So you want to be a Verified Mapper?

As you've probably noticed, different maps are marked in different ways on BeatSaver:

Specifically, a map published by a Verified Mapper will show a purple sidebar

Verified Card

You'll even see a small purple and white checkmark across the BeastSaber site next to verified mappers' names

bsaber verified card

There are other sidebar colors such as curation (green), ranked (yellow), and qualified for rank (light blue).

You can access the latest feed of maps created by Verified Mappers on BeatSaver. But what does that mean and how does one become a Verified Mapper?

What is a Verified Mapper?

Verified Mappers are vetted to have been able to demonstrate the ability to regularly produce high-quality maps and are considered representatives of the community. As such, Verified Mappers are held to higher standards of behavior and professionalism.

As of writing this article, there were a total of about 450 Verified Mappers; 276 of those Verified Mappers uploaded maps in the past year; and among those 276, there were a total of 4,561 maps published!

How does the verification process work?



  • Submit three (3) of your highest-quality maps to the review queue. The verification team is looking for maps that are above average, demonstrating mastery of mapping fundamentals and a solid grasp of intermediate concepts like consistency, emphasis, representation, and use of space and momentum.
  • BeatSage or other AI-generated or assisted maps are not accepted.
  • Challenge-style or meme/s*** post maps ("loloppe" notes, vibro, other unhittable patterns) and the use of "pauls" or "poodles" are not accepted.
  • Audio under 60 seconds and maps over 350 bpm or that contain extended sections of 350 "effective BPM" will be disregarded
  • Collaborations, where mappers split the work of placing notes in a single difficulty, are not eligible. Lights and/or walls from another contributor must be credited in the map description
  • Only one map where you created one or more full "guest difficulties" (mapping) will be accepted. Downmapping difficulties created by others in the same map will not be accepted. The BeatSaver description must credit you for each difficulty to which you contributed.
  • If you are submitting a map that is in the process of being ranked, do not delete the submitted key. Applications with deleted or unpublished maps at the time of review will be rejected.

Once you've made your submission, all you have to do is wait! Processing times can vary depending on the time of the year and availability of the team, but patience is key! The estimated processing time is usually about 1 to 3 months.

A member of the verification team will review your application and will always reach out to you at the end of the review with the outcome, whether being made a "moldy" Mapper or rejected.

What happens if I get rejected?


Failure is a part of learning! If everyone did everything right on their first try, how would we learn anything? The verification process is rigorous, with close to 50% of applications being rejected. The good news is that the verification team provides feedback to the applicant on what they need to improve on for their next request. As soon as they feel they have a better grasp of those concepts, they are welcome to resubmit their application!

What happens if I get accepted?


Congratulations, and welcome to the ranks of nearly 450 other quality mappers just like you! Successfully passing through the verification process, whether it's your first try or your fifth, will grant you:

  • The purple Verified stripe on your maps and automatic listing in the Verified feed on BeatSaver
  • The small purple and white checkmark on BeastSaber
  • The Mapper role in the BSMG Discord server (if you're there)
  • The Verified Mapper role in the Beat Saber Mapping and BeastSaber Discord servers (if you're in there, too)

Retention of this status is dependent on being a good representative of the mapping community and the Beat Saber customs community as a whole. It is a privilege, not a right, that can be revoked at any time for cause.

Okay, so how do I actually apply?

Lets do this

  1. Visit to get started.
  2. Click the Discord button on the login page to log in to the system/create an account.
  3. Then, click on the green plus (+) button on the bottom left to start a New Ticket.
  4. List the subject of your request as "Verified Mapper" or something similar
  5. Select the "I want to apply for a role" option from the "What are you contacting us for?" field and choose "Apply for Mapper" This will expand the application to what is required, including your BeatSaver username, 3 map links from BeatSaver, and a confirmation that you have followed and understand what each question has asked of you
  6. There is a required text box at the bottom. Enter any comments you would like to add or mention. If you do not have anything to add, you can just enter one word or short sentence to this field to allow the form to be submitted.
  7. Review the requirements listed above and submit your qualifying maps!

If you're having trouble or don't understand something, we recommend you visit the BSMG Role Application Guide

Please do not submit more than 1 mapper application at a time. The team of veterans reviewing your application will always reach out to you no matter what when your application has been processed.

Good luck!