PlayStation VR 2: How To Improve Your VR Experience

The most brilliant piece of gear we got over the years was undoubtedly the PSVR2. It has provided a broad range of features like an improved FOV, better comfort, and much more. Moreover, the pricing side of things is affordable, and PlayStation offers the perfect blend of value and quality. 

You will not have to spend more than 550$ dollars on it, and you can grab one for a highly discounted price on Black Friday. While PSVR 2 is impressive in itself, a few things can help you enjoy a better gaming experience. 

From improving comfort to optimizing accessibility, a quick change in gear configurations will be all that you need. Try following the details in this guide, and you’ll be amazed by the difference in your gaming sessions. 

Comfort — The Most Significant Element

A fair section of complaints regarding any VR headset can be linked to the comfortability of the device. You won’t want a headset that feels heavy or wobbly on your head, right? Luckily, most of the comfortability issues with the headset can be fixed by a quick change in orientation. 

There is a high probability that you’re just wearing the headset wrong. Yes, I know that there isn’t any rocket science behind wearing the VR headset. However, you won’t believe the difference made by slightly shifting the halo strap closer to your neck. 

You’re not meant to wear the PSVR 2 or any other headset like a “crown.” Instead, the back of your head and neck muscles should be the foundation that holds your VR headset in place. Similarly, you shouldn’t try to bring the lenses closer together, as that might put pressure on your nose and sinus area. 

Lens Calibrations — Finding The “Sweet Spot” For Crisp Graphics

After adjusting the positioning of the headset, you will have to then change the lens positioning (especially if there are multiple users). Before hopping into a game, you can double-tap on the PlayStation button and select the “Adjust Visibility option from quick settings. 

This feature will help you first adjust the IPD, which is the distance between your lenses. You have to aim for the blue circles, and the “Adjust Visibility” feature will also tell you if the strap is too high on your head. 

The display will slowly become sharp, and the calibrations can also vary depending on the game you’re playing. Keep in mind that the eye-tracking features will only work when you’re sure about the IPD and the headset placement on your head. 

Adjusting Environment — Clear Up Some Space

Now, we have all come across those “funny” videos where players get entangled in wires or trip over the furniture. However, the situation won’t be as “funny” if that happens to you, and you should be proactive when it comes to clearing up the surroundings. 

Start by removing some furniture out of the way, and then you have to set a virtual boundary. This will help you avoid any accidents, and you can also test out the passthrough mode. This mode allows users to get real-time feedback on the actual environment. 

Simply pressing the function button once should activate the passthrough mode, and you can reposition yourself. The best thing about this feature is that it will get engaged as you leave the boundary. So, as soon as the tracking cameras get engaged, pause your game and move back into the play area. 

Volume Control — Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

There is a common misconception that higher volume will translate to a more immersive experience. However, that is not true. You’ll have to instead find that sweet spot where your ears aren’t ringing, and that can vary from game to game. 

Access the game menu and find a good balance between the 60 to 75 percent range. Going above that will do more harm than good, and you won’t be able to enjoy the haptic feedback from the PSVR2 system. 

Lastly, if you’re using external headphones, it is pretty easy to adjust the volume with the control buttons. Just experiment with what works best for you, and it is never a good idea to have the volume blasting at 100 percent from the get-go. Otherwise, you’ll be missing out on a lot of minor details and features in the PSVR 2. 

The Takeaway

While I would also struggle to constrain myself after purchasing a PSVR 2, it is still better to take some time and adjust the headset positioning, eye tracking, volume, and playing region. That way, you won’t be underwhelmed by the bad experience and can enjoy your PSVR 2 to the fullest. 

If you’re confused about how to set up the PSVR 2 yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out through the comment section below. I will be glad to help you through the setup.

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