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The "Awesomeness Detection" legend is an urban legend revolving around the 2008 rhythm game Rock Band 2.


In the game's "Game Modifiers" menu, one of the cheat options is called "Awesomeness Detection". Its description states, "Lets Harmonix know that you are awesome!" However, switching on this modifier has no real apparent effect on gameplay at all, leading to many rumors about what it did. Harmonix claimed that high-level players should always play with Awesomeness Detection on, but they did not say what it did. The main hypothesis was that it affected the singer's voice when playing online, but this was quickly disproven.


  • In a Harmonix podcast, one of the game's designers confessed that the Awesomeness Detection did absolutely nothing.