How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]

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Do you want to play the new Cyberpunk 2077 in VR! With a few minutes of your time, this is completely possible with full 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) motion.

In this guide, we’ll show you:

  • The requirements to play Cyberpunk 2077 in virtual reality
  • How to install and play the Cyberpunk 2077 VR Mod
  • Tips and tricks for a better VR experience
  • NEW: How to install the Cyberppunk 2077 VR mod without VorpX.
  • NEW: How to setup and play the Luke Ross VR mod for Cyberpunk 2077

Luke has developed VR mods for many popular games, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mafia II.

If you have any other tips to add, make sure you comment down below and let us know.

What is Cyberpunk 2077?

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world action role-playing game by CD Projekt. It was released for PC and Console on December 10th, 2020. 

The story takes place in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe. Players are a customizable mercenary known as V. V can acquire skills in hacking and machinery with options for melee and ranged combat. If you don’t want to play through the storyline, you can spend hours navigating Cyberpunk’s vast city. There are six different areas in the city, filled with open-ended action to explore.

Cyberpunk is hailed as one of the largest and most ambitious open-world games of all time. In order to fully complete the game, over 150 hours worth of missions and side quests are included. The graphics and recommended CPU and GPU for this game are some of the highest ever released.

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]

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During the development of the game, eager VR fans contacted the studio to find out if there would be official VR support.

Adam Kicinski, preside of CD Projekt replied with the following.

“The issue becomes more challenging when we factor in game design. There are substantial changes which must be taken into account when working on a VR-specific product. Our current focus is on the PC and console editions of Cyberpunk, so we’re not moving in that direction right now.“

– Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt

So official Cyberpunk 2077 VR support is not on the horizon. However, two options to play the game in virtual reality unofficially are available:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 in VR mod by the VorpX team (no VorpX purchase required)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 in VR mod by Luke Ross

Both options work not too bad for being unofficial.

Next up, we’ll show you the requirements you need to play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR and then how to get setup and playing.

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Requirements to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR

The following things are needed to play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR:

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You need a bought copy of the Cyberpunk 2077 game installed on your PC in order to play it in VR.

Compatible Gaming PC

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In order to play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR, we recommend that you meet the minimum 1440p specs for the game:

  • Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (or AMD RX 5600 XT)
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 6 GB VRA
  • 70 GB SSD storage
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Click here to view the top VR-ready gaming PCs which meet these specs.

Our favorite Cyberpunk gaming PC is below:

Skytech Chronos Gaming PC Desktop - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz, Nvidia RTX 3080 10G GDDR6X, 16GB DDR4 3200, 1TB NVMe SSD, 750W Gold PSU, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • ✔ AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.4 GHz Turbo) CPU Processor | 1TB NVMe SSD
  • ✔ Nvidia RTX 3080 10GB Graphics Card (Brand May Varies) | 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Gaming Memory | Windows 11 Home 64-bit
  • ✔ 802.11AC | No Bloatware | Graphic output options include 1 x HDMI, and 1 x Display Port Guaranteed, Additional Ports may vary | USB Ports Including 2.0, 3.0, and 3.2 Gen1 Ports | HD Audio and Mic | Free Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR without VorpX

Download the Cyberpunk 2077 VR Mod

Click here to download the Cyberpunk 2077 VR mod. It was released by the creator of VorpX for the 10 year celebration of the software tool. You do not need VorpX at all to run this mod anymore.

Install the Cyberpunk 2077 in VR Mod

Double click the exe installer that you just installed and follow the instructions on the screen. The installer will ask you for the location where you have Cyberpunk installed on your computer and will attach the VR mod to it.

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]

Adjust Monitor Resolution

Next, you need to adjust the resolution of your game for VR play. To do this, open up the NVIDIA Control Panel navigation tree pane from your Windows taskbar.

Under Display, click Change resolution to open the Change Resolution page.

Click the image that represents the display you want to affect.

Click on Customize and create a custom resolution that you’ll use for playing the game in VR. These are the custom resolutions that are supported in 2077:

  1. 1280 × 752
  2. 1600 × 1440
  3. 2400 × 2160
  4. 2560 × 1504
  5. 3200 × 1800

The higher the resolution you create and select, the more powerful your gaming PC has to be. 

Click Apply when done.

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Launch Cyberpunk 2077

First, open SteamVR and then start Cyberpunk 2077. You’ve installed the VR mod, so it will attach itself to the game when you run it.

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]

Change Your Resolution in Cyberpunk

From the main menu of the game, click on Settings.

Then select the Video tab at the top.

Change your Resolution to the one you created and selected in the last step.

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OPTIONAL: Install Better Field of View Mod

In order to make the VR view better in the game, there is a Cyberpunk 2077 mod that can help. It installs a better field of view slider.

This mod:

  • changes the minimum field of view from 70 to 30
  • alters the maximum FOV from 100 to 150
  • Changes the FOV step from 5 to 1.

To install this mod into the game:

  1. Click here to go to the Better Field of View Slider mod page.
  2. Download the mod to your computer and extract the files out of the .7z zip file.
  3. On your computer, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\r6\config\settings\platform\PC
  4. Replace the options.json file in this folder with the one downloaded in the mod folder.

Note, you may have to adjust your zoom settings in the game in order to get your first person view working correctly.

If you like modding this game, check out our list of top VR games that you can mod with new enhancements.

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]
How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR [Step by Step]

And that’s it! With a few setup steps, you can fully play Cyberpunk 2077 in VR. You may encounter some bugs and glitches while you play, but it sounds like regular users are encountering those already!

How to Play the Luke Ross Cyberpunk 2077 VR Mod

In February 2022, Luke Ross released his own VR mod for the game. Luke has been responsible for a number of good VR mods in the past, including Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Follow the instructions below to play the Luke Ross version of Cyberpunk.

Become a Luke Ross Patreon

Visit Luke Ross’ Patreon page and subscribe to become a patreon. The cost is $10 per month, though you would technically only have to pay one time for access. Continued access will give you all of Luke’s new updates to the mod, which include bug fixes and improvements.

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Download the Cyberpunk R.E.A.L Mod

Once you have access to the Patreon, download the latest version of the Cyberpunk game mod, called R.E.A.L to your PC.

Extra and Install the Cyberpunk VR Mod

Extract the mod folder from your zip archive into the <path-to-game>/bin/x64/ folder and that is it!

For example, if you have Cyberpunk 2077 installed through Steam, the folder would be C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Cyberpunk 2077\bin\x64\

The next time you launch Steam VR and then open Cyberpunk 2077 with your headset connected, it will launch in VR mode. Take a look at our recommended Cyberpunk 2077 settings above to optimize your game.

How to Play Cyberpunk 2077 on the Oculus Quest

The method above works to play Cyberpunk 2077 on the Oculus Quest using Oculus Link or Virtual Desktop. If you don’t care for the VR controls and want to play the game in theater mode, you can use Google Stadia.

Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service that lets you play the game directly from Google’s servers.

Click here to learn how to set up Google Stadia on the Oculus Quest.

If you have any questions or feedback about playing the game in virtual reality mode, comment below and let us know.

About Ryan William

Ryan has been involved with augmented reality and virtual reality for over 7 years, building brand partnerships with Meta, HTC, and other companies. He has written over 2,000 blog posts and has covered the AR/VR industry extensively. His favorite VR headset is the Meta Quest 2 and he has played every VR headset and most games ever released.

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