How to Install Beat Saber Custom Songs [Step by Step Tutorial]

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In this guide, we’ll show you how to download install, and load Beat Saber custom songs into the game. This guide has been completely overhauled for 2023 to include:

  • new information on Beat Saber core mods
  • the latest up-to-date instructions on how to install Beat Saber custom songs
  • instructions for PC VR headsets and the Meta Quest
  • How to update everything to the latest version when a new Beat Saber version is released
  • The best custom songs to load into the game.

Comment at the bottom of this guide if you have any problems with this Beat Saber mod not working or need help loading new songs into the game.

What are Beat Saber Custom Songs?

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There are multiple communities on the internet dedicated to mapping real songs to Beat Saber. This means that you can play the latest Taylor Swift, Drake, Marshmello, or Five Finger Death Punch songs in Beat Saber.

Doing this allows your Beat Saber song list to grow into hundreds of real life tracks easily! This is one of the reasons why the game is one of the most popular Oculus apps of all time.

Being able to load custom Beat Saber songs is made possible with an app called BMBF. With BMBF, you can install Beat Saber custom songs in two different ways: directly on your VR headset or from your computer. Then, you can visit a Beat Saber song website called Beastsaber to browser and save songs you like.

What is Song Downloader Beat Saber?

Song Downloader is a new core mod that you can install for Beat Saber. It allows you to browse and install songs from within the game and replaces the old BMBF way of installing songs.

Do Custom Songs Work in the Latest Version of Beat Saber?

In 2022 and before, mods needed to be updated for each individual version of Beat Saber that was released. This was time consuming for the modders and confusing for VR gamers who had to wait for custom song support.

Now, Beat Saber custom songs work in all new versions of Beat Saber. Song Downloader is a core mod for the game now and by following the instructions below, you will install all core mods.

Requirements to Install Beach Saber Custom Songs

In order to get real life songs onto your Meta Quest headset, you need the following:

  • Meta Quest VR headset (obviously)
  • SideQuest Software – to install BMBF
  • Beat Saber core mods – installed through BMBF

How to Install Beat Saber Custom Songs (New)

Installing custom songs into the game on your Meta Quest requires a few steps:

  1. Install BMBF
  2. Install core mods to Beat Saber
  3. Browse and install custom songs to Beat Saber

Install BMBF

The first step is to install the BMBF application onto your Meta Quest using SideQuest.

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First off, use our SideQuest guide (don’t worry, it will open in a new tab) and follow the first 9 steps to enable Developer Mode on your VR headset and get SideQuest installed on your computer. You can also choose to install AdbLink instead of SideQuest.

When you get to the step about choosing an APK to load onto SideQuest, come back here and follow the next step.

Go to the BMBF SideQuest page and install BMBF onto your Meta Quest headset.

How to Install Beat Saber Custom Songs [Step by Step Tutorial]

Install Core Mods with BMBF

Put on your Quest VR headset and then launch BMBF from the Unknown Sources section of your Apps page.

Follow the instructions on the screen to install your core mods to the Beat Saber game. When BMBF is done, click on the red button that says Sync to Beat Saber.

When you are done, you will get a notice to Restore App. Make sure you click on Close and not on Restore.


The following 12 core mods will be installed for Beat Saber:

  • BeatTogether
  • MultiplayerCore
  • Codegen
  • Custom Types
  • PlayerData Keeper
  • Pink Core
  • Playlist Core
  • Playlist Manager
  • Quest UI
  • Song Downloader
  • Song Loader
  • Mod List

Browse and Install Custom Songs to Beat Saber

Launch Beat Saber and you will see a Mods screen on the left side of the game.

Open up the SongDownloader tab. If you want to download a song into the game, click on the Download button beside each song.

Inside of BMBF, there are two additional sources you can use to browse and install songs through BeastSaber and BeatSaver. In each interface, you can click the OneClick button to install those songs to your Meta Quest’s Beat Saber game. When you are done, make sure to hit the red sync button to load them into the game.

down below at the bottom of this post. Make sure that you post the version numbers you are working with.

How to Install Beat Saber Custom Songs [Step by Step Tutorial]

List of the Best Beat Saber Custom Songs

The songs below are the most popular real world songs for Beat Saber that fans have loaded into the game.

You can find custom songs on the Bsaber website or through the Mods section in Beat Saber and sync them to your headset using the instructions above.

  1. PSY – Gangnam Style
  2. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
  3. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  4. Imagine Dragon – Believer
  5. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance
  6. Avicii – The Nights
  7. PSY – Daddy
  8. Muse – Uprising
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  10. Skillet – Feel Invincible
  11. Daft Punk – Technologic
  12. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights
  13. Rammstein – Du Hast
  14. Panic at the Disco – The Greatest Showman
  15. Joey Batey – Toss a Coin to Your Watcher
  16. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
  17. Eminem – Love the Way You Lie (Feat. Rihanna)
  18. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  19. Fun. – Some Nights
  20. Boney M – Rasputin
  21. AC/DC – Back in Black
  22. Darude – Sandstorm
  23. Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
  24. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
  25. Halsey – Without Me (ILLENIUM Remix)

Beat Saber Mod FAQ

What is the best way to load custom songs in Beat Saber?

BMBF allows you to install core mods into Beat Saber, which allow you to access real life custom songs in your game.

What does the “Restore the Patched Beat Saber – as it may be in violation of the Platform Abuse Policy” error mean?


If you see this Oculus error message in your headset when you launch Beat Saber, click on CLOSE and do not allow Oculus to restore the original version of Beat Saber on your headset.

Are Beat Saber custom songs illegal?

No, downloading and playing custom songs in Beat Saber is not illegal. For personal use, it is completely fine to use the steps above installing mods for Beat Saber and getting new songs.

How do you create your own Beat Saber maps?

If you’d like to create maps for your favorite songs in Beat Saber, there are a number of resources you can check out. The Beat Saber Mapping Guide is a wikipedia style resource that tutorials for everything you need. You can learn how to create your own maps, mod Beat Saber, and do a ton of other cool things. It’s our favorite custom modding group resource for Beat Saber.
If you prefer video tutorials, check out this series from Fruhead which walks you through step-by-step creating your own maps.

Does Mapping Extensions work with the latest version of Beat Saber?

Mapping Extensions to NOT work with the latest version of Beat Saber. Mapping Extensions is a Beat Saber mod that makes it easier for mappers to create their own custom songs. Maps created with Mapping Extensions require the user to have that mod installed on their headset in order to work. These versions are now obsolete and old. So if you keep your Beat Saber up to date, then do not download any songs that require Mapping Extensions

Can you play Beat Saber on the Oculus Go?

While technically possible to install and play Beat Saber on the Oculus Go, we do not think it is worth the effort. Among the reasons: The Oculus Go only supports 3DoF (up, down, left, and right) so it’s not ideal for a 6DoF game like Beat Saber, the Oculus Go only supports a single controller at a time, and the Oculus Go is now marked obsolete by Oculus and is no longer supported.

The Oculus Quest 2 or 1 is a much better option if you are just getting into VR.

Are songs free on Beat Saber?

All custom songs for Beat Saber are free to download and try out. Beat Saber also releases official music packs from real life artists for an additional fee.

Can you put custom songs on Beat Saber PS4?

Unfortunately, Sony does not allow you to load custom songs onto Beat Saber for the Playstation 4 or Playstation VR.

Why is Beat Saber so fun and popular?

Beat Saber is one of the highest selling VR games of all time. It is fun and popular for a few different reasons: gameplay is fun to learn but hard to master and it is extremely satisfying to chop blocks and get into the rhythm of the beat. Loading custom songs into Beat Saber increases the fun level as well.

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  • Ryan William

    With over 7 years of hands-on experience in the dynamic world of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR), Ryan is a recognized authority in the field. His collaborations with industry giants like Meta and HTC underscore his expertise in shaping the AR/VR landscape. Ryan has written over 2,000 blog posts, offering in-depth insights, reviews, and analyses of the latest mixed reality technology. From groundbreaking games to cutting-edge hardware, Ryan's extensive knowledge ensures readers are always at the forefront of AR/VR/MR, as well as Steam Deck, news.