Frequently Asked Questions!


I just got the game, how do I get started?

Check out our beginner's guide!

How do I get more songs?

If you don't like using beatsaver to find songs, here are some other tools to help you out!

Beast Saber

Beast Saber is a review site that aims to curate all of the songs on Beat Saver! You can also download playlists, follow mappers, find songs using advanced sorting methods and more. Created by elliotttate.

Beat Drop

Beat Drop is a desktop application that allows you to download songs, and create playlists as well! Created by StarGazer1258.

An external search engine that enables more advanced searching functionality to help you find songs on BeatSaver, by Zeekin.

Beat Saber Songs

Another external search engine with more advanced searching functionality to help you find songs on BeatSaver, by rorekk.

We also have a dedicated channel on the Modding Group Discord: #finished-maps

How do I make a beatmap?

See mapping!

How do I install playlists?

Place the playlist file into Beat Saber/Playlists and select it in-game, then hit download. You can create playlists using BeatDrop.

How do I load plugins that aren't in the Mod Installer?

You can then add/delete other mods in the following directory:

.dll plugins go in the directory:

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

Note that you'll still need BSIPA to inject mods into the game, as well as the mod's dependencies. Installers handle this for you, so take care not to miss anything if you're installing mods manually!

How does the multiplayer mod work?

The official multiplayer has not been released, but you can use the multiplayer mod by Andruzzzhka.
Here is a guide to set up the multiplayer mod: https://bs.assistant.moe/Multiplayer/

My game updated and now none of my mods are working!

Each time the game updates it is possible (and very likely) that your existing will stop working and need to be updated.
The devs realized this, so when the game updates and you run it for the first time, everything in the Plugins folder is moved into the Incompatible Plugins folder. Leave those plugins in there!

To get mods back, simply run the installer again
The BeatMods repository only includes mods that have been confirmed to work on the latest version of the game!

If you're confused by any of this, visit Beginners Guide.

How does the scoring system work in Beat Saber? How does global ranking work?

We have sections on the grips and tricks page dedicated to the scoring and ranking systems, check them out!

Why are the vote buttons greyed out in game?

To vote on songs, you must have an account on Beat Saver, then input your access token in the modprefs file.

\Beat Saber\UserData\modprefs.ini

Change the value for: apiAccessToken=replace-this-with-your-api-token

Use the value from your beatsaver account by going to the access tokens page on your profile.

My menus are blank and I have nothing to click on!

If the main window in your game is blank, your save file likely got corrupted.

To fix it, navigate to:
%AppData%\..\LocalLow\Hyperbolic Magnetism

Delete or rename the Beat Saber folder to something else. When you re-enter the game, it'll recreate the save file and should load the main menu properly.

How did you run the invitational (2018) stream?

Megalon made a 6-part writeup in the discord in early July 2018, and the following link to those posts in the BSMG discord:

  1. Setup RTMP server and connections
  2. Recieve the streams in OBS
  3. OBS workflow and tips
  4. Creating the UI
  5. The Live Score display
  6. Audio and music