# 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 (opens new window) 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 (opens new window) 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 are programs to be used on the desktop to help you download custom songs, with some other features as well.
- Beat Saber Downloader (opens new window) a map downloader by Sturdyfool0.
- BeatList (opens new window) is an app to manage playlist and beatmaps, by Alaanor.
# How do I install playlists?
You need to install the PlaylistManager (opens new window) 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 it 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 (opens new window) 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 plugins that aren't in Mod Assistant?
See this section in the beginners guide.
# Does multiplayer have crossplay?
Officially, multiplayer is limited to playing with other people in the store version (Oculus/Steam) you purchased. 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 (opens new window) 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.
The game developers realized this, so when the game updates and you run it for the first time, everything in the
folder is moved into a new folder called
Old 1.xx.x Plugins. 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!
# 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.