Cyberpunk 2077

Yes, it is true! You can jump into futuristic Night City in fully immersive VR… well, sort of. We’re breaking down everything you need to know to see Cyberpunk 2077 like never before. 

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 – CD Project RED

First things first, VR Cyberpunk 2077 is by no means an officially intended way to play the game, but if there was ever a scenario and world where VR makes sense, this is it. Thanks to well-known VR modder Luke Ross, we can hack and slash our way through CD Project Red’s dystopian RPG like never before.  

Is It Any Good? 

Cyberpunk 2077 itself was no stranger to controversy, with several delays and a somewhat ‘buggy’ launch. Whilst most of these issues with the base game have now been fixed, you can still expect to see some of them crop up from time to time, with performance issues still widely prevalent on lower-end systems.   

It is fair to say that you’ll need a pretty T h i c c gaming PC if you plan to play Cyberpunk in VR. CD Project Red’s Night City is genuinely breath-taking and oozing with personality. The ability to strap a headset on and look around freely adds an entirely new layer of freedom and realism to the world.   

There are, however, some drawbacks. You’ll need to play with a controller. As much fun as physically slashing a samurai sword or aiming a smart pistol with your hand would be, it is sadly is not possible. This also means you’ll be aiming attacks with your head by looking around, replacing your mouse as the direction input. 

What do I need to play Cyberpunk in VR?  

Before you become fully immersed in the dystopia that is Night City, you’ll need to have a few things: 

  • To start with, you must own a copy of the game on Steam. 
  • You will need to become a supporter of the Luke Ross Pateron. This will allow you to download the relevant files for the mod, alongside receiving updates.  
  • Next, download and unzip the mod folder. 
  • Open your game directory. You can do this on Steam by right-clicking the game in your library and clicking ‘View Local Files’. 
  • Move the files from the unzipped folder into the ‘x64’ folder, which is located in the ‘bins’ within your Steam local files.  
  • Finally, run the .bat file in the x64 folder. Assuming everything went to plan, you should now be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 in virtual reality.  

With the base game itself requiring a hefty gaming PC for high settings, you will need an especially powerful PC to play the game in VR.   

Max settings, high FPS, and hella RGB. If you know what you like and want the best VR gaming PC for the latest titles, this build is for you. 

8Pack Cryocube – Intel Core i9 12900K Extreme Overclocked PC

The 8Pack Cryocube is the latest fully kitted out gaming PC designed by Ian “8Pack” Parry and is the ultimate in gaming performance. Equipped with an Intel Core i9 12900K, 32GB of 6400MHz DDR5 RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU, this gallery-quality work of art gaming PC will take on any game. Finally, the custom EKWB liquid cooling keeps the Cryocube true to its name. 

  • NVIDIA RTX 3090 GPU
  • Intel i9 12900K CPU
  • 32GB 6400MHz DDR5 RAM
  • Custom EKWB water cooling
  • Designed by Ian “8Pack” Parry

HTC Vive Pro 2

VIVE PRO 2 Full Kit
Dual LCD Screens
2448 x 2448 pixels per eye resolution
90/120hz refresh rate
120-degrees field of view
Hi-Res audio
Dual microphones
PCVR
Steam VR Tracking v2.0
Full Body Tracking

The HTC Vive Pro 2 packs a punch with a 5K resolution and a 120-degree field of view. This VR headset offers a near-natural vision with lifelike high-resolution displays and high-fidelity audio. In addition, a 120Hz refresh rate not only looks buttery smooth but helps reduce motion sickness. Finally, the lighthouse tracking system allows for full-body tracking, letting you move freely in games and social apps.

New to VR? Make sure to check out our blog post with tips and tricks for new and returning Quest 2 users.  

Cyberpunk VR On a Gaming Laptop? 

Oh, you little rebel you. Well, technically sure, why not. Modern gaming laptops are more than capable of running even the most demanding VR titles. Overclockers UK stocks a range of gaming laptops perfect for VR, content creation, and productivity.  

ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G15 GA503QS Gaming Laptop

  • NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU
  • AMD Ryzen R9 5900HS CPU
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 165Hz FHD 15.6″ Display

Take your PCVR gaming experience with you, thanks to the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G15 gaming laptop. Boasting an RTX 3080 GPU, AMD Ryzen R9 CPU, and a fantastic 144Hz FHD display, this gaming laptop is perfect for taking on any game. What’s more, with a super-thin bezel and sleek black construction, this gaming laptop from ASUS is aesthetically flawless.   

Ready To Take on Night City in VR? 

Will you be trying Cyberpunk 2077 in VR? Or do you prefer your CD Project Red games on a good old monitor? Let us know in the comments.  

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Rod
Rod
1 year ago

Excellent article, I would never know about the existence of modding for VR.
Well done for to Overclockers UK for promoting this content and good redesign of the web site. Keep it up.