Beat Saber Battle 2022

Like dancing to fun music, light sabers, and virtual reality? We have the perfect competition for you! Compete against your peers, and if you dominate, you will be crowned as the beat saber champion. If you are the ultimate, numero uno, top dog Beat Saberer, you will win the fanciest of prizes. The kickoff will be during a Drop-In Friday event on Friday, November 11th at 1pm.

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Where: Studio X, Carlson Library First Floor
Kick Off: Friday, November 11 at at 1pm

But what’s Beat Saber, you say? Only the most popular VR game of all time! Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game in which you slash floating boxes as they fly toward you to the beat of the music with gigantic light sabers.

The Rules

  • Participants must be affiliated with the University of Rochester. Students, faculty, or staff are welcome to participate.
  • Participants must show a UR ID with the name under which they registered.
  • Participants must complete all three rounds and final battle to be eligible for prizes.
  • There will be two competition brackets (1. easy/normal level 2. hard, expert, expert+ level). Once a participant selects a bracket, they must stay in that bracket throughout the entire competition.
  • Once the participant chooses their bracket, they are welcome to select which level therein.
  • Participants must complete each round in Studio X.
  • Scores must be verified by a Studio X staff member.
  • Participants will get three attempts for each of the three rounds but not for the final battle.
  • Participants are not allowed to use score multipliers.
  • The songs will be chosen by Studio X staff and will be presented upon arrival for each round.
  • Once you have your score, you will be added to our scoreboard.
  • At the end of each round, a selection of the lowest scoring participants will be eliminated. This depends on how many participants we have.

The Structure

The competition is divided between two brackets:


Players who are new to the game on the easy/normal levels.

Winning prize: Projector!


Players who have experience with the game on the hard, expert, and expert+ levels.

Winning prize: Meta Quest 2 VR headset!

You can choose which bracket you would like to participate in.

The Schedule

Kick Off: Friday, 11/11 @1pm in Studio X
Round 1: Participants must complete this round by 11/18.
Round 2: Participants must complete this round by 11/22.
Round 3: Participants must complete this round by 12/2.
Final Showdown: Three finalists from each bracket will participate in final competition event on Friday, 12/9 @1pm.

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Drop by Studio X every Friday at 1pm for informal workshops, talks, demos, and more! View the full schedule.