There’s no doubt that VR headsets offer a truly immersive experience when it comes to racing games, and Assetto Corsa Competizione is no exception.
It really is an incredibly immersive experience that puts you right in the driver’s seat.
Though if you’re looking to get it to a whole new level, then a VR headset is a must. But which one should you buy?
Here’s a rundown of the 4 best VR headsets for Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Spoiler alert: though all of the headsets on the list have got their pros and cons, according to most sim drivers the best VR to use on ACC is the Valve Index thanks to its wide field of view, high refresh rate, and stunning resolution.
Having said that, let’s get started with our list of the best VR for ACC in 2022.
What VR headset works with Assetto Corsa Competizione?
Each of the following headsets is compatible with SteamVR which will allow you to play ACC and most other sim racing games in VR. Those include:
- Valve Index
- Oculus Rift S
- Samsung HMD Odyssey+
- HTC Vive
So let’s now have a look into each of these VR headsets in detail, starting with the Valve Index.
1. Valve Index
The reason why most sim racers prefer this VR compared to many other headsets on our list is because of its wider field of view and high refresh rate. In fact it’s got the highest refresh rate of all VR headsets on the market.
It’s also got a stunning 2880 x 1600px resolution, which is unmatched by any other headset apart from the Odssey+ and Rift S.
Moreover, it’s got a laser tracking system and supports a 3D audio system that helps to create an incredibly immersive experience.
However, all this comes at a price and the Index is also one of the most expensive VR on this list.
It sells for around $499, though it’s not quite as expensive as the HTC Vive $1000 price tag.
2. Oculus Rift
Next on the list we’ve got the very popular Oculus Rift.
It’s one of the most used VR headsets for sim racing and is actually very similar to the Index in terms of specs.
It also has a resolution of 2560 x 1440px, a refresh rate of 80Hz and a FOV of 110 degrees.
However, it falls short in comparison to the Index when it comes to the tracking system and 3D audio support, though many people argue that this isn’t a big deal when it comes to sim racing.
What’s more, the Rift S is a bit cheaper than the HTC Vive and can be found for just under $599 which is still pretty similar to the Valve Index.
3. Samsung HMD Odyssey+
This is currently the best VR headset that Samsung has to offer and it’s actually very similar to the Rift S in terms of specs.
It’s got a resolution of 2880 x 1600px, a 110-degree field of view, and 3 integrated microphones.
However, it falls short when it comes to its refresh rate, which is not quite well-performing as the Valve Index.
This VR is one of the most affordable on this list though it still comes at a $449 price tag.
4. HTC Vive
Last but not least we’ve got the HTC Vive.
The HTC Vive is another really popular high-end VR headset on the market and for good reason. It’s got a great resolution of 2880 x 1600px and a field of view of 110 degrees.
It also has a 90Hz refresh rate which is pretty good, though not as high as some of the other headsets on this list.
It’s also quite light as well as comfortable to wear, though it’s also one of the most expensive VR headsets on this list.
It can be found for around $1000 which is definitely not the most affordable option out there.
According to many gamers and sim racers, the high price doesn’t really justify its features.
What’s the best VR headset for ACC?
The Valve Index is the best VR headset for ACC because of its stunning resolution and high refresh rate. Additionally, it’s also much more affordable than some of the other high-end VR headsets on this list that cost $1,000.
The second best would probably be the Oculus Rift S, which falls short only in comparison to the Valve Index when it comes to resolution and refresh rate. However, it does have a wider field of view and a slightly higher refresh rate.
The HTC Vive instead is the most expensive VR headset on this list, but it doesn’t really have any features that justify its high price tag.
Do you need a VR headset for ACC?
Whether you need a VR headset for ACC or not really depends on your preferences. If you’re looking for the most immersive experience possible then a VR headset is definitely the way to go.
However, if you’re not really serious about sim racing then you can definitely get by without one.
So here were our top VR picks for ACC. We hope you found this article helpful and that it helped you choose the right headset for your needs.
As always, happy sim racing!
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