Skyrim is an open-world action role-playing game that is pretty famous among game lovers. And bringing this famous and successful game to VR, on top of that on the oculus quest headset, will definitely make it even more successful. If you are here that means you are a Skyrim lover and now you want to know whether you can enjoy this massive hit game on the VR. And if you can bring this to VR then what should you do to make it happen smoothly and successfully.
Well, you can find the answer to this question if you continue reading this article. Here we will discuss the two most widely used methods to play Skyrim on the oculus quest headset. We will also discuss the possibility of not having a PC and whether you can play Skyrim on VR without a PC or not. So let’s get started.
Methods to Play Skyrim VR on Oculus/Meta Headset
Meta Quest 2 headsets are well known virtual reality headsets. Recently they changed their name to Meta, so now they are known as Meta Quest 2. If you are looking for a way to play Skyrim on VR then you should go and get an Meta Quest headset for you.
Generally, there are two commonly used methods to play Skyrim VR on Oculus Quest 2. The first method includes the use of wire, an oculus link cable.
The second method is wireless but this method is slightly harder than the first one. Here I will explain both methods to help you in picking one.
Well first of all, before getting into the various methods of playing Skyrim VR on the Meta Quest 2, you should ensure that you have high tech PC whose specs support VR. While using the Oculus Quest headset you should have a minimum of an Intel I5-4590, or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, 8GB RAM or more (only to make it better), and Windows 10. If you ensured that your PC has all of these features then let’s move to the methods.
Oculus Link Cable Method
This method includes the use oculus link cable. It is the easiest and straightforward method to play Skyrim VR on oculus quest 2. Follow the given steps to ensure that you are doing the right thing:
- First of all, you should do the basic step of purchasing and downloading Skyrim VR on Steam.
- The next series of steps is to connect your link cable to the PC. Here are the steps:
- On the PC and open the Oculus app.
- Turn on the quest headset.
Find USB 3.0 port on PC and plug one end of USB 3 cable into it. Plug the other end in your headset.
Your VR will show a message asking you to allow access to data. Deny the request. If you accidentally allow the access then unplug the cable from the headset and repeat the previous step.
Once the above step is completed, your screen will show a ‘enable oculus link’ pop up. Enable it to start using the oculus link cable.
Once you have successfully connected and enabled your oculus link cable then open the Steam VR. Opening Steam VR can be done in two ways, whether you use a PC for this purpose, or you use the app on the headset.
The wireless method is made in case you don’t have a cable link. It could be done in two ways, either download virtual desktop into quest 2 or use oculus air link.
Air Link Method
If you are using an air link then both your headset and PC should run in v28 software (you can check it in settings). Now follow the following steps:
- Put on your oculus quest 2 headset and open the universal menu by clicking the oculus button.
- Navigate through the menu and select settings.
- Now find and select “experimental features”.
- Search for the air link button and click it.
- There will be air link requirements on the screen. Read them, and then select continue.
- See available PCs list and search your PC.
- Once you find your PC, pair it.
- When pairing is complete then launch the game and you are done.
Virtual Desktop Method
This method includes following steps:
- First of all download the virtual desktop app.
- Once downloaded, open the app.
- Open Steam VR on the PC.
- In Steam VR, search Skyrim VR and launch it by clicking on it. And you are done.
Is PC Necessary to Play Skyrim VR on Oculus Quest 2?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is plain “yes”. Skyrim VR is only available on Steam and to use Steam you need a high-tech PC. That’s why you should at least have an 8GB RAM PC to play Skyrim VR via steam on oculus quest headset.
Here comes the end of our article. Hopefully, now you know the methods of playing Skyrim VR on the oculus quest 2.
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