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This New VR Rhythm Game Is Essentially Viking Beat Saber

The new virtual reality game, Ragnarock, is basically a Viking Beat Saber and it looks amazing.

It certainly seems that Viking themed games are hot stuff right now. With God of War topping last gen sales, Valheim taking the survival world by storm, and another year of content coming for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it seems like the world can’t get enough of tales from Asgard.

The trend continues in the latest VR game from the independent WanadevStudio, Ragnarock. The French game developers have taken inspiration from rhythm games such as Beat Saber and Guitar Hero to create an experience that looks fun as Hel.


Gameplay consists of hitting a row of four drums in time with some epic Celtic Rock beats. It sounds basic, but pair the action with some belting Nordic tunes and you’re onto a winner. Here’s a trailer to show you what it’s all about!

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There’s a singleplayer mode where you can get some practice in. Alternatively, if you’re feeling competitive, you can try out the multiplayer mode. Here, you’ll need to make sure you hit every note exactly on time. Keeping up with the rhythm will make your boat go faster than your opponents in a race to the finish line.

Let’s (Ragna)Rock!

You might recognise some of the songs included in Ragnarock. WanadevStudio has licensed music from some of the biggest Celtic rock bands out there. Included at launch are Alestorm, Saltatio Mortis, Ultra Vomit, Sabordage, and more.


If you like the idea of the game but don’t quite agree with the taste in music (first of all, how dare you), then the game supports custom tracks. Just like Beat Saber, you can import and map your favourite drum-heavy tracks to smack away to.

All the while you’ll be transported through six incredible looking environments, ranging from a scenic nordic valley right the way up to Asgard’s Bifrost Bridge. With a smoothed out art style, it certainly seems like it’ll be a stunner in VR.

Ragnarock is available to play on Oculus Quest and is also available to purchase on Steam. Will you be picking this one up? Let us know across our social channels.


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Featured Image Credit: WanadevStudio