Beat Saber has recently put out some updates that couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
I use Beat Saber as my preferred mode of exercise nowadays, and I had gotten kinda tired of playing the same songs over and over again. Also, I had one set of settings that seemed to really work for me, but it got very repetitive.
Beat Saber has added new songs for free, a new set of songs for sale, and a campaign mode! The new songs definitely bring more playability back to the game, and the campaign mode mixes it up.
The campaign also finally gives a decent tutorial to the game. I saw that there were different point values assigned to the hits I was scoring on the blocks, but had not seen an explanation for what criteria went into the scoring. Now I know how, and I’ve been practicing for score somewhat, so I’m getting new high scores.
The campaign also adds a wide variety of new challenges. It changes up the standard settings, and adds weird requirements. Examples are:
- Move your arms 100 meters (you have to move your arms in the widest motions possible while still beating the level)
- DON’T move your arms more than 50 meters (move your arms as little as possible)
- You have a maximum of misses and miscuts
- DON’T get a combo of more than 25
The one I’m currently daunted by has a minimum combo length AND a maximum combo length. Particularly challenging with the barriers occasionally obscuring the current combo counter.
Right now I am enjoying playing solo mode with the new songs the most. I get some new challenges and variety, and a good workout.
Keep it up, Beat Saber, and keep adding new content!