VRChat is completely free to download, and those who have VR equipment find the 3D social app extremely entertaining. Users can use the app to display themselves as avatars and make friends. Steam is also popular among gamers because it allows them to access a large library in one location.
If you’re wondering whether or not you can add Steam friends to VRChat, the answer is no. On the former platform, there is currently no direct way to add friends. Continue reading for some alternatives.
Adding Friends VRChat is available on Steam as a game, but the friend lists on both are incompatible. That means you’ll have to invite people through the game’s system or through Steam.
Adding VRChat Friends
- To add someone on VRChat, simply follow these steps.
- Open your VRChat Quick Menu.
- Point your laser selection at a user and click on them.
- Choose “Send Friend Request.”
- Wait for the individual to accept.
When they do, they will appear in your “Social” menu.
This method only works for users who are in the same room as you. There is a different procedure for people who are not immediately present.
- Open the VRChat Quick Menu.
- Choose the “Social” menu.
- Locate and select the search bar in the upper-right corner.
- Enter the individual’s username.
- “OK” will be displayed.
- Look through the list of results for the person you want.
- Select “Send Friend Request” after clicking on them.
- Wait for the individual to accept.
- They should now appear in your “Social” menu.
Both of the preceding sets of steps will work whether you’re using a VR headset or a mouse and keyboard. The Quick Menu functions almost identically regardless of controller.
Users can also send their profile page URLs to others while on the VRChat Home website. They only need to log in and then click on their avatar icon to get started. The URL allows other website users to add them.
You must use the Quick Menu to accept friend requests.
- Open the Quick Menu after receiving a notification.
- Navigate to your “Social” menu.
- Locate and accept the friend request.
- When you do, the person will be added to your list of friends.
Adding Steam Friends
If you also want to add the person on Steam, you have a few options.
Method one entails looking for a friend via the desktop client or web version.
- Launch Steam on your computer.
- Hover the mouse over your Steam username.
- Choose “Friends” from the drop-down menu.
- Select “Add A Friend.”
- Select “Go Search.”
- Enter the friend’s name and then click “Add As Friend.”
- Choose “OK.”
- Allow the other user to accept or decline your friend request.
You must first ask the person for their Steam username. You can immediately ask VRChat to locate the correct account.
Adding someone via the Steam mobile app is as follows:
On your smartphone, open the Steam app and tap “Friends.”
Select “Add A Friend.”
Scroll down and select “Find Friends.”
Choose “Go Search.”
Enter the username that you want to add.
Select the appropriate user.
“Add As Friend” and “OK” are the options.
Wait for your friend request to be accepted.
It is also possible to send the person your friend code and vice versa.
Launch Steam on your PC.
Move your cursor over your username.
Choose “Add A Friend.”
Examine the eight-digit code.
Inform the individual via voice chat.
Keep an eye out for the friend request.
What to Do in VRChat with Friends
Adding friends in VRChat allows you to explore the virtual world in new ways. In addition to knowing your friend’s instance and world, you can also create private rooms to hang out in. Instances have a variety of join options, including friends-only and invite-only.
Adding one person can lead to the addition of even more friends. Friends+ and Invite+ join options are enabled in some instances. The former allows friends of friends to join in on the fun.
With so many community-created worlds available, you can find something that suits your mood or hobbies. Here is a list of some of the most popular VRChat worlds.
Summer Solitude Room
This penthouse location was created by LuciferMStar and features soft lighting and dark skies. It’s a great place to hang out in the evening and catch up on the latest events. Having additional furniture in the world is also beneficial to immersion.
Camp in the Sky
Sky Camp is distinct in that it favors a cartoonish art style over the prevalent realism of VRChat worlds. It’s a virtual campsite with a campfire where you can sit and talk to whoever is in the instance. It is better suited for smaller groups due to its lower player limit.
The Terrible Pug
Anyone who has played VRChat for a while will be familiar with The Great Pug, which is famous for its pub aesthetic. It’s a traditional pub world, complete with food, drinks, and a bar. Some people enjoy roleplaying in this world, while others enjoy the atmosphere and the opportunity to socialize.
Tag the Zombie
Zombie Tag is a fun world in which to play tag. One player begins as a “zombie” and must infect as many other players as possible. When everyone becomes “it,” the game is over.
Because Zombie Tag is popular, you can easily find some mode instances.
If you enjoy horror games, The Devouring can brighten your day. It’s a six-hour story with terrifying moments that you can play alone or with three friends.
Shrine of Firelink
Fans of the popular video game Dark Souls will recognize this location. Dark Souls fans will be able to discover numerous secrets in the VRChat worlds.
Falling to the bottom of the world is one example. The game’s classic “YOU DIED” text will greet players.
VRChat’s status has remained unchanged as of 2022. As a result, we can only wait and see if the developers will make such a change.
Yes, you can use a mobile device to play VRChat. Before you can play, you must first create a profile.
No, you can play the game with a mouse, keyboard, and monitor. The app will function normally without a VR headset, but the experience will be more immersive if you use one.
Entering a New World
Unfortunately, the VRChat developers may never allow users to add Steam friends directly. Fortunately, you can still add people to Steam using standard methods, albeit in a less efficient manner. We can only hope that this feature will be available one day.
Have you added friends from VRChat to your Steam friends list, and vice versa? Should developers prioritize adding Steam friends to VRChat? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.