Beat Saber Multiplaye Arrives in 'Biggest Update So Far'

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 13:30 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
Beat Games
Publisher
Beat Games
Release Date
May 21, 2019
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Developer Beat Games is 'Exploring' Cross-Play Possibilities

Beat Saber multiplayer is finally here in a new update for the virtual reality music and rhythm game. This Beat Saber update will add a new avatar system that will let you play this funky game with your friends for the first time ever with any current or future song in the game's library.

If you haven't played Beat Saber, it's a game with a rather interesting concept. Players stand in front of an oncoming wave of blocks in VR. Each controller represents a blue or red laser sword; you have to swing your sword in the appropriate direction to break blocks in tune with the beat. Some levels also feature obstacles for players to dodge by leaning out of the way. Now, players can enjoy Beat Saber with their friends in what Beat Games is calling "our biggest update so far."

 
 

What's New in the Beat Saber Multiplayer Update?

Obviously, the biggest addition in this update is Beat Saber multiplayer. A total of five people — that's you and up to four of your friends — can hop into a game together to enjoy a multiplayer experience. Beat Games assures players that all current and future songs will be accessible in multiplayer.

Don't have friends? That's okay! Beat Saber multiplayer also offers a "Quick Play" mode that will allow you to jump into the game with any ol' random player. Either way, you'll get to enjoy a new arena environment seen in the preview trailer above.

Players will, of course, also need to represent themselves in this arena. That's where the new avatar system comes in; you'll be able to dress up your character in a variety of different ways to stand out from the crowd.

Beat Saber multiplayer slice

Is There Beat Saber Crossplay?

Since Beat Saber is on both PC and PS4, one might wonder: is there Beat Saber Crossplay? Unfortunately, the answer is no — but it might not always stay that way.

"Currently, [Beat Saber multiplayer] is not releasing with cross play between different platforms, but we’re exploring what’s possible and we hope to support this functionality in future," Beat Games said in a Steam Community announcement.

Hopefully, PC and PS4 players will be able to enjoy this great music and rhythm game together at a future point. For now, you can buy Beat Saber on Steam starting at $29.99 or your regional equivalent; PS4 gamers can get it at the same price on the PlayStation Store.

What do you think of the addition of Beat Saber multiplayer? What other features do you think should be added in Beat Saber updates? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!