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Rocket League Going Free to Play September 23

Since its release in 2015 Rocket League has seen a steady climb to stardom with more players joining the League every year. Psyonix says that over 75 million people have played the game over its now 5 year run.

In that time the game has done incremental updates to help improve gameplay and overall user experience without the need to create a ‘sequel’. Much like its contemporaries (Fortnite, Rainbow Six etc) the games growth is mostly centered around brand recognition, in game purchases, online content creation, and competitive play.

However, in July it was announced that the game would be undergoing a major overhaul. The game would be going free to play and there would be plenty of updates for new and older players. The update will officially go live on September 23.

To prepare for the launch the game provided an update to transition to F2P on September 16:

  • Cross-Platform Progression: You’ll be able to link your platforms to your Epic Games Account starting tomorrow for existing players!
  • 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” Player Banner, Rocket League-branded DLC, etc.) will hit your inventories with this update.
  • Support-A-Creator: 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/Miscellaneous: 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, and Changes to Achievements

On September 23 you can expect the following with the final update:

  • 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!
  • Streamlined Seasons : The new season starts back at season 1 and going forward all seasons, champions league and tournaments will be synchronized.
  • Game-Wide Chellaneges: New Game-Wide Challenges arrive on launch day. Get ready to complete challenges for XP and items!
  • Endo Starter Pack and Jager Pack
    • Two new item packs will be available with some cool items for new and veteran players. Here’s what’s in each:
      • Endo Starter Pack
        • Endo
        • Gaiden Wheels (Grey)
        • Neo-Thermal Boost
        • Friction Trail
        • 500 Credits
      • Jäger Pack
        • 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.

As you can see it’s a massive update and there are other cool new features which you can check out on the Rocket League official website!

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