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How to set up eye tracking on the PlayStation VR 2

The PlayStation VR 2 flaunts a slew of exciting features, but the one that stands out as the most futuristic is undoubtedly the eye-tracking technology. 

Eye tracking has several uses with the PSVR 2. First of all, it allows for foveated rendering which will boost the performance of supported games by blurring areas of the screen you’re not looking at. 

There are also a handful of games that use eye tracking as gameplay features, including Tetris Effect, Rez infinite and The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR.

The PS5 should prompt you to set up eye tracking when you first plug the PSVR 2 headset into the console. However, you’ll ideally need to manually reset eye tracking everytime a new person uses the headset. 

Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy process, although it is hidden away in the settings. We’re going to guide you through the setup, with a step-by-step explanation below:

What you’ll need: 

  • A PS5
  • A PlayStation VR 2 headset 
  • DualSense or VR Sense controllers 

The Short Version

  • Plug the PlayStation VR 2 into the PS5, and turn the headset on
  • Press the home button on your DualSense or VR Sense controllers 
  • Click on PlayStation VR2 Quick Settings
  • Scroll down to Eye Tracking
  • Make sure ‘Enable Eye Tracking’ is activated, then click Adjust Eye Tracking
  • Put the PlayStation VR 2 on your head
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup
  1. Step
    1

    Plug the PlayStation VR 2 into the PS5, and turn the headset on

    You can plug the headset into the PS5 via the USB-C port on the front. The headset can be turned on via a power bottom on the underside (shown in picture). 


  2. Step
    2

    Press the home button on your DualSense or VR Sense controllers 

    This button should be shaped as the iconic PlayStation logo. 

  3. Step
    3

    Click on PlayStation VR2 Quick Settings

    It should be the leftmost panel, with the picture of the PlayStation VR 2 headset.

  4. Step
    4

    Scroll down to Eye Tracking

    You’ll find this option near the bottom of the menu, just below Adjust Visibility.

  5. Step
    5

    Make sure ‘Enable Eye Tracking’ is activated, then click Adjust Eye Tracking

    The toggle’s slider for Enable Eye Tracking should be switched to the right.

  6. Step
    6

    Put the PlayStation VR 2 on your head

    The PS5 will now prompt you to place the headset on your head to continue the process. 

  7. Step
    7

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup

    You’ll be asked to keep your eye on a dot as it moves around the screen. Make sure to keep your head as still as possible, as you want the headset to sync up your eye movements rather than your head movements. Once this is done eye tracking should be set up. 

Troubleshooting

I can’t find the PlayStation VR 2 menu

This likely means your PlayStation VR 2 isn’t plugged in properly, or that you haven’t switched the headset on. Also make sure that both your PS5 and PSVR 2 are updated with the latest firmware.

The eye tracking isn’t working properly

This could potentially mean that the lenses aren’t lined up with your eyes. You can alter the distance between the lenses by using the scroll wheel on the top-left side of the headset.

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