Beat Saber (2018) is finally here, the block-slicing rhythm game that puts two lightsabers in your hands and tasks you with using your Jedi powers to slice to the beat. Less than a day since release, one Twitch streamer has already modded his Oculus Touch controller to play Darth Maul-style, aka with a single double-bladed lightsaber.

Twitch streamer ‘Ragesaq’ tends to play VR shooters—Hot Dogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Onward, BAM Royale – those sorts of things. Like many VR shooter fans, Ragesaq uses a special controller setup called ProTubeVR that configures two Oculus Touch controllers into a VR gun of sorts.

Using some of his ProTube parts, he strapped together his Touch controllers into the double-bladed configuration to play a pretty wild-looking display of a ‘no-arrows’ mode set on Hard (seen below).

Image courtesy ‘ragesaq’

“I had this idea to reuse some of my protube parts for this game to make a Darth Maul double saber and it worked way better than I thought!” Ragesaq writes on Reddit.

To achieve the mixed reality view seen in the video, Ragesaq used LIV, a compositor designed to simplify mixed reality capture. Check out the full attempt below:

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  • impurekind

    Very cool!

  • ragesaq

    Wow, thanks for the shoutout! I had this idea about a week ago and couldn’t wait for the game to come out to see if it was viable. I rigged it up a few days ago waiting to see if the saber angles and everything would work and they did perfectly! I’ve got a new ProSaber 3.0 build that should be the best configuration yet.
    https://imgur.com/ebYbG0A

    • twattermaster

      Cool design but how do you hit two notes a the same time?

      • ragesaq

        Until a real staff saber mode is added… with great difficulty.

    • Robert Carr

      Well done sir, this is genuinely awesome.

  • Robert Carr

    What an absolute legend.