Did you get a VR headset for Christmas? Here are 15 things you should do first


Man using Oculus Quest 2 indoors

Strap yourself in, it’s time to prepare for a virtual adventure

Whichever one of the best VR headsets Santa brought you for Christmas, you’ll need to start by following the instructions that come with it. These are different depending on which you have.

For example, some virtual reality systems are what’s called standalone VR headsets, like the Oculus Quest 2. These don’t need wiring up to a computer and are fully mobile. Others are console VR experiences, like the PSVR, which works with your PlayStation. Others need a PC to work, like the Oculus Rift S or the Valve Index.

Whichever headset you have, follow these set-up instructions very carefully.

But as well as the official instructions, there are a bunch of things we think will significantly upgrade your virtual reality experience. From ways to feel safer and suggestions to make the headset more comfortable through to minimising motion sickness and picking the best VR games and experiences for you – rather than only selecting the most obvious choices.

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