How to Play Roblox on an Oculus Quest 2: A Quick Guide

Virtual Reality can significantly augment our gaming experience, and Roblox is one of those games that support it. If you or your family already enjoy playing Roblox and own an Oculus Quest 2, you should try playing it in VR.

Plenty of Roblox games are made for having fun in a 3D environment, and developers have found great ways of incorporating a VR headset into the platform in innovative ways.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to play Roblox on an Oculus Quest 2 headset. It isn’t as simple as it may seem since the game isn’t available on the Oculus Store.

What is Roblox?

Roblox is a platform for playing and making games. It boasts over 50 million users and is available on Google Play, App Store, Amazon Appstore, and the official Xbox store. While it supports VR headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, it takes a few extra steps actually to get it running on those devices.

roblox characters

Meta (Oculus) Quest 2

Initially named Oculus Quest 2, the virtual reality headset was rebranded to Meta Quest 2 when Facebook’s parent company that owns Oculus rebranded. The headset can be used with or without haptic controllers and has a fun selection of games on its store.

However, even though the device doesn’t need a PC to play any of its games, you will need a VR-ready PC for Roblox.

meta oculus quest 2

How To Get Roblox on Oculus Quest 2

Before we get into game settings, there are a few things you need to prepare to start Roblox in VR mode.

Have a VR-Ready PC

To put it simply, your PC will run a Roblox session that will be streamed to your Oculus Quest 2. However, to do so, it must pass a certain hardware check. Hardware that Meta recommends includes at least an:

  • Intel i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better CPU,
  • Nvidia GPU, including the GTX 970 series or newer, except for the GTX 1060M, GTX 1650, GTX 1060 3GB, and Titan Z models.
  • AMD 400 series or newer GPU
  • At least 8 GB of RAM
  • A USB-C port

PC and joystick

The official Meta hardware recommendation lists Windows 11 as the operating system you need to run VR games for Oculus. In our experience, you can also use Windows 10 without issues.

Set up Oculus Link

Roblox VR with Oculus Quest requires installing the Oculus Link app (now branded as Meta Quest Link). After a simple installation process, you’ll be able to use the Oculus app to connect the headset with a PC through a high bandwidth USB 3 cable or wirelessly.

Install Roblox Player and VR Games

First-time Roblox users need to install the Roblox Player through the official website and create an account. Search for VR games and install those compatible with the Quest 2 headset through the app.

roblox website and account creation

Keep Your Oculus Quest 2 Charged

Before starting your gaming session, ensure the headset is charged. Haptic controllers also have separate batteries, so check if everything is ready, or you’ll have to stop your gaming session sooner than anticipated.

How To Setup Roblox VR on Oculus Quest 2

Since Roblox isn’t listed on the Oculus Store, it will require you to manually enable it to be able to run on the headset. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Air Link app on your PC.
  2. Find the Settings page.
    settings tab in oculus store
  3. Open the General tab.
    general tab in oculus store
  4. Enable apps not reviewed by the Oculus team to run by checking the Unknown Sources button.
    unknown sources button
  5. Find a game that supports VR and press play.
    VR game and play button
  6. Roblox will require permission to launch from your browser. You can check the “always allow” box to avoid this prompt in the future.
    always allow box
  7. Enjoy playing Roblox!

What If You Can’t Play Roblox on Oculus Quest 2?

If the game you tried to play isn’t working, there could be several reasons. Don’t panic and check if it is because of the following reasons:

Roblox Game Doesn’t Support VR

Not all Roblox games can enable VR gameplay, and there’s no way around it. Double-check if the game you want to play supports the Oculus Quest 2.

Roblox Player Needs an Update

The issue could be as simple as updating your Roblox Player. Old software can cause problems with compatibility and crash the game or make it unplayable. Check the Roblox official page to see how you can update your game client.

Try SteamVR

If you still have issues running Roblox on Oculus Quest 2, try installing SteamVR. It’s Valve’s platform for VR games and supports all the major headsets, which can be downloaded and installed for free. All you have to do is to run the program, launch Roblox, and start the game again.


FAQ

Can I play Roblox on an Oculus Quest 2 without using a PC?

At the moment, no. You need a VR-ready PC to stream the game to your Quest 2.

Can you play Roblox on Oculus Quest 2 without using a cable?

Yes, you can, but you must connect your VR headset through Air Link. After that, you need to pair your Oculus Quest 2 with the computer.

Keep in mind that you will have better latency and frame rate on a sub-optimal PC if you connect the headset directly with a compatible USB-C cable (such as an Oculus Link cable).

Is Roblox getting released on the Oculus Quest 2 store?

Currently, there are only rumours that Roblox is coming on another platform. However, it’s hinted that it could be the Oculus Store.

Currently, you’ll want to use a PC to stream your video to a VR headset. Check our guide for more information on how to play Roblox on an Oculus Quest 2.

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