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Patch Notes V1.99Jun 16, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsTHE HEADLINES This update prepares Rocket League for upcoming Fast & Furious content The Select Favorites Item Series is now available The new Series will drop as Blueprints after some Online Matches BUG FIXES Fixed a bug preventing the rejoin notification from appearing after disconnecting from an Online Match Adjusted the Dune Racer Decal so it no longer changes the trim color on Octane Fixed the Add Friends notification so it appears at the intended frequency Fixed a bug causing some purchased Premium DLC from appearing on multiple platforms Fixed appearance of some NASCAR Player Banners Fixed a bug preventing some players from receiving power-ups once their timer hits zero Fixed an issue causing long boot times on Xbox One New Select Favorites Item Series Arrives TodayJun 16, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsFollowing today's game update at 4 p.m. PDT (11 p.m. UTC), look out for a new Item Series consisting of classics from Rocket League history! The Select Favorites Item Series will appear as Blueprints starting today. Players receive Blueprints for an item after some Online Matches. Once you receive a Blueprint, you can then choose to build that item from the Blueprint using Credits. Items from the Select Favorites Series will be added to the Blueprint pool after today's update. Here's everything you can expect to see: RARE Clodhopper Wheels Abtruse Decal Dragon Lord Decal Edge Burst Fennec Decal NeOctane Player Banner VERY RARE Cristiano Wheels (always Painted) Glaive Wheels Lightspeed Trail Goop Decal Ombre Fennec Decal IMPORT Fennec car Dark Matter Boost Sun Ray Boost Sovereign A/T Wheel Vampire Bat Goal Explosion EXOTIC Illuminata Wheel Pyrrhos Wheel BLACK MARKET Hellfire Goal Explosion Slipstream Decal Don't forget that each of these items will have a chance to appear as Painted and Certified variants, plus the Blueprints themselves and the items made from Blueprints are tradeable! Good luck!Fast & Furious Content Returns To Rocket League June 17Jun 10, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsStarting June 17, you won't have teammates, you'll have a crew. After months of planning, Fast & Furious returns with old favorites and a new car suitable for the open road, thrilling chases, and now the Rocket League pitch! The Fast & Furious 3-Car Bundle comes fully stocked with three cars from the Fast & Furious saga: the Nissan Skyline, Dodge Charger, and all-new Pontiac Fiero. Embrace your inner tuner with 17 Decals, including three new Reel Life Decals pulled right from the screen. Here's everything included in the Fast & Furious 3-Car Bundle (2400 Credits): FAST & FURIOUS PONTIAC FIERO (HYBRID HITBOX) Fast & Furious Pontiac Fiero Wheels Fast & Furious Pontiac Fiero Wheels (Black Painted) Flames Decal Stripes Decal Circuit Pro Decal Wings Decal Lightning Decal Reel Life Decal FAST & FURIOUS DODGE CHARGER (DOMINUS HITBOX) Fast & Furious Dodge Charger Wheels Fast & Furious Dodge Charger Wheels (Black Painted) Alameda Twin Decal Flames Decal Good Graces Decal Rally Decal Sinclair Decal Wheelman Decal Reel Life Decal FAST & FURIOUS NISSAN SKYLINE (HYBRID HITBOX) Fast & Furious Nissan Skyline Wheels Fast & Furious Nissan Skyline Wheels (Black Painted) 2Bold Decal 2Cool Decal 2Tuff Decal Clean Cut Decal Home Stretch Decal The Clutch Decal Reel Life Decal *Note: The items included in the Fast & Furious 3-Car Bundle can only be equipped to their respective cars. The Fast & Furious Pontiac Fiero, Fast & Furious Dodge Charger, and Fast & Furious Nissan Skyline cannot be customized with other licensed/third-party item types, but can be customized with non-branded items from Rocket League. Fast & Furious Cars that were previously purchased will also have these restrictions. These three cars will also be sold individually, and as Upgrade packs for those who already have the Dodge Charger or Nissan Skyline and just want the new Wheels and Reel Life Decal. Each individual Car Pack can be purchased for 1000 Credits, while the Upgrade Bundles are 300 Credits. Plus, head to the Item Shop once the Fast & Furious Bundles hit the Item Shop and claim the "Tuna, No Crust" Title for FREE. No heist necessary! With the sights of Fast & Furious covered, don't forget about the sounds. Two new Player Anthems from the saga will be available beginning the same day the Fast & Furious 3-Car Bundle goes live. Get the all-new "Furiosa" by Anitta for 200 Credits on June 17, plus a second Player Anthem that will be revealed when it hits the Item Shop. WATCH THE ROCKET LEAGUE FAST & FURIOUS: ROCKET LEAGUE RUMBLE LIVESTREAM To celebrate the return of Fast & Furious to Rocket League, we're holding a tournament with the top crews around to see who will come out on top. Each crew will compete in the wild Fast & Furious: Rocket League Rumble tournament featuring a single-elimination bracket with 4v4 Rumble matches (BO3). Tune in live on Twitch on June 19 at 11 a.m. PDT right before the RLCS X South American Grand Finals pre show at 1:30 p.m. PDT. Stay tuned to Rocket League on Twitt...How to get Rocket League clearsJun 3, 2021 - The LoadoutThere are a few key aspects that you need to master in order to progress in Rocket League: clears, aerial manoeuvres, and scoring goals. Whether you're playing casual games with friends or trying to climb the Rocket League ranks, knowing these skills is important to getting those wins and improving as a Rocket League player. As we all know, Rocket League is like playing football with cars. Despite all the various modes and differing numbers of players per team, the basics remain the same in every match. Don't worry if you're not running the best Rocket League cars, or if your decals aren't up to scratch: knowing the basics is the most important thing. Goals are self-explanatory, and learning how to move well in the air to juggle the ball and keep it away from your opponents is a complicated (albeit vital) skill. But what are clears in Rocket League, and how do you achieve them? Put simply, it's playing the goalkeeper role, but we'll explain in more detail in this guide. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rocket League Ranks: ranking system explained, MMR, rewards, and more How to get Formula 1 cars in Rocket League Rocket League trading: how to set up the best trades New LTM Tactical Rumble Starts June 3rdJun 2, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsGet ready to get TACTICAL on June 3! The classic Rumble mode has evolved into Tactical Rumble, giving players more options to use the right power-up at the right time. Just like standard Rumble, matches are classic 3v3 soccar with power-ups leading to unpredictable play and hilarious goals. But in Tactical Rumble, instead of having just one random power-up, players will receive three to choose from. Once used, your three power-ups will reset after a cooldown period, giving you three new options. But as Rumble players know, not all power-ups are equal. That's why certain power-ups have different cooldown times before your next set of power-ups appear. Here's each power-up's cooldown time: 10-SECOND COOLDOWN TORNADO: SWEEP UP THE BALL AND OPPOSING CARS INTO A GIANT FUNNEL CLOUD CAR SWAPPER: CHANGE POSITIONS ON THE FIELD WITH YOUR OPPONENT DISRUPTOR: FORCES YOUR OPPONENT TO DRIVE UNCONTROLLABLY 15-SECOND COOLDOWN POWER HITTER: ALLOWS YOU TO HIT THE BALL HARDER AND DEMO OPPONENTS ON CONTACT GRAPPLING HOOK: PULLS YOU TOWARDS THE BALL THE BOOT: KICKS AN OPPONENT’S CAR 20-SECOND COOLDOWN MAGNETIZER: ATTRACTS THE BALL TO YOUR CAR FREEZER: FREEZES THE BALL IN-PLACE 25-SECOND COOLDOWN PLUNGER: GRABS THE BALL VIA PLUNGER AND CORD HAYMAKER: PUNCHES THE BALL WITH GREAT FORCE SPIKES: ATTACH THE BALL TO YOUR CAR Tactical Rumble will be available as an LTM from June 3 through June 7. So, assemble your team, and choose your power-ups wisely! Update: We have updated this blog with correct cooldown timing for the Plunger, Haymaker, and Spikes Rocket League Celebrates Pride MonthJun 1, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsAs we speed into June, Rocket League is ready to celebrate Pride Month with the new Love ISLV Wheels and Player Anthem Bundle! Starting today, claim the Love ISLV Wheels in the Item Shop for free. Plus, check out the Love ISLV playlist of new music from artists in the LGBTQ+ community. Listen in Rocket League Radio this month only. You can claim the entire bundle as Player Anthems for free once they hit the Item Shop on June 21 at 6 p.m. PDT (June 22 at 1 a.m. UTC). We're thrilled to have this collection of songs from some of the top artists in the world. "Imagine" by Ben Platt "Platinum" by Big Freedia "Bad Girl" by Daya "Found My Friends" by Hayley Kiyoko "Malibu" by Kim Petras "PAIN" by King Princess "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" by Lil Nas X "STUD" by Troye Sivan Enjoy these new Wheels and new music in Rocket League all month long. Happy Pride Month!Patch Notes V1.98May 26, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsScheduled Release: 5/26/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m.UTC BUG FIXES Fixed a bug causing players to be invisible in a match with a stuck camera position Fixed a bug preventing creators from spectating their Custom Tournament matches The McLaren 570S Returns For A Victory Lap In Rocket LeagueMay 26, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsFor McLaren, there is no finish line. That's why the sleek speedster, the McLaren 570S, is coming back to Rocket League for the first time since going Free To Play, and this time it's available in silver! Hit the pitch in the first supercar to play soccar beginning May 27 for a limited time. Players who missed out on the 570S will be able to get the new McLaren 570S Pack, complete with the 570S, Silver Decal, and more. Plus, players who already have the McLaren 570S in their garage can get this new pack without the car for fewer Credits. This option will only be available to those who already own the McLaren 570S. Here's everything included in both offerings. McLaren 570S Pack — 2000 Credits McLaren 570S (Dominus Hitbox) Unique Engine Audio McLaren 570S Decal (Silver Painted) McLaren 570S Wheel McLaren 570S Wheel (Silver Painted) McLaren I Player Banner McLaren II Player Banner McLaren III Player Banner McLaren 570S Upgrade Pack — 900 Credits McLaren 570S Decal (Silver Painted) McLaren 570S Wheel (Silver Painted) McLaren III Player Banner *Note: The items included in the Packs above can only be equipped by the McLaren 570S. The McLaren 570S cannot be customized with all item types. To mark the occasion of the McLaren 570S returning to Rocket League, be sure to check out the Item Shop and claim your free McLaren Avatar Border beginning May 27, the same day the 570S will be available! The McLaren 570S Pack, Upgrade Pack, and free Avatar Border will be available until June 2, so get this supercar before it speeds out of the Item Shop! How to get Formula 1 cars in Rocket LeagueMay 21, 2021 - The LoadoutRocket League's hotly anticipated collaboration with Formula 1 will kick off tomorrow as a part of a "multi-year partnership" that sees F1 cars and their iconic team liveries added to the game. Developer Psyonix also promises to revisit the Formula 1 event in future, perhaps to coincide with the iconic Silverstone Grand Prix, or when the winner of the 2021 World Championship is crowned. The partnership comes in the wake of a successful Nascar promotion, in which Psyonix added a new body type and corresponding decals. This time around, all ten Formula 1 teams will be represented in-game, with skins ranging from the iconic red of Ferrari, the cool green of Aston Martin, to the winning colours of Mercedes and many more besides. Whether you've always fancied yourself as a bit of a Lewis Hamilton, or you just want to see what happens when you take a painstakingly-designed vehicle into an arena of goals, explosions, and carnage, the Formula 1 Fan Pack offers something for everyone. Alternatively, it's a good way to flex while climbing the Rocket League ranks. Whatever your motivation, we've covered exactly how to get Formula 1 cars in Rocket League right here. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: How to get Rocket League clears Rocket League trading: how to set up the best trades Guild Esports launches "first component" of its academy system Premium DLC Will Be Cross-Platform Starting May 24May 20, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsStarting May 24, all of your favorite Premium DLC items that were purchased prior to the launch of Free To Play will be cross-platform in Rocket League! Whether you’re aiming for 88-mph goals with the DeLorean Time Machine from Back To The Future, or it’s all about family and the Fast & Furious cars, players on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox will be able to use Premium DLC Packs that were purchased prior to the launch of Free To Play across platforms. Accessing licensed content across platforms requires two steps: You will need to link your different platform accounts if you haven’t done so already. If your accounts are already linked, you can skip this step. Once your platform accounts are linked up, you will need to log into the platform where you own the licensed items once this feature is live on May 24. You only need to do this once. It’s a necessary step so PsyNet can link which DLC your platform account owns to your other accounts. Some content cannot make the cross-platform journey, including: Platform-Exclusive Items: e.g., Sweet Tooth, Hogsticker, Armadillo, Mario and Luigi NSR, and Samus' Gunship Ultimate Edition On-Disc DLC: Batman/DC Superheroes Pack For our players on Nintendo Switch™, we are not able to fully support cross-platform Premium DLC on the console at this time. You will be able to use Premium DLC owned on other platforms, but items owned on your Nintendo Switch™ cannot be used elsewhere. This is something we are still pursuing with Nintendo, as we want players to be able to use licensed cars and items across every platform.Rocket League trading: how to set up the best tradesMay 20, 2021 - The LoadoutRocket League trading can be a confusing thing to try and get to grips with. It's also a part of the game that some players will never engage with for even a second, but for others, it represents one of the most fascinating aspects of the game. If you're looking to become part of this group, then you're going to need to know how to trade in Rocket League, but also how to make sure you're getting a fair trade no matter what you're trying to get your hands on. For that, you're going to need some tips, and boy, do we have plenty of those for you. So if you're trying to channel your inner Derek Trotter, then here's everything you need to know about Rocket League trading, including organising trades, checking prices, and bartering. Clear some room in that garage for decals, wheels, and toppers - you're going to need it. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: How to get Rocket League clears How to get Formula 1 cars in Rocket League Guild Esports launches "first component" of its academy system F1 Is Live!May 20, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsF1 items are live NOW in the item shop!Patch Notes V1.97May 19, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsScheduled Release: 5/19/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m.UTC To read the full patch notes, click here.Formula 1Ⓡ Fan Pack Cruises Into Rocket League on May 20May 19, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsThe starting lights are out and Formula 1Ⓡ is ready to dash into Rocket League on May 20! Prepare to take control and hit the apex in the internationally iconic Formula 1Ⓡ car with all 10 teams in the Formula 1Ⓡ Fan Pack! This new car has been fully equipped with rocket boost, a Dominus hitbox, and signature Pirelli Wheels and is ready for soccar. Here's everything added to your garage with the Formula 1Ⓡ Fan Pack (available for 2000 Credits): Formula 1Ⓡ 2021 (car) Alfa Romeo 2021 Decal AlphaTauri 2021 Decal Alpine 2021 Decal Aston Martin 2021 Decal Ferrari 2021 Decal Haas 2021 Decal McLaren 2021 Decal Mercedes-AMG Petronas 2021 Decal Red Bull 2021 Decal Williams 2021 Decal Pirelli Wheels Check out all the decals in the slideshow here: *Note: The items included in the bundle can only be equipped by the Formula 1Ⓡ car. The Formula 1Ⓡ car cannot be customized with all item types. To celebrate the arrival of F1Ⓡ in Rocket League, claim the Formula 1Ⓡ Player Banner in the Item Shop for free beginning May 20! The Formula 1Ⓡ Fan Pack and free Player Banner will be available until May 26, but will return later this year to coincide with major Formula 1Ⓡ events. The cockpit awaits. Drive to victory with the Formula 1Ⓡ Fan Pack on May 20!Guild Esports launches "first component" of its academy systemMay 17, 2021 - The LoadoutGuild Esports has today pulled back the curtain on its highly-anticipated academy system by launching its "first component", an online training and tournament portal. Despite acting as a scouting ground for future UK talent, the portal will be open to everyone, regardless of their skill level. The Guild Academy covers just Rocket League and Fortnite for now, but resources for FIFA and Valorant are not far behind, meaning all four of the esports Guild currently fields teams in will be involved. The "holistic and comprehensive" approach to the Guild Academy sees dedicated curriculums and training programmes to master in-game mechanics and strategies across three skill levels. As well as in-game mentorship, which features video training, quizzes, and even VOD reviews, there are also resources covering psychology, nutrition, physical and social skills, and esports career advice, according to academy director Joe Sutton. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Prime Gaming June rewards: FIFA 21 packs, Batman, Valorant, and more FIFA 21 eWorld Cup dates and host city revealed FIFA 21 SBC players: Cheap high-rated players for completing SBCs NASCAR is NOW AVAILABLE in the Rocket League Item Shop!May 6, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsTo read more about what's included in the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack, check out the blog here: Rocket League pro jstn. pulls out of Intel World Open due to burnoutMay 6, 2021 - The LoadoutRocket League pro Justin 'jstn.' Morales has pulled out of the Intel World Open, saying that he won't compete in the tournament next month. He explained his decision in a TwitLonger statement posted to his Twitter account, saying that while he is definitely "not retiring," he won't be taking part in the tournament. The Intel World Open is an Olympic-affiliated tournament with a $500,000 prize pool, split evenly between Rocket League and Street Fighter V. Teams of three players from the same region can compete in open qualifiers to earn a place, before working their way up to Regional Finals where the real prizes are on offer. However, jstn. will be a big miss at the tournament, having won three of the last four Rocket League Seasons with NRG, and the team looking on track to secure another title in RLCS Season X. He cites general unhappiness, the World Championship being cancelled, and the online-only nature of the Intel World Open as the major reasons for him pulling out of the tournament. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: How to get Formula 1 cars in Rocket League Guild Esports launches "first component" of its academy system Rocket League update: what do the latest patch notes say? Patch Notes V1.96May 4, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsTHE HEADLINES This update prepares Rocket League for upcoming NASCAR and Formula 1 content CHANGES AND UPDATES Arena Rotation Adjustments Salty Shores (Night) added to the rotation in all Playlists Reduced frequency of some arenas in the rotation (Wasteland, Farmstead) Neon Fields and Forbidden Temple (Day) have been removed from rotation until additional revisions can be made General Made it clearer which items cannot be traded to other players while on the Trade In page BUG FIXES Fixed an EOS cloud sync error that was preventing some players from accessing item inventory Fixed a bug causing players to join the incorrect Private Match Fixed the “Add Players” pop-up that was appearing far more frequently than intended Fixed appearance of Anispray Rocket Boost Friends List appearance will now scale correctly with the rest of the user interface Gear Up For The NASCAR Fan Pack In Rocket LeagueMay 3, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsDrivers, take your places on the starting grid. The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack is just around the next turn and will arrive in the Item Shop on May 6, just in time for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on May 9! You might need your own pit crew to handle this bundle. Fully stock your garage with new NASCAR gear from the top teams in the sport. The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available for 2000 Credits and includes: NASCAR Ford Mustang Roush Fenway Racing #6 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner Stewart-Haas Racing #10 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner Team Penske #22 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro Chip Ganassi Racing #1 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner Richard Childress Racing #3 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner Hendrick Motorsports #9 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner Richard Petty Motorsports #43 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner NASCAR Toyota Camry Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Decal (NASCAR Toyota Camry) and Player Banner 23XI Racing #23 Decal (NASCAR Toyota Camry) and Player Banner NASCAR x RL Decal (for each car) Goodyear Racing Wheels *Note: The items included in the bundle can only be equipped by the NASCAR Ford Mustang, NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro, and NASCAR Toyota Camry. The NASCAR Ford Mustang, NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro, and NASCAR Toyota Camry cannot be customized with all item types. Plus, to celebrate the arrival of NASCAR in Rocket League, you can claim the NASCAR Trail for free beginning the same day the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack goes live. Check out the items in the trailer above and in the slideshow here. The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available until May 12, but will return to celebrate major NASCAR events throughout the year. Don't forget to check out all the action from the NASCAR Cup Race Series at Darlington Raceway on May 9! Rocket League update: what do the latest patch notes say?Apr 28, 2021 - The LoadoutRocket League might just look like football with cars to the average person, but if you, like us, have invested a stupid amount of hours in the game, you'll know there's much more to Rocket League than just that. Whether you're busy working your way through the standard competitive Rocket League ranks or you're looking to master one of Rocket League's many custom maps, the game has something for everyone. However, with every Rocket League update comes subtle tweaks to the best Rocket League cars, and the addition of new cars, maps, and cosmetics, ever-changing how people play the game. So if you're looking to keep your Supersonic Legend status, you'll need to be on top of your game in every single way. While we can't help you on the skill front, we can help you by noting the changes that have recently been made to the game. Without further ado, then, here is everything you need to know about the latest Rocket League update. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Top Rocket League pro jstn. pulls out of Intel World Open due to burnout One-handed Rocket League player Ashllxyy beats Scrub Killa in 1v1 showcase Best Rocket League cars explained Rocket League's Playerbase is Now 20X Bigger Than 2 Years Ago at Launch on SteamJul 12, 2017 - GitHypRocket League didn’t have much of a following when it launched on July 7, 2015 with a modest 2k players per hour on Steam. But positive word-of-mouth resulted in the game quickly exploding in popularity. And by the end of its first month on Steam, Rocket League saw its playerbase spike up to an average of 12.8k players per hour. Since then, Rocket League has shown no signs of slowing down with the playerbase continuing to increase. And now, Rocket League is celebrating its second year on Steam with a current average of 39k players per hour – a number that’s twenty times the game’s debut playerbase and that keeps it in Steam’s daily top 10 most played list. [caption id="attachment_276892" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Rocket League's Average Players per Hour via GitHyp[/caption] Most recently, the developers at Psyonix discounted Rocket League by 40% during the Steam Summer Sale -- reducing the price from $19.99 to $11.99 -- which they've done multiple times since the game's release. However, it was actually the dev’s big Year 2 update featuring a new map, Rick and Morty content, and the first-ever double drop-rate weekend that resulted in a 28% increase in players right after the sale. Rocket League’s constant updates and lack of competition are two of the biggest factors attributed to its player gains. Aside from Psyonix’s own previous game on PlayStation 3, 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, there’s nothing quite like Rocket League to challenge it and steal away players. And until there is, Rocket League’s playerbase is on track to continue increasing on Steam with the devs already announcing tons of new content on the way.