Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where your goal is to slice through the beat ‘blocks’ that come towards you. Timing and accuracy are crucial and things get progressively tougher. So, how do you get good at Beat Saber and prove yourself to be a music-ninja of sorts? Here are some of the best tips and tricks for beginners to improve pretty soon.
How to Get Good at Beat Saber?
First and foremost, if you aren’t good at the game from the get-go, don’t be overwhelmed – it is okay. The game is supposed to be challenging and it will take some time and effort to get a hang of the mechanics. Keep reading till the end to know how you can master Beat Saber.
Focus on your Wrist Action
Make your arm and wrist more flexible during the fast sections of the songs so that you can slice those back-to-back beats with ease. You will have to adjust your grip and wrist movement to be able to get each of those without slowing down. If you use your entire arm, you will take much longer to slice them. So, practice with more of your wrist movement and you’ll see yourself getting closer to your highest score.
Side Note: Don’t forget to stretch before getting into the game because it does get intense.
Feel the Music
In this rhythm game, you can get better if you understand the music like the back of your hand. So, immerse yourself into the song while using the right wrist movements to get one step ahead in your journey to greatness.
Adjust the Settings based on your Room
Make sure you have enough space to move around and, well, swing your arms. Adjust the in-game settings of the rotation, offset, position, and more before you begin your next game and make it perfect for you. You never know, this could make a world of a difference and help you improve immediately.
Try Different Grips
Something that works for one player may not work for another. So, if the aforementioned tricks aren’t working, you might want to try another grip. If you land upon something that truly enhances your performance and makes it easier to do while you’re at it, it is the right one. There are plenty of Beat Saber-specific grips available online that you can check out and pick your favorite one.
Change the Visual Settings
The game has a futuristic neon look with some effects and if that gets a bit too distracting for you, there are ways to adjust the colors and lighting. Head to the Player Options and check out the options of Static Lights, Advanced HUD, Reduce Debris, Trail Intensity, SFX, Spawning effect and change things up as per your preference. This will help you focus better on the arrows and get more accurate slices compared to before.
Apart from this, you can also change the colors of the blocks from red/blue to any other contrast colors so that they are very distinctly visible, lowering your chance of error.
Practice, Practice, Practice
No, really, use the Practice button to become an expert at the section of the song where you are most likely to fail. Slow down the section to understand how the pattern works. Now, you should be able to go a bit faster in your next practice round. Keep doing this until it becomes a natural movement for you.
Take up Tougher Challenges
The only way players have gotten better is by taking up challenges, failing, overcoming them, and then moving onward to even bigger challenges. Do the same in this gae. Try mods such as ghost notes, disappearing arrows, faster song, battery energy, and fail, fail until you succeed. This practice will help you get good at Beat Saber with time.
Hopefully, these Beat Saber tips and tricks helped you get an idea about how to improve at the game. If you have access to custom songs and custom sabers, use them to your benefit because they will surely help you get closer to your all-time high score. Try out sabers that have a short trail so that you can stay focused and many also recommend thinner sabers for better accuracy.
So, there you have it. For more guides on Oculus Quest 2 and other games, be sure to explore more on Gamer Tweak.