How to Play Slime Rancher VR – All You Need to Know with Tips, Tricks, & More

Slime Rancher VR Playground is a free, standalone expansion pack for the game Slime Rancher, created by Monomi Park and published by 3LB Games. It was released on November 14, 2018, on Steam for Windows (PC). The content is compatible with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Let’s see how to play Slime Ranching VR.

How to Play Slime Rancher VR?

  1. Install Slime Rancher through Steam
  2. Connect your VR headset to your computer
  3. Play your game.

Slime Rancher VR

VR Playground uses custom-made zones for each level of the game. These zones contain different types of resources and slime, depending on their location within the zone. Each zone has its own set of invisible boundaries.

The player has no health meter and, as such, cannot be harmed by slimes. The Plort Market isn’t available, so plorts can’t be used to harm Largo Slimes.

Large animals don’t eat plants, so they won’t cause Tarr to appear when you’re playing as Beatrix. You can’t use the jet pack, and the Vacpack holds 20 items without an upgraded water tank. Beatrix’s hands and vacuum are controlled directly by the Oculus Touch Controllers.


The Lab – Hub

The main map of the game is called “The Lab”. It is located in a farmhouse very similar to The Lab. As a map, it has three teleporters to other parts of the game.

The Dry Reef

The Dry Reef map includes three pre-built plots with two corrals (one basic and one upgraded) and a coop.

The Moss Blanket

The Moss Blanket Map immediately includes three prebuilt layouts with two corrals (one basic and one upgraded) and a coop.

The Ancient Ruins

The Ancient Ruins map has three prebuilds containing two corrals (one basic and one upgraded) and a coop. Unlike the main version, phase lemon trees are not incorporeal.

Early Game Preview Launch of Slime Rancher 2

Early Game Preview Launch of Slime Rancher 2

Slime Rancher II will be launching into early access/game preview with a huge world to explore, many new slimes to discover and combine, and an intro to the game’s storyline and the secret behind Rainbow Island.

It’s a significant graphical jump over the original, and all the content is now polished. It serves as a solid introduction to the new world of our product and a good starting place for the additional functionality we’re planning to add later.

Launch into Early Access means that at launch, the game will be incomplete. It won’t have all of the content, slimes, environments, and so on that will eventually be found in the final version.

We’ve made sure that Slime Rancher II will always be playable from start to finish, but if you’re someone who likes to play games all at once in their entirety, we recommend waiting until the full version comes out before starting. We’ll be waiting for you!

While launching into Early Access/ Game Preview means that some aspects of the game may be unfinished or buggy, we intend for Slime Rancher 2 to function as players would expect as much as we possibly can.

We don’t plan to deliver any kind of update that would be considered “stable” by most people. Instead, we want to treat our players as customers who are helping us test out new features before they’re released to everyone else.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Slime Rancher VR on PS4?

The base game also works on PlayStation 4, but it’s not clear yet whether PSVR players will be able to download the free DLC. You can keep an ear out for news regarding Slime Rancher: PSVR Playgrounds by checking out its Steam page here.

Does Oculus Quest 2 have slime VR?

As a standalone headset, the Oculus Quest doesn’t yet fully track your body. But you can pair it up with a computer and play SteamVR titles using the software called SlimeVR.

Do slime ranchers 2 run on PC?

Slime Rancher II launched into early access on steam and the epic game store and in-game preview on Xbox series s/x and windows pc on September 22, 2022. full release (version 1.00 and beyond) will launch later.

What year did Slime Rancher 2 come out?

Slime Rancher II launched into early access on steam and the epic game store and in-game preview on Xbox series s /x and windows pc on September 22, 2022.

We plan to release the full release (1.0 and beyond) at some point in the future.

Which platforms does Slime Rancher 2 support?

Slime Rancher is coming out for PC and Xbox Series X / S at launch. There are no plans for any other platforms yet.

What are my goals in the Early Access/Game Preview release of Slime Rancher 2?

As you begin your journey on Rainbow Island, though it may not be complete, there will still be lots of things to see and experience. Rainbow Island is a complex place to discover, and uncovering the best spots for materials, unlocking shortcuts and secret paths, and learning where different slime types reside will help your future journeys in Slime Rancher’s future updates.

How will I know when I’ve reached the ‘end’ of the game (for now)?

You’re free to play Slime Rancher 2 for as long as you want. Eventually, you’ll discover a point in the game where the game will obviously expand, but you’re still free to keep playing and developing your conservatories, building new devices, and hunting down all the treasures.

When Slime Rancher 2 updates, it should feel like a seamless continuation of your previous experience: You’ll just have more to explore and do, building upon everything that was already there.

Will my saved files transfer from one version of Slime Rancher 2 to another?

Yes, your save game will carry over from one version to another. We want to ensure that there is no need for players to start a new game when they update their save file.

How often will you update Slime Rancher 2 with new content?

We plan to release multiple free content patches before Slime Rancher leaves early access/game preview. However, we don’t have any definite dates set in stone yet. This gives us the most time and freedom to ensure each patch performs as well as possible.

What kind of updates are planned for Slime Rancher 2?

Updates for Slime RANCHER 2 will broadly include three areas to varying degrees; 1) add more of what you already enjoy about Slime Rancher 2 (new areas to explore/slimes to wrangle/resources to gather/gadgets to build); 2) complete the story of Slime RANCHER 2 and learn more about the secret of Rainbow Island; 3) expand the existing gameplay by introducing new features not yet found in Slime Rancher 2.

What will be the retail price of Slime Rancher 2?

The base retail price of Slime Rancher 2 is $29.99.

Will the price of Slime Rancher 2 change after leaving Early Access/Game Preview?

Yes, the base retail price for Slime Rancher 2 won’t increase when the game launches.

Are the PC system requirements for Slime Rancher 2 the same as Slime Rancher?

Yes, the PC game requirements for Slime Ranchers 2 are higher than for Slime Ranch. We’ve improved the graphics significantly since the first Slime Rancher game, so we expect the new version to be even better.


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  • 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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