New to VR? The following guide will help you experience VR Church.
1. Get a VR Headset
Confusion exists about which VR equipment to use because many VR headsets line the store shelves. However, not all headsets represent a true VR experience.
Our general recommendation is that anything by Oculus is a good option. The Oculus Go is a great way to get started in VR. However, a new VR headset is coming called the Oculus Quest. We recommend waiting for the Oculus Quest because it will be the best mobile VR experience of 2019. (Yes, we tried it and loved it.)
For you hardcore gamers and technologists who want the best VR experience, we recommend the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive Pro. Take note that you will need a powerful computer with a good graphics card for the Rift and Vive.
2. Download AltspaceVR
VR Church uses AltspaceVR, a social VR platform. If you have never experienced social VR, you are about to embark on an adventure. You will meet people from all over the world in a dynamic environment with many worlds to explore. It’s a new form of tourism.
Before visiting VR Church in AltspaceVR, take time to create an account, customize your avatar, and complete the tutorial. Following these steps will provide a solid experience for your first time in church.
Click HERE to download AltspaceVR.
(Although we highly recommend using a VR headset, please note that AltspaceVR has a 2-D mode for the PC and an Android app for non-VR users.)
3. Experience VR Church
We are so excited you made it this far! Look for our events on Sunday in the events section of AltspaceVR. We also have multiple VR Life Groups that meet during the week that we post on our Discord channel. Join our Discord server by clicking HERE. This is a great way to stay connected with the life of the church outside of VR.
Finally, if you are completely lost and would like a personal guide, please contact us and ask for a VR Church Host. They will guide you all along the way.
For more specific information about our gatherings, please see the “Experiences” section of the website.