Multiplayer for Beat Saber, a feature which was purportedly in the works since the earliest days of the game, is finally available via a free update today. Players on Quest and PC VR will be able to jump right in, but unfortunately the PSVR update is delayed for the time being.

Update (October 13th, 2020): Beat Saber’s multiplayer update launched today on PC and Quest, but unfortunately PSVR players will need to wait a bit longer.

The new multiplayer mode offers quick-play matchmaking or private rooms supporting up to five players. Cross-play between different headset platforms isn’t supported at this time, but developer Beat Games says it “hopes to support this functionality in future.”

You can read the full patch notes for the v1.12.1 Beat Saber multiplayer update here.

Beat Games originally planned to release the multiplayer update the same day on all platforms but warned that PSVR might be delayed. There’s no specific timeline yet, but the studio says it’s “working hard” on getting it out the door.

The original article, which covered the announcement of the multiplayer update and an upcoming music pack, continues below.

Original Article (September 16th, 2020): The company says Beat Saber’s multiplayer mode is set to launch on October 13th. You’ll be able to pick an avatar, join a private party or random match, and have a virtual dance-off with up to five other players.

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Facebook tells us that Beat Saber multiplayer won’t be launching with Steam and Oculus crossplay support. More info is coming soon however on Oculus crossplay between Rift and Quest versions.

Sometime in November Beat Saber will also be getting a BTS music pack featuring the saccharine septet’s chibi-style TinyTAN characters.

Image courtesy Facebook

Facebook-owned developers Beat Games says the 12-song music pack will let VR users “learn the dance moves” and experience the group’s music together in multiplayer mode. We don’t have a video of this, but we’ll plug that in here as soon as we do.

In the meantime, behold the anatomical horrors of TinyTAN manifest.

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  • bavo2004

    HOW will mutliplayer beatsaber work? Is it like a hightscore competition or something?

    • Josh Luckhurst

      it will likely work similarly to Osu which is another Rhythm game

  • Multiplayer seems a cool idea!

  • Benjamin Outram

    I’ve got a Quest2 arrived today and want to know if I can play multiplayer with my original Quest 1 and new Quest 2 using the same account logged into both (and thereby also only purchasing the game once)?

  • gothicvillas

    I tried multiplayer and thought it was badly made. Felt almost like a pushed gimmick and not thought through ideas. Seems like almost useless, you can’t see anybody really. Just the end score. And those avatars. Wow. They look awful. Facebook really ruined the game imo.

  • Quintin Meyers

    Check out a review of the new multiplayer update in beat saber at https://www.qdoestech.com/