VRChat‘s following has rocketed since December as more VR and non-VR gamers discover its complete madness which you will either love or loathe. VRChat has seen a massive spike in popularity from both people who love memes and insanity, and the curious people who just want to see what the hype is all about. As expected with any popular platform or game, it’s become a major
The statement from the developers reads:
We’d like to advise the entire community that using modified versions of VRChat obtained outside of our official distribution platforms may be installing malware on your computer. Secure locations to download VRChat are via our Steam page and our website. Also, as a reminder, users found using altered versions of the client will be permanently banned from our service. If you know of users using one of these clients, you may want to warn them of the risks.
Please be patient with us (and our response times!) while we continue to work hard on major updates to provide increased security, more reliable servers and an overall improved VRChat. A patch went out this week and we’ll have another one out shortly.
We’d also like to thank our dedicated community for their feedback, detailed reports and other helpful efforts that go toward making VRChat a better experience for everyone. We do it all for you
If you’re the kind of person who didn’t pick the VRChat client up from an official source like you should, then you might want to take this advisory as a learning opportunity. With more than 2 million people using VRChat, there are going to be scumbags. So in the future you should try to avoid potential security failures and use the official sources.