Beat Saber is one of the most popular VR rhythm games available today. With its neon visuals, energetic music, and satisfying gameplay, it’s easy to see why Beat Saber has become a must-have title for Oculus Quest 2 owners. If you just got your new Quest 2 headset, here is a step-by-step guide on how to get Beat Saber and start slashing beats in VR.
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Purchase and Download Beat Saber
The first step is to purchase and download Beat Saber from the Oculus Store:
- Put on your Oculus Quest 2 headset and turn it on.
- On the home screen, select the Store icon (shopping bag icon).
- In the store search bar, search for “Beat Saber”.
- Select the Beat Saber game page and choose the Purchase button.
- Complete the transaction with your payment method on file.
- Once purchased, select the Download button.
Beat Saber will now start downloading directly to your Oculus Quest 2. The download time will vary depending on your internet connection speed.
Install and Launch Beat Saber
After Beat Saber finishes downloading, you need to install and launch it:
- On the Oculus Quest 2 home screen, select the Library icon.
- Locate Beat Saber in your Library and select Install.
- Wait for the install process to fully complete.
- Finally, select Launch to start playing Beat Saber!
When you first launch Beat Saber, you may need to go through the game’s initial setup which involves adjusting your height and accessing the game menus.
Getting Started with Gameplay
Here are some tips to help you get started with Beat Saber gameplay:
- Put on the headset and adjust it for comfort. Make sure you have room to move around.
- Use the left controller to navigate menus. Use the right controller as your main saber.
- Slash blocks to the rhythm matching the direction and color of the arrows.
- As the tempo speeds up, move your whole body to avoid obstacles.
- Access game menus using the left controller menu button.
- Use the right controller reset button if you need to recenter your VR view.
Updating Beat Saber
It’s important to keep Beat Saber updated to ensure the best performance:
- Open the Oculus mobile app on your phone.
- Go to your Library and locate Beat Saber.
- If an update is available, you will see an Update option.
- Select Update and wait for it to download and install.
Keeping Beat Saber updated unlocks new gameplay content and fixes performance issues you may experience.
Modding Beat Saber (PC Required)
While the base Beat Saber game on Quest 2 is great, you can enhance the experience drastically by modding and adding custom songs. However, this does require a VR Ready gaming PC:
- Install Sidequest to enable Beat Saber modding.
- Use Sidequest to add mods like BMBF (Beat Saber Modding Group) to your Quest.
- Download and install custom songs and sabers for unlimited gameplay content.
With mods and custom songs, you can play Beat Saber for countless hours without getting bored.
Tips for Pro Beat Saber Gameplay
Here are some tips if you want to take your Beat Saber skills to the next level:
- Play slower songs to learn basic technique before trying faster expert ones.
- Make big swings even if blocks are close together to better detect slashes.
- Use wrist motions rather than just elbows to enable faster movements.
- Take breaks often since Beat Saber can be physically exhausting.
- Modify controller grips to find what’s most comfortable for long play sessions.
With practice, you’ll be slicing beats like a pro in no time!
Enjoy Your New Favorite VR Game
Beat Saber is an absolute blast in virtual reality with its stylish visuals, catchy music, and extremely satisfying gameplay. By following this guide, you can easily get Beat Saber set up on your brand new Oculus Quest 2. From there, work on improving your skills to become the ultimate beat slashing machine!
With new songs and features being added all the time, Beat Saber is only getting better. So pick up those motion controllers and immerse yourself in this rhythmic VR masterpiece. Just make sure to take plenty of breaks to give your arms a rest!