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The new Steam VR Beta is causing issues using VRChat for some users. If this is happening to you, please use the non-beta of Steam VR while we investigate the problem.
Community Announcements - vrpill
We heard your feedback and now give you the option of how you want to experience voice chat in VRChat. Private instances are coming in the next patch. Stay tuned!

  • Users can choose to have new people be unmuted or muted for them. This setting is also available in the System menu.
  • Making friends unmutes you both (if you were already friends you'll remain unmuted)

  • Improvements to interaction tutorial in the hub
  • Users should not be able to climb on each other
  • Fixed touch support on non-Steam Oculus build
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    At VRChat, we want to enable our users to have the power to do what they want to do, wherever they want to do it, and with whomever they want. This update is the start of giving everyone that power, while ensuring VRChat is a fun place for everyone in our community.


    Our next version of VRChat might seem a little bit quiet to you! In this next build, in order to listen to another player speak, you'll need to open your quick menu, select that player then select the green sound icon. You can now hear everything they have to say. If what they say makes you frown you can click the sound icon again to mute them. If not you can continue to be dazzled by their wit. They can now do the same thing to you and you can carry on chatting freely with each other.

    You can also friend another user and if they accept it’ll unmute you both. If you have been playing VRChat up until now, all of your friends will automatically have an open channel of communication with you.


    There have been new colors and icons added on nametags. This is to make things easier for you when identifying other players. Let’s break it down:

    Gray nametag - These indicate that you cannot hear the other person. You can still see that they are attempting to speak as their name tag will light up grey and the speaker icon with an x next to it will animate.

    Green nametag - These indicate that you are able to hear the other user. It is possible they could still have you muted and if so you’ll see an icon for an ear with a red x.

    Gold nametag - Hosts have gold nametags and are there to help. Don’t be afraid to come up and say hi. Hosts can hear everyone so no need to open up communication with them.

    The Ear icon - An ear with a small x on it is visible if another player has you muted and can't hear you.

    The Speech icon - when players are talking, you will always see an animated speech icon.

    The Friend icon - if you are friends with someone a small icon in the upper left of their name tag will be visible.


    When someone gets too close to you their avatar will disappear. For those who don’t mind getting up close and personal, the Personal Space feature can be disabled in system settings. Let’s get some stepped up personal space up in this place!


    We listen carefully and value all feedback from our community. We’ll work hard and continue to improve VRChat with regular updates. Next on the list is something quite a few people have been requesting. The ability for users to create private instances of worlds! This will allow people to open up worlds that allow in their friends or only select people they invite. We hope this and the above features will improve the experience for everyone!
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    We have been working hard the last few weeks on two exciting new FPS maps: Blast Factory & Miner's Dispute. These are available now in VRChat free!

    Blast Factory
    - Introducing CTF Blast Factory! A dynamic grenade themed map. Race to grab power from the lower level and bring it to the upper platform. Plugging it in activates grenade spawners and teleports for a short time. All new map layout including more protected flag zones.

    Miner's Dispute
    - Introducing Miner Dispute! A more intense map for smaller groups. Bandits raid a gold mining camp while the Sheriffs try to stop them. Use of TNT or the river is highly recommended in this close quarters battle.
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    A few fixes regarding mics & some security measures added to VRChat logins. New CTF map is VERY close to release!

    - VRChat non-steam accounts must be verified via email in order to login

    - Fixed issue where players sometimes couldn’t hear each other
    - Fixed bug where mods couldn’t turn off players’ mics

    Community Announcements - vrpill
    Hey guys! More audio, network and speech updates. See below:

    - Desktop users have a new icon over their mic icon to tell them which button to press for mic
    - Avatar events and triggers can only be played locally.

    - More fixes for users unable to get into the HUB occasionally, due to high level of buffered network traffic
    - Tons of network fixes and cleanup
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    Small but an important patch. You should notice improvements in the audio and more. For all of you who are enjoying Capture the Flag & Steel 'n' Gold, you might find a new map from each very soon! Stay tuned.

    - Tweaked audio drop off so separate conversations can be had more easily in all worlds
    - Steel 'n' Gold now allows joining of games in progress with same feature coming soon to CTF Arena.

    - More fixes for users unable to get into the HUB occasionally. If the HUB fails to load, VRChat will automatically try to load a new HUB instance and it works this time. Probably.
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    Hey everyone!

    We hope you have been enjoying the launch week of VRChat. Rest assured we are very busy implementing improved moderation. Until then, we have just patched an update with improved fixes relating to the Hub among other small changes.

    See you in the metaverse.

    - Mods can reload world for all users in the world
    - Mods can move all users from one world to the HUB

    - Potential fix for users not being able to get into the HUB
    - If the HUB fails to load, VRChat will automatically try to load a new HUB instance
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    Hey guys, girls, robots, aliens, whatever you might be!

    We are extremely excited with all the new faces and fantastic experiences we have had since our launch a few days ago. If you experienced a few hiccups here and there, rest assured we are ironing them. We have already made a few tweaks to better your experience detailed below.

    - Added ability to mute because sometimes blocking is too much
    - Mods can now turn off players’ mics if the mic is accidentally left on

    - Fixed occasional hub reload when the master client gets in a bad state
    - Fixed social search
    Community Announcements - vrpill
    We have worked very hard in the last year to bring you this fantastic Social VR platform and we are excited to share it with you. This is just the beginning of our adventure! Our community has always been an important part of helping shape our future. Our team is staffed entirely by people passionate about Social VR. Many of us were early VRChat users and community contributors since the days of the first Oculus Development Kit. We’ve reached a point in our development where we feel it’s time to go wider and grow our community onto Steam. This will help us test our latest features and shape our roadmap into the future.

    First, you might want to check out our Community Guidelines . Looking to get involved with the community? We have a very active Slack and Facebook Group that you can get involved with.

    If, like us, you find VRChat opens up your imagination and desire to create, you can use Unity and our tools to import your own avatars and worlds. We’ll have some documentation and videos up soon on our site and linked here on Steam in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime you’ll find plenty of community members willing to offer you help and support in doing so.

    You can find the answers to common questions on our FAQ

    This is early access so there might be bugs and other issues. Here’s the ways to report them

    Please include steps on how to reproduce the bug so we can find and squash it with ease. You can send bugs to or in the #bugreport channel on our Slack. Please include a log which you can find after closing VRChat at %userprofile%\appdata\locallow\VRChat in your windows explorer.

    If you’d like to provide direct feedback you can do so to any of our HOSTS which have their name tag’s marked in VRChat. You can also “Request Host” if you are having any difficulties.

    VRChat is a friendly place and we’d like to keep it that way. Please be kind and polite to others. We absolutely will not tolerate trolls and abusive behavior.

    Ok, that’s it! We hope you have fun and enjoy your journey into VRChat!

    The VRChat Dev Team

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