You can finally play Star Wars Battlefront on the Oculus Quest 2

Star Wars "Roger" droids wearing Meta Quest 2 headsets
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What you need to know

  • A new Star Wars loadout and several maps have been added to the Quest 2 game Contractors, which includes similar game modes to the popular Star Wars: Battlefront game.
  • Players can jump into several iconic maps including Tatooine, Hoth, Kashyyyk, and others, and play as either the Clones or Droids.
  • Contractors is a $20 game and recently received a new update that gives players tools to create their own weapons, models, maps, and more.

If you've been eagerly awaiting the chance to live through the Clone Wars for some strange reason — whether it's living out a childhood dream or just wondering what it feels like to be in the head of a B1-series battle droid — the wait is over. All you'll need is a Quest 2 and a copy of the game Contractors since this isn't an official release of Battlefront.

Once you've loaded Contractors up on your Oculus Quest 2, head on over to multiplayer, browse the server list, and find any game with the loadout labeled "Clone Wars". This will load up all the Star Wars Clone Wars-era weapons and transform each team's models into Star Wars clones and droids.

Selecting the Star Wars loadout in Contractors on the Meta Quest 2

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The Clone Wars loadout for Contractors VR completely transforms both the character models on each side and the weapons you'll be using. One side plays as Clone Troopers while the other side plays as B1-series battle droids, probably better known as "Rogers" from the movies and shows.

Contractors is one of our favorite Quest 2 games and can be described as a military shooter that's in a similar vein of Call of Duty or Counter-Strike. The game recently received an update that included lots of tools for developers to make and import their own character models, weapons, maps, and design their own gameplay modes.

This Clone Wars loadout can be played with any map or mode in Contractors and comes hot on the heels of the immediately popular Halo VR loadout that launched for the game last week. As you might expect, the maps that feel the most authentic are ones that take place in iconic Star Wars battle locations like Hoth, Tatooine, Kashyyyk, and several others. We've already seen additional weapons added to the Clone Wars loadout since the launch over the weekend, and more weapons and maps are likely to come.

Playing any of these modes is simple and doesn't require any kind of third-party modding. Contractors has an in-game "mod" browser where you can find and download any maps, loadouts, or modes that have been uploaded to the game's servers. Anyone can use these "mods" to host their own servers or just join a server that already has them enabled.

Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu