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How to Play Minecraft on Meta (Oculus) Quest and Quest 2

This article will show you how to play Minecraft with your Oculus Quest and Quest 2 virtual reality headsets. Instructions are provided for both Java and Bedrock versions of Minecraft.

Can you play Minecraft on Meta (Oculus), Quest or Quest 2

Quest and Quest 2 don’t have the native Minecraft Bedrock edition. However, there is a native Minecraft Bedrock Edition for the Rift VR headset. This platform allows you to still play Minecraft, provided that you have a VR ready PC and a cable. Your computer runs Minecraft and sends visual data directly to the headset. This allows you to play Minecraft in VR so long as your PC is connected to it.

You can play different versions of Minecraft on your Quest. However, the process is a little different. You will need to buy one of the versions if you don’t have the other.

These are the Minecraft versions you can play on Quest.

  • Windows 10 edition: This version of Minecraft can be purchased from the Microsoft Store. This version has VR capabilities and can be set up quickly. However, mod is not possible for this version.
  • Java Edition: This version is the original Minecraft and has many free mods online. Although it is more difficult to make this version work in VR, you will need to install Java and Steam VR. However, the implementation is much more fun. You can, for example, mine bricks physically by swinging your controllers.

How to Play Minecraft Bedrock Edition with Meta (Oculus), Quest or Quest 2

It is simple to use the Bedrock Edition in VR. You will need the Minecraft app, Oculus app, Oculus Rift Minecraft apps, and a link cable for connecting your Oculus to your PC.

This is how you can play Minecraft Bedrock Edition on Quest.

  1. Start the Oculus app from your computer.
    img alt=”The Oculus App running on a PC.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/Yl2-GBnUk95cokEA2ZeXFdn875w=/2000×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/bedrock1-65e4ebea596a44988c574e414f5db3e2.PNG” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/r9NMBhq6bfeBxfFfUT6TF-8B9e4=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/bedrock1-65e4ebea596a44988c574e414f5db3e2.PNG” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  2. You can search for Minecraft and choose it from the results.
    img alt=”Searching Minecraft in the Oculus App.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/VYMTEUfyFlrttVBC-rkwwwTBBg4=/1200×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle4-7843d3329a124254a653be6d684b1b53.jpg” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/h0OEFyt_U7Lf34qc6ZLmwsdOTm8=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle4-7843d3329a124254a653be6d684b1b53.jpg” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  3. Click Get or Download.
    img alt=”Install the Oculus Minecraft App” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/dkLhgmu_cd4NLQBmBPWpSMRsjhk=/1200×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle5-f76eef67ea234393a7d3a405cdeaab67.jpg” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/UlLj9CEJRjyE0MeDw0NqViuqr48=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle5-f76eef67ea234393a7d3a405cdeaab67.jpg” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

    This is not the complete Minecraft app. It’s just an example program that allows Minecraft Bedrock Edition in VR on Meta/Oculus hardware.

  4. Connect your headset to your computer using a link cable.

  5. To enable Oculus Link, select Enable
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  6. Search for Minecraft in your apps and then select Start.
    img alt=”Starting Minecraft from within a Quest 2 headset.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/vNAdV1ObOJ5NWpPw_v9-W2W4134=/1200×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle7-fd7e122973ef44fe93c665f81e04fdeb.jpg” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/bmvH89ER-ivdjOOTernO_t5V9hg=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle7-fd7e122973ef44fe93c665f81e04fdeb.jpg” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  7. Minecraft VR will be available.
    img alt=”Minecraft on Oculus Quest.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/iroA3Iz5XhfG0EVc6weIvog4PzM=/1920×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/bedrock6-4d8c642ff3d4425a8c92820fb44dc053.png” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/DVmZ__1fdQzGgg8ydVesld0h0Gc=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/bedrock6-4d8c642ff3d4425a8c92820fb44dc053.png” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

How to Play Minecraft Java Edition On Meta (Oculus), Quest or Quest 2

It’s possible to play Minecraft Java Edition in VR via your Quest. However, it is more difficult. Vivecraft is required to enable the Java edition of Minecraft in VR. This VR implementation is stronger than the Bedrock one, and allows you to adjust your experience with many interaction and movement options.

To play Minecraft Java Edition on Quest you will need to download Java and install Steam. Install Steam VR. Before you proceed, ensure that all three components are installed.

Here’s how you play Minecraft Java Edition on Quest:

  1. Navigate to Vivecraft’s download page, and click on the latest version.
    img alt=”The Vivecraft website featuring Vivecraft 1.16.x highlighted.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/3GFGsoJWxRcuH3WsmaJ4r3tpEqs=/2000×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java1-327ef177a20f4cd8a5e09e11629d161a.PNG” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/oQ4dR_N65Qrvy5e2J5_K3m_zrNY=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java1-327ef177a20f4cd8a5e09e11629d161a.PNG” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  2. Click vivecraft-x.xx.x-jrbudda-x-x-installer.exe and download the file.
    img alt=”The Vivecraft Vivecraft installer highlighted in the Vivecraft Github.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/bQe0BCjnbolOyf8rxVbintzp3rs=/2000×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java2-1f245653f5fd4ba4b2b286df2704750c.PNG” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/geLO8Rd0B3WmnMtaVrLbG87dXSA=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java2-1f245653f5fd4ba4b2b286df2704750c.PNG” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  3. After the file has finished downloading, launch it and then click Install.

    If Java is not installed on your computer, the installation will fail.

  4. Click OK.
    img alt=”Ok, the Vivecraft installer confirmation screen.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/NcJapCConoTg8NRpT88EumGBiaQ=/1200×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle9-e83d9846ad5e4957a0776907c29e538e.jpg” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/HkUKuabA2EoeCWAzpR0C9o3C__Q=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle9-e83d9846ad5e4957a0776907c29e538e.jpg” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  5. Start the Oculus app from your computer.
    img alt=”The Oculus App on PC” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/9ZMKjju11dA3U4WHk2bvXoh3270=/2000×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java6-d4140652b958421586e9ed2a6afa2861.PNG” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/siV7uciTbAefPCFvOF6IW8e6snc=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/java6-d4140652b958421586e9ed2a6afa2861.PNG” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  6. Connect your Quest headset to your computer using a link cable.

  7. Select To Enable.
    img alt=”Enable Oculus Link from Oculus Quest 2 headset.” data-click-tracked=”true” data-expand=”300″ data-hi-res-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/W4-A3-ErEpuGJjIayFZ_MNW3C3o=/1200×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle10-e704ea532da14ffb8cd269ff35ce7f94.jpg” data-img-lightbox=”true” data-src=”https://www.lifewire.com/thmb/5VGB5rjEjqKyBdypr7UGI8bmzfI=/650×0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Rectangle10-e704ea532da14ffb8cd269ff35ce7f94.jpg” data-tracking-container=”true”/>

  8. Locate Steam VR on your computer and click Launch.

  9. Select the monitor icon in the Steam VR interface.

  10. If you have more than one monitor, choose the one Minecraft will run on.


    Minecraft will not display on your virtual desktop if you choose the wrong monitor. You can choose to either continue this step or remove your headset and move the Minecraft window onto another monitor.

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