Rock Band 4 has been quite different than its predecessors. One of the differences was the absence of a “practice mode,” a feature that had been included in previous entries of the game. Harmonix has been slowly working in updates to the game. And the next free update will include a practice mode…finally.

Practice Mode allows you to slow down the gameplay to learn tricky segments of the songs. Then you can gradually speed up, hopefully giving you the chops to play the song correctly in the other modes. The full details about practice mode can be found on Harmonix’s blog.

Practice Mode will be part of a free update to the game this month. But that’s not only thing. There will be new songs available for purchase as well. Announced songs include:

  • Blues Traveler “Hook”
  • My Chemical Romance “Famous Last Words”

There also some other artists on tap to appear in the next month. These include:

  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Imagine Dragons
  • The Killers
  • MAGIC!
  • Three Days Grace
  • Toto


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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.