• Priscilla Asonibare

Horizon Worlds - Meta's Social Virtual Reality Platform

Updated: Aug 22


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It has never been more pressing to be in the know of the most recent developments in the digital world even as we gradually move into Web 3.0. One platform is starting to gain worldwide notoriety as news stories concerning virtual reality (VR) and the metaverse multiply. Meta (formerly known as Facebook), recently launched Horizon Worlds, a first-of-its-kind social virtual reality platform. Their mission is to make virtual reality a shared experience, not just an isolating one. You can explore the worlds of others while also interacting with them in real-time through avatars and body language. Horizon Worlds offers users a menu of games and experiences that will keep them entertained for hours on end.


In this post, we explore what you need to enter Meta's Horizon Worlds, the places you can visit and how you can even earn some money on the metaverse!



What do I need to enter Horizon Worlds?

Even though Horizons World is free, It has a few restrictions, so unlike other Meta apps and products, you can't immediately dive in.


Finding the ideal virtual reality headset is the first step into Horizon Worlds. Most people agree that the ideal way to use Horizon Worlds is through the Oculus Quest.

Oculus Quest 2 Headsets

This is mainly because Meta creates both Horizon Worlds and Oculus Quest. You can find one on Amazon or purchase it directly from the Oculus website. Note that as of January 13, 2022, Horizon Worlds will no longer be supported on Quest 1 so purchasing Quest 2 is your best bet.


Then you must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States, Canada, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland or Iceland to gain access to Horizons World.


You'll also need to have a Facebook account which is a requirement to use Oculus devices.


Once you meet these requirements, you can download the Horizon Worlds app for free on Quest 2 and experience the virtual world!




What are the top 5 places to visit in Horizon Worlds?

American Idol VR: The American Idol VR experience lets you watch live performances from real AI judges and contestants. You can vote on the performance, leave comments and even buy concert tickets.


Club Vivid: Club Vivid is a virtual dance club with different DJs spinning different genres of music in four rooms. It also has a VIP area for those who want to get their groove on without having to worry about getting bumped into by other dancers!


Arena Clash: Arena Clash is the most popular eSports tournament in the Horizon World Metaverse, featuring teams from around the world competing against each other while you cheer them on or boo them off stage!


Photo Credit: VR Scout


Club Fuego: If you love Latin music, this place is definitely worth checking out! It features some of the best DJs from across Latin America who are ready to play their favourite songs all night long!


UA Comedy Club: Audiences and even comedians on stage always have a great time at comedy clubs. As an audience member, laugh along with some funny jokes or try your hand at comedy at the UA Comedy Club. The Headliner Show on Saturday has some fantastic sets if you want to see the best of the best.



Can I make money in the Horizon Worlds metaverse?

Absolutely! Every type of metaverse has its own unique way of earning money, and it's surprisingly fairly easy to get started with them. The following are the top 3 ways you can earn on Horizon Worlds:


Creating and Selling Virtual Items: There is a unique commerce tab available in the Horizon Worlds Create Mode. You can create virtual goods and sell them to other users of Horizon Worlds using this and other in-system tools.


Meta's Creator Accelerator Program: Many of the program's specifics are kept secret by Meta. However, participants in the accelerator program claim that the overall reward is determined by how well-liked the worlds you create are. Higher earnings results from having more visitors to your world. An unnamed developer who participated in the scheme disclosed that his highest monthly income was $6,200.


Community Competitions: Meta hosts community contests with cash prizes of $10,000. This comes as part of a $10 million competition and accelerator fund called Horizon Creator.



Conclusion

Meta's Horizon Worlds is a fun and exciting place to hang out with friends and make money. If you're looking for a way to earn some extra cash this summer, then this might just be the perfect way to earn while exploring and learning more about the metaverse.


If you are a Black woman entrepreneur looking to learn more about Web3, the Metaverse and everything else in between, be sure to join our Blaze Mastermind Membership by downloading the TablexTribe app today! You'd get to learn from our Founder, Casey Ariel, as well as many other Black women entrepreneurs from across the world.








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