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?
BeatSaver is the master repository of custom songs made by the community. Many other tools and sites enhance the experience of downloading custom songs, but this place is where they are hosted.
If you download maps manually from BeatSaver, extract them into a folder and place the files in
Beat Saber/Beat Saber_Data/CustomLevels. This is the directory that the game natively reads custom maps from.
Beast Saber is a review site that aims to curate all of the songs on BeatSaver. You can also download playlists, follow mappers, find songs using advanced sorting methods and more.
Song Management Tools
The following can be used to help you manage custom songs or playlists.
- BeatList is a desktop app to manage custom songs and playlists, maintained by ranmd9a.
- BeaterList is a browser based service by zexurge to manage playlists.
How do I install playlists?
You need to install the PlaylistManager mod.
Then you can either:
- Use the
Install Playlisttool in the Options tab of Mod Assistant.
- Place the playlist file into
Beat Saber/Playlists, select the playlist title header in-game, then hit download all songs.
You should see the playlist next to the Custom Levels album's in-game. The mod also supports managing playlists in-game.
You can use Playlist Editor Pro to manage the playlists on your Quest. Note that a custom level can only appear once in-game due to a limitation with BMBF.
WARNING for Quest Users
Reloading your Custom Songs Folder resets all playlist organization.
How do I make my own custom levels?
How do I load PC mods that aren't in Mod Assistant?
See this section in the beginners guide.
Does multiplayer have crossplay?
Cross-play between Quest and PC versions of the game is now available! All players will need to be on the latest version for this to work. Additionally, modifying the game on Quest disables official multiplayer.
The BeatTogether mod is the current solution for cross-platform play between the modded game versions. Join their Discord server and check the
#install-instructions channel for more information.
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 mods will stop working and need to be updated. To make sure your install will not break when the game runs on a new update for the first time, everything in the
Plugins folder is automatically moved into a new folder called
Old 1.xx.x Plugins. Leave those plugins/mods in there! Please do not drag these mods back into the
Plugins folder, as it is known to cause issues.
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!
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:
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.