How to Play VR Darts

Darts are a classic game that has been around for centuries. Though the technology has changed, the game hasn’t! We can still play darts with friends and family in our living room or at your local pub and now there’s a VR version! For those with a Rift or Vive headset, then all that needs to be done is to simply download the Darts VR app from Steam and the fun of throwing darts can finally begin!


Steam is the platform that hosts most of your gaming needs, and it’s free to download and use. The game can be played with other headsets, but you’ll get the most immersive experience by using a Vive or Rift headset to play. If you own one of these devices (or any other compatible device), you’ll need to connect it via USB cable to your computer before starting up Darts VR for the first time. Once connected, follow these steps. Open SteamVR and then click “Library” on the top menu bar. Find “Darts VR” in your library list—it should be there if you downloaded it from Steam earlier! If not, go back to your Library page and search for “Darts VR.” 

Placing the sensor

Find a place for your sensor and make sure you can still access it. You’ll want to find a spot that’s not obstructed by furniture or other objects, as well as one that’s easy to get at if you have to move the sensor around. Don’t put it in an unsafe location where accidental damage could occur, like near high shelves or fragile items.


Put on your headset and grab one of the controllers. Make sure that you have enough space to move around freely without tripping over anything. If you don’t have room to walk around, you’ll be able to sit comfortably in a chair without any problems. Once you have your headset and controller ready, press “Play” on the Darts game menu.


You’ll get the hang of it quickly. Here are some tips to help you stay on target. Keep your arm straight and locked at the elbow–don’t bend at the wrist or twist your hand as you release. Don’t follow through with your arm after throwing. Let go and allow for a natural return to position, with your arm relaxed by your side. Don’t move your hand sideways as you throw either; try to keep it as vertical as possible, even if this means releasing slightly ahead of where you want it to land (which is why good darts players don’t throw up into their faces).

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