Oculus Home now includes the option to configure locomotion.

The next big update to Oculus Rift, Rift Core 2.0, comes with plenty of exciting changes, including a fully interactive Home space. From Oculus Home you can launch games, chill with your friends, redecorate, and take part in plenty of minigames. The default way to get around is by teleporting, but you can change some settings to make it more suitable for your needs.

How to change Oculus Home locomotion settings in Rift Core 2.0

The first time you launch the new Oculus Home in Rift Core 2.0, you'll be able to use the joysticks on your Touch controllers to teleport. While smooth locomotion still isn't an option, there are some settings that can be tweaked to make teleportation as good as possible.

Once you have Rift Core 2.0 installed and you don the Rift headset, follow these steps.

  1. Hit the Oculus button on your right Touch controller.
  2. Select Oculus Home from the Dash. Oculus Home will now load.
  3. Hit the Menu button on your left Touch controller.
  4. Select Settings from the overlay.

    Select Oculus Home. Select Settings.

  5. Select Movement.
  6. Select the dropdown menu in the Teleport Mode section.

    Select Movement. Select the dropdown menu.

  7. Select a teleport option.
  8. Select the switch in the Show Play Area section to toggle whether or not you see a preview of your area surrounding the spot you're teleporting to. This is a great tool to have enabled if you're working with a room-scale setup.

    Select a teleport option. Select the switch.

The teleport options you can choose from are:

  • 360 Mode: The standard mode that allows you to teleport and rotate as usual. Best for 360-degree, room-scale setups.
  • Front-Facing Mode: The standard mode but optimized for those with two-sensor setups.
  • No Rotation: This doesn't allow you to rotate your joystick right before teleporting. You'll only be able to face one direction unless you physically turn your body.

More Rift Core 2.0 resources

Be sure to check out these other guides to help get started with Rift Core 2.0.