VRChat: Here Comes the Metaverse New Year’s Party


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The big VR New Year’s Eve party also returns at the end of 2022. A 24-hour marathon in VRChat features 22 Beat Saber & Co concerts.

In recent years, the corona pandemic has caused some virtual reality fans to simply celebrate New Year’s Eve in virtual reality rather than in crowded crowds. But the popular social app VRChat will continue its tradition at the end of 2022. On December 31, 2022 from 3 p.m. there will be another big New Year’s party in the popular social applicationincluding concerts, community posters, promotional stands and countdowns for every time zone in the world.

Those who are interested can go to the world selection Join the VRChat Square New Years Worldto attend the show. Kicking during the 24 hour marathon 22 bands and DJs up, who feel connected to the VR community.

Beats instead of firecrackers in virtual reality

For fans of Japanese and hard sounds in particular, it might be worth taking a detour into the world of partying in the afternoon. The hardcore techno duo DJ Sharpnel, famous in the Japanese underground, will play from 3 p.m. German time.

Camellia will follow at 4 p.m. German time, which should also be known to Beat Saber players for fast beats. His wild breakcore track “Spin Eternally” with 222 BPM makes even lightsaber pros sweat. In the past, he has already contributed to titles in rhythm games such as Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution or Osu! to.

Camellia, like DJ Sharpnel, performs on the Japanese scene. After all, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes the New Year earlier than the rest of the country’s stages.

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The Europe leg starts at 11 p.m. our time with artists like Jazzysenpai, Hadean or Noire. Anyone still awake at 4 a.m. can then switch to the American Stagewhich features artists like Halo, G-Dub or PC.

Prepared content is broadcast during breaks between acts. Moreover, there are still some virtual promotional booths to visit. Trailers for the HBO documentary We Met in virtual reality and the multiplayer adventure “Treasure Heist: Domain of the Gods” can be seen in the pavilions.

New Year’s Eve in VRChat

Similar to the real Times Square in New York, a ball will also descend on its virtual counterpart, which will serve as a countdown to the new year. Since each time zone celebrates the end of the year at a different time, there are 24 “Ball Drops”.

The event is supported by VTuber: innen Hololive platform, which is popular in Japan, and tracking hardware maker Tundra Labs. Unlike some previous events, the organizers have not yet announced the possibility of following the event live on classic screens. Here’s another look at the full music schedule (don’t let the wrong date on the chart confuse you):


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