How does global ranking work? What are performance points? What are the numbers in my brackets? Why is my PP so small?
There are 2 separate ranking systems: ScoreSaber and BeatLeader. You can find your global ranking and PP on their respective sites where you can search for your name.
On PC, your Beatleader account is tied to your Steam / Oculus account and is your profile name by default. On Quest, your Beatleader account is made by you in game using the BeatLeader Mod.
You can merge your Beatleader account with your Steam account to sync scores across devices. If you're using an Oculus account and looking log in on the website, you'll need to make a BL account or connect your steam account
Your ScoreSaber account is tied to your Steam / Oculus username.
Ranked songs are assigned 3 difficulties (stars) based on the kinds of difficulty the map presents. These 3 numbers combined with the accuracy you finished the song with determines the exact amount of raw PP gained. The 3 difficulties represented for the purposes of PP rewards are:
Pass-ibility: How hard a map is to pass. Provides a base flat PP reward
Acc-ibility: How hard a map is to get a good accuracy. Provides PP based on your accuracy
Tech-iness: Purly a measurement of pattern difficulty devoid of speed. Provides bonus PP based on your accuracy
The exact 3 difficulty numbers assigned to each map is done with an open source AI algorithm developed by DzRamen and LackWiz
Ranked songs are assigned PP (PP = performance points). The exact amount of PP gained is determined by the accuracy you finish a ranked song with. How much PP a ranked song is worth is determined by a secret algorithm developed by Umbranox.
To avoid having skilled players grinding lots of easier songs that are worth less PP, a curve is applied to your plays.
This curve is 0.965^(x-1) where x is the position of that score on your song list. e.g. If your top play is a 260 PP play, you will be rewarded 260 weighted PP which is a 100% of the raw PP of that play. If your second top play is 247 raw PP, you will be rewarded 238 weighted PP which is the actual amount of PP you get after the curve applies. Here is a table to illustrate this system:
This section is adapted from Tek's writeup in the Beat Saber Canadian discord.
ScoreSaber ranked songs are ranked by the team in the ScoreSaber Discord. Similarly, Beatleader ranked songs are ranked by the team in the BeatLeader Discord. You can follow along in these servers to see what changes happen!
A video has not yet been made for the Quest 2's controllers, but you can find some examples below!
Check out Cube Community's #tips-and-grips channel for more suggestions and examples in their Discord. Please remember that everyone's playstyle and body is different; someone else's grip might not work exactly like you need it to. Don't be afraid to experiment and find what's right for you!
The force of your swings in Beat Saber can cause the spring in the touch controllers to compress and disconnect the battery for a brief moment. This is what happens when you see your saber lose positional tracking but still rotate in place. To alleviate this, ragesaq recommends adding extra springs inside the battery compartment to decrease the likelihood of battery disconnects happening, explained in this Reddit post