How to Connect PlayStation VR 2 to PlayStation 5 [Guide]

Make the most of your PSVR 2 with our step-by-step guide to connecting it to your PlayStation 5.

When it comes to virtual reality gaming, there isn’t much to talk about, experts for the headsets and the games available for you to play. However, there is now a new entrant to the VR headset world. Sony just released the Sony PlayStation VR 2 headset last week. This is a headset that goes well with only the PlayStation 5. Since a lot has been going on in the VR world, it is only fair that new people get interested in the PSVR 2.

Today, we will be taking a look at how you can set up your PSVR 2 at your home and get it ready for use during your long Virtual Reality gaming sessions. Do note that the PSVR 2 headset is not a standalone headset and relies on the PS5. PlayStation 4 owners will have to skip this one out as it’s not compatible with the older generation PlayStation console. If you are looking o set up your PSVR 2 for the first time, this is the guide for you.

How to Setup PSVR 2 Headset to PlayStation 5

Before we dig into the steps that you need to follow to set up your PSVR 2 headset for the first time, there are a few things that you will need to have beforehand.

  • The new Sony PSVR 2 headset
  • Sony PlayStation 5
  • A TV
  • WiFi Network
  • PS5 Wireless Controller

Connect PSVR 2 to PlayStation 5

  1. First, you will need to connect your PSVR 2 headset to your PlayStation 5. 
  2. This can be easily done by connecting each end of the USB C cable to your console and your headset. The USB port on your PS5 will be present at the front.
  3. Now, power up your PSVR 2 headset as well as your PS5 console.

How To Setup Play Area For PSVR 2

Since this is a VR headset and relies on your movements in your room, setting up a play area is important. This ensures that you simply don’t have to walk to the further end of the room for no reason whatsoever. Here are the steps to set up a play area for your PSVR 2.

How to Setup PlayStation VR 2 to PlayStation 5
  1. Connect your PSVR 2 to your PS5 and open the Settings menu.
  2. From the Settings menu select Accessories,  followed by PlayStation VR2.
  3. Now, select the Play Area option. You should see four sub-menus here. You can choose between selecting Set Play Area, Set Floor Height, Boundary Display Sensitivity, and  Clear Play Area Data.
  4. You can adjust these elements based on how big or small your room is. The good thing about this is you can always clear the Play Area when you want to change your room.

Eye Tracking On PSVR 2

You can get an even better experience with your PSVR 2 thanks to the eye-tracking system and feature. This helps you make small eye movements within games that support eye tracking. Here are the steps you can follow to adjust eye tracking on your PSVR 2.

How to Setup PlayStation VR 2 to PlayStation 5
  1. Navigate to the Settings menu on your PlayStation 5.
  2. Under Settings, select Accessories, and finally Playstation VR2.
  3. You should see an option that says Eye Tracking. Simply select the option and choose Enable Eye Tracking.
  4. With this enabled, supported games will now be able to show your eye movements within the game itself. You don’t have to do any complex setup to adjust eye tracking. The PSVR 2 does it automatically.

Adjust Various PSVR 2 Settings

Just like a lot of devices out there, the PSVR 2 also has a bunch of settings that you can adjust to your liking. These custom settings are designed so that you enjoy using the PSVR 2 headset you like. To access these settings, head over to Settings followed by Accessories followed by PlayStation VR 2. here are the elements that you will be able to adjust on your PSVR 2.

  • Screen Brightness
  • VR Headset Vibration
  • Function Button Assignments
  • Tracking Camera Calibration
  • Surround Mode

PSVR 2 Tech Specs

Now, let’s take a look at the tech specs for the PSVR 2. First, let’s look at what the headset itself has in question.

PlayStation VR2 Headset Specifications

  • OLED Display
  • 2000 X 2040 panel resolution per eye.
  • 90 and 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Manually Adjustable Lens
  • 110 Degrees Field Of View
  • Motion Sensor (3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer )
  • IR Proximity Sensor
  • IR Camera
  • 4 Builtin Cameras For Headset and Controller Tracking
  • Vibration Feedback
  • USB Type-C Port
  • Headphone Jack For HEadphoens
  • Built-in Microphone

PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Specifications

  • Right Controller Buttons:
    • PS Button, Options Buttons, Action Buttons (Circle and X), R1, R2, Right Stick, R3 buttons
  • Left Controller Buttons:
    • PS Button, Create button, Action buttons (Triangle and Square) L1, L2, Left Stick, and L3 Buttons
  • 6 Axis Motion Sensor
  • Finger Touch Detection
  • IR LED Position tracking
  • Haptic Feedback On Trigger Buttons
  • USB Type C Charging Port
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries


This concludes the guide on how you can set up the brand-new PlayStation VR2 headset. This is a new headset from Sony that is aimed to take virtual reality gaming to higher levels.

If you are someone who plans on getting yourself a new PSVR 2 headset, what games would you be playing in VR? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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