As a desktop player, you may have seen other Roblox players with completely articulate hands.
It can be frustrating to see it when you don’t know how to get them for yourself, especially since they can be very useful for traversing the world.
In this post, we’ll discuss Roblox VR in general and also, provide detailed instructions on how to get VR hands in Roblox.
This post will shed light upon:
- What you need to play Roblox VR
- How to play Roblox in VR with hands
- Some frequently asked questions (FAQs)
So without further ado, let’s get started.
What You Need to Play Roblox VR
To start off, you need to round up all the equipment that you’ll need to have an unencumbered virtual reality experience in Roblox.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A VR Headset
This goes without saying that if you want to play Roblox in VR, of course, you’ll need a VR headset.
There are a variety of options to choose from, so you’ll have to look at what your needs are and then, make a choice accordingly.
The most obvious choice is the Meta Quest 2.
It’s fairly affordable and offers great compatibility with Roblox and the virtual reality experiences that it has to offer.
The only downside is that you may need to buy the Oculus Link Cable to pair it with your PC. You can pair the VR headset using Oculus Air Link which is a wireless solution to connect your VR headset to your PC.
However, there have been some reports that say that some experiences within Roblox VR don’t work properly with Oculus Air Link.
Other than that, other options you have are:
All of these headsets are compatible with Roblox VR, and you can definitely get any of these if they fulfill your requirements.
The only issue is that they do vary in terms of compatibility. The Valve Index, for example, works flawlessly with Roblox VR. This is because it has all the necessary inputs available on its controllers to ensure you have a fantastic experience.
However, when it comes to the HTC Vive Pro 2, you may run into some issues with certain VR titles that are available on the Roblox platform. This is because the Vive controllers come with a directional pad (D-pad) rather than a joystick.
A Powerful PC
When we say “powerful PC”, we don’t mean that you have to get the latest and meanest machine in the market.
Roblox is not a platform that requires an insane amount of resources but at the same time, it does require more than most. Hence, you must ensure that the PC you have is capable of not only running Roblox but also, running VR titles within it.
Important note: In most cases, it’s a good idea to look at what the system requirements for your particular VR headset are.
If your PC is able to fulfill the VR headset requirements, it will most likely be able to fulfill Roblox VR’s requirements, by default, as well.
How to Play Roblox VR with Hands?
To have hands in Roblox VR, you simply need to set up the VR experience inside it and pair it with your particular VR headset.
Follow these instructions to set up Roblox VR with hands:
Step 1: Connect your VR headset to your PC. Depending on what VR headset you have, the process may differ slightly.
For example, with Meta Quest 2, you’ll need an Oculus Link cable or you can connect it via Oculus Air Link.
For headsets such as the HTC Vive Pro 2 and Valve Index, you’ll need to connect them to your PC via SteamVR.
Simply look up the instructions for your particular VR headset and how you can pair it with your PC.
Once that’s done, you can move on to step 2.
Step 2: Ensure that your VR headset, as well as your PC, are connected to the same wifi network.
This might already be the case if you connect your VR headset wirelessly. However, if you connected it with the help of a cable, you might need to check and ensure that they are indeed on the same network.
Step 3: Download and install the VR titles that you’d like to play on the Roblox platform.
There are a wide variety of them available on the platform. It can be very fun to browse them and find the best options for yourself.
Some great VR games available on Roblox include:
- Escape Room
- Zombie Apocalypse RP
- Koala Cafe
- Vibe VR
- VR Laser Tag
- Paranormica VR
- Road to Gramby’s
- Cook Burgers VR
- Skeds Playground
- Noodle VR
- Self-Driving Simulator
- VRBlox Drawing
And much more.
Step 4: When you try to launch a particular VR title through the Roblox platform, you’ll be asked to grant permission to your VR headset to be able to work with it.
Go ahead and grant the necessary permissions needed by your PC and your VR headset by clicking on “Allow”.
Step 5: After you launch a VR title on Roblox, you’ll be able to look at your hands in front. The controllers for your particular VR headset are what will act as your hands.
You can use the controllers to interact with objects and other players that you find within the particular VR game you’re playing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I Use Any VR Headset with Roblox?
While Roblox is compatible with a variety of VR headsets, there do exist some VR headsets that don’t work with it.
For example, the first iteration of the Oculus Quest is not supported by Roblox VR. Furthermore, while VR headsets such as the HTC Vive Pro do work with Roblox VR, they work with limited compatibility.
Why Don’t I See a VR Option in Roblox?
If you don’t see a VR option in Roblox, that means that VR mode is turned off.
You can switch it back on by going to your settings by clicking the Escape button and then switching the VR option to On.
How Do I Reduce Lag in Roblox VR?
If you’re experiencing lag in Roblox VR, you can fix it by lowering your graphics settings.
To do that, follow these steps:
- Press the Escape button.
- Navigate to Settings.
- Navigate to the Graphics section and disable “Graphics quality – Auto”.
- Now you can lower graphics settings as you please. Tinker with the graphics settings to find the best balance between frames and graphical fidelity.
How Do I Fix Black Screen in Roblox VR?
To fix black screen in Roblox VR, you must do the following:
- Load up and join the Roblox VR game of your choice.
- Unplug your VR headset.
- Click “Restart”.
- Replug your VR headset.
Why is My Ping in Roblox Over 1000?
If you’re experiencing ping spikes or overall high ping, then that means your internet connection is faulty in some way.
Check your router to see if it’s working properly and if its firmware is up to date. If it’s still not fixed, contact your ISP.
It’s super easy to play Roblox in VR as long you have an appropriate VR headset.
Furthermore, there are many great VR titles on the platform to experience as well. Just make sure that you opt for a VR headset that offers full compatibility with it.
What do you like playing in Roblox VR? Let us know in the comments section below.