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Video Game / Beat Saber

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Beat Saber is a Rhythm Game for VR headsets, where the player is given a pair of lightsabers, and has to cut cubes in time with music. Its website can be found here

It was released on May 1, 2018 on Steam Early Access to critical acclaim; a launch for Playstation 4 VR followed on November 20, 2018, with the full PC release happening on May 21, 2019. It was a launch title for the Oculus Quest, and the game's publisher was bought by Facebook and now operates under the Oculus Studios umbrella.

Beat Saber contains examples of:

  • Anti-Frustration Features: Cubes that require you to cross both your sabers simultaneously will show them switching places before they reach you.
  • April Fools' Day: "Crab Rave" was added as a bonus track on April 1, 2019, which is also the song's one-year anniversary.
  • Ascended Fanfic: The "Overkill - RIOT" map was originally a custom map by Nuketime before being officially licensed in the Monstercat update.
  • Downloadable Content: Includes ten Monstercat songs, six Monstercat songs from Rocket League, and music packs from Imagine Dragons, Panic! at the Disco, and Green Day.
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  • Dual Wielding: Players are doing this most of the time.
  • Game Mod: Oh yes, there is some customization available.
    • Players can add customized songs and tracks to their playlist for more variety.
    • There are interface mods that add more information about player performance for easier tracking of your progress.
    • Cosmetic mods exist that both allow you to change the colours, apply a 3D virtual avatar for replays, and add graphical skins to replace the beat sabers (amongst the popular saber mods include crossguard sabers, and replicas of Dark Repulser and Elucidator).
  • Harder Than Hard: Expert and Expert+, both of which are noticeably harder than Hard.
  • Hidden Track: "Angel Voices" was originally only available by solving a riddle, but now it's unlocked by default.
  • "I Am Great!" Song: "Legend" is a song boasting about how the singer is "the greatest of all time."
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  • Laser Blade: The blades the player uses to cut the cubes.
  • Rhythm Game: The cubes are usually placed to correspond with notes in the song.
  • Sword Lines: Swinging the blades causes this.
  • Sword Sparks: Crossing the blades creates sparks and the controllers vibrate a little.
  • Title Track: "Beat Saber" by Jaroslav Beck.


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