Beginners Guide

Getting Started

How to install mods

Beat Saber was not designed with mod support, so it needs to be patched to enable mods.

By choosing to use mods, you understand that:

  • You may experience problems that don't exist in the vanilla game. 99.9% of bugs, crashes, and lag are due to mods.
  • Mods are subject to being broken by updates and that's normal - be patient and respectful when this happens, as modders are volunteers with real lives.
  • Beat Games aren't purposefully trying to break mods. This is an Early Access game and updates can happen at any time.

Do not attack the devs for issues related to mods, and vice versa - modders and devs are two separate groups. Just don't be a jerk ok

Every time the game updates, you will have to do this process again to get all compatible mods.
Since mods are made by volunteers, you may need to wait for your favorite mod to be fixed for the latest game version. Make sure to check the #server-announcements channel in the discord for the latest updates!

Mod Installer ?

The mod repository ModSaber has shut down, and lolPants has left a message on the site explaining the situation. We are working on a replacement service and ask for your patience.

The BeatSaber Mod Manager has been modified to use our new mods repository, BeatMods! There's another installer in the works, but until then feel free to use the modified Mod Manager!

Run the game at least once before trying to mod the game! This applies to reinstalling your game too.

If it didn't seem to work, see the support page.

Manual Installation

Run the game at least once before trying to mod the game! This applies to reinstalling your game too.

  1. Download BSIPA.
  2. Navigate to your install folder. and extract the contents of BSPIA into it.
    Directory Clean
    Directory Ipa
  3. Double click IPA.exe to patch the game. A console window will pop up, and if there aren't any errors then any mods in the Plugins folder will now be loaded when starting the game. If there are errors, you probably didn't follow step 2 correctly.
    Directory Patched
  4. Download the mod(s) you wish to install, whether it be from GitHub, the #finished-mods channel, or other sources. Make sure to download any dependencies required by the mod.
    Directory Plugins
  5. Some mods have installation instructions, some don't. Generally you can just drag and drop the zip contents into your beat saber install folder, and the files should go into the corresponding folders.

If it didn't seem to work, see the support page

How to get more songs

The Song Loader Plugin enables you to load more songs into the game, but only includes one test song.

Ingame Downloader

The BeatSaver Downloader Plugin allows you to download maps in-game using the MORE SONGS menu button on the main menu screen. This pulls maps directly from www.beatsaver.com

Beat Saver

Beat Saver is the central repository that holds nearly all custom songs/maps for Beat Saber.
You can manually place the zip files downloaded from Beat Saver into the CustomSongs folder in your Beat Saber directory, use the In-Game Downloader Plugin, or use the OneClick Install button if you're using the ModSaber Installer.

There are a couple more resources to help you find songs over in the FAQ

How to uninstall mods

Currently the only way to uninstall a mod is to remove the dll from the Plugins folder.

Steam \steamapps\common\Beat Saber\Plugins
Oculus \hyperbolic-magnetism-beat-saber\Plugins

Where to go from here

Have questions?

Visit the FAQ or drop by the #support tab in the discord!