How to Play Roblox in VR [Roblox VR Guide]

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This guide will show you how to play Roblox in virtual reality on a VR headset. We’ll also show you some of the best Roblox VR tips and tricks to get started.

Brand new, we have a step by step guide on how to install Roblox on the Meta Quest!

Down below, we’ll go over:

  • How to play Roblox on any VR headset, including the Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive Pro 2, Meta Quest 2, and more.
  • Information on the native Quest version of Roblox.
  • How to turn VR mode on and off in Roblox
  • Roblox VR controls
  • Roblox VR tips
  • Troubleshooting help if Roblox VR is not working
  • Frequently Asked Questions

This guide has been updated to show you how to play Roblox on the Meta Quest 3.

Do you want to know how Roblox works and how to play the game? Read on to find out!

After you are setup, check out our list of best Roblox games to play in VR today.

What is Roblox?

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Roblox is an online multiplayer video game co-founded by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. It’s not a single game, but rather a collection of more than 50 million games. All Roblox games have been created by its community of players, making it the largest social experience ever.

Roblox is a completely free-to-play game. The platform makes revenue off of the in-game purchase of Robux. You can use Robux to upgrade your avatar or purchase game upgrades to give you an advantage in battle.

Roblox is a huge library of “user-generated content”, where the content platform is games. There are currently over 164 million active Roblox users. Over half of all children under age 16 in the United States play the game.

You can download Roblox for computers, game consoles, and mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Once installed, you can browse and play its user-generator catalog of games. Social features are also key to its appeal, including adding friends and chatting to them while playing.

Roblox officially launched in 2006 and has been growing steadily ever since.

Roblox VR

Roblox VR allows players to access all Roblox games with a virtual reality headset such as an Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive Pro 2. Instead of a game controller, keyboard, and mouse, you use your hands and body to navigate interactively. Camera controls work with the movement of your head instead of a basic controller or keyboard. You stand or sit in your living room and play.

It’s a good introduction to virtual reality since many different types of games exist.

Roblox developers can choose to customize the control scheme of their games for VR players to make things more smooth and efficient. This type of customization for VR users improves the virtual experience of Roblox on all VR platforms.

Today, Roblox is one of the most popular games for VR players. When virtual reality support originally came out, the game played very unevenly for players. VR players could move around faster but not interact with objects as fast. The Roblox development and engineering team has spent a lot of time balancing out the controls for VR and non-VR players to make the experience fun for everyone.

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Roblox Scripts

In addition to the 50 million different games on the platform, a whole community of Roblox Scripts is available to check out. Scripts allow you to alter and adjust the game or character to give you an advantage. Because there are scripts that help you cheat in the game, some game lobbies turn off the usage of scripts.

Check out our complete Roblox scripts list for the best one to use in virtual reality.

Is Roblox VR Available in the Meta Quest Store?

On July 12, 2023, Roblox and Meta announced that the game would come to the native Meta Quest store. You won’t need to use Oculus Link to connect to your gaming PC to play Roblox on the Quest VR headset.

You can download public beta or Roblox VR from the Oculus App Lab store. An official release date will be announced later this year.

The Quest version of Roblox will be compatible wirelessly with the Meta Quest 3, Pro, and 2.

How to Play Roblox VR

To start playing Roblox in virtual reality, follow the instructions below for your VR headset to get started on this content platform today.

IMPORTANT: If you have the Roblox beta version installed, uninstall it before following the instructions below. The Roblox beta version does not support virtual reality, and you will have trouble setting things up if you use it.

After you uninstall the Roblox beta version, install the regular version of the game with VR support from here. After that, you can complete the setup in your VR headset using the instructions below.

How to Play Roblox on Oculus Rift S – Setup Guide

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To play Roblox in VR on your Oculus Rift S, follow these setup steps:

  1. Open the Oculus App on your computer
  2. Select the Settings gear icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Click on Gear Settings
  4. Select General on the left menu
  5. Toggle the Unknown Sources setting so it appears as a check instead of an X
  6. Confirm your selection to enable this setting

How to Play Roblox on the HTC Vive (Vive, Vive Pro, Vive Pro 2) – Setup Guide

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To play Roblox in VR on your HTC Vive, follow these setup instructions first:

  1. From your computer, open the SteamVR app.
  2. Ensure your base stations are powered, the headset is connected, and the controllers are on.
  3. The status icons on the SteamVR app and the status lights on the hardware should all be green.
  4. Press the System button on either controller to bring up the System Dashboard.

Note: When you quit the SteamVR app, the controllers automatically turn off. The controllers will also automatically turn off after being idle for a period of time.

How to Play Roblox on Meta Quest – Setup Guide

  1. Click here to visit the Roblox page on the Meta Quest store.
  2. Click on Get and install the game onto your Meta Quest library.
  3. Put on your VR headset and launch the game from your Game’s library!

How to Toggle Roblox VR On and Off

You can toggle VR Mode on or off in-game on PC VR games, switching the display between your VR headset and your computer monitor.

To toggle virtual reality mode on and off:

  1. Bring up the System Menu by pressing ESC on your keyboard, or by clicking the hamburger menu button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Toggle the VR option to ON/OFF.

Now, the control scheme will revert back to the opposite method for playing.

On the Meta Quest, you have no need to toggle in and out of VR mode.

How to Disable VR Mode in Roblox

If you want to disable virtual reality mode in Roblox manually without unplugging your headset every time you want to play on your monitor, follow these instructions below.

On your computer, go to C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Local\Roblox.

Right click on Globalbasicsettings_13 and click Edit.

Scroll down to where it says <bool name=”VREnabled”>true</bool> and change true to FALSE.

Now you can play Roblox without having to unplug your VR headset. Roblox will launch on your monitor.

Roblox Not Working in VR? Here’s Why!

If you were successful in linking your PC to Quest or Quest 2, and able to put on the headset in the virtual desktop mode to play Roblox, but you could not find the option to enable VR, it might be because of the following issues:

You are using a beta or old version of Roblox

Go to the Roblox website, and from there, try uninstalling and downloading it again. You’ll want to install the latest version of Roblox for maximum VR compatibility. Make sure you install the Roblox app as an administrator if you have access.

The Roblox world does not support VR

Not all Roblox games support VR and there are also a few games that do not support Meta Quest or Quest 2 controllers. Here is the list of games you can play with Roblox. 

Once you hover over to the in-game settings menu, you may find a VR option. If you cannot find a VR option, choose another Roblox world.

Roblox VR Controls

Depending on which virtual reality headset and controllers you own, the controls for Roblox VR are slightly different:


How to Play Roblox in VR [Roblox VR Guide]

HTC Vive

How to Play Roblox in VR [Roblox VR Guide]

In-game Menu

All major system settings and preferences can be accessed by bringing up the radial menu in VR. To open up the menu, tap the Menu button on your VR controller.

Once the menu comes up, here are all of the options you can adjust:

  • Select any of the following options:
    • System Menu – Access system options
    • Player List (list icon) – View the game server’s player list
    • Recenter Camera (two arrows pointing at each other) – Recenter the camera on your character
    • Notifications (bell) – View Roblox notifications
    • Exit Game (door) – Exit the game
    • Backpack – View your in-game inventory
    • 2D UI Toggle – Toggle 2D UI feature on/off, should stay on for optimal Roblox gameplay
How to Play Roblox in VR [Roblox VR Guide]

You should be setup and ready to play any Roblox game in virtual reality mode. Some users online have reported that Roblox VR works better for the Oculus than for the HTC, but comment below and let us know what your experience is.

Some games have altered control schemes in virtual reality, which are set up by the developer. Read the information files before you start playing in VR to help you understand the controls.

Roblox VR FAQ

Are you having trouble getting Roblox working in virtual reality mode? Here are some troubleshooting tips and help that players in the community have offered:

Does Roblox really have VR now?

Yes, you can play Roblox in virtual reality. Use the instructions in this guide to play Roblox on your Mta, HTC, or Valve VR headset.

What VR headsets work with Roblox VR?

All virtual reality headsets now support Roblox. That includes the Meta Quest, which introduced Roblox as one of the native Quest 3 games.

How much does Roblox VR cost?

Virtual reality support for Roblox is completely free. All you need is a compatible VR headset such as the Meta Quest 3, Quest 2, or the HTC Vive Pro 2.

Is Roblox VR on Meta Quest?

Yes, you can play Roblox VR on the Meta Quest! Roblox VR is now available from the Meta store.

What is the biggest game to play in Roblox?

The biggest Roblox games in terms of number of plays are: MeepCity, Jailbreak, Adopt Me!, Royale High, Murder Mystery 2, and Work at a Pizza Place.

How do you uninstall the Roblox beta?

If you have the beta version of Roblox installed on your computer, you MUST uninstall it. The beta version of the game does not contain full VR support. After you uninstall the program on your computer (program data too), install the latest version of Roblox from here. After that, trying to complete your setup steps above again.

Best Roblox Games

Are you wondering which Roblox games to try out in virtual reality first?

Check out our guide of the best Roblox games to see what kind of things the platform offers.

From Bird Simulator and MeepCity to Royale High and Murder Mystery, there is something for everyone to try. You can be a police office in charge of a crime scene or a monster in charge of terrorizing others. The Roblox gaming platform lets you use your imagination in a big way.

Roblox Virtual Reality Gameplay Videos

Not sure what to expect from Roblox in virtual reality? Check out these gameplay videos below to get a better idea.

The Squad Plays ROBLOX VR For First Time!
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Do you have any Roblox VR tips for first time players? Did we miss anything in this guide? Comment below and help others out!


  • Ryan William

    With over 7 years of hands-on experience in the dynamic world of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR), Ryan is a recognized authority in the field. His collaborations with industry giants like Meta and HTC underscore his expertise in shaping the AR/VR landscape. Ryan has written over 2,000 blog posts, offering in-depth insights, reviews, and analyses of the latest mixed reality technology. From groundbreaking games to cutting-edge hardware, Ryan's extensive knowledge ensures readers are always at the forefront of AR/VR/MR, as well as Steam Deck, news.