Oculus Rift's 2-Year Anniversary is a $28,000 Gold Rush With a Shot at 100 Free VR Games

In addition to a large collection of updates in celebration of two strong years in VR, Oculus is giving out $28,000 in prizes.


Today, Oculus is celebrating its two-year anniversary. There are a collection of individual game updates, including the reveal of the Rift version of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire’s VR Case Files, but the Oculus crew is celebrating its community with $28,000 in prizes in the Rift Gold Rush.

The Rift Gold Rush gives participants a shot at a prize pool that includes a “Golden Account” that unlocks 100 Oculus Rift games for free. Other prizes include Oculus store credits, and a brand-new gaming PC.

Oculus is getting the rush started with Brass Tactics, a VR RTS we enjoyed a great deal in our hands-on impressions, getting a free weekend. On Saturday, March 31, players can jump into a multiplayer match anytime from 1:00 PM PT - 2:00 PM PT for a chance to win one of the Gold Rush prizes and similar events will continue in the coming weeks.

Rift Core and Oculus Home have seen their share of updates over the last two years and the two-year celebration brings another major one for those that were early adopters: Custom trophies. Starting today, Oculus is rolling out special edition trophies for those that pre-ordered Rift and/or Oculus Touch along with DK1 and DK2 backers. They can be found in the Achievements section of your inventory.

If you’re itching for some fresh faces in your Rift library, there are some deals live on the Oculus Store right now. Lone Echo, The Mage’s Tale, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew are all discounted and you can save up to 75% on individual titles, curated bundles, and upcoming daily deals. Here are just a few highlights you can snatch up today:

There are three anniversary bundles available for $89.99 and each one of them gives your library a massive injection of six quality VR games. Just to give you an idea, here’s the lineup for the Green Pack:

  • Arizona Sunshine
  • The Mage’s Tale
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Apex Construct
  • Eleven: Table Tennis VR

The other packs include games like Sprint Vector, a VR racing platformer we had an absolute blast with, and In Death, a game that could turn out to be the Dark Souls of VR.

If you haven’t jumped onto the Oculus Rift hype train yet, you can grab one now through April 3 and receive a $50 Oculus Store credit so you can snatch up some fun to get you started.

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