Oculus Rift S Pre-Order Info

General Information

Learn more about Oculus Rift S.

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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Run the Oculus Compatibility Check Tool

Before you buy an Oculus Rift or Rift S, we recommend that you run the Oculus compatibility check tool. The compatibility check tool will help you make sure your computer can power the full Rift or Rift S experience.

To run the Rift and Rift S compatibility check tool:

  1. Go to https://ocul.us/compat-tool to download the compatibility check tool.
  2. Open the tool and click Start.

Check the Results

After running the compatibility check tool, you'll be able to see if your computer:

  • Meets or exceeds the recommended system specifications: You should be able to power the full Rift or Rift S experience.
  • Meets or exceeds the minimum system specs: You should be able to run the Rift or Rift S, but you may come across problems that we won’t be able to fix.
  • Doesn’t meet the minimum system specs: You may not be able to run the Rift or Rift S at all. If you still decide to buy a Rift or Rift S, we won’t be held responsible if it doesn’t work on your computer.

Note: The Oculus Compatibility Tool doesn't guarantee compatibility with All-In-One PCs or Laptops.


If Your Computer Doesn’t Meet the Specifications

If you find out that your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specs after running the compatibility check tool, you can:

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

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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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?

The Oculus Compatibility Tool confirms on-board hardware specs like GPU, CPU and memory, but cannot detect functional configurations such as DisplayPorts or Mini DisplayPorts being directly connected to a discrete GPU. Once you have confirmed that your PC has either a DisplayPort port or Mini DisplayPort port, you can use the tool to check the remaining hardware specs for compatibility.

We also 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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Pre-Orders

Everything you need to know about pre-ordering 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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If you pre-order Oculus Rift S from Oculus.com, we won't collect payment until your Rift S is being prepared for shipment.

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Oculus Rift S will begin shipping on 5/21/2019.

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If you pre-order both Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest, each device will be shipped separately when it becomes available.

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If Your Pre-Order Payment Method Hasn’t Been Charged Yet

If you pre-ordered Oculus Rift S from Oculus.com, and your payment method hasn't been charged yet, you can cancel your pre-order. We won't charge your card until your order is being prepped for shipment.

To cancel your pre-order:

  1. Log into your Oculus account.
  2. If you checked out as a guest, click here to access your guest account.
  3. Click on My Orders from the left menu.
  4. Select the order you want to cancel.
  5. Locate the option “Do you want to cancel this order?”
    • If you don't see this option, the order has already processed and can no longer be canceled.
  6. Select your reason for cancellation from the dropdown menu.
  7. Click Cancel Order.
  8. If you have any trouble with the steps above, you can contact Oculus Support to cancel your order.
If Your Pre-Order Payment Method Has Already Been Charged

If you pre-ordered Oculus Rift S from Oculus.com and your payment method has been charged, the pre-order can no longer be canceled.

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Oculus Store

Learn how the Oculus Store works with Oculus Rift S.

No, Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest don't support the same Oculus Store.

Oculus Rift S works with the existing Oculus Rift store. Oculus Quest has its own store that will have 50+ titles at launch, some of which are new for Quest and some of which are Rift titles that have been ported over.

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For titles that are available for both Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest, we support the ability to buy once and be entitled to the content on both devices.

With that being said, Oculus believes that it's important to empower the developer to make this decision, so while encouraged, developers are not required to implement cross-buying. The decision to allow for cross-buying is ultimately up to each developer and whatever is best for their business and community.

It's also important to note that Quest and Rift S run on different operating systems, so progress in a game on one device won’t necessarily carry over to the other.

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