Start your engines, because Rocket League has become free to play on all consoles!
Rocket League will be able to download the game for free on their platform of choice starting September 23rd, 2020. With an Epic Games Account, players will also be able to play against other Rocket League players no matter the console.
This is a monumental day for Rocket League and gamers who are looking for a new game to play without the need for an upfront cost.
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What is Rocket League?
Rocket League is a team-based sports arena game (similar to soccer) where players take control of cars instead of players.
The goal is is to use your car to help your team hit the ball into the opponents goal to earn points.
The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
It’s fast paced, exhilarating, and a lot of fun!
The following news article is from the official Rocket League blog:
ROCKET LEAGUE FREE TO PLAY ARRIVES!
The wait for Rocket League‘s free to play launch is nearly over! Get ready to take your shot on September 23 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC). To celebrate, we’re also throwing an in-game event, Llama-Rama, soon after launch (more details next week)! In preparation for the release and event, an update will be live on all platforms tomorrow at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) that will lay the groundwork to get everyone ready for September 23.
There’s a lot coming with both tomorrow’s update and the free to play launch, so make sure you’re ready for both!
WHAT’S IN THIS ROCKET LEAGUE UPDATE?
You’ll be able to link your platforms to your Epic Games Account starting tomorrow for existing players! For all the details on cross-platform progression, check out last month’s blog.
LEGACY STATUS AND ITEMS
For those who already own Rocket League and are eligible for Legacy Status, the items that were revealed in July (Golden Cosmos Boost, “Est. 20XX” Title, Huntress Player Banner, Rocket League-branded DLC, etc.) will hit your inventories with tomorrow’s update.
In addition to joining the Epic Games Store, Rocket League will also be joining Epic’s Support-A-Creator program. You can choose to support a Creator of your choice in-game by entering the Creator’s code in the Item Shop, beginning tomorrow with the game update. For Rocket League, accepted Creators will earn 5% of Credits spent while using their Creator Code. Codes for Creators currently in the program will work in Rocket League starting tomorrow. There are many of your favorite Rocket League creators already part of the system and more will be added in the near future. If you’re interested in becoming a Creator, go to the Epic Support-A-Creator page for more information.
OTHER THINGS IN TOMORROW’S UPDATE:
- New Quick Chats
- Heatseeker in Private Matches
- Larger item pool for Trade Ups
- Solo Standard removed
- New Bot difficulty
- New Merc Hitbox
- Rocket League X Monstercat Remixes
- Updated Menu
- Changes to Achievements
WHAT’S COMING WITH THE LAUNCH OF FREE TO PLAY?
LAUNCH ON EPIC GAMES STORE
September 23 is also the day you’ll find Rocket League available for download on its newest home: the Epic Games Store! You can visit the Rocket League page now, and add the game to your wishlist so you’re notified as soon as it’s available. If you add Rocket League to your library between September 23 and October 23 you will receive a $10 EGS coupon that is redeemable on games and add-ons $14.99 and up. Plus, once you download and launch the game, you’ll instantly get two new items in your inventory: Sun Ray Boost and Hot Rocks Trail!
Take your shot at climbing the Ranks, and tiering up your Rocket Pass in Season 1. Stay tuned for more info on Season 1 later this week!
Competitive Tournaments will be live and ready to join on launch day. Check out our deep dive blog post on this revamped tournament feature for all the details.
New Game-Wide Challenges arrive on launch day. Get ready to complete challenges for XP and items!
ENDO STARTER PACK AND JÄGER PACK
Two new item packs will be available with some siiiick items for new and veteran players. Here’s what’s in each:
Endo Starter Pack
- Gaiden Wheels (Grey)
- Neo-Thermal Boost
- Friction Trail
- 500 Credits
- Jäger 619 (Titanium White)
- Apparatus Wheels (Titanium White)
- Toon Goal Explosion (Titanium White)
- 1000 Credits
Both packs will be available in the Bundles tab of the Item Shop.
We’re beyond excited to finally bring you tomorrow’s update and launch of free to play on September 23! Take your shot in the next chapter of Rocket League! Get ready for the full reveal of Llama-Rama next week!
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