How to Play Palworld in VR

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know the latest gaming sensation is Palworld by Pocketpair. Despite being an early-access game on Steam and Xbox Game Pass with plenty of bugs and glitches, players love it. Furthermore, thanks to the new UEVR mod you can play Palworld in VR. There are several avenues to explore, so here’s how to play Palworld in VR.

Firstly, you need a copy of Palworld. You can buy it through Steam, buy it on the Xbox store or if you have a Game Pass subscription download it for free. It’s worth noting that while a normal Game Pass subscription can access Palworld on an Xbox, for our purposes here you’ll need the Game Pass Ultimate package.

Palworld Quest Game Pass

How to Play Palworld in VR via Gamepass

If you’ve got an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription you have two options. The first – and by far the easiest – is to use the new Xbox Cloud Gaming app for Meta Quest. The second is via Game Pass on PC utilising the UEVR mod.

  • Meta Quest Cloud Gaming
    • Download the free Xbox Cloud Gaming (beta) app on the Quest Store.
    • Install and then connect to a Bluetooth controller.
    • Sign into your Xbox account.
    • Find Palworld on the storefront and start streaming.
    • Note: This method only allows for 2D gameplay on a virtual display (see above).
  • Game Pass on PC
    • Make sure your headset is connected.
    • Install the Xbox App for PC.
    • Sign into your Xbox account.
    • Find Palworld on the storefront, download and install.
    • Now you’ll want to download the UEVR mod from GitHub (it’s a zip file you’ll need to unzip).
    • There’s a huge amount of documentation on installing UEVR and seeing which games are compatible.
      • The basics: Find the ‘UEVR Injector’ app within the folder you just unzipped and install UEVR (it’ll ask to install as an administrator).
      • Note: Whilst doing so it may say that you don’t have Windows .NET 6.0 installed. If that happens, follow the prompt to install.
      • After the you’ll get the main UEVR menu page. Ensure that either OpenVR or OpenXR (we used the latter) are checked.
    • Then open Palworld and get to the main menu page.
    • Hit Alt+TAB to bring up the UEVR mod window.
    • There’s a dropdown box near the top of the window, click and select Palworld.
    • Then press ‘Inject’ and pop your headset on.
    • Start the game and away you go…almost.

This is just the start of your Palworld journey in VR. UEVR is a mod, with a huge array of customisation options to get the mechanics working just right. Adjust them yourself or utilise a pre-built Profile. Check out Palworld in VR in action here.

How to Play Palworld in VR via Steam

  • Essentially the same as above just without the Xbox App/Game Pass element.
  • Start up Palworld in Steam as you normally would.
  • Fire up UEVR and inject Palworld as previously mentioned.

Depending on your PC it’s best to drop the quality settings in Palworld to begin with for a smooth experience. Then up them as you see fit to improve the quality.

And that’s how you can play Palworld in VR, happy gaming! For those just starting out here are 7 Palworld Tips for Beginners and a Palworld Dungeons Guide.

Let us know what you think of the game in VR in the comments below.