Beat Saber Multiplayer Update: Needs some work

Beat Saber Multiplayer Update: Needs some work

Beat Saber Multiplayer Update: Needs some work

Beat Saber Multiplayer Update Credit: Roadtovr

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6/10 Pretty Good

The Main Point

Beat Saber has been one of the most popular VR games, if not the most popular, since it launched. And what is the one thing players have always wanted (besides more free songs)? A multiplayer update. But, now that it has finally been released, there are quite a few problems with it . It is still pretty fun, but the issues take away a lot from it.

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The Good

  • You can finally play Beat Saber online
  • It adds an extra level of competition
  • The new avatars look pretty cool

The Bad

  • It can be quite laggy
  • Long wait times
  • The new menu is kind of messy

Beat Saber is one of the most popular VR games, if not the most popular. It has been since its launch. The amount of exercise and fun you get from it is second to none. There are just a few things that fans have always wanted. A built in way to add your own songs, more free songs and multiplayer. And, one of those three has finally been added to Beat Saber. Multiplayer was added into the game, but it isn’t perfect yet. There are a few big issues, but I still had quite a bit of fun. Also, they changed a few other things that are worth mentioning.

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Multiplayer

As it was the main point of this update, I will talk about multiplayer first. Multiplayer in Beat Saber is interesting. You can have up to five people in a lobby at once. Everyone votes for a map and readys up. The map with the most votes wins. If it is from a music pack that you don’t own, you have to sit and spectate without music while everyone with it plays. Scores are counted in the same way as normal Beat Saber, and if you fail, you’re stuck spectating until either everyone else fails, or the song ends. Also, if you join the match late, you have to spectate until the end of that round. And believe it or not, the waiting isn’t the only problem. While actually playing, I had some issues with lag. This may just be due to my internet or location, but generally both of those are pretty good. Lag is a really big problem in Beat Saber, as it is a very fast game, and every second counts. Multiplayer was still pretty fun, but those are some pretty annoying issues.

beat saber avatars

Avatars

Another feature added in the Multiplayer update was avatars. I personally love the new avatars. They give you a lot of customization for how you look online. You can change the hairstyle, skin color, hair color, clothes, clothes colors and gloves. Just for fun, I made my character pink. I can only imagine what my fellow players online thought when they saw a pink guy winning every round. There are also a surprisingly large amount of hairstyle options and outfits. I love the jacket in orange, and that is what I use. The avatars were definitely one of my favorite features in this update.

Beat Saber's New Menu

The New Menu

I am sad to say that this is one of my least favorite features of this new updates. The new menu in Beat Saber looks pretty cool, but it is way harder to navigate than the old one. When I first went into the game, I thought, ” What is this?’ I then proceeded to spend about five minutes to find my way through this new menu. Not only the home menu has changed, but all of the other menus have to. When trying to find songs, I had some difficulty. I wanted to play 360 mode, but I couldn’t find a section for it. At this point in time, I still haven’t found a 360 section. In order to play 360, I had to find the song I wanted, and select 360. This is much more difficult than the old menu, which had a dedicated section for 360 mode. Anyway, I wish they would have made this menu more user friendly. It’s not all about looks Facebook!

6/10 Pretty Good

The Main Point

Beat Saber has been one of the most popular VR games, if not the most popular, since it launched. And what is the one thing players have always wanted (besides more free songs)? A multiplayer update. But, now that it has finally been released, there are quite a few problems with it . It is still pretty fun, but the issues take away a lot from it.

Check Beat Saber out.


View the site