Everyone’s favourite car/soccer mash-up, Rocket League, is officially going free to play this summer, which is excellent news for those who’ve yet to give it a whirl.
Announcing the news on the Rocket League website, it’s also been confirmed that Rocket League will be headed to the Epic Games Store, and that cross-platform progression will be coming.
The blog reads: “The core gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier. Plus, we’re revamping and improving major features like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression! Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will share that love.”
The sad news here is that once Rocket League goes free, it’ll also be leaving Steam. If you already own the game through Steam, you’ll still be able to access it through there, but if you’re hoping to try the free-to-play version on your PC, it’ll have to be through the Epic Games Store.
As for those who’ve been playing the game for years, you’ll be treated to some goodies to compensate you for purchasing the title.
The blog states: “Anyone who has played Rocket League online before the launch of free to play will be rewarded with Legacy status, which includes:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
“In addition, if you’ve played online before this announcement, you will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost.”
Though going free-to-play can often leave a bad taste in the mouths of players who’ve already forked out money for the game, at least here you’re getting some exclusive goodies and the cross-play progression. Personally, I think this is a great move for Rocket League, and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
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