If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you delete your Facebook account, you will lose all Oculus purchases and information

If you have linked your old Oculus account to Facebook or created a new one when you set up an Oculus Quest 2 and then decide you want to delete your Facebook account, you will also lose all of the purchases that you have made on the Oculus Store.

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What follows is the verbatim text that is displayed when you attempt to delete a Facebook account:

Deleting your account is permanent.

When you delete your Facebook account, you won’t be able to retrieve the content or information you’ve shared on Facebook. Your Messenger and all of your messages will also be deleted.

Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus information.

This includes your app purchases and achievements. You will no longer be able to return any apps and will lose any existing store credits.

If you own an older Oculus headset like the original Quest or Rift S and haven’t linked accounts yet, you can still delete your Facebook account safely. This will only work for so long; Facebook have confirmed that they will drop all support for Oculus accounts in 2023. They have not provided many details on the next steps but right now if you own an old headset, it looks like the best move is to stay as far away from the Facebook ecosystem as you can.

Facebook has come under fire in the recent months, their attempts to force new and returning players to sign up for their social media site has resulted in some pretty major backlash, not only from the public but from governmental agencies as well.

We have previously reported on the issues that some new Quest 2 users have had in setting up or reactivating Facebooks accounts, some going as far as calling the new headset a “paperweight” after being banned for seemingly no reason at all.

This year Facebook, as well as a many other major internet companies, were part of an extensive anti-trust investigation. Facebook was singled out as a particularly offensive actor when it came to forcing users to take part in a separate service from the one they had originally bought in order to access it.

The future still looks bright for Oculus, the Quest 2 was one of their fastest selling headsets, but it does not look nearly as bright for the consumers.

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Andrew Boggs

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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