VR Preview not working when Blueprint is open

UE 4.8.1
Oculus SDK

Create a simple Blueprint ThirdPerson Project

Play in VR Preview - OK.

Open ThirdPersonCharacter Blueprint - Play in VR from there - does not switch Rift on .NOT OK.

Switch to Map view - keep Blueprint open - Play in VR from there - does not work again!. NOT OK.

now CLOSE the character blueprint, Play in VR - works! OK.

So, something’s broken…

Hello btengelh,

After reading over your post I was able to find that this is a known issue (UE-17053) and that it has been sent to the developers for further consideration. I will be sure to bump the community interest for this issue. Thank you for your time and information.

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Good to know this is already tracked. Thanks a lot!

This was recently fixed in main, and will be rolled out in 4.9. Thanks for the report!

I just had this issue too. Seems like everyone is going to be frustrated by this one. I have to close all my open tabs with blueprints every time I want to vr preview? That works, but that’s going to be a pain. Tell me if I’m wrong.


As Nick said, this issue has been fix in main (4.9) branch. If you have a source build of the engine you could try cherry picking this fix and integrating it into your project. I have provided a link to the commit below. I hope that this information helps.



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