Rocket League is officially going back to basics with the unveiling of its new in-game events and content. Despite the game currently being in its 14th season, Rocket League is rebooting with season one thanks to its big transition to the free-to-play model.
The beloved game will be crossplay and free-to-play across all platforms starting September 23, and to welcome in what’s sure to be huge new player numbers, a new season of content will begin on the same date.
Over on the official Rocket League blog, Psyonix has confirmed a ton of new details, including new competitive ranks, new cosmetics and the Rocket Pass.
The all-new Rocket Pass will allow you to score a range of nifty gifties, including weird and wacky cosmetics for your vehicle, as well as the Harbinger car. The Rocket Pass will have a free tier and a paid one, costing around $10 USD.
If you invest in Rocket Pass, you’ll have access to a range of tasks in the new Challenges Menu. Weekly and Seasonal Challenges will be happening in here, so you’ll need to keep track of what’s going down if you want to keep ahead of the curve.
Meanwhile, the Llama Rama crossover event has been announced, with details set to be confirmed in the coming days. Tournaments have also been revamped and tweaked to ensure players are getting the best possible Rocket League experience.
“When people pick up Rocket League for the first time following the launch of free to play, we want to make sure they’re as comfortable as possible once they hit the field,” said the developer in a blog post.
“That’s why there will be a new experience for new players when they first fire up the game. The new tutorial will put new players right on the field, and will teach the basic HUD and button layout. New players will also have New Driver Challenges to unlock items that were included in the base version of Rocket League.”
While you might dismiss this as simply “Rocket League is going free-to-play,” it actually sounds more like Rocket League is getting a 2.0 version.
Make sure to check it out when it kicks off on September 23.
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