The metaverse is (supposedly) approaching, and virtual reality is one of its gateways. Roblox, the mega-popular digital platform, is known for its traditional video game experiences, but it has many VR titles, too.
You’ll need a VR headset and a PC to play Roblox games in virtual reality. In terms of VR gear, the Oculus Quest 2 (what we’ll use as an example throughout this article) is an excellent choice, but it’s not the only headset compatible with Roblox. As for PCs, you will need a high-powered gaming machine that can render virtual worlds.
Once you have those items in place, download the Oculus App to your PC. After installing it, connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC via the $79 Oculus Link Headset Cable (sold separately). If your PC lacks a USB-C connection, check out Oculus Link Headset Cables that support USB 3.1.
Alternatively, you can use Oculus Air Link, an Oculus Quest 2 beta feature, to connect the VR headset to your computer over Wi-Fi. This wireless option isn’t as stable as a wired connection, but it doesn’t restrict your movements like the cables do. If wireless performance isn’t an issue, then the connection route you walk comes down to preference. Note: You must activate Oculus Air Link from within the headset. Here’s how to set it up.
How to Connect the Quest 2 to Your PC Via Wi-Fi
Open the Oculus App on your PC
Select Beta from the top tabs
Toggle on the Air Link option
Now, you must enable Air Link inside the VR headset. Here’s how:
Press your Oculus button on the right VR controller (if the menu is not already up).
Click the time tray.
Find the Experimental option, and click it.
You’ll see an option for Air Link. Toggle it to blue.
You should now see an option on the first menu: Oculus Air Link. Click it.
Select the computer you would like to connect to, and click Pair.
A pairing code will appear on your Oculus desktop app and headset. Make sure these match, and click continue.
The Oculus environment appears once you’ve connected the VR headset to the PC. From there, you can play Oculus games, Steam games, and other compatible titles. This is also how we get to play Roblox, and make Roblox VR Games.
Please note that you can control your computer from inside the VR environment by selecting the desktop icon from the Quest 2’s menu bar. Once you’ve done that, you can control your mouse with the hand controllers.
How to Find Roblox VR Games
Now that you’ve set up your Oculus Quest 2, it’s time to find Roblox VR games. From the Roblox homepage (either in VR on your desktop, or from your real-world computer) search for VR titles.
The most popular ones are VR hand simulators. They’re playgrounds that let you control giant, floating heads and hands, and play with toys in the virtual world. At the time of this writing, there’s one VR-exclusive game that I highly recommend checking out: EdgeWorks by GregTame. It requires paid access (450 Robux), so you must pay Robux to play the game.
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Most Roblox VR titles include a default setting, view, and controls, so VR games will function out of the box. Their controls may be a little wonky, but the games work.
Make Your Own VR Games
If you plan on creating your own Roblox VR game, check out the VRService library. The developers are working to improve how the VR system works inside Roblox. The VR service is still a new concept to a lot of players and developers, but it won’t be too long before we see virtual reality games appear on Roblox’s Most Engaging and Popular search tabs.
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