
USB Ports1x USB 3.0 ports1x USB 3.0 port
Video OutputCompatible DisplayPort video outputCompatible miniDisplayPort video output (miniDisplayPort to DisplayPort adapter included with Rift S)

Oculus Rift

Beginning 1/14/2020, we will officially stop supporting the Rift platform on Windows 7 and 8.1 to align with Microsoft’s announcement of ending support for Windows 7. As previously announced in June 2018, Windows 10 is now the minimum required operating system spec for the Rift platform and we encourage everyone who isn’t already running Windows 10 to upgrade. Windows 10 will enable us to deliver the best performance and latest advancements, while aligning with industry standards.

ComponentRecommended SpecsMinimum Specs
Processor Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greaterIntel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
Alternative Graphics CardNVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greaterNVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Memory8GB+ RAM8GB+ RAM
Operating SystemWindows 10Windows 10
USB Ports Rift3x USB 3.0 ports, plus 1x USB 2.0 port1x USB 3.0 port, plus 2x USB 2.0 ports
Video Output (Rift)Compatible HDMI 1.3 video outputCompatible HDMI 1.3 video output

Note: The operating system specified in the table above may be updated as third-party software changes dictate. Certain experiences on Rift and Rift S require a computer system exceeding Oculus’ minimum or recommended specifications. Please refer to the recommended specifications for the Rift or Rift S experiences you intend to use.

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Oculus Rift S

Graphics Card
Recommended Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Minimum Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater

Learn more about the graphics cards the Rift S can support.

Memory
  • 8GB+ RAM
Operating System

The Rift S requires Windows 10.

CPU

The Rift S requires the following CPUs:

Recommended Spec
  • Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Minimum Spec
  • Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
USB Ports

The Oculus Rift S requires at least one USB 3.0 port.

  • Confirm that you're running the most up-to-date version of Windows 10. You can do this by selecting check for updates from your computer's system settings.
  • The most up-to-date USB driver should automatically be installed with the latest version of Windows.

Oculus Rift

Graphics Card
Recommended Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Minimum Specs
  • NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
  • NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater

Learn more about the graphics cards the Rift supports.

Memory
  • 8GB+ RAM
Operating System

The Rift requires Windows 10.

CPU
Recommended Spec
  • Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Minimum Spec
  • Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
USB Ports

The Oculus Rift requires at least three USB ports, one of which must be USB 3.0, to support the external sensors.

If you don’t have enough USB 3.0 ports, you can buy and install an expansion card. We recommend the following options:

Basic Oculus Rift 2-Sensor Setup:

Note: For these cards, use the latest ASMedia driver package.

Oculus Rift 3-Sensor Setup:

Note: For these cards, use the most recent drivers available from Microsoft and update to the most recent version of Windows.

Max VR Performance and Room Scale Setup:

Note: For these cards, use the most recent drivers available from Microsoft and update to the most recent version of Windows.

If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specs:

Note: If you need help installing new components for your computer, try contacting a computer specialist.

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Your Oculus Rift S uses USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connectors to connect to your computer. We've listed the different options that you can and can't use to connect your Rift S below:

Supported Connections
  • DisplayPort Connection: You can connect your Oculus Rift S to any DisplayPort port that is directly connected to a discrete GPU.
  • Mini DisplayPort Connection: You can connect your Oculus Rift S to any Mini DisplayPort port that is directly connected to a discrete GPU using the mDP → DP adapter included with your Rift S.
Unsupported Connections
  • Mini DisplayPort Connection with third party adapter: Currently, the only mDP → DP adapter certified to work is the one provided with your Rift S. If other adapters are used, we cannot guarantee functionality or performance.
  • HDMI Connection with third party adapter: Currently, there are no known adapters that will work from HDMI → DP. If this changes, we’ll update this article to include any supported adapters. Until then, we don't recommend trying to use Rift S with any PC or laptop that does not have a DisplayPort port or Mini DisplayPort port.
  • USB Type-C Connection with third party adapter: Currently, we cannot make any recommendations for USB-C → DP. If this changes, we’ll update this article to include any supported adapters.
  • In order to ensure basic functionality, any display port used to connect Rift S needs to be directly connected to a discrete GPU.
How do I know if my PC is compatible with Oculus Rift S?

We recommend reviewing our list of Oculus Ready Certified PCs when looking for a new Rift S compatible PC and/or laptop.

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Rift Hardware

We've stopped manufacturing the original Oculus Rift, but are continuing to work on PC VR with Oculus Rift S. Rift and Rift S run on the same core platform, so both devices will be fully supported with regular updates and releases.

Rift Software

Oculus Rift owners will continue to have access to the same Rift and Rift S store. This includes any new content coming in the future, and any titles or experiences that you purchased previously will remain in your library.

Rift Warranty and Replacements

Oculus will continue to provide service and support for all Oculus Rift devices that are within warranty, including replacements if needed.

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Buying

Where you can buy an Oculus Rift S.

If you pre-order Oculus Rift S from Oculus.com, it can ship to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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You can buy an Oculus Rift S at the following stores:

Global Online
Global Retail
US
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • NewEgg
  • Microsoft
  • Micro Center
  • Walmart
DE
  • Amazon
  • Caseking
  • Saturn
  • MediaMarkt
  • Alternate
  • Conrad
  • Notebooksbilliger
  • Otto
FI
  • Gigantti
NO
  • Elkjøp
NL
  • CoolBlue
BE
  • CoolBlue
SE
  • Elgiganten
ES
  • Amazon
CH
  • Meletronics
DK
  • Elgiganten
CA
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • NewEgg
  • Microsoft
UK
  • Amazon
  • John Lewis
  • Argos
  • Scan
  • Currys PCWorld
  • Harrods
  • Dixons Travel
  • Game
  • Overclockers
  • Very.co UK
  • Littlewoods
  • Selfridges
FR
  • Amazon
  • FNAC
  • Darty
  • Materiel
  • LDLC
  • Boulanger
  • CDiscount
JP
  • Amazon
AU
  • Amazon
IT
  • Amazon
AT
  • Conrad
  • MediaMarkt
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Shipping

How and where we can ship your Oculus Rift S.

If you buy an Oculus device from the Oculus Store, it can ship to the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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When you buy an Oculus device, you can ship it to the following locations:

Regular Addresses
  • Homes
  • Apartments
  • Dorms
  • Condos
  • Offices

Keep the following things in mind if you ship your Oculus device to a regular address:

  • Do not use a P.O. Box address. Oculus does not ship to P.O. Boxes.
  • Check to make sure you include the right shipping info before checking out. Oculus isn’t responsible for shipping problems due to missing or incorrect addresses.
  • Orders may require signature depending on your location.
  • If your address has a front office, mail room or receptionist, they may sign for your Oculus device when it arrives. Check with them if your tracking details say your device was delivered, but you didn’t receive it yet.
Military Addresses
  • APO
  • FPO
  • DPO

Keep the following things in mind if you ship your Oculus device to a military address:

  • It can take between 45 to 60 days to receive your Oculus device.
  • For security reasons, the package will have limited tracking info.

If you don’t receive your Oculus device after 60 days from when your order shipped, please contact Oculus Support with your order number for help.

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When you buy something from the Oculus Store, you’ll receive a tracking number after your order is processed. You can view your tracking number by viewing your purchase history.

To view your purchase history:

  1. Go to Oculus.com.
  2. Click Login in the top right and then log in to your account.
  3. Click your username in the top right and then select My Orders.

Once you see your tracking number, check how it begins to see which courier is shipping your order:

Tracking NumberCourier
Begins with 1Z...UPS
Contains 12 digits (prefix varies)FedEx
Begins with JD...DHL
Begins with 420... or 937...USPS
Begins with JJD...Yodel

Notes:

  • If you receive a USPS tracking number, it may take some time for them to update your tracking information on their website.
  • It can take between 7 to 14 business days for USPS to deliver to residential and commercial addresses in the US.
  • It can take between 45 to 60 days for USPS delivery to APO, FPO and DPO military addresses.
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Some locations that can only be reached by local courier or require additional delivery handoffs may not be eligible for delivery. Oculus products can not be shipped to the following regions:

RegionCountry
ReunionFrance
GuadeloupeFrance
French PolynesiaFrance
Balearic IslandsSpain
Canary IslandsSpain
JerseyUnited Kingdom
GuernseyUnited Kingdom
Isle of ManUnited Kingdom
Puerto RicoUnited States
Virgin IslandsUnited States
Islands of TaiwanTaiwan
Islands of South KoreaSouth Korea
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Returns, Refunds, and Replacements

How refunds and replacements work.

Your Order Hasn’t Been Charged Yet

If you purchase a product from the Oculus site and your payment method hasn't been charged yet, you can cancel your order.

To cancel your order:

  1. Log into your Oculus account.
    • If you checked out as a guest, click here to access your guest account.
  2. Click on My Orders from the left menu.
  3. Select the order you want to cancel.
  4. Locate the option “Do you want to cancel this order?”
    • If you do not see this option, the order has already processed and can no longer be canceled.
  5. Select your reason for cancellation from the drop down menu.
  6. Click Cancel Order.

If you have any trouble with the steps above, you can contact Oculus Support to cancel your order.

Your Order Has Already Been Charged

If you ordered a product from the Oculus site and your payment method has been successfully charged, the order can no longer be canceled. If you have already received your Oculus product, you can contact Oculus Support to return it for a refund.

Keep the following things in mind if you return your Oculus device for a refund:

  • We’ll issue a refund for Oculus devices returned within 30 days from when your order shipped.
  • You’ll receive a refund to your payment method once your Oculus device has been returned and inspected.
  • Shipping fees are non-refundable

Note: If you bought your Oculus device from a retail store, you’ll need to visit the store you bought it from to request a refund.

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Service Process

If you have a problem with your Oculus device and you're not able to solve it by visiting the Support Center, try contacting Oculus Support to see if you need additional service.

If you’re looking for replacement parts and accessories, and your Oculus device is not eligible for warranty support, they are available for purchase here.

When contacting Oculus Support to determine if you need additional service, we will work closely with you to troubleshoot your issue and determine the appropriate service solution:

  • If your device is not eligible for warranty support, Oculus Support will work with you to facilitate the appropriate out of warranty service solution.
  • If your device is eligible for warranty support, Oculus may determine that your best option is a replacement. If that’s the case, here’s how the process works:
    1. We’ll send you a pre-paid return shipping label.
    2. Once you receive the pre-paid shipping label, send your Oculus device back to us following the instructions given to you by the Oculus Support team. Before you send your device, check to make sure you’ve included all of your components. If you forget to include a component, it could delay your replacement and cost you a fee.
    3. Once we receive your Oculus device, we’ll take a look at it to make sure it’s not working right.
    4. If it looks likes your Oculus device isn’t working right, we’ll go ahead and send you a replacement.
Components You Need to Send Back

If we think you need a replacement and your device is under warranty, you may need to send back your entire device bundle.

Please do not ship anything back until you've received final confirmation from your Oculus Support team member of exactly what needs to be returned.

  • If instructions are not followed, this will cause a delay in the processing of your return.
  • If any unauthorized items are sent to us, we will not be able to replace those for you.

If you are unsure of what you need to return, contact your Oculus Support team member for further details. If you do not have an open ticket with Oculus Support, click here to contact us.

Getting Your Replacement

It usually takes about 8 to 12 business days from the time you ship your Oculus device back to us, we receive it and then send the replacement back to you.

Keep in mind shipping and delivery times may vary based on your region, holidays and weather conditions.

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Fixing a Problem with your order

Oculus Quest order troubleshooting.

Once your Oculus device has shipped from the Oculus store, you won’t be able to change the shipping address.

We recommend checking to make sure your order information is correct before submitting it. Keep in mind Oculus isn't responsible for orders lost due to incorrect shipping details.

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If the shipping address you entered for your Oculus device in the Oculus Store is invalid, the following may be causing the issue:

  • You've entered a PO box or freight forwarding address.
    • We ship to regular addresses, like homes, apartments, dorms, condos and offices. We do not support PO Boxes or freight forwarders.
  • You've entered your address information incorrectly.
    • Make sure your city, state, and zip codes all match and your address is spelled correctly.
  • You've entered an address for a location with shipping restrictions.

If you're sure the above does not apply to you and you're still experiencing issues with your shipping address, please contact Customer Support.

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When you buy things in the Oculus Store, we send authorization requests to your bank or payment provider to verify your payment method.

If we’re not able to authorize your payment method, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Check to make sure you entered your payment info correctly.
  • Try contacting your payment provider to find out why your payment method isn’t authorized.
  • Try using a different payment method.
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If you bought an Oculus device in the Oculus store and you’re having a problem with your delivery, contact Oculus Support.

If your order was refused or wasn’t delivered to the address you entered when checking out, a refund will be issued to your payment method once it gets sent back to us.

Note: Shipping fees are non-refundable.

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