Starbase Arc and Wasteland will be standard maps in next update!

The announcement we have been waiting for since the introduction of non standard maps. Starbase Arc and Wasteland will be standard maps in the next Autumn update!

The non standard versions of these maps will still be available in private and offline matches. So for you non standard lovers, the devs did nog forget you! So why the change of heart for Rocket League?

Why are we changing our stance? Because in the time since Wasteland Arena first launched in late 2015, non-standard map layouts have been a hot topic of debate within the Rocket League community. We have carefully listened to your feedback over that extended period of time, and though we didn’t arrive to this decision lightly, we believe it’s the right one to make. Here’s a quick rundown of several important factors that moved us in this direction:

  • We see Rocket League as a digital sport. As such, we think standardization is important and necessary to provide a level playing field and foster consistent competition across all skill levels and events.

  • We introduced non-standard arenas partly to provide variety for pro play, but they have not been embraced. Given the success of RLCS and Rocket League Esports in general, we no longer feel that map variety is needed or appropriate for the competitive scene.

  • Rocket Labs showed us that only a narrow set of arena designs would be well-received by the Rocket Leaguecommunity. Even the designs that more closely resembled conventional Arenas (like Octagon and Starbase) have been extremely divisive. Ultimately, the alternate layouts we devised simply didn’t add enough strategically to offset the corresponding loss in predictability and muscle memory. — Rocket League 

Rocket League have thought about this for several months. And felt that supporting the competitive scene, and the way they want the game to go. This was the best way. Sorry for the non standard map lovers. But the competitive scene is taking over!

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[Developing] Rocket League servers are down!

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Seems to be a worldwide issue. Players in Japan, Netherlands, Spain, UK and US are reporting downtime. We’ll stay on the case.

Accounts to follow: RocketLeague, RocketLeagueNL, Psyonix

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New painted items in September update!

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The September/Rumble update is getting closer and closer. A good team to unveil yet another feature from the update.

The following items will have new color variants and are a great way make you stand out of the crowd when you are playing Rocket League

  • Chef Hat
  • Ivy Cap
  • Pork Pie
  • Trucker Hat
  • Unicorn Horn
  • Visor
  • Wildcat Ears

The colors will be randomly dropped. So if you have more variants of one topper. Not a problem. Just trade them in!

Rocket League announces Rumble Mode!

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Rocket League just revealed their new update coming in September called Rumble Mode. By the looks of things the update will focus on the laid back and fun side of Rocket League. An update very similar to the Hoops update that dropped earlier this year.

With so called new power-ups the whole mechanic of a normal Rocket League game will be changed forever. Just like Rocket Labs and Hoops mode this mode will be a playlist of it’s own. So you won’t find this in a Ranked match.

For a full rundown on what’s to come visit the official Rocket League website, and if you have not seen the new trailer. Check the video below!

Rocket League’s next update announcement coming soon?

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Big things are on the horizon for Rocket League, yet again. The team is not sitting still this year. Not when you have released the Hoops update, the Collectors Edition and are about to make cross-play between XBOX One and Playstation happen.

IGN has spoken with Jeremy Dunham and he confirms that there is a big announcement coming round the 6th/7th of August. The update will bring content to the game that will make most of the players go wild. So we can only assume that they have been monitoring their suggestion forum and of course the Rocket League subreddit.

Our eyes and ears are pealed for this one!

Rocket League Crate System incoming?

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Just a few days ago a member of the /r/RocketLeague community on Reddit found some files related to a upcoming crate feature coming to Rocket League.

The makers of Rocket League have always stated that there won’t be a way for players to gain an advantage over another player by buying items. The DLC cars are on par with the Battle Cars that are already in the game. So even if you have a non DLC car, you can hold your own in matches.

Jeremy Dunham was made aware of the topic on Reddit and come with the following explanation:

Hey guys,

Those assets are, indeed, early pieces of an upcoming system we plan on implementing to fund our esports prize pools and events. We plan on officially announcing it next month at (or near) the RLCS Live Finals since it directly relates to that event and other events like it, but since this image came out before our official word, we wanted to clarify some things for you:

  • Crates will contain cosmetic content only. We have a strict “Don’t Sell Advantage” policy for Rocket League, and we’re sticking with that.
  • There will be no Steam Marketplace integration with crates. We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach.
  • Players who don’t want to interact with this system can hide it entirely with a single checkbox. Also of note, this won’t affect or impact our current item-drop system in any way.
  • We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items, along with the occasional paid DLC just like we always have.

Hope this helps shed some light on what we have planned. It’s actually a pretty cool system that we’ll be happy to share detail about next month.

Best regards,