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Easy-s.png Easy Diffeasy.png Normal Diffhard.png Hard Insane-s.png Insane Diffexpert.png Expert

Easy-t.png Kantan Normal-t.png Futsuu Hard-t.png Muzukashii Insane-t.png Oni Expert-t.png Ura Oni

Easy-f.png Cup Normal-f.png Salad Hard-f.png Platter Insane-f.png Rain Expert-f.png Overdose

Easy-m.png Basic Normal-m.png Novice Hard-m.png Advanced Insane-m.png Exhaust Expert-m.png Maximum

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In ways to push and extend the limits of beatmapping, Expert was invented/created to be beatmaps like Insane but go beyond.

It could be the extra 5th difficulty (if beatmaps are formatted in ENHIX) or the 4th (if beatmaps are formatted in NHIX). These maps, like Insane, quote, "generally exemplifications of the mapper's skill, and are the difficulties where creativity can be easily shown."

On the osu!beatmap listing page (for example: Rise Against - The Good Left Undone (Extreme)), one may tell it is an Expert map with this icon: Diffexpert.png

Characteristically, expert difficulties are difficult maps, usually featuring both streams and jumps. A map receives the expert icon when its star rating reaches more than 5.25 stars.

An issue with Expert maps, like Insane maps, is that they can easily be Overmapped to increase the map's difficulty.


Note: this is only a general suggestion. The difficulty setting will vary depending on the song itself and mapper's own style.

Also note: in most cases it's the mapping, not the Song Setup, but doing this (or similar) is a step of the way!

  • HP (HP Drain): 6+
  • CS (Circle Size): Any
  • AR (Approach Rate): 9+
  • OD (Overall Difficulty): 8+
Potential difficulty settings for Expert.

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