Creating a New AltspaceVR Account for Desktop


Prep: Watch This Video

Created by AltspaceVR. 

You will first need to download and install your client. Then, you will be required to link your AltspaceVR account to a new or existing personal Microsoft account. We suggest creating your AltspaceVR account first, then following the prompts to log in using (or create) the personal Microsoft account. 

For Beginners, the AltspaceVR Beginner’s Guide is also very helpful.


FanConXR Instructions: access AltspaceVR website

Create an AltspaceVR Account

On a computer, go to:

Select ‘Sign In’ to begin.


FanConXR Instructions: using Microsoft to enter AltspaceVR

Select the blue ‘Sign in with Microsoft’ button 

Use your personal Microsoft Home account. (Not your student or professional account.) 

You can tell you’re signed in because your email address will appear in the upper right corner. 


FanConXR Instructions: Creating a Microsoft Account

Sign into Microsoft Home

Sign in using your personal account. Move on to step 5.

Don’t Have a Microsoft Account?
Then follow the prompts to ‘Create an account‘.


PC / MAC Desktop Download Options

Download AltspaceVR to Desktop (2D)

In a separate browser tab, go to 

Select the button associated with your device & software.

*Users in 2D mode on a Windows PC have options for installing either directly from The Microsoft Store or through their logged in Steam accounts.

  • PCs: Windows OR STEAM (gaming website)
  • HTC Vive users must install the app through Steam.
  • Oculus Rift and Quest users will be taken to the Oculus Store where they can add the app to their accounts then load them on their headset.

On a MAC: Try to secure an OS of Mojave, CMS 10.14 or later. (MS OS High Sierra will need to be upgraded to OS Mojave.)

* Referencing CausespaceVR’s instructions here. Thank you!


AltspaceVR Instructions Set up a Profile

Setting Up Your Profile

This will take you back to the Altspace VR page, which prompts you to set up your profile. 

Be sure to create your Display Name and User Name. Display name can be changed whenever you want; the user name is unique to you and cannot be changed.

Also, toggle on both of the following:
 Enable World’s Beta and Participate in Early Access Program

Once that’s done, leave this browser window open. 


FanConXR Instructions: logging into AltspaceVR

Log Into AltspaceVR with Microsoft

Navigate to and select ‘Sign in with Microsoft.’ 

A separate screen will appear prompting you to activate your device via a unique code, which you’ll need to copy.



Link Account by Device Login

On a separate browser window or on your mobile phone, go to: 

*It helps to make sure you are still logged-in to your account on

Enter your unique code and select NEXT. The code isn’t case-sensitive.

Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your device. 

Note: Due to security, you will likely have to submit a device login code twice.

Microsoft will accept the code and notes you have access to AltspaceVR. 


Log into Desktop Altspace VR

Enter AltspaceVR

Give it 30 seconds, and then you should be able to access via your headset. 

Enjoy and explore!