How to Play GTA V in VR – Step-by-Step Guide with FAQs, Tips, & More

If you are a GTA fan and wondering how to play GTA V in VR, we are here to answer your question.

Let’s find out!

How to Play GTA V in VR?

To play GTA V in VR, you’ll need a compatible headset and the game itself. The HTC Vive is the most popular choice for playing games like this in virtual reality, but there are other options as well.

Here are some steps that will help you play GTA V on VR:

  1. Download the game from the Rockstar Games website.
  2. Install the game on your computer.
  3. Connect your phone or tablet to your PC via a USB cable.
  4. Launch the game on your device.
  5. Select “Continue” when prompted.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up your controller.
  7. Start the game by pressing “Play” on your controller.


With the R.E. A L VR mod for Grand Theft Auto V, players can experience the world of Los Santos from a first-person perspective.

Obviously, Grand Theft Auto V isn’t the only flat-screen video game that can be played using virtual reality headsets.

For more information, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for all flat-screen video games that you can play in virtual reality. You can also check out our list of the best GTA 5 PC modding tools and tips.

It can be a bit tricky installing the R.E. A L VR mod, so we’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through the installation process.

Things Needed for GTA V in VR

  • Gaming PC
  • VR headset
  • USB-C cable
  • GTA V on PC
  • SteamVR
  • Controller (optional)

Settings Adjustments

Open GTA V in the normal mode and change a few settings before applying the VR mod. Go to Settings> Camera and change the following settings.

  • Camera Mode: Change it to ‘First Person.
  • FOV: Set it to 90 degrees.
  • Aspect Ratio: Select 4:3.
  • Then go back to the main menu and select ‘Video Options.
  • Adjust the following settings.
  • Display Resolution: Choose 1920×1080.
  • Refresh Rate: 60 FPS.
  • Frame Buffer Size: 32

Graphics Adjustments

Users might also need to change their graphical settings to the ones mentioned to get the best performance possible. Go to Settings> Graphics and change the following settings.

  • Anti-Aliasing: Off.
  • Anisotropic Filtering: On.
  • Texture Quality: High.
  • Shadow Quality: Medium.
  • Post Processing: None.
  • Performance improvements

The R.E A L VR Mod has been designed to improve the overall performance of the games. It does this by making the texture resolutions for the models and environments look better than they would otherwise.

The mod also increases frame rates for the games. This makes the gaming experience smoother and more enjoyable.

Install GTA V R.E.A.L VR Mod

  1. Download the from the R.E.A.L VR Mod
  2. Download the to use the VR mod on the latest version of the game. Script Hook V
  3. Extract the R.E.A.L VR Mod to GTA V main game folder and replace all the existing files.
  4. Go to the GTA V main folder and run the RealConfig.bat file.
  5. Press H, M, or L to get high medium, or low graphics in VR.
  6. Connect the PC to a VR headset and launch the game.
  7. GTA V should now run in VR mode, thanks to the R.E.A.L VR mod.

Note: To run the game using Steam VR, disable the Steam VR theater. Right-click on the game in your Steam library and select Properties. Uncheck ‘Use Desktop Game Theater while Steam VR is active.’

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if my computer supports VR?

If you are running Windows 7 or later, then you probably already have the necessary hardware installed. You may want to double-check check though.

What kind of VR headset do I need?

The Oculus Rift DK2 is currently the best option. Other headsets such as HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, etc., work but aren’t quite as good as the Oculus Rift.

Can I play GTA V in VR without installing any mods?

Yes, you can! All you need is a gaming PC with an NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU or higher.

Do I need to buy anything else to play GTA V in VR?

No, not really. Just download the R.E. A.L VR mod from our website.

Is there a way to play GTA V in 360°?

Unfortunately, no. The developers of GTA 5 decided against implementing support for 360° video playback.

Will the R.E.AL VR mod make me sick?

It shouldn’t. The mod only changes how the game looks, so there won’t be any nausea issues.

Is the R.E. AL VR mod compatible with other games?

Yes, it works perfectly with GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 4, Skyrim, and many others.

Is there a way to make GTA V run faster in VR?

Yes, there is! We recommend downloading the R.E.AL VR mod.

Will the R.E. AL VR mod work on other games?

 Yes, it will. However, we don’t guarantee compatibility for every game.

Does the R.E. ALP VR mod work on PS4 / Xbox One?

Unfortunately, no. The game doesn’t support cross-platform multiplayer.

Why did Rockstar Games remove the ability to play GTA V in virtual reality?

Rockstar removed the ability to play GTA 5 in VR because they didn’t feel like supporting it anymore. They said that they wanted to focus on making new content instead.

Why isn’t the R.E.ALK VR mod compatible with GTA Online?

Because Rockstar Games hasn’t released any official patches yet.


Playing GTA V in VR is a great experience. The mod adds a lot of fun to the game and allows players to enjoy the game in a whole new way.

If you want to try the mod out yourself, make sure to follow the instructions above carefully.

Let us know your thoughts about playing GTA V with VR in the comment section below.


  • 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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