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How to play Rocket League in VR

Rocket League is a dream in Virtual Reality and you’ll be on your way to kicking virtual soccer balls around in no time with our recommended setings. This one of our favorite games, and one of the best to play in VR with friends!

Start up Rocket League and head to settings, then video. For this guide, we’re assuming you have a GTX 1060 or 1070 and meet our basic requirements recommendations before jumping in.

We also recommend you play in one of our game-friendly environments such as Void or Andromeda, which require less of your computer.

Here’s our recommended settings we suggest you start with for Rocket League in VR:

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 16:9
  • Windowmode: Full screen
  • Vertical sync: Enabled
  • Texture Detail: High Quality
  • World Detail: Performance
  • High-quality shaders: Disabled
  • Ambient Occlusion: Enabled
  • Depth of Field: Enabled
  • Bloom: Enabled
  • Light shafts: Enabled
  • Lens flares: Enabled
  • Dyanmic shadows: Enabled
  • Motion blur: Disabled
  • Weather effects: Enabled
  • Anti-alias: FXAA Low (lower this first if you encounter issues)
  • Render Quality: High
  • Render Detail: Do not change this, as it resets the earlier settings
  • Max FPS: 90

This should work for you right away, but if not, we suggest lowering the anti-alias quality and render quality until it’s clearly smooth.

Troubleshooting lag, frame drops and other issues

If you’re seeing frames dropping or tearing inside either Rocket League or Bigscreen it’s likely because your game is using 100% of your resources leaving very little available for Bigscreen to render the VR environment. This is important, as you’ll need a lot of graphics and CPU power to run both.

There are a bunch of ways to troubleshoot these problems, but here’s some of our most common fixes for a less than ideal experience:

  • Ensure that you’re playing in a high-performance environment such as Void rather than the Living Room or Cinema as they require more powerful hardware
  • Double check that VSync is enabled and that you’ve capped your frame rate at 60 FPS
  • Try lowering all graphics settings to Low in Rocket League and see if you can achieve 60 FPS
  • Disable anti-aliasing in Rocket League’s settings -Disable anti-aliasing and supersampling in Bigscreen’s settings
  • Double check your video card’s drivers are up to date and that any overlay tools like NVIDIA GameReady are disabled, this can have a major impact
  • On a laptop be sure High Performance mode is selected under battery settings, not Power Saver or any other options, which will inhibit performance even while plugged in.

Need more help?

If you’re still stuck, or the advice above doesn't help, we’d love to talk. Jump into our Discord, join our Reddit or create a thread on Steam and we’ll help you on your way. You can also email us at [email protected]