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GTA 5 VR – How To Play GTA 5 VR On Oculus Quest (FREE) – 5 Steps

GTA 5 VR – How To Play GTA 5 In VR Officially On Oculus Quest 1 & 2 – 5 Steps – 10 MINs

In This Guide: The Easiest and Most Comprehensive Guide on How to play GTA 5 in VR for Oculus Quest 1 & 2 Using Two Methods. Both Of Them Takes Maximum 10 Min To Set Up And Let You Enjoy GTA 5 In VR On Your Quest As Soon As Possible​…(UPDATED!)​

What’s up, VR Army, Today is a proud day for all Hardcore VR Gamers and enthusiasts because now you can play GTA 5 In VR On Oculus Quest for FREE using a Mod. And kudos to the creator Luke Ross double-o who posted the latest release of GTA 5 Mod. 

Now, this is your best chance of experiencing GTA 5 in Virtual Reality because you can play the full single-player story campaign of GTA 5 in virtual reality. But Modding and Adding VR Support on GTA 5 can be tricky for many VR games because none of us has a techy mind or skills.

That’s why I thought I should make a guide that cuts off bluff and fillers, and which talks with points and detailed steps. No BS just plain explanation.

Because I want this guide to be understandable by all the beginners and also a 15-year old can also understand how to do each step without errors and failing!

Modding and Playing GTA 5 in VR on Oculus Quest 1 & 2 takes only about 10 MINs, Max. 

Hence, This article will guide you step by step on How to properly install the GTA 5 VR Mod, then how to enable VR Mode on GTA 5 and What are the best settings to play GTA 5 in VR on Quest 1 & 2.

I know you are excited! So without making you more excited, Let’s Play GTA 5 In VR

***This Method Works For Both Oculus Quests (1 & 2)***


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– In This Post –

  • How To Setup Oculus Link
  • How to Install GTA 5 VR Mod
  • How To Play GTA 5 VR Wirelessly
  • Best Settings For Playing GTA 5 In VR
  • How to Play GTA 5 in VR on Oculus Quest
  • How to play GTA 5 without any Errors and Viruses
  • Fully Illustrated With Images To Understand Every Steps

How to Play/Install GTA V in VR Step by Step On Oculus Quest

  1. Check Your Requirements
  2. Change Your GTA 5 Settings For Optimal VR Gameplay
  3. Install The GTA 5 VR Mod
  4. Choose from the 3 methods
    1. Oculus Link: The Wired Method But Stable Gameplay
    2. Virtual Desktop: The Wireless Method
    3. Oculus Air Link: The “FREE” Wireless Method
  5. Other Additional Settings

Yes, that’s it. That’s all you need to do to play GTA 5 VR on your Oculus Quest 1 & 2

So here are the steps that you need to follow to install the GTA V VR MOD to play GTA 5 in VR (Refer to the pictures provided)

Step 1 : Check Your Requirements

Now, first of all, you’ll need to have a fresh install of GTA 5 on your PC without any other mods installed. 

If you’ve never installed any mods before, then you should be fine without reinstalling the whole game.

But please ensure the game is up to date and also note that this mod is for the single-player game only, and you’ll likely get a ban if using mods like this one in the online multiplayer.


Although the VR mod can work with other mods, compatibility isn’t guaranteed if you have any success with using it with other mods though please share your results with the community in the comments down below.

If you don’t already own a copy of GTA 5, Rockstar’s games are currently running a sale on Steam across their range of titles so you can get 50% off GTA 5 right now making it $14.99.

If you don’t have a backup of your original GTA V save game data, then don’t worry;  I’ve linked to a hundred percent GTA 5 save file

All you need to do is download the save file and drop it into your GTA 5 save game folder, which is typically under C Drive.

gta 5 100% save file

Step 2 : Change the Settings

Once the game is installed, launch the game usually on your desktop and change the following settings in the games menu before installing the VR mod.

  • GTA 5 VR Mod

First, go to settings > gamepad > targeting mode and turn it on to free aim. 

Then go to settings > camera and then change the following settings: 

  1. Allow independent camera modes.
  2. First-person head bobbing > off.
  3. First-person third-person cover > ON.
  4. First-person vehicle hood > off. 

And Now, exit GTA V and Make sure the game isn’t running and is completely closed, and now we can move on to the next step.

Step 3 : Install the GTA 5 VR Mod

Now, GTA 5 in VR is ready, and we just need to download the mod itself, you can download the GTA 5 VR Mod here. The download file will be a .rar file.

GTA 5 VR Mod install

Once downloaded, copy the GTA 5 VR mod RAR file and navigate to your GTA installation folder, which is generally under C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamappscommon Grand Theft Auto V and paste it into the main folder.


Now you simply need to click on the .RAR file and select unpack here using WinRAR and go to GTA 5 in your Steam library, and right-click > select properties and ensure in the properties that use desktop game-theatre while steamvr is active is “unchecked”.

GTA 5 VR Steam Mod
GTA 5 VR Steam Mod

Now navigate to your GTA installation folder where we unpacked the mod previously and double-click on the real config.bat file and select high, medium or low settings based on your pc specs.

  • GTA V VR Mod
  • GTA 5 VR
  • GTA V VR

STEP 4: Setup Oculus Link – The Wireless Method But Stable Gameplay

How to Use Oculus Link

Let’s talk about the easiest way to Play GTA V VR on Oculus Quest 1 & 2 and that is to use the Oculus Link. Oculus Link allows the quest to connect to a VR capable PC using a supported USB C cable and use quest as a PCVR headset.

Using Oculus Link for steam VR is incredibly easy. First off you have to make sure you have a Compatible Cable and that your Quest is updated to the most recent firmware

But There’s a significant question: How to use Oculus link with Oculus quest? and How to Use Oculus Link with Steam? 

How to Use Oculus Link on Mac

So, I thought why not make the Best and Ultimate illustrated guide on How to use Oculus Link that will tell everything about Oculus link and how to use it and left no space for confusion.  

Click here to know How to Use Oculus Link with Steam VR
Click here to know How to Use Oculus Link on Mac (if you are using MAC) 

This guide will help you Step by Step on How to use the Oculus link, how to play GTA 5 VR on the Oculus Quest with the help of the Oculus link. 

You can connect your Oculus link with the quest in just 4 easy to follow steps, which is so easy that it will take you only 5-10 minutes or less to set up the Oculus link. 

***UPDATE: May 15th, 2020: Now you can use your Charging cable that is included with the Oculus quest as an Oculus link cable… Click here to jump to that section.

And here’s how to increase the Oculus Link Quality and if you want to read the article then here’s the link: 2 STEP: How To INCREASE OCULUS LINK PCVR Quality On QUEST 2:


How to Play GTA 5 In VR on Oculus Quest
using Oculus Link

Method 2: VIRTUAL DESKTOP – The Wireless Method But Stable Gameplay Depends On Certain Factors

how to play Steam vr games on oculus quest wirelessly

You can play GTA 5 without sacrificing quality and graphics fidelity and without any wires as it’s the BEST wireless method to play Steam VR games on the Oculus Quest. And that software is Virtual Desktop.

It only takes 5-10 minutes to get it all set up and this is the Ultimate, comprehensive, and Illustrated guide on How to Use Virtual Desktop to play Steam VR games on the Oculus Quest. 

You don’t have to jump from articles to articles and videos to videos, this is the one-stop post on Setting up Virtual Desktop properly without any errors. 

All the required software and resources links are included so you don’t need to worry about searching the software by yourself. So here’s the link to set up Virtual Desktop to Play Steam VR Games on Oculus Quest Wirelessly without any Hassle and Errors…

*Virtual Desktop Requirements*
  1. 5 GHz WiFi Network
  2. Connect your PC via Ethernet and not on WiFi, this enables faster data transfer without any Latency issues
  3. Try to play as close to your router as possible 
  4. Minimum PC Requirements:

    Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
    Memory: 12 GB RAM
    Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM

  5. You’ll also need to purchase and download the desired VR game that you wanted to play from Steam

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How to Play GTA 5 on Oculus Quest Wirelessly
using Virtual Desktop

Method 3: Oculus Air Link – The “FREE” Wireless Method

How To Play PCVR Games on Quest 2 Using Oculus Air Link

You can play GTA 5 in VR on your Oculus Quest 1 & 2 for FREE without paying for any Oculus Link cable or Virtual Desktop software and also without any wires.

And that software/feature is Oculus Air Link.

The Oculus Air Link Feature Makes Its Debut With The V28 Update For The Oculus Quest 1 & 2.

With the Oculus Air Link, Facebook allows the Oculus Quest 1 & 2 to wirelessly access the entire SteamVR catalogue and that of the Oculus Rift.

It is important to emphasize that the Air Link function is completely free.

In the Air link Post, You Will Find Everything You Need To Know To Play GTA 5 VR on Oculus Quest 1 & 2 for FREE Wirelessly Using The Air Link Feature.

So here’s the link to set up Oculus Air Link to Play Steam VR Games on Oculus Quest Wirelessly without any Hassle and Errors…

It only takes 5 minutes to get it all set up and this is the Ultimate, comprehensive, and Illustrated guide on How to Use Oculus Air Link to play Steam VR games on the Oculus Quest. 

*Oculus Air Link Requirements*
  • To use Air Link, our PC must meet the minimum specifications for the Oculus Link.
  • Another requirement to be able to use Air Link is that both the viewer and the desktop application of the PC must be in the V28 version to activate it.
  • Make sure you have a PC solid enough to run the games in VR properly. Also having a high powered PC is not enough but the most important aspect to play Steam VR games on your quest wirelessly is in the quality of the Wi-Fi network.
  • The WiFi connection to which we are going to connect must be 5Ghz. This connection should preferably be made in a router in which there are not many devices connected.
  • I personally recommend having a specific router like the ASUS AX5400. In which only the Oculus Quest 2 is connected wirelessly. Since putting more devices will make the experience worse.
  • On the other hand, be sure to check that your Oculus Quest 2 and your PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

How to Play GTA 5 on Oculus Quest Wirelessly
using Oculus Air Link

Virtual Desktop V/S Oculus Link

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The one question I get asked a lot is: Are there any differences in quality between using an Oculus Link cable and Virtual Desktop? Does either platform have an advantage over the other from a technical and visual standpoint? Obviously one is Wireless and the other one is Wired.

So if you want to check out what are the differences between Oculus Link And Virtual Desktop then here’s the link for that post.

Oculus Link V/S Virtual Desktop – Which One Is Better? And Why? 

In that post, I’ve pointed out all the major differences and problems that can enhance or diminish your VR experience while playing PC VR games on Quest.

And if you’re confused then uncover the mystery of those two methods and see which one suits you more, Is it oculus link or Virtual Desktop?

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STEP 5: Other Additional Settings

Now, all we need to do is ensure that windows has your VR headset selected as the default audio source and launch oculus if you’re using an Oculus device if not just go to steamvr and we’re ready to play GTA 5 VR.


Finally, before you play GTA V VR I’d recommend using a wireless gamepad such as the Xbox 1s controller wireless controller or of course you can use a keyboard and mouse if you wish.

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So that was it. That is how you can play GTA 5 in VR on Oculus Quest, which I think is super duper easy.

The GTA 5 Mod installation is so much easier. I know many GTA 5 and VR fans were waiting for TRUE VR mod support for GTA, and now, you finally can.

So, I hope you all understand it easily and quickly because of the illustrated images. If you have any suggestions on what topic we should write on, then the comments section of VR Marvelites is always open for the VR Army!

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