Oculus Quest 2 & Virtual Desktop Tips: How to Get the Best PC VR Gaming Setup

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1. Wireless Router (5GHz) (Wifi 6)

First and foremost, ensure your wireless connection is on a 5GHz network, preferably with a Wi-Fi 6 router. Next, confirm sure your computer is linked to your network using an ethernet cable rather than a wireless connection.

You want as much wireless network capacity as possible dedicated to streaming the game to the quest and not having to worry about streaming to the PC. This will also give you the lowest latency possible because there is just one wireless transmission to worry about.

2. Maintain a Strong Wireless Signal

Next, go as close to the wi-fi router as possible. We’re not suggesting that you play directly next to it, but you don’t want to be on one end of the house if your router is on the other. Any wi-fi gaming suffers from high latency.

3. Get Your Batteries Recharged

Next, make sure the quest battery is fully charged since when you first start playing pc VR games, you will find that the games are more interesting, and you will find yourself playing for longer, and nothing is more annoying than running out of battery halfway through a level. It’s a nice idea to buy an external battery for the quest so you can play for longer.

4. Select a Codec

By experimenting with different codecs in the VR streamer software on the computer, you can reduce latency. It’s set to automatic by default. There are two variants available, and HEVC and H264 are two options. It’s worth experimenting with them to determine one works best for you.

H264 had a latency of around five milliseconds faster than HEVC, so simply flipping them around provides you with a significant benefit.

5. Disable Overlays

They recommend turning off the Nvidia overlay if you have an Nvidia graphics card and are running the Nvidia experience. So you can check if you have it by going into the Nvidia experience app’s settings and seeing if the overlay toggle is switched on or off. Turn it off if you’re having trouble with latency or stuttering in the game.

6. Modify the bit rates and frame rates.

Now, on the quest itself, there are settings in the virtual desktop program where you can increase the bit rate and drop the frame rate, and you can tinker with those graphics settings to obtain the best one for you.

Because so much depends on your computer, network, and other circumstances, we recommend that you experiment. Leave it alone by default. If you’re having trouble with clarity, consider increasing the graphics.

If latency is an issue, try lowering some of those parameters. Play around with it and change it until you find the perfect setting for you.

7. Check your computer for any app conflicts.

If you’re still experiencing lag or stuttering in your game, examine your computer to see if any other programs are activities that could be creating problems. Anti-virus software is usually the culprit, so if you have one installed, it’s recommended to turn it off when playing a VR game.

So, hopefully, these pointers have assisted you in setting up a Virtual Desktop for PC VR gaming. Please let us aware how you got on with them in the comments section below. Also, if you have any other ideas from which you believe others will benefit, please share them in the comments section below. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Another great VR experience is coming soon.