VRChat is a free social game. However, it might prove a little confusing for beginners. Luckily, there are some effective tips and tricks you can learn to get the most out of the platform.
Here are some of the things you need to know before logging into VRChat.
1. Skip the Hub When Entering the Platform
As a beginner, you don't need to always log into the main hub every time you enter VRChat. Instead, you can launch it into the world of your choosing. However, there are some crucial steps you need to follow. First, navigate to www.vrchat.net. Next, click log in.
You can click on register if you don't have a username but if you do, follow the usual login process. Once you are in, click the Worlds button and right-click the world you want to launch. Click copy link and launch Steam.
You should then click Library and right-click VRChat. Select properties and choose set launch options. Here, type vrchat://launch?id= then paste the code that you'd copied earlier. Select OK then close. That way, you will be launched directly into the world you choose every time you launch the game.
2. Avoid Launching the Game with Your Headset On
If you intend to use a headset to launch VRChat, then you should avoid wearing your headset at this point. Why's that? Well, launching the app when wearing your headset might result in the app presuming that the headset is currently in use.
As a result, it will launch into the standard PC version. This means that you cannot use your motion controllers. You can get this app from Steam Early Access. If you want to use your PC, a menu is available for you to make your pick.
3. You Can Get Custom Avatars Online
The thrill about this social platform is the ability to create, upload, and customize your avatars. You manage this using a VRChat SDK, although it may take some time before mastering the skill. Note, however, that you don't have to master anything to enjoy the game. You can always get custom avatars that are available online.
4. The In-Game Menu Controls Plenty
Interestingly, VRChat is very customizable. You can find the features for this action in the in-game menu. If you're playing out of VR, you can access this menu by pressing the ESC button. If you're playing in VR, however, the default menu will bring it up.
The customize option lets you achieve a lot. You can change the appearance of your avatar, teleport to other worlds and servers, manage your interactions with other enthusiasts, and download new content.
5. You Don't Need VR to Play
The game's name, VRChat, confuses people a lot because they assume that it's strictly a virtual reality game. But the truth is, you don't need VR to play the game. However, playing using your VR headsets is much better because it gives you an intimate and immersive experience altogether.