Where can I play Grapple Tournament VR?

On Meta Quests (Oculus Quests):


Steam VR and Oculus Rift full versions are all playable on Oculus Quest 1 and 2 with Link Cable, Air Link or Virtual Desktop.

Development Roadmap

We are constantly improving the game and adding more content.
You can find the development roadmap on the Grapple Tournament Trello page:

Cross-play? Cross-buy?

Yes the game is cross-play between all platforms including Steam, Oculus Rift and Oculus Quests.

We plan to release the game for the Oculus Quests. If Oculus accepts Grapple Tournament to the official Quest Store, we will request it to be cross-buy with the Oculus Rift Store version. At this point we can't do cross-buy with the Steam version. We are investigating this though.

Oculus Quest network issue via Virtual Desktop?

Open Steam VR, go to home then load the game in SteamVR, this enables you to select "Oculus SDK mode". (You might need to reinstall Virtual Desktop or Steam if this doesn't work, then try again.)

Another fix would be to change from your current 5G channel to one that is used by fewer devices.

Is this multiplayer only?

No. You can also play against bots on multi maps, play on practice range against drones (in Early Access) and co-op mini missions focusing on grapple swinging with your buddies are work in progress.

What to do against VR/motion sickness?

  • You can enable the field of view limiter in the menu/Options/Game/ Tunneling Vignette ON

  • You can change to Snap turning in the menu/Options/Game/ Turn type to Snap turn

  • You change the control orientation in the menu/Options/Game/ Locomotion based on (head or controller)

  • Take regular breaks and drink water

How can I use the grappling hook more effectively?

  • you can start the grappling from the ground faster with jumping

  • the direction your grapple device is facing at the moment when the hook gets attached to a surface will be the direction your grapple movement will start (so controller direction, not camera direction like in Titanfall but similar mechanic)

  • in the air you can alter your course with the movement joystick, plus you can even stop and change directions

  • you can grapple to a ledge above you by shooting the hook to edge of the ledge, having your hand pointing up when the hook attaches (not directly on the edge) and while going up you pull the movement joystick away from the ledge.

  • and there is the grapple hop (up to you to find out how)

Additional notes:
Swinging wise we found that long distances and big open maps are just not fun enough with the current pixel densities of VR headsets yet and lead to too much meaningless searching for enemies or hiding, which slows down the game. It's also harder to hit someone if they can constantly grapple too far and changing directions mid-way favors the pros only. The player speed is somewhat limited compared to 2D-screen shooters to tackle VR nausea but with practice you can still fly fast. Currently players can't change grappling directions frequently to invoke player decisions: do I need the high ground or am I better off with mobility on current level?

Any pro tips for the game?

  • you can change snap/smooth turning and controller/head oriented locomotion in the options menu

  • you can double jump and wall jump

  • you always have a bow, with your right hand pull the little white arrows on your left wrist to summon it

  • you always have an energy blade, you can grab it behind your right ear/shoulder with either the grip or trigger

  • big weapons can be held with two hands and this way you get a secondary fire mode (minigun shield, railgun sphere, shotgun grenade, rocket launcher pre-load rocket)

  • you can change your backup weapon on your belt in the options menu / customizations / loadout

  • you can also change the position of your backup weapon, sword, grapple and bow in the options menu

  • you can manually reload a gun by moving it under your opposite arm (like holstering a police pistol to your other-side-holster)

Voice chat not working?

If you can't hear others or others can't hear you please check the following:
1. Make sure your VR headset is your default input and output device in the Sound Settings in Windows
2. Make sure to check your audio settings in-game to see if your voice chat is enabled and/or it's not muted

Friends and Party features (plus private lobbies)

To access the friends and party features open the PAUSE MENU and select SOCIAL.

Under SOCIAL you can see three tabs:
- FRIENDS: your ingame and Steam friends
- PARTY: your party (if you are in one)
- INVITES: any invite sent for you to join a party

How to add a friend?
1. Open the Pause Menu
2. Select SOCIAL
3. Select the FRIENDS tab
4. Ask for your friend's code, he can see it as "Your code" on his side
5. Type in your friend's code and press ADD FRIEND
6. Your friend will be added to your friend list (FRIENDS tab)

How to invite a friend to my party?
1. Open the Pause Menu
2. Select SOCIAL
3. Select the FRIENDS tab
4. Search for your friend and press INVITE

How to accept a party request?
1. Open the Pause Menu
2. Select SOCIAL
3. Select the INVITES tab
4. Accept the request
5. After a few seconds you can check in the PARTY tab that you are in the party

Voice chat in party?
If you are in a party, the party voice channel will be activated and you will be able to talk before and during the matches but will not hear other players who are not in your party.
Remember, you can always turn off voice chat completely in the Pause Menu/ Options/ Audio page.

Private lobby? Private match?
You can play private matches. In private matches only those who are in your party can join the match.

To play in a private lobby follow these steps.
1. Create a party (invite your friends)
2. Go to the Multiplayer board
3. The Party Leader (the one who created it) checks the PRIVATE PARTY MATCH checkbox
4. The Party Leader selects QUICK PLAY

What happens if I quit/crash while I'm in a party?
Currently there is no rejoin feature yet so you have to ask your friends to regroup the party and start again.
We are working on the rejoin feature.

I played with friends, now I can't press Quick Play?
You can only press Quick Play if you are the Leader of the party OR you are not in a party.
Please go to PAUSE MENU/ SOCIAL/ PARTY to check this status