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Speed Modifiers, also known as HS x(a).(b) (with a being a number from 0 to 8, and b being a decimal number, such as 25 or 5) (HS standing for High Speed), are modifiers that affect the scroll speed of the arrows of a chart. They multiply the BPM of the current section of the song by the modifier you select. They were first introduced in DDRMAX. The original Speed Modifiers were x1, x1.5, x2, x3, x5 and x8. In DDR X, the x0.25, x0.5, x2.5, x3.5, x4, x4.5, x5.5, x6, x6.5, x7, and x,7.5 speeds were added. In DDR X2, the x0.25 and the x0.5 speeds were removed.

DDR X2 AC US test - messing with the new mods02:12

DDR X2 AC US test - messing with the new mods

(0:29) Starting with DDR X2, the left and right buttons on the cabinet can change the speed option by 0.5.

In DDR X2, at the beginning of a song, you can press the left and/or right buttons to change the current speed modifier by 0.5.

Recommended OptionsEdit

If you are unsure as to what speed modifier to use for a song, take the main BPM of the song (e.g. Elemental Creation's main BPM is 424, while its actual BPM is 106-424) and divide 510 by the main BPM. If you're unsure as to what the main BPM of a song is (if it has BPM changes), then the BPM that is used for the majority of the song (e.g. Elemental Creation's 424 BPM) will be the main BPM.

v=510/b (v is the calculated value, and b the song's main BPM)


One of the speed modifiers closest to that value (e.g. v 1.20283) will be used. In this case, x1.0 is closer to 1.20283 than x1.5 is close to 1.20283, so it is recommended to use x1.0 for Elemental Creation.

Recommended Speed Modifiers TableEdit

These are as of DDR X2.

Recommended Speed Modifier Main BPM Range Song Example
x1.0 ≥410 Elemental Creation
x1.5 293~409 PARANOiA Revolution
x2.0 240~292 tokyoEVOLVED
x2.5 186~240 PARANOiA MAX~DIRTY MIX~
x3.0 157~185 PARANOiA
x3.5 136~157 B4U
x4.0 120~136 Hoping To Be Good
x4.5 108~120 Choo Choo TRAIN
x5.0 98~107 Everything I Need
x5.5 89~97 Every Day, Every Night (NM STYLE)
x6.0 82~88 The Island Song
x6.5 76~81 Strip Me
x7.0 71~75 You
x7.5 65~70 BALLAD FOR YOU ~想いの雨~
x8.0 ≤65 bag

※DDR II only

CS ReleasesEdit

DDR Wii SeriesEdit

Speed modifiers were not introduced until DanceDanceRevolution HOTTEST PARTY 2. Just like with pre-DDR SuperNOVA arcade games, only x1.0, x1.5, x2.0, x3.0, x5.0, and x8.0 are selectable. In later Wii DDR games, the options are: x1.0, x1.5, x2.0, x2.5, x3.0, x3.5, x4.0, x4.5, x5.0, x5.5, x6.0, x6.5, x7.0, x7.5, and x8.0. In DDR II, x? is a selectable speed modifier. It gives a random speed modifier from the 15 selectable options (x1.0, x2.0, x3.5, etc.).


  • Although the arrows appear to move faster/slower, they reach the step zone at the same time as 1x.
  • If the Wave option is used, the current speed modifier will be dispelled and set to 1x.

Examples of Speed Modifiers in useEdit

Spanish Snowy Dance 998,520 DDR 201303:06

Spanish Snowy Dance 998,520 DDR 2013

Spanish Snowy Dance, a 180 BPM song, with a x3 modifier.

StepMania Tohoku Evolved (Challenge) Chart View LV 1802:01

StepMania Tohoku Evolved (Challenge) Chart View LV 18

Tohoku EVOLVED, a song with varying BPM, with the left side on x1.5 and the right side on x1.

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