Looking for the best Beat Saber DLC? We’ve got you covered.
Beat Games released several Beat Saber DLC packs over the last few years, but with so many available, how do you know which ones to choose? List time!
If you’ve just got a new VR headset, like the Oculus Quest 2, one of the first games you’ll probably buy is Beat Saber. While the base game comes with a huge amount of content, some of the game’s best tracks (and tracks featuring popular artists) are not included, and sold separately as DLC music packs.
There have been 12 music pack releases so far, and we’ve picked our top 10 to rank for you. Each pack is slightly different, some with more or fewer songs than others. You can choose to buy the whole pack for a slightly discounted price,or just buy songs individually. We’ve marked a ‘Stand-Out Track’ in each DLC pack, so if you’re interested in buying just one song from that artist, you know our pick.
Keep in mind that personal taste also plays a big role here. We’ve tried to rank these packs based on the mapping and gameplay experience as much as their connection to the music. But, if you love an artist then you’re also probably more likely to put them on your own list of the best Beat Saber DLC, regardless of how we’ve ranked it here.
Best Beat Saber DLC
10. Imagine Dragons
What you see here is what you get — it’s an Imagine Dragons music pack that’s neither excellent nor terrible. There’s 10 tracks included, making it one of the bigger selections, and all of the band’s biggest hits are included. For Imagine Dragons fans, this is a must have, but if you’re indifferent, maybe just buy one or two songs instead of all 10.
Stand-Out Track: Believer
9. Monstercat Vol 1
Monstercat was the first big release of a full music pack for Beat Saber. How much you like this pack will probably depend on how much you like the style of EDM music that’s featured in it, which can be a pretty polarizing genre but is what Beat Saber was really built upon in the first place. This was something David acknowledged in his review early last year — while the music wasn’t his first preference and he was left wanting a bit more variety, it’s still an excellent release and a worthy addition to the best Beat Saber DLC list.
Stand-Out Track: Overkill
This pack, while a separate artist DLC release, feels quite close to the EDM tracks found in the Beat Saber OST, with its own unique flair. The tracks span Skrillex’s career, including the infamous Bangarang, and are all solid additions to the Beat Saber library. If you’re a fan of EDM, dubstep or Skrillex, you’ll probably enjoy this pack. It’s the one that feels closest to home when compared to the OG Beat Saber tracks.
Stand-Out Track: Bangarang
7. Panic! At The Disco
This pack is incredibly fun and the mappings suitably match the fun style of Panic!’s music, making it an easy addition to the best Beat Saber DLC list. There are some great moments where the block mappings are playfully interacting with the song, and some tracks feel much more dance-orientated than other Beat Saber releases. It’s still got the same core slashing gameplay, but this pack feels a little bit more lively. The only disappointing part is the very small selection of songs — with only four songs included, this is the smallest DLC pack released. Plus, it’s missing the band’s iconic debut hit I Write Sins, Not Tragedies, which feels like a strange omission.
Stand-Out Track: Emperor’s New Clothes
6. Green Day
The Green Day music pack tried to shake up the standard formula a bit, and for the most part it works. At the time of release, it was the only rock-based music available for Beat Saber and the mappings of each track adjusted their style accordingly. Compared to the original Beat Saber soundtrack and other DLC releases, the mappings for the Green Day tracks can feel a little bit more rigid and syncopated, focus on drums and strong rhythmic beats. This definitely isn’t a bad thing — it gives the pack its own unique feel and leans into the rock genre perfectly. The Green Day environment, featuring the American Idiot grenade heart, looks spectacular as well.
If there’s one thing that lets this pack down, it’s the song selection. For starters, there’s only 6 songs, two of which are from Green Day’s 2019 album Father of All… Given the timing, this was clearly a promo move, but it’s a shame those two tracks couldn’t have been filled by other classic (and much better) Green Day tracks. Still, it retains its crown of one of the best Beat Saber DLC packs.
Stand-Out Track: American Idiot
Moving into the top half of the best Beat Saber DLC list, this pack is a must for BTS fans. It’s one of the bigger packs available and the music has a high-energy feel that gels well with Beat Saber. The maps use walls a lot more than most Beat Saber songs, which gets you moving more than you might be used to.
It uses this alongside more synchronized left and right blocks and diagonal directions to achieve a dancier feel than some of the more rigid or electronic maps. The fast tempo of most BTS songs also means that, when playing on Expert and above, these maps do feel a bit more complicated to master immediately than some of the other DLC releases – whether that’s a good thing depends on what you’re looking for.
It also features little ‘TinyTan characters’ — aka cartoon versions of the BTS band — that pop up here and there throughout the maps, if you’re into that.
Stand-Out Track: Dynamite
4. Interscope Mixtape
Unlike the other DLC releases, this music pack features a mix of different artists on each track, all signed to part of Interscope Records (hence the title). You can see the full tracklist here, but it includes Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani and some other big names. Most of the tracks in this pack feel like throwbacks to the 2000s/10s era pop, which isn’t a bad thing at all. In fact, tracks like The Sweet Escape have a fun, bouncy feel to the beat maps that differentiates itself from other releases. Likewise, it’s a real breath of fresh air to get some rap featured in Beat Saber. If you want a mix of genres and artists, then this pack is the best bang for your buck.
Stand-Out Track: DNA by Kendrick Lamar
3. Lady Gaga
One of the most entertaining and generous packs on this list, the Lady Gaga DLC gets really creative and offers beat maps that feel engaging, challenging and yet reflective of Gaga’s musical style. Most tracks have some zany quirks that embody the spirit of the music, making the release feel distinct from its peers.
The other big highlight of this pack is the selection on offer – almost all of Gaga’s biggest hits are available in the pack, particularly those from her first couple of albums. It’s a mix of old and new songs that will surely satisfy any Gaga fans and ranks highly on our list of the best Beat Saber DLC.
Stand-Out Track: Just Dance
2. Linkin Park
Green Day may have been the first pack to implement rock music in Beat Saber, but the Linkin Park pack is the one that perfected it. We were absolutely astounded by the DLC in our review in 2020, calling it a “dream come true” for Linkin Park fans. There is a massive selection of 11 songs, which span across several albums and include most of the band’s greatest hits. Not only is there a breadth of tracks available, but their mappings are excellent and have great depth across the entire collection of songs.
If you’re a Linkin Park fan, then this DLC pack is essential. Even if you’re not, this is still one of the best Beat Saber DLC packs. You can read our full review here.
Stand-Out Track: One Step Closer
1. Billie Eilish
Symbolically, the Billie Eilish music pack is one of the most significant releases so far. Eilish is one of the biggest music stars in the world right now, so to get her music into Beat Saber is a huge boon for Meta and Beat Games.
Luckily, the tracks live up to the pressure and the beat maps feel representative to Billie’s playfully dark style, while still feeling comfortably familiar within the wider Beat Saber library. It feels, overall, like the most polished and well-rounded DLC pack available for Beat Saber so far.
Stand-Out Track: bellyache
So those are our top ten best Beat Saber DLC packs, but what are yours? Let us know your favorite Beat Saber DLC tracks in the comments below.
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Note: This best Beat Saber DLC article was originally published as a top five list in October 2020 and was expanded to top ten and republished in January 2022.