Test Tab

The Test tab contains tools for testing an experience, simulating multiple clients, and emulating different devices or users with regional content policies.

Test tab indicated in Studio toolbar

Playtest Options

There are three common options for playtesting an experience. Clicking the small arrow below the main button lets you choose from each option, and sets that option as the default.

Rapid playtest options in Test tab of Studio
PlayF5Starts simulating the experience, inserting your avatar at either a SpawnLocation or coordinates of around (0, 100, 0).
Play HereStarts simulating the experience, inserting your avatar in front of the camera's current position.
RunF8Starts simulating the experience but does not insert your avatar. The simulation begins at the current camera position and you can navigate around using the Studio camera controls.

Once a playtest is running, the following options become available:

Client / ServerDuring playtesting in a "play solo" mode (Play or Play Here), toggles between Client mode and Server mode. See Studio Testing Modes for details.
Pause / ResumeF5Pauses or resumes the playtest.
StopShiftF5Stops simulation of the experience and resets all objects and instances to how they were before Play, Play Here, or Run was clicked.

Clients and Servers

Using the Clients and Servers options, you can launch multiple sessions of Studio, one acting as the server and each other acting as a client. See Multi-Client Simulation for details.

Clients and Servers options indicated in Test tab

Device Emulation

The Device emulator lets you emulate various devices directly in Studio, providing insight on how controls operate on a mobile device or how on-screen UI displays on different screens and aspect ratios.

Device button indicated in Test tab

In emulation mode, you can select devices from the Device Selector dropdown menu above the 3D viewport to emulate less powerful devices and test streaming-enabled experiences where 3D content dynamically loads/unloads based on available memory. You can also adjust the view size and change the device orientation between landscape and portrait modes.

Emulation options above the 3D viewport

Player Emulator

The Player emulator lets you test various localization and content policies. See Player Emulation for details.

Player emulator button indicated in Test tab

Audio Mute

The Mute button allows you to mute in-experience sounds and music.

Mute button indicated in Test tab