Playing in virtual reality is a great way to experience things in a whole new way. You enjoy games and experiences that you would never have experienced. Of course, when you have an awesome new toy, you’ll want to share it with your friends. Whether you’re wondering the best way to share your Gear VR or how to play with your friends, we’ve got you covered.
When it comes time to share your Gear VR with your friends, it will take you a few minutes to sort things out with each person. Every person needs a headset that fits their head in order to have the perfect VR experience. This means you have to adjust the head straps so that you have a comfortable fit that is snug but not too tight. They may also need to adjust the lens so they can see the screen clearly.
It is important that the headset is clean before the next person uses it. Sometimes people sweat, some wear makeup, and none of it feels good on the other person’s skin. Make sure you clean the pad before putting on the headset.
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Games and Experience
There are games and experiences that are easy to play with friends. While some require you to have multiple Gear VR headsets for teamwork or co-op, there are several that are designed to be played with a single headset. There are also enough short impressions that you can play with and then hand over your headset for a buddy to enjoy too.
A great example of a game that a group can play together with just one Gear VR is Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. You’ll need one person with a smartphone reading the instructions for defusing the bomb, while another sits in virtual reality listening to the instructions to actually defuse the bomb in question. Short games like rococo are also easy to play and then pass on.
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If you have more than one headset
In some cases, you may be able to play VR with friends who are not local, or you may have friends who own their own Gear VR. If so, then there is something to do.
You have games that have a co-op mode where you can play together. These include games like Herobound and Dragon Forge Beta, which allow you to add friends from your Oculus friends list to join you in the game. There are also social apps that you can use with friends in VR. Apps like AltSpace VR and Oculus Social Beta will let you meet and chat with friends while you’re in VR, which can be a great way to catch up and enjoy the headset at the same time.
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