Setting the Guardian Boundary
The Guardian Boundary is a key safety feature for your Meta VR devices. This feature allows you to trace a safe space to interact with VR effects. When you are near the boundary, a colorful grid will warn you; when you move outside of this space, the cameras on your headset will activate, and you’ll see the room around you in the Passthrough feature. Pay attention to these effects to prevent injuries from colliding with objects or others in the room.
The Guardian Boundary can’t detect what is above your headset, so be careful not to use your device in areas with low ceilings or hanging fans.
There are two player modes for the Guardian Boundary. It is important to choose the mode best suited for the space available. Review the options below.
- Stationary: The Stationary Boundary sets up a small play space around you, which you can use sitting or standing. Make sure the area is clear of obstacles. This is a great choice for getting started quickly or playing in a room without much free space. Set the floor level by lowering a controller to the floor and pressing Confirm. Then select Switch to Stationary Boundary.
- Roomscale: The Roomscale Boundary creates a large play area around you, which allows you to move around a room while using your headset. Meta suggests using a 6.5’ x 6.5’ or larger space for the Roomspace Boundary. Set the floor level by lowering a controller to the floor and pressing Confirm. When you see the instruction to draw a boundary, point one of the controllers at the floor, then pull and hold the trigger. Move the controller to draw the outer lines of your play space. Then click Confirm again.
Safe Play Spaces
The Quest 2 will cut off your view of everything inside the Guardian Boundary, so you MUST clear your play space before you begin. Make sure the floor space around you is flat and clear of all objects you may collide with or trip on. Give yourself extra space from any furniture or walls. No one else should enter your Guardian Boundary while your headset is on. Keep pets or small children in another room while you use VR. This will prevent accidents from them entering your play space while you can't see them.