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osu!supporter

osu!supporter (or the osu!supporter tag) is a temporary title given to players who support osu! by making a voluntary, monetary donation to help it thrive. Supporters receive a handful of cosmetic and technical benefits, most of which are active only when the title is present. The extra features from osu!supporter do not give any advantage in gameplay, performance, or score, and never will.

The osu!supporter tag may be obtained from the osu!supporter store page.

Features

Heart badge

Profile with osu!supporter

User card with osu!supporter

Supporters get a badge with hearts on it, usually found next to their username on the website. The amount of hearts depends on the duration of osu!supporter the user has acquired or received in total:

  • Less than 1 year: 1 heart
  • From 1 to 5 years: 2 hearts
  • More than 5 years: 3 hearts

Username colour

A person with osu!supporter in the chat

Usernames of active supporters appear bright yellow in chat for other users.

Editable profile section

Supporters receive a new profile section titled me!, often referred to as a userpage. The userpage serves as a personal editable space, where text is formatted using BBCode. This feature is permanent and stays editable even after osu!supporter wears out.

The me! section may be a good place for:

  • Banners, collabs, and infographics to spice up the profile
  • A few paragraphs or items providing insights into a player's life
  • A showcase of favourite maps, mappers, or anything else they consider important

Profile cover

Supporters can further customise their profile by setting a cover image:

  • Press the pencil icon in the lower right corner of the cover placeholder.
  • Select a new cover from a few predefined options, or upload your own image (its dimensions should be 2400x640).

Once osu!supporter expires, the cover will remain, but cannot be changed.

One free username change

Note: Minor name changes may be requested from the account support team for free — see Help centre/Account § Can I change my account's username?.

Getting osu!supporter comes with the ability to change usernames for free for the first time, under usual conditions.

osu!direct

osu!direct is the in-game beatmap search and download engine available to supporters. It may be accessed from the main menu by clicking the vertical osu!direct label on the right side of the screen. In addition to a built-in beatmap listing, osu!direct provides other ways to obtain new beatmaps without leaving the game:

  • Beatmap links in chat, which point to beatmaps on the osu! website, now trigger the download prompt in-game
  • Automatic beatmap downloads while playing in a multiplayer lobby or spectating another player, as an opt-out setting
  • Automatic linking of currently played beatmaps in the #spectator chat tab for spectators, as an opt-out setting

Extended leaderboards

Supporters have access to several beatmap-specific leaderboards available both in-game and on the website:

  • Global rankings for every combination of game modifiers
  • Country-specific rankings of players bearing the same flag
  • Friend rankings that show a player's position on a map compared to their friends

Increased limits

osu! offers more relaxed limits on various online features to supporters:

Value Regular limit osu!supporter limit
Pending beatmaps 4 + min(ranked beatmaps, 4), up to 81 8 + min(ranked beatmaps, 12), up to 201
Online beatmap favourites 100 1000
Friend count 250 500

Additionally, bearers of osu!supporter are granted more lenient beatmap download limits.

Extra skinnable elements

After obtaining osu!supporter, some visual and aural elements of the osu! interface become skinnable:

Element Description
menu-background.jpg The main menu background
welcome_text.png The "welcome" text that appears when the game starts up
welcome.wav The "welcome to osu!" sample that plays when the game starts up
seeya.wav The "see ya next time" sample that plays when the game shuts down

For details, see Skinning/Interface § Main menu and Skinning/Sounds § Main menu.

Beatmap search page on the website, with two new filters at the bottom

Supporters have access to an extended set of beatmap search filters:

  • Beatmaps that were (or were not) played
  • Beatmaps where a score with certain grade was set

Multiplayer in experimental builds of osu!

Supporters may access multiplayer from builds on the early access "cutting edge" release stream.

Remaining duration

osu!supporter purchase statistics

The remaining osu!supporter duration, as well as total amount of contributions, tag purchases, and gifts, is available at the top of the osu!supporter promo page.

Getting osu!supporter

osu!supporter product banner from the osu!store

To get osu!supporter, visit the osu!supporter store page and adjust the supporter tag duration using the slider, or the buttons with the number of months underneath. All prices are in United States dollars (USD) and don't include possible fees of the payment system.

Afterwards, click Add to Cart to put the supporter tag into the osu!store shopping cart. To finalise the purchase, go to the shopping cart and click Checkout, then follow on-screen prompts.

Gifting osu!supporter

osu!supporter may also be gifted to another player by entering their username into the grey box below the user card. More people can be added by going back to the store page and repeating the process.

Conclusion

After the transaction is completed, there will be a new event in the Recent Activity section in the profile of both the giver and the recipient:

  • {username} has become an osu! supporter - thanks for your generosity! if it is the first time the user gets osu!supporter.
  • {username} has once again chosen to support osu! - thanks for your generosity! if the user has been an osu!supporter before.
  • {username} has received the gift of osu!supporter! in case the tag was gifted.

Additionally, both the giver and the recipient will receive e-mail notifications mentioning the purchase.

References