Why We Brought Zero Latency to Bend

Why did we choose Bend, Oregon as the perfect location for Zero Latency? There are many reasons, but for starters, we recognized that Central Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest region were lacking immersive gaming experiences. As a highly recreational and tourist destination, we knew that the city of Bend would benefit from having an indoor entertainment center like Zero Latency. 

Many people visit Bend for our amazing views, incredible hikes, and winter sports. It is no secret that every season Bend is flooded with tourists coming to hike Smith Rock State Park or Broken Top, fly fish at Crooked River, or ski and snowboard at Mt. Bachelor. Our Central Oregon views are amazing, and we do have incredible hikes, but not everybody has the physical ability or interest in outdoor rec activities. We believe that should not stop them from having a great time when they visit Bend! With outdoor recreation being the major reason that people visit Central Oregon, we wanted to offer another option that could be enjoyed by everyone, which is why Zero Latency is the perfect addition to our town. We are excited to offer virtual reality gaming as a new thing to do in Bend, Oregon.  

Zero Latency provides both tourists and locals the opportunity to try something new, take a break from their outdoor adventures, and it is a place where people of all ages and interests can have a fun time together.  

Since we are one of the only virtual reality centers in Oregon, we understand that a lot of people may not have experience playing VR before. We are excited to introduce new players to the virtual world and are happy to assist newcomers with any questions or concerns they may have. Our team is passionate about what we do and we want you to be, too! You may be wondering what to expect or how to dress for a virtual reality gaming center. Our team will get you set up with the VR gear, but we do recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move around in without constraint.  

We also get asked about motion sickness and how that relates to virtual reality sickness. Rest assured that we have high-tech equipment that prevents motion sickness from occurring in players. In fact, less than 0.02% of our players worldwide have experienced motion sickness from playing our games. Read more here about how we take precautions to keep you feeling safe and healthy! 

We are a fun and exciting spot to bring your family, friends, family, and employees to bond and have a good time. If you have a larger group, we can also host your parties in our 6,000 square foot event space! Whether you want somewhere new and exciting for your birthday party, team bonding for your company, or are looking for a unique way to celebrate your bachelor (or bachelorette) party, our venue has something to offer for any kind of event.  

Our team is eager to help you impress your friends and throw the best party of the year! We know that planning a party can be overwhelming, so we will get you set up and take care of your guests so that you can be in on all the fun! 

Whether you rent our facility for an hour, half-day, or even a full day is up to you. Hosting a party at Zero Latency means you’ll get: 

  • Private meeting area 
  • Private viewing lounge 
  • Complete bar 
  • Taps of local craft beer
  • Hard cider
  • PNW wines

       *Sound system and catering available upon request. 

As you can tell, we love to have fun over here at Zero Latency Bend and our heart for this business is that it can be a place for anyone to feel welcome! We want everyone to enjoy their time, no matter who they are. Our gaming center is enjoyed by many people of all ages! 

Are you a student looking for something fun to do after school? Bring your squad in to play some virtual reality! We are also offering a special student discount now through March. When you come in, show us your student ID and we will add a 20% off discount per player. If you have not tried out a VR game, now is the time to do it! 

Are you 21+ and searching for some nightlife in Bend? Zero Latency has a full bar so you can sip and play. We are open until 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your buddies and come play a few rounds of virtual reality gaming while enjoying beer from our local breweries, cideries, and Pacific Northwest wines. It is the perfect option for people who enjoy going out for a drink, but also want to do something interactive with their group of friends. Playing VR together will leave you with lots of new inside jokes and hilarious memories to look back on. So, ditch the same old bar and come check us out! 

Virtual reality beats gaming at home. Come in for the most immersive and epic time of your life! Plus, you will get a workout in too! Our VR games are so immersive that you might actually break a sweat. Games like Zombie Survival will get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. Some might even say that playing in our arena is a more fun workout than the gym. Read more on our recent blog about how Zero Latency is the ultimate adrenaline rush. 

You will never be bored at Zero Latency! We always have something going on in our entertainment center. Whether you are looking for a happier hour or want somewhere fun to escape during a weeknight, we are a one stop shop.  

We will let you in on a little secret…we know how to host a truly happy hour! From 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday, our local drafts and PNW wines are only $4. And while you are at it, we have a Stay and Play special. Receive a 30% discount on an additional game when you stay and play on the same night. This discount does not apply to our Zombie Trilogy Series. This is a great opportunity to try out some of our games you may not have played yet.  

Want to play against other players? Come for our Player Vs. Player night every Friday! From 7-10 p.m., you can battle other players in our game Sol Raiders. It will be the only game available on Friday nights and our goal is to fill each round with as many people as possible. Come alone or come and make new friends! Either way, it will make for an epic night of VR fun. And if that was not enough to persuade you, we will even have $2 off our local draft beer and Pacific Northwest wines and free prizes for match winners EVERY HOUR! 

Come join in on the fun! We may even become your new favorite thing to do in Central Oregon. 

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