How Do You Set the VR Valve Index in Minecraft?

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By Eric Wilson

Minecraft is a game that has been around for over a decade now, and it has evolved significantly since its inception. One of the latest additions to the game is the ability to play in virtual reality using headsets like the Valve Index. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to set up your VR Valve Index in Minecraft.

Getting Started

Before we dive into the setup process, let’s take a look at what you’ll need:

  • A computer that meets Minecraft’s VR requirements
  • A VR headset – in this case, we’ll be using the Valve Index
  • The latest version of Minecraft Java Edition
  • SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality drivers installed on your computer

Configuring Minecraft for VR

Now that you have everything you need, let’s get started with setting up your VR headset for Minecraft:

  1. Launch SteamVR on your computer and ensure that your Valve Index is connected and working correctly.
  2. Launch Minecraft Java Edition from your desktop or start menu.
  3. Once you’re in the game, press F3 on your keyboard to bring up the debug screen.
  4. Look for the option labeled “OpenVR” under “VR Headset”. If it says “Not Detected,” check if SteamVR is running correctly and if your headset is connected.
  5. Minecraft's Debug Screen

    The OpenVR option should be listed under “VR Headset”.

  6. If OpenVR is detected, turn on VR mode by typing “/vr” into the chat box and pressing” alt=”Minecraft’s Chat Box”>

    Type “/vr” into the chat box to turn on VR mode.

  7. Your screen will now go black for a few seconds, and you’ll be transported into Minecraft’s virtual reality world!

Playing Minecraft in VR

Now that you’re in Minecraft’s virtual world, it’s time to start playing! Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Move around using your VR controllers. You can also teleport by pointing at a spot and clicking the appropriate button.
  • To interact with objects, use your controllers to move your hand over them and click the appropriate button.
  • Use your VR headset to look around and explore the world of Minecraft like never before!


Playing Minecraft in virtual reality is an incredible experience that adds a new level of immersion to an already fantastic game. By following these simple steps, you can set up your VR Valve Index and start exploring the blocky world of Minecraft like never before.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today!