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Our favorite 4K Windows Mixed Reality VR headset is $150 off for Black Friday

hp reverb G2 VR headset
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If you already have a gaming PC that can handle the heat, acting on a Black Friday VR headset deal is a great way to unlock a completely new platform for games. The HP Reverb G2 is one of our favorite headsets, and for $449.99, it's sitting at one of the lowest prices we've seen in months.

In our roundup of the best VR headsets, we called the Reverb the "best VR headset from the Windows Mixed Reality group." Our 75% review had some qualms with its inconsistent inside out tracking and limited field of view, but its stunning 4K resolution (that's 2160p per lens) looks so good that it basically erases VR's infamous screen door effect.

The resolution is really what sets the Reverb apart, but its designation as a Windows Mixed Reality headset can be a drag at times. My friend owns a Reverb and we've played lots of VR games together with me on an Oculus Quest 2, but we'll occasionally run into a game that, for whatever reason, doesn't seem to work on his headset.

HP Reverb G2

HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset | 2160p per lens | 6m cable | Off-ear headphones | $599.99 $449.99 at HP (save $150)
One of our favorite VR headsets is down to its lowest price in months during Black Friday. The Reverb G2 doesn't check every box for the perfect VR headset, but it is one of the cheapest ways to nab a quality 4K headset that successfully bypasses the dreaded "screen door effect" that most headsets suffer from. Read our full review here.

His troubles usually have to do with a lack of support for the Windows Mixed Reality platform (especially for older games that don't see many updates anymore), so keep that in mind if you're also eyeing those attractive Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals. That said, the brief time I spent using the Reverb really made it hard to go back to the Quest 2's grainier screen.

Another caveat for those used to the Quest 2's untethered freedoms is the Reverb's mandatory cable, but rest assured that the one that comes with is plenty long enough for your play space.

Morgan Park

Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.