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Valve suddenly releases SteamVR 2.0 in beta — as headset rumors swirl

by Norman Scott

Greetings! Today, we are excited to announce that SteamVR 2.0 is now available in beta. This marks the first major step towards our ultimate goal of bringing all the latest features and updates from the Steam platform into virtual reality.

For users who choose to opt into this beta, you will immediately notice a brand-new user interface (UI) packed with a multitude of added features. Here are some of the key highlights:

1. Most of the current features of Steam and Steam Deck are now seamlessly integrated into SteamVR, ensuring a smooth and immersive experience.

2. An updated keyboard with support for new languages, emojis, and themes. This enhances communication and expression within the VR environment, making it even more engaging.

3. The integration of Steam Chat and Voice Chat allows seamless communication with friends and fellow gamers, adding a social dimension to the virtual reality experience.

4. An improved Store that prioritizes new and popular VR releases, ensuring that you stay up-to-date with the latest and most exciting content in the VR world.

However, this is just the beginning of SteamVR 2.0’s journey. In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to collect feedback and work on these features to make them even better. This beta phase will help us iron out any issues or bugs while allowing more and more users to try out the new UI.

As with all beta versions, SteamVR 2.0 will continue to evolve and improve as we approach its full public launch. We are committed to refining the experience and making it as seamless, immersive, and enjoyable as possible.

To try out the new UI, you need to opt in to both the SteamVR Beta and the Steam Client Beta. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with detailed instructions on how to do so.

To opt into the Steam Client Beta, please follow this link: [Instructions for Steam Client Beta](https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/276C-85A0-C531-AFA3)

To opt into the SteamVR Beta, please follow this link: [Instructions for SteamVR Beta](https://help.steampowered.com/en/faqs/view/4F5E-AD22-7402-2EAD)

We appreciate your support and participation in this beta testing phase. Your feedback is invaluable in shaping the future of SteamVR 2.0.

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey!

– The SteamVR Team

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