While we patiently wait for official (and free) DLC, the alpha version of Beat Saber’s level editor will have to do for now. Thankfully, it’s not too difficult to download and import tracks that users have created for the time being, even if it’s not officially supported.
We livestreamed a bunch of custom-made songs for an hour yesterday, so you can check that video out down below (I specifically recommend Take On Me, which you can see me complete on Expert after three tries at 53:48) –
Getting Beat Saber to work with custom songs is simple:
- Download this plugin from GitHub.
- Unzip the contents directly into your Beat Saber folder. If you’re playing on Steam then it’s probably under \steamapps\common\Beat Saber\ in your director, or if you’re on Oculus Home it’s likely under \Oculus Apps\Software\hyperbolic-magnetism-beat-saber\.
- Drag the Saber.exe file ontop of the IPA.exe file and drop it. This will initialize the plugin. Leave everything else the way it is.
If you get stuck, there is a handy-dandy ReadMe file in the .zip you’re supposed to download from step one, so just check that.
Now to actually install new tracks, you need to visit Beat Saver, which is a community-ran website with tons of songs ready to download. Be warned that many of these tracks don’t fit the game well or have really poor mapping. Sorting them by most played or most downloaded helps filter out the stinkers.
Once you download a song just drag and drop its entire folder into the CustomSongs folder that should be in your Beat Saber directory now. From there, you should be good to go!
What are some of your favorite custom tracks so far? Let us know down in the comments below!
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