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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When does the Starbase Arc update drop?

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Rocket League just gave us an ETA on the update. And if it all goes well. EU will have a chance to play it on the same day (again!).

If it all goes well the update will hit the platform at 2PM PST/10PM GMT. So fingers crossed the update roll out goes well!

We will keep this page updated tomorrow when the update drops! Fore more info about the update: What is coming in the Starbase Arc update?

21:30 – ETA in 90 minutes

Starbase Arc coming December 7!

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Rocket League’s new update will drop this coming Wednesday. Expect a new Battle-Car, a new Import car and Arena preferences. And that’s not all!

There will also be  color blind support in the upcoming update. To make it extra clear what team you are on, and give the player names some extra contrast.

Arena

By giving it a like or a dislike you can increase or decrease the chances of that arena to appear on your list. A neat feature that was requested a lot!

Some old Battle-Cars will receive a fresh paint and redesign (Gizmo and X-Devil), so try these out on Wednesday! Also, the Vulcan Battle Car will be coming in this update. Expect it to be somewhere around 1,99 USD or local equivalent!

Octane

And, to end on a high note, of course there is a new crate coming in this update. Crate IV will come with the highly requested Octane ZSR bodykit. A must have for pro players. Or players who really care about their looks ingame!

As mentioned in previous articles. Custom Playlist and Workshop Support will also be in this update. For more detailed info visit the Starbase page on Rocket League!