If you’re not familiar with VRChat, you should know that it’s one of the most innovative online virtual world platforms around. Players don avatars — either realistic ones based on their own appearance, pop culture characters, or other fun virtual personalities — and explore different worlds. These worlds can range from relaxing atmospheric homes to virtual games that players can enjoy with others. Currently, VRChat is available on Steam as well as a variety of virtual reality headsets, like the Meta Quest 2 (formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2) and the Valve Index.
The VR Space research team set out to find the best VRChat worlds to experience. Here are some of our favorites.
Big Al’s is a must-visit world for anyone new to VRChat, as it’s one of the best VRChat avatar worlds available. This location is filled with more than 200 different avatars, nearly all of which have eye tracking and mouth movement. It’s a great place to add some fun avatars to your arsenal.
The Black Cat is a popular location in VRChat and is considered one of the best VRChat worlds. Featuring a restaurant, two bars, stages, and many lounge areas, The Black Cat is the perfect place for socializing. There are also many objects you can interact with throughout the restaurant.
Fulfill your dreams of becoming Spider-Man for a day by visiting the Spider-Lair. This fun map lets you swing from building to building using your web shooters just like Spidey. There are also some addictive mini-games, including a side-scrolling arcade game and a chance to test your web-slinging abilities by playing “The Floor Is Pizza.”
What better way to unwind after a long day than to pet and play with puppies? This lush forest dog park allows you to play fetch with a variety of adorable dogs, which you can, of course, give lots of head-scratches to. There’s also a campfire and stream to create a rustic atmosphere.
Bowling is a ton of fun, especially when you can play with friends. This world has four bowling lanes. You can bowl against six players. The space is beautiful and has a fun retro aesthetic. It’s a perfect place to hang out with friends and have a good time.
There are a variety of sea-themed lounge areas in this serene house. Look out the windows of this beautiful home and you may see fish and jellyfish swimming by. Keep an eye out for crabs inside the house as well!
Love horror video games? Haunted Asylum is the perfect world for you. Grab some friends and try to find your way out of a creepy, abandoned asylum, but beware of what may be lurking in the dark. There are plenty of ways to have fun in VRChat. It doesn’t matter whether you like visiting relaxing houses or partaking in thrill-seeking games; there’s bound to be something in VRChat for you to enjoy.