Rock Band 4 can now import songs from Rock Band 3

Harmonix has announced that on-disc tracks from Rock Band 3 are now available.

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Following the major feature update that was introduced earlier this week, Harmonix has announced that Rock Band 3 tracks from its original game disc are now available to import to Rock Band 4.

The following instructions were issued on the Harmonix website for Xbox One owners:

  • Start Rock Band 4
  • Navigate to “Get More Songs”.
  • Scroll down to the new tab, “Exports”.
  • Select “Rock Band 3”.
  • Select “RB3 Disc Export Pack”.
  • If you have been verified, you will be taken through to a first-party purchase screen to complete the Rock Band 3 export.
  • Once you have purchased the export pack, you should see a confirmation screen that you have successfully purchased the Rock Band 3 export pack. You'll now be able to download the export just like you would for any other piece of content.
  • Once complete, navigate to your song library. The exported Rock Band 3 tracks should be available in your song library to play! Be sure to restart Rock Band 4 if you do not see your recently downloaded tracks in-game immediately.

As for PlayStation 4 owners, these are the instructions for them:

  • Start Rock Band 4.
  • Navigate to “Get More Songs”.
  • Scroll down to the new tab, “Exports”.
  • Select “Rock Band 3”.
  • Select “RB3 Disc Export Pack”.
  • If you have been verified, you will be taken through to a first-party purchase screen to complete the Rock Band 3 export.
  • Once you have purchased the export pack, you should see a confirmation screen that you have successfully purchased the Rock Band 3 export pack. From here, you will be able to download each individual single from the pack of 83 tracks. Press the white arrow located next to each track to begin the download process.
  • Once complete, navigate to your song library. The exported Rock Band 3 tracks should be available in your song library to play! Be sure to restart Rock Band 4 if you do not see your recently downloaded tracks in-game immediately. You can always navigate to the "Add-Ons" section of Rock Band 4 in the Main Menu to download any individual tracks you did not initially download from the purchase completion screen.

Harmonix notes that an authenticator will be able to determine if a profile has previously been linked to Rock Band 3, in order to complete the process. Players will only be able to import the tracks through the in-game music store, not through the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store. And of course, first-party restrictions means Xbox tracks can only go to Xbox and PlayStation to PlayStation, but there is no crossing of streams.

Next up is the ability to import tracks from other Rock Band games, so look for information on that in 2016.

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