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Oculus Rift
By 412.5ppm and 2 collaborators
This guide explains how to use an Oculus Rift to play Subnautica on Steam
How to play Subnautica on Steam with the Oculus Rift
Subnautica supports Oculus SDK 1.3. You can play Subnautica on the Oculus Rift via Steam. If you already own Subnautica on Steam, it is not necessary to buy Subnautica on Oculus Home to play with the Rift. To enable your Oculus Rift to be used with your Steam copy of Subnautica, follow these steps:

  • 1. Select the "Gear" icon in the top right of Oculus Home
  • 2. Select "Settings" from the dropdown menu
  • 3. Select the "General" tab
  • 4. Flick the "Unknown Sources" toggle to On.
  • 5. Launch Subnautica from Steam with your Oculus Rift connected

Subnautica should automatically detect your Oculus Rift and enter VR mode. If you have a Rift and would like to play in non-VR mode, set the command line in Steam to "-vrmode none".

If you encounter any trouble, or have feedback on Subnautica in VR, please visit the dedicated Subnautica Oculus Rift forums.

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Crystal Kitty Dec 3, 2023 @ 8:33am 
kinda funny how u dont even need to do this anymore with the steam link app XD
tl:dr steam recently released an app on the meta store that is like the steam link mobile app but for vr and with some new features
Hectorisss Aug 7, 2022 @ 8:27pm 
does it work with a oculus quest 2?
Feral Llama Jul 27, 2021 @ 7:03pm 
Illmatic Jul 6, 2021 @ 7:51am 
@Cocainum lol I thought you said "subnautica actually is a hunk of garbage" and I was about to go crazy lmao
FrodyR Jun 13, 2021 @ 7:17pm 
its not compatible with any vr
subnautica vr actually is a hunk of garbage
MegalaCrabTato Feb 4, 2021 @ 12:27pm 
Is It Occulus Rift S Compatible YET....!!!!????
Mr. Grey Dec 13, 2019 @ 7:01pm 
Does this work with other VR headsets?
Harold Bog Dec 12, 2019 @ 8:54am 

thx tho just in case i get one
MrShooty Mar 24, 2019 @ 1:21pm 
That's the guide is it? Not a word on how to fix the misfiring controllers? Or how to pick things on a menu? Great guide. Really sorted it out - NOT.
MandatoryDenial Feb 13, 2019 @ 7:07pm 
this did not help, i hear the audio but get nothing in the headset