The almost infinite world of Minecraft has a lot of secrets for the player to explore. Playing the game on your regular computer screen can be fun for a while. But what if you can enter the Minecraft world and have a firsthand experience. Explore the deep and dark caves or sore through the sky with elytra. Tread on the snowy mountains or walk through the scorching desert. All the visuals and experiences will be much more engaging and immersive. All of this is possible with the Oculus Quest 2. Of course, there are other headsets that can do the same. But Oculus quest 2 being a standalone headset grants more free movement. So if you want to know how you can install and play Minecraft on the Oculus Quest 2, keep reading the article.
Steps to set up Minecraft on Oculus Quest 2:
1) Activate developer mode:
To do this, open the Quest app on your mobile phone. Go to the Menu in the app and select Devices. Under Devices, there will be an option called Developer mode. Tap on it and enable Developer mode. That is the first step done. Now, move on to the next step.
2) Download and Install Sidequest:
If you are using the Quest 2 headset for a while now, chances are, you already have this software installed on your computer. In case you haven’t installed it yet, click here to install it. You will need this program to install files on your headset. After installing this program, move on to the next step.
3) Download some files needed for the setup:
You will need two files for setting up Minecraft VR on your Oculus Quest 2. Click here for the first file and click here for the second one. Make sure to place both of these files right on your desktop. This is important for easy access to the files. Now, connect your Oculus Quest 2 with a USB wire to your computer. Wear the headset and allow all the permissions that are asked. Once all the permissions are given, the connection status in Sidequest should turn green. This will indicate a successful connection. Keep the cable connected and move on to the next step.
4) Start the setup:
In the Sidequest window, look at the top right corner. There will be a symbol with a downward arrow on it. This will allow you to install an APK from your computer to the Quest. Click on it and select the APK file that you have downloaded and wait. You will be notified with a green message bar that all the tasks are complete. That is when you go to the next step.
Now, extract the files from the zip file that you downloaded from the link given above. This is the Android folder that will replace the Android folder on your Quest. On your computer, open ‘This PC’ and open Quest 2 from the list of devices. Paste the extracted Android file in the Quest 2 storage to replace the already existing Android file. This step will take some time, so be patient.
5) Final step:
Unplug the Quest headset from your computer and wear it. In the Main menu, go to the list of apps and select ‘Unknown Sources’. This should show you the ‘Pojav launcher’. Launch the Pojav Launcher and let it sort its files for a moment. Now, sign in to your Minecraft account. After that, you will be shown a ‘Play’ button that will launch Minecraft. But you need to wait as there are a few more steps to successfully play Minecraft VR on your Oculus Quest 2.
Click on the dropdown list for the version of Minecraft you want to play. Keep scrolling down until you reach the end of the list. Choose ‘Fabric loader’ as the version you want to play. Also, in the video and renderer option, select the third option from the list. Now you can click play and start enjoying Minecraft VR on your Oculus Quest 2. If you feel that the game is a bit jittery for your liking, turn down the render distance to 6. That should fix it!