How To Download And Install New Custom Songs & Mods On Beat Saber

If you haven’t installed the mod yet to play custom songs and are just getting started with Beat Saber, I’m excited for you.

You’re about to experience a whole WORLD of new content and the ability to experience “inside” your favorite music like only VR allows! It’s really a magical experience.

To get started, you’ll just need to download one of the mod installers we’ve created

 1. Mod Assistant or


 2. our BeatDrop 2 app or

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 3. Beat Saber Mod Manager



BeatDrop 2 and Mod Assistant are the two that I’d currently recommend using. I’ll start by showing the process to install mods with Mod Assistant as it’s currently the most feature-rich mod installer.

Installing Mods With Mod Assistant

  1.   First, click here and click on the ModAssistant.exe file to downloadCleanShot 2019-05-30 at 13.19.42@2x.jpg
    It will download a small ModAssistant.exe file that you can place anywhere on your computer for future use and doesn’t require installing.
  2. When you first launch Mod Assistant, it will also try to automatically locate where you installed your game. If it can’t find it, you will have to manually locate the folder (the Steam or Oculus apps can remind you where you installed it if you do run into this).
  3. You’ll be prompted to agree to the terms of use. Please read through these carefully as they’re important, mainly for the health of our wonderful community and relationship with Beat Games.CleanShot 2019-05-30 at 13.30.12@2x.jpg
  4. Once you agree, you’ll be able to click on the “Mods” button. All of the “essential mods” will be pre-selected and you can just click on the “Install or Update” button.

    IMPORTANT: You will need to have run Beat Saber at least once after installing it before installing mods. CleanShot 2019-05-30 at 13.31.37@2x.jpg

  5. That’s it! You can now launch your game and enjoy all the wonderful mods that the community has built!

    You can always open the app again later to install more mods. I HIGHLY recommend NOT just installing every mod at first, you’ll be overwhelmed by all the new options and you may run into issues. Instead, take the time to learn about what each mod does. Click on the “Mod Info” button after selecting a mod to read more about it.


Getting More Songs

When you launch the game, you’ll now see a “Get More Songs” button in the main menu. This allows you to search for any custom songs, download them, delete them, preview them, etc. If you prefer to install songs outside of VR on your desktop, use BeatDrop, your “bookmarks” and SyncSaber or simply download any song through BEASTSABER with the “One click download” button.

SyncSaber is the newest and easiest way to get songs outside of your game. You now have the option to sync your Bsaber account with the game so that any map that you “Bookmark” from the website will automatically show up in the game. You can also “follow” mappers that you know are good and their songs will magically appear in your game every time they release one.

This is very convenient, because you can add maps for your phone, tablet, work computer, etc. and all the songs will be ready for you to play when you want to play!

Go here to get started!

If you have any issues, watch the fantastic video below, join the Beat Saber Mod Discord Group or comment below!


Comments (72)
  1. Shawn says:

    I don’t know if this is the right place to post this but with this new update out (today is Aprol 3rd) the link to re-install mods does not work and git-hub leads you to a 404 message, On a secondary note, if I already have these mods installed, is there a place I can go reactivate it?

    1. luke says:

      unfortunately due to the creator of modsaber’s wellbeing at the moment in time modsaber has been shut down

  2. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate
    to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking
    and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look
    forward to new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

    1. elliotttate says:

      Thanks so much for wanting to help!! We added a Patreon page here: ❤️

      1. Alex says:

        Hi, I’m having an issue with beatdrop 2. I’ve got it installed and have all my mods and songs on there I want, but when i run beatsaber none of it is there.

  3. Deliveration says:

    Is there any news on when Beatdrop 2.0 will be ready? It’s been a few days and I really like to get back to playing some good songs please.

  4. Evan says:

    Will you be updating your blog with a more detailed tutorial once beatdrop2.0 is released?

  5. Orlando says:

    Any new update on when Beatdrop 2.0 is ready?

  6. Morphtown says:

    I have the ModSaber installer v1.2.7 and whenever I run it I get a Connection Error every time. I followed the steps above and I’m wondering if I’m missing something. I’m not super tech savvy or else I might be able to figure it out on my own.

    Specifically it says: Error: request to failed reason: connect ETIMEDOUT

    1. elliotttate says:

      Hmm, It seems to be a rare error with CloudFlare. It’s not something that can really be fixed since it only seems to affect users with slower network connections. If you’re still getting it after a little while, try this older installer here:

      1. Morphtown says:

        Thank you for the response. That worked perfectly.

        I did a quick google speed test and it says I have 200mbps down and 13.6 up. I’ll keep trying the modsaber periodically to see if anything changes.

        Again, thanks for the reply.

  7. keeTCh says:

    Is anyone else having problems with Mod Assistant after the new update? I follow all the steps and put on my headset and nothing has changed its just regular beat saber. The only thing different is in the Party section there is a Custom Song section with hundreds of songs that you can’t filter through. Can anyone help? Thanks!

    1. keeTCh says:

      (using a htv vive)

      1. hotkewlaid says:

        I am having the same issue on oculus. Haven’t found a solution yet.

  8. Thomas Lloyd says:

    Using windows mixed reality headset the mod stops my controller from selecting menu items like solo party. It points at them but they don’t highlight like normal and I’m stuck.

    1. elliotttate says:

      I’m sorry for the delayed response, I assume you’ve gotten in working. If not, PM me and I’ll be happy to walk you through some things!

  9. Djann says:

    I just tried downloading the mod manager, and it kept asking to check my internet connection because it failed to get version info. I know my internet connection is perfectly fine, so is this an issue with the app currently? Or is there a simple fix for this? Thanks in advance!

    1. elliotttate says:

      I’m sorry, not sure how I missed seeing these comments! Did it start working again? I believe the server was down for a couple hours that day, but should be good now. Let me know if you’re still having issues and I can walk you through it.

  10. Andrew says:

    Does this not work with oculus rift? Can’t find where beat saber is installed

  11. Mohit. Mishra says:


  12. Suncatcher says:

    Sorry if you’re already aware of the problem, but I just tried the new beat saber mod manager linked at the top to interface with the new site on the 0.13.2 version, and it went through the download process, claimed everything was installed, I start up the game and… nothing. I get a logo, and then I get an empty black void. No way to interface with anything and it seems to lag on a force-shutdown command. I’m using a VIVE through steamVR if that helps explain anything, but the game is entirely unplayable with the mods in this state.

    1. Suncatcher says:

      Just tried against with a clean download of the game from steam, a fresh download of Beat Saber Mod Manager v3.0.5, everything claimed to be properly installed, then everything crashed right after the title screen again. I’ve got a command line that opened at the same time, saying

      [CRITICAL @ 20:42:26 | UnityEngine] NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
      [CRITICAL @ 20:42:26 | UnityEngine] MainSystemInit+c__Iterator0.MoveNext () (at :0)
      [CRITICAL @ 20:42:26 | UnityEngine] UnityEngine.SetupCoroutine.InvokeMoveNext (System.Collections.IEnumerator enumerator, System.IntPtr returnValueAddress) (at :0)

      It looks to me like somebody got sloppy updating one of the required mods and tried to send the pointer to a location that no longer exists, cause the whole thing to freeze eternally, but I don’t know what to do about that if it is the case.
      Does anybody know a cause or any kind of workaround for this?

  13. teht says:

    Why is this tutorial outdated?

  14. Niko says:

    Beat Saber says that the SongLoader plugin has cancelled loading every time I start the game. What do I do?

    1. elliotttate says:

      Try it now. Modsaber was down this morning. It’s back up and working now!

      1. Niko says:

        It moved the files to a different folder called incompatible plugins. I moved them over to the plugins folder and now I can get custom songs to load although beatsaver doesn’t appear :c then again apparently v 0.12.0 came out right when I tried modding Beat Saber so it’ll prolly be a bit before that plugin is updated.

  15. angela pike says:

    Hi im new to beat saber but absolutley love. i’ve only got it on psvr, is there a way to add mod to it?

    1. elliotttate says:

      Unfortunately, no 🙁 The mods and music are only for the PC version. The devs did say a whole bunch of new song packs are coming out, so at least you’ll be able to get some more really high quality maps that way.

  16. Tim Mensch says:

    Chrome won’t download the installer (or even the source) as of 11/28/2018. It claims it’s malware. 🙁

  17. Mike says:

    Great tool! It enhances the BS experience so much! Thanks a lot

  18. sarah says:

    Why isnt this picking up my already downloaded custom songs? I spent so much time downloading songs and now this player doesnt see any of them that are in the custom songs folder…

  19. Alex Siemens says:

    Modsaber now costs money to install. In fact it costs $100 if you want to install all the options.

    1. elliotttate says:

      That was an April Fools prank. Mods will not cost money and actually Modsaber Installer has been discontinued (check the description for the latest updated).

  20. Connor says:

    I downloaded the mod installer, but when I open beta saber it acts as though nothing has happened. Do I need to download songs first?

  21. Connor says:

    Also, wherever I download the mod installer it doesn’t show an option for custom songs. The only options are:

    Illusion plugin utils
    Song loader
    Beat saber utils
    Ini file parser

    1. elliotttate says:

      I just updated the description. Modsaber Installer is no longer supported as we’re moving to a new and better solution. Sorry about that!

  22. krazye says:

    this is BROKEN? How do I download the modsaber song plugin so I can play all the 400 or so songs i’ve already downlaoded?

    1. elliotttate says:

      I just updated the description of the current status. The Modsaber Installer will no longer be used and a new installer will be up soon!

  23. shn1999 says:

    I love this game and I really appreciate this Mod Installer. I just wanna ask whether the latest Mod Installer is not supported by game itself and you have to develop a new one or just you want to make a new Mod Installer?
    Cuz I can see several comments which shows their disappointment had been made in Steam today. Those players think the game developers banned the current mods and the Mod Installer. Just wanna figure out the truth. Cuz I really like this game and I don’t think the developers would make such an unwise decision.
    I would really appreciate you if I can get an answer. I don’t want to see this great game and your works be hit with some inappropriate comments. 🙂

  24. obriencj says:

    Excited to see BeatDrop 2.0, could be a really nice one-stop-shop for Beat Saber mods and songs.

    1. disgruntled member says:

      what exactly have you seen? because so far i havent seen jack – want to play my songs ><

  25. Prince says:

    Plss down load saber

  26. Ben says:

    It’s really annoying that I cannot play my songs anymore. I hope the new beatdrop 2.0 will arrive soon. Should really have finished it before breaking the old one. I think the beatsaber devs should include this in the game because it’s a big part of the appeal of beatsaber.

    1. Ben says:

      It seems the link to the manual install explanations is much better then 3 days ago. I was complaining about no new install for the mods, but what can the people here do? The original modder stopped and they have to scramble to get a new version out I guess. I can play with modded songs again! If you really want to, you can follow the manual instructions.

  27. Autchirion says:

    I just tried BeatDrop out, quite a remarkable tool.
    What I’m wondering, will it be able to link to my account to auto install the Songs I have in my Bookmarks? This would be the feature I need for every update of BeatSaber, then I don’t have to search for my old songs again.

    1. elliotttate says:

      Great! We’ll be releasing BeatDrop 2 any day now and it’s been written from the ground up to be quite a bit better, so look out for that!

      The feature that you described is what we built with SyncSaber directly into the game as a plugin, so you don’t even need to open a separate app. SyncSaber creates a playlist of any of your bsaber bookmarks that you can then edit in BeatDrop.

  28. scottybegood says:

    Your last update mentions Beatdrop 2.0 being released “later today or tomorrow” , that was April 7. It is now April 12 and there has been no update. Wondering what is happening with beatdrop 2.0.

    1. Taariq says:

      Thats what i thought, turns out they silently released it

  29. samiullh says:

    Hi. . .
    please guide me , how to install Bear Saber on VR scene . .


  30. YoYspoon says:

    So I just installed beatdrop yesterday and installed bunch of mods and launched my game but nothing shows, and I reinstalled my game and beatdrop then for some reason clicked “scan songs” and beatdrop kept scaning songs for 10+ mins with an empty custom song folder. Tried uninstalling the app, uninstall then clean registry then restart, reinstall, the scan just starts automatically and doesnt stop for ever. 🙁

  31. Luke L says:

    I love Beat Saber, but it always seems to give me trouble. I wanted to install some mods so I downloaded the newest mod installer (I had the previous ones too) and now my Beat Saber refuses to launch. Can anyone help?

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  33. Alex says:

    Having an issue with beatdrop 2. I have it installed and have all my songs but when I run beatsaber none of my songs or mods are there.

  34. gamer says:

    I have a question.

    I have beat saber 1.01 and I can’t select that option for the version in beatdrop 2.0.
    can somebody help me?

  35. Thuan Nguyen says:

    After I installed the mod it worked until the new update. I reinstall the mod but it does not work and the play button disappear so I cannot play beat saber now. Is there a fix for it? Thanks for your reply.

  36. tksmith28 says:

    Hey guys I installed side quest and got a few songs working, but when I updater bsaber the app will no longer let me add new songs it just cycles through a loading screen saying that it is adding the song indefinitely

  37. Kitsune says:

    I am having problems with the mod I download a song then it downloads but when I go to play the song it doesn’t let me play it what could be the problem??

  38. Joenator says:

    Ever since Beat Saber devs made custom levels, More Songs won’t work in-game. How do you get new songs – especially with custom songs not working properly?

  39. i have the zip downloaded,unpacked, and the INI settings set,where do i put the files?

  40. Devil says:

    Does this work on oculus or quest and if so, how

  41. Aaron Arcangelo says:

    I’m hoping someone might have a suggestion. Multiple custom songs I’ve downloaded work. However, multiple other songs don’t. They show up in custom songs, and when I click on the song, I hear the sample music play, but the right section with difficulty, stats, and the play button just show a loading circle that never goes away. I know these songs work for others because I’ve seen the videos on youtube. I’m using Oculus Rift S.

  42. Deep Web says:

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  43. aedaedfeewa says:

    How do I manually add songs? When I download the zip it has different files than it use to (no ogg or json files).

  44. will says:

    I am using beatdrop 2 with Beatsaber on Steam and whenever I download the sonloader mod my beatsaber stops working. The main menu no longer works, as in I cannot click on solo, party or campaign to start a game. The only button that works is the mod button. I can’t even quit i have to back out and exit the app.

    Anybody else have this problem?

  45. lkhandcrafts says:

    I am trying to install on my quest the mod assistant, I immediately run into the issue where it cannot find my beat saber folder, where is this located? looking at my quest the closest i can come to is a folder called
    This PC\Quest\Internal shared storage\Android\data\com.beatgames.beatsaber\
    is this the right folder, and a step to step guide would really be helpful for us to pc illiterates , as the guide above targets the pc users and not those on quest imho

  46. CameraTricks says:

    Adding songs manually is a breeze, particularly thanks to bookmarks and the Syncsaber console. No installs required and no compatibility issues! I miss out on playlists but I’m hoping that Beat Games will eventually make that a feature of the game itself.

    My only questions are about deleting songs.

    1. I delete the song’s folder but what else needs to be updated to make sure it’s really gone and won’t show up in the Custom Songs section any more? For example, is there a cache file that should be deleted?

    2. Will the high score data for deleted songs get purged when Beat Saber reloads the song list? I hope so, but maybe that doesn’t matter.

    Thanks for your help!

  47. john jenkins says:

    need help cant get beat saber to run at all

  48. Kiera Josefsberg says:

    Hey, if you have beat saber custom songs downloaded on Xbox one version?

    1. elliotttate says:

      Beat Saber is a VR game, so until Microsoft makes an Xbox VR HMD, unfortunately Xbox players are left out. 🙁

  49. someone says:

    “BeatDrop 2.0 will be released later today or tomorrow to install them automatically”


    Pull your finger out of your ass and click upload.

  50. Jackson says:

    I don’t use Beat Saber, but I think some online song downloaders and free hd video converter factory are great tools to help us download songs and make some edits.


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