Since the mods that enabled custom songs in Beat Saber are unofficial and community-made, they often break when there is an update to the game, causing custom songs to disappear. This guide will show you how to fix custom songs on Beat Saber after an update along with other mods. If you’ve never installed custom songs in the first place, follow this guide instead.

Update (April 8th, 2019): ModSaber is no more, although there’s a new installer in town, and it’s called Beat Saber Mod Manager. Follow the guide below to get back in business.

When a Beat Saber update breaks custom songs, it’s because the mods that enable them become incompatible until the mod creators make their own updates to account for the changes. Rest assured, all of the songs and beat maps you’ve downloaded are still there, you just can’t see them. You’ll need to wait until the mods get adjusted and then update to the latest versions before you can get custom songs on Beat Saber working again. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Download the latest version of BeatSaberModManager.exe (3.0.5 at the time of writing).
  2. With Beat Saber closed, launch BeatSaberModManager.exe, confirm that the game’s directory is correctly selected, then install ‘Song Loader’ and ‘BeatSaver Downloader’ (among other optional mods). If you don’t see these in the list then they have not been updated yet, check later by running Beat Saber Mod Manager at a later time.
  3. [Optional] You can also update or install any other mods that are showing in the list (learn about what various mods do here). Run Beat Saber Mod Manager later to check for the latest plugins as they’re updated.

Once you install the updated versions of the mods you’ll find that all of your custom songs are available to play once again. Looking for some great songs to try? Check out 11 of our favorites!

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  • jj

    A beat saber post a day keeps RtoVR’s poverty away!

    • MosBen

      I mean, it’s a super popular game, and the regular official updates, which are a good thing, tend to break a popular feature. So, maybe they wouldn’t post about it so much if it wasn’t so awesome and didn’t have newsworthy things happening?

  • HybridEnergy

    I would like the option to use the old light sabers to be honest.

    • yetanotheroperalover

      They’re not in the custom sabers list?

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  • gothicvillas

    Doesn’t work this time!!

    • Kye Walton

      Just delete your comment bruh

  • SlipSpaze

    THIS SHIT GAVE ME A FUCKIN TROJAN. BRUH

    • japan_monkey09

      same glad i caught it and deleted it

      • Jay

        Google it you retarded child

        • Harold

          Not sure I understand…. My antivirus shows it as a trojan. Is this a false positive?

          • Kye Walton

            My windows antivirus said there was a Trojan too. Not installing this shit until it’s confirmed to be safe lmao

    • Kye Walton

      https://github.com/beat-saber-modding-group/BeatSaberModInstaller/releases

      This one is the newer one. This one is safe I think.

  • Zachary Allan De Hart

    I followed the instructions and downloaded everything I was supposed to and now Beat Saber won’t open. It loads for a few seconds and then closes. I’ve tried deleting the mod installer and it still won’t play. I’m starting to get worried.

    • CrackleLog

      Yes, same here: bump

      • Zachary Allan De Hart

        I finally got mine to work. I uninstalled the modmanager and Beat Saber and reinstalled them. All my songs and sabers are missing, but at least now the Mods option popped up.

  • Kenneth Nicholas Moreira

    i got everything going. i had to redownload my custom songs.. and even though i have them now. I cant get the play list to select the downloads folder. only the original songs.

  • Maxim L

    beatsabermodmanager closes immediately at opening, help!

    • Scorpy

      same here

      • Maxim L

        they updated beatsabermodmanager so just download the new one.

  • YaBoi

    Its a fucking virus. Don’t do it.

  • Kevin Fitzpatrick

    not working….what a shame. The mod works but wont load my old custom songs