How to Enable Windows Update for Minecraft VR – Step-by-Step Guide with FAQs, Tips, & More

If you play VR games you might have a question, how to enable windows to update for Minecraft VR?

In this article, we will tell you how to enable the update for Minecraft. Let’s find out!

How to Enable Windows to Update for Minecraft VR?

If you want to enable updates for Minecraft VR follow these steps :

  1. Open the Windows Update app and click on “Check now”.
  2. Click on “View installed updates” and then select “Download all available updates”.
  3. Wait until it finishes downloading, and then install them.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Go back into Minecraft VR and play!
How to Play Minecraft in VR

How to Play Minecraft in VR?

There are several different versions of Minecraft, and now they’ve added support for virtual reality (VR). Which version actually works with VR? And how do you actually turn it on?

Here we’ll cover everything you’ll want to know to get started playing your favorite block builder in VR.

Can You Play Minecraft VR With the Oculus Quest 1/2?

Before we continue with the guide, it’s important to note that Minecraft doesn’t have a native Quest app; therefore, you cannot play Minecraft on a Quest unless you first connect it to a sufficiently powerful computer.

If you’re not sure whether you want to use the wireless air link feature, read more about it here.

For the remainder of this guide, we’ll be assuming you’re running Minecraft on an appropriately powerful computer.

Which Minecraft Versions Have VR Support?

Only the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft has official support for VR. This means that retail copies of Minecraft and those bought through the Microsoft Store have VR support included.

Luckily, the Java Edition of Minecrafters has its own way to allow for VR. Instead of official Minecraft mods, you can use a third-party mod to play through the game in VR.

Let’s go through how to set up VR for both of these versions.

How to Play Minecraft VR Bedrock Edition?

You can enable VR in Minecraft Bedrock edition by purchasing it from one of these stores

  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • GameStop
  • Microsoft Store
  • Nintendo eShop
  • PlayStation Store
  • Steam
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Xbox Live Marketplace.

Bought from the Official Oculus Store

If you’ve bought Minecraft from the official Oculus store, Minecraft will automatically appear in your library when you open it. There’s nothing else you have to do. Just play.

Bought from Microsoft Store

If you’ve bought Minecraft from the Microsoft Store, then it’s just a case of launching that version from inside your headset app.

For example, the “Oculus Rift” software can automatically detect when someone has installed “Minecraft.” SteamVR or Mixed Reality games might require a customized keyboard/mouse combination to launch them.

If you’re using VR or otherwise cannot launch Minecraft from within your head­set, follow these steps to create a custom launcher shortcut. You can also use this guide to automatically set up a custom launcher shortcut.

How to Play Minecraft VR Java Edition?

  • To get Java Edition to run in VR, you’ll first have to install Vivecraft.
  • Then, you’ll use Vivecraft to create an environment for Java Edition to run in.

Vivecraft is a mod for Valve’s Steam platform that lets anyone play games using any SteamVR headset, including the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.

  • To get started with Vivecraft, go to the download page available at the Vivecraft site.
  • Select an older version of Minecraft, since Vivecraft is usually several updates behind.
  • After downloading the Vivecraft installation file, open the application and configure its settings according to your preferences.
  • Most users don’t need any special settings. Just ensure that Minecraft isn’t currently open and click “Install”. It may take some minutes for the installation to complete depending on your internet connection speed.
  • After the installation is complete, launch the Minecraft launcher and switch the game to the new Vivecraft version. Then start SteamVR and press Play.

If your SteamVR configuration is correct, Minecraft should now launch into VR mode.

Things You Will Need to Play Minecraft Java on Quest 2

1. Oculus Link Set Up and Paired

To use this method, you need the official Oculus Link software installed on your computer. You’ll then need to follow the instructions for installing it found in the previous subsection.

2. Java Installed

You’ll also need the Java client downloaded onto your PC before you can start installing any mods. Don’t worry though, there’s nothing complicated about it – just download Java (free), then click through the installation process. Once done, open up the Java applet and follow the instructions.

3. Minecraft Java Installed

Before installing any other software, make sure you’ve installed the official Minecraft Java version. We’ll need the actual application itself, so go ahead and download it from the Microsoft/Minecraft store ($26.95).

Once you’ve downloaded the installer, run it and follow the instructions. After you’re done, you’ll be able to play Minecraft on Windows 10!

4. Vivecraft

Vivecraft is a Minecraft mod that lets you play Minecraft in virtual reality. It’s also an important step in the process, so be sure to download and install Vivecraft before we start. You can go ahead to the Vivecraft Downloads (Free) section for the latest version.

5. Steam and SteamVR

To start playing Minecraft VR on your Quest2, you’ll need to download Steam and install its official SteamVR app. You may want to go ahead and get Steam now.

6. Enable Unknown Sources on Oculus Link

To ensure that Minecraft Java works properly, you must first enable unknown sources in the Oculus Link app. You can do that by scrolling up from where you started reading this tutorial and clicking on the same of the same title. Once enabled, keep reading.

Explore the Virtual World of Minecraft

With VR options available in both the original version of Minecra­ft and the Pocket Edition, players will be able to experience their favorite games in an entirely new way. And best of all, these VR editions are completely compatible with non-VR versions, so you can enjoy them with your buddies and share the fun together.

If you’re using Vivecraft, remember that the official version of Minecraft VR is usually more up-to-date than the user mod ViveCraft.

Choose your headset, choose your version, and enjoy VR horror in all its glorious virtual reality!

Conclusion

Now that you know how to play Minecraft on Quest 2, you can enjoy some amazing VR experiences with your favorite video games. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

Author

  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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