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To use all features of Rec Room, two motion-tracked controllers are required. However, most of the basic controls can be accessed with just one motion-tracked controller. (The Watch Menu and other menus can be "detached" from a controller such that the same controller can be used to interact with the menu.)

Junior accounts (for children 12 years of age or younger) are limited in several ways, in particular, they cannot receive nor transmit audio; see the official Help Center for more information.

Controllers Edit

Control HTC Vive & Win MR Oculus Rift PSVR
Teleport* Trackpad A or X Move button
Drop/Detach/Expresso Menu button B or Y Square or Triangle
Grab/Use/Select (with laser pointer) Trigger Trigger or grip button Trigger
Tap/Select (w/o pointer) Move hand Move hand Move hand
Push to talk (PTT)** Grip button Analog stick click in (with Expresso)
Swipe-rotate (left/right)* Trackpad left/right Analog stick left/right X or Circle
Swipe-rotate (180°)* Trackpad backward Analog stick down -
Recenter playspace & recalibrate height - - Hold Start button
Grip rotate*,*** Both grip buttons simultaneously Both analog sticks click in simultaneously Both Move buttons simultaneously
Move controller

Functions of buttons of the Move controllers in Rec Room. The Move button (in the center) teleports; the Trigger button grabs and uses things; the Start button recenters the playspace; Triangle & Square buttons drop items, detach menus, and open Expresso; X & Circle buttons rotate left & right.

*See the Gameplay settings in the Watch Menu for options.

**PTT is (de)activated in the Audio settings of the Watch Menu.

***For some users, smooth grip rotate can be nauseating if not used carefully. While using grip rotate, try to keep the controllers and your arms in a fixed position relative to your torso and rotate only your torso as a whole (such that your arms and controllers rotate with your torso but stay in a fixed position relative to it).

Gestures Edit

How To Rec Room 1 - the Watch Menu

How To Rec Room 1 - the Watch Menu

To open the Watch Menu, rotate one of the controllers as if you look at a watch.

If "Tap watch to open menu" is checked in the Experience settings of the Watch Menu, then you have to rotate the controller and tap the watch with the other hand. Alternatively, use Expresso to open the Watch Menu as described below.

How to Rec Room 4 - Stop Gesture

How to Rec Room 4 - Stop Gesture

How to Rec Room 5 - Kick and Report

How to Rec Room 5 - Kick and Report

To mute (as well as report and initiate a vote-kick) another player use the talk-to-the-hand gesture. Alternatively, select the player in the "Nearby" or "Recent" tabs of the People Menu of the Watch Menu and use the relevant button.

How To Rec Room 3 - Shake Hands to Make Friends

How To Rec Room 3 - Shake Hands to Make Friends

To become Rec Room friends with another player, shake hands while slightly pulling the trigger. Alternatively, select the player in the "Nearby" or "Recent" tabs of the People Menu of the Watch Menu and use the "Friend" button.

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To send a Cheer to another player, show a thumbs-up gesture to the player by pulling the trigger long enough. Then select the kind of Cheer on your Watch Menu.

Expresso Edit

The "Expresso" system gives you more control over your avatar's expressions and allows you to send predefined text messages to all players, which is particularly useful for communicating with players on Junior accounts.

To use Expresso, press and hold the Menu button (Vive and Win MR), the Y/B button (Oculus) or the Square/Triangle button (PSVR). When the start menu of Expresso appears, move your hand into the submenus to find the item that you want to activate. The gallery shows all menus of Expresso; the starting point is labeled "start menu."