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F1 23 » F1 23: How to use Meta Quest 2 with F1 23: VR Guide
F1 23 brings VR racing to a Formula 1 game for the second year in a row. In this guide I'll look at how to configure a Meta Quest 2 to work perfectly with F1 23.
F1 23 is the second Formula 1 game to be VR-compatible and will work with the majority of current VR headsets. There is direct support for the popular (Oculus) Meta Quest 2 VR headset, with the Quest 2 working incredibly well with F1 23.
For the second year running, we can race a Formula 1 game in VR. F1 23 supports sim racing with the latest VR headsets on PC, including the ever-popular Meta Quest 2.
In this guide, I’m going to run through exactly how to set up a Meta Quest 2 with F1 23. As it isn’t quite as simple as it probably should be, and there are multiple ways of setting the Quest 2 up including with Air Link and a link cable.
In this guide, I’ll run through the set up process in detail. However, if you don’t have too long to read the full article, below is a summary of how to set up a Meta Quest 2 with F1 23.
The steps below have been summarised to be easily used as a quick reference guide. If you are setting up your Meta Quest 2 headset with F1 23 for the first time, read on to see exactly how to go about each step of the setup process.
The first step is to connect your headset to your PC. This can be done via Air Link or a link cable. A link cable is recommended for the best performance.
You will need to have the Oculus app running to ensure your headset is connected to your PC.
The final step is to launch F1 23 through Steam, ensuring that you select to launch in VR mode.
One of the biggest selling points of the Meta Quest 2 that made it so popular was its ability to be played completely wire-free. It utilised its own operating system and allowed for smaller games to be installed directly onto the headset itself.
If you want to enjoy your high-performing Steam games without a wire, you can do that as well through a feature called Air Link. This allowed for completely wireless streaming of your game from your PC to your headset. Although there are some negatives for playing this way, which I’ll touch on in a bit.
The second option is to use a link cable to wire your headset to your PC. This allows the data to be sent from your PC to your headset via the cable allowing for more consistent performance and longer play sessions at the expense of having a wire linking you to your PC.
The wire-free option, Air Link, is fantastic if you don’t want to be wired to your PC. You can sometimes feel a wire running from your headset, although the wire does run out of the side and down your back.
This is less of an issue when sitting in a sim rig, as the wire can run down the back of your chair. However, if you do want to lose the wire and play F1 23 via Air Link, you can.
While the big positive of using Air Link is the removal of the cable, there are a fair few drawbacks when using this method of connecting your Quest 2 to F1 23.
The first is the longer setup process. Air Link requires additional set up steps, and essentially mirrors your PC desktop.
The next is that the performance can suffer depending on your wi-fi speed. Slow internet speeds will cause the connection to be affected resulting in less frames, stutters and negative impacts to graphic performance.
Finally, you have the battery life to contend with. While using a Meta Quest 2 to play F1 23 over Air Link, you will only get a few hours of battery life at best out of the headset. This can become a big issue if competing in long races or multiple races in a single session.
A link cable is the hard-wired option and is the better option for performance and longer play sessions. Using a link cable allows for increased bit rates and reduces latency resulting in much better performance quality.
The link cable also powers your headset allowing you to race for much longer durations than those using Air Link. In fact, the link cable actually charges the headset while playing.
So we’ve looked at the two different ways of connecting an Oculus Quest 2 to F1 23, but what else do you need to get started racing? There are a few things that you certainly require to fully utilise VR in F1 23.
The first and possibly most important thing you will need to ensure you ave to enjoy F1 23 in VR with a Quest 2 or any other VR headset, is a powerful PC.
If you try to play F1 23 with an Oculus Quest 2 on a PC that isn’t powerful enough your experience will be rather troublesome. You’ll experience blurry graphics and extremely low framerates.
The reason why a powerful PC is required for VR gaming is that the game has to be rendered twice, once in each eye. That can double the performance requirement compared to when playing a game on a single monitor.
Some recommended minimum specs for F1 23 with Oculus Quest 2 are;
Remember these specs are the minimum requirements, and won’t necessarily result in smooth gameplay.
If you would like to remove the link cable and play wirelessly, you should ensure that your internet can handle the data requirements.
Playing F1 23 over Air Link means that the entire game has to be streamed to your headset over your internet. A fast internet connection will allow for smooth gameplay, although you’ll always experience compromised performance compared to using a link cable.
Without the Oculus app, your Meta Quest 2 cannot be used with your PC. You’ll connect your headset to your PC via the Oculus app, and change settings in the app. The good news is the app is free to download and install.
If you are going to the extent of increasing immersion in F1 23 with a VR headset, adding a racing wheel and pedal set to your experience is a no-brainer.
A racing wheel increases immersion so much over using a controller, and paired with a VR headset can almost make you forget you’re racing in a simulator, and not the real thing!
Read our guide on the very best racing wheels for F1 23.
One of the very best ways to use the Meta Quest 2 with F1 23 is via Steam VR, and it is how I’d recommend playing F1 23 in VR.
Once you have connected your Quest 2 to your PC, downloaded the Oculus app and gone through the set up process, launching F1 23 in Steam VR is simple.
You just need to ensure Steam VR is installed on your PC, and then when launching F1 23 from Steam, you’ll have the option for playing VR.
As mentioned earlier, there are some pros and cons of racing F1 23 using Air Link. One of the cons is the increased set up requirements. Below are the steps you’ll need to follow to set up your Quest 2 with F1 23 using Air Link.
Connect Meta Quest 2 via Air Link step by step
The link cable is the better option for connecting a Quest 2 to your PC if performance is your main priority. You will unlock better bitrates and latency options when hardwired. Follow the steps below to connect via link cable.
Connect Meta Quest 2 via Link cable step by step
If you like to game with a friend or want to show others your gameplay while you race F1 23 in VR, you can cast your Quest 2 display on a TV. Follow the steps below to do this.
There are a few settings that you can change to allow F1 23 to perform or run better with a Meta Quest 2. With a technology like VR, it isn’t surprising that there will be a little bit of tinkering required to optimise performance.
When you connect your Quest 2 via a link cable you’ll automatically be able to use the 120Hz refresh rate. However, when connecting via Air Link, it’ll default to just 72Hz.
You can change this to 120Hz even while using Air Link by heading into the graphics preferences in the settings menu.
By default, each screen in the Meta Quest 2 will output at 1832 x 1920 pixels. This is the maximum true resolution, however, you can actually increase the resolution in the settings past this limit.
You can increase the resolution of the Meta Quest 2 all the way up to a combined 5408 x 2736 pixels. While this won’t actually increase the resolution output, it can result in a smoother image due to the way each screen distorts the image.
Each lens shows a warped image to ensure the end result looks convincing. This can result in some missing detail in the distorted areas. Increasing the resolution will fill those areas resulting in a better all-round image.
The bitrate of the Quest 2 by default will be set to automatic. This will increase and reduce the bitrate dynamically to ensure your game runs well. You can however, choose to lock the bitrate, which can result in a smoother performance, especially if you know your PC can handle it.
You’ll find the bitrate settings in the Air Link settings, where you’ll be able to select a static bitrate. Making a change to the bitrate and then running a test session will allow you to find the best bitrate for you.
Overall, if you follow our step-by-step guide on how to set up the Quest 2 with F1 23, you’ll be racing in no time, with very little pain during the set up. I would recommend using a link cable to play F1 23 for the best performance.
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The Meta Quest 2 allows for F1 23 to be raced in VR on PC only. You can do this by connecting your Quest 2 to your PC via a Link Cable or wirelessly via Air Link. Then launch F1 23 from steam in VR mode to start racing in VR.
Using the Meta Quest 2 with F1 23 via a Link Cable will always provide better performance and graphic quality due to the connection be hard wired.
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