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RLCS 2021-22 format, schedule, prize pool, regions, and moreSep 15, 2021 - The LoadoutPsyonix's reveal of the 2021-22 season of the RLCS couldn't have been more jam-packed with juicy information. As well as the usual - dates, prize pools, and so on - we also got news of some huge expansion into four new regions, plus the confirmation that the RLCS is returning to LAN. The RLCS 2021-22 season will span from October 2021 all the way through to the end of June 2022, and along the way teams from a total of eight regions will compete for a share of an enormous total prize pool of $6 million. Of the eight regions, four of them are brand new to Rocket League esports, meaning we will have a truly global competition this time around. The season will include four live events which will take place in various destinations around the globe. There will be three Majors - one at the end of each of the three splits - and a $2 million RLCS World Championship at the end of the season. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: RLCS 2021-22 season sees large regional expansion for Rocket League esports Rocket League targets Sweden for RLCS' return to LAN events RLCS 2021-22 season features revamped, $2 million World Championship RLCS 2021-22 season features revamped, $2 million World ChampionshipSep 15, 2021 - The LoadoutThe RLCS returns this October with the RLCS 2021-22 season. Doing away with the numbered seasons, RLCS 2021-22 really looks to shakeup Rocket League esports with new regions, a bigger prize pool, and a return to LAN. That return to LAN includes the prestigious RLCS World Championship, which will be returning as a fully international event that will crown a global champion. While we're a long way off finding out where it will take place, we do know when - the Championship will run for a total of ten days, starting July 22 and ending on July 31. The RLCS Championship will be split into two, with a Wildcard tournament and the 16-team Main Event. Prior to the Championship, eight of the best Rocket League teams will have auto-qualified, but the remaining eight spots will be contested for in the Wildcard stage. Each region in the RLCS will receive a certain number of spots at Wildcard, and only the top eight will earn a place at the Main Event. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: RLCS 2021-22 season sees large regional expansion for Rocket League esports Rocket League targets Sweden for RLCS' return to LAN events RLCS 2021-22 format, schedule, prize pool, regions, and more RLCS 2021-22 season sees large regional expansion for Rocket League esportsSep 15, 2021 - The LoadoutThe Rocket League Championship Series will expand its list of eligible territories and regions for the RLCS 2021-22 season, bringing Rocket League esports to pretty much every corner of the globe. Previously, only four main regions were represented in the RLCS: Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania. For RLCS 2021-22, three new regions are being added to the competition: APAC North, APAC South, and Middle East and Africa. These are all full-RLCS recognised regions that will compete at Majors and earn spots at the end of season Championship. There is also a fourth Psyonix-supported region, Sub-Saharan Africa, which will not have teams attend Majors but will have the same three-split regional format as the seven main RLCS regions. Plus, Sub-Saharan Africa teams will have the chance to go to the Championship at the end of the season via the Wildcard event that precedes it. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rocket League targets Sweden for RLCS' return to LAN events RLCS 2021-22 season features revamped, $2 million World Championship RLCS 2021-22 format, schedule, prize pool, regions, and more Rocket League targets Sweden for RLCS' return to LAN eventsSep 15, 2021 - The LoadoutPsyonix has revealed the details for the RLCS 2021-22 season, and there is plenty for Rocket League esports fans to sink their teeth into. Arguably the biggest bit of news to come from the announcement is that the RLCS 2021-22 season will see a return to live international events. There will be four LAN events across the season - three Majors at the end of each split, and the RLCS World Championship. Psyonix has also confirmed that Stockholm, Sweden will be the location for the first of these events, the Fall Split Major. Unfortunately, there are no plans to have a live audience at this LAN event, but Psyonix says it is a possibility for the other events and that it will "reevaluate" this in 2022. The Fall Split Major will take place December 8-12. In a press event, Cliff Shoemaker, director of esports at Psyonix, says that "there will be very stringent and strict COVID-19 rules and regulations" for those competing at the event, with player safety remaining the developer's number one priority for the return to LAN. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: RLCS 2021-22 season sees large regional expansion for Rocket League esports RLCS 2021-22 season features revamped, $2 million World Championship RLCS 2021-22 format, schedule, prize pool, regions, and more Patch Notes V2.04Sep 14, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsVersion: Rocket League v2.04 Scheduled Release: 9/14/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m. UTC CHANGES AND UPDATES Voice Chat We are temporarily removing voice chat with v2.04. As many of our players know, the current voice chat system is not up to modern standards, making it difficult to use in a fast-paced game environment. We’re also aware that some players experience performance issues when using in-game voice chat -- some sort of mid-match lag or service disruption -- and we do not want voice chat to hinder quality of play. Earlier this summer, we said that we are working on bringing an improved, more comprehensive voice chat system to Rocket League. We are on track to bring voice chat back to the game in early 2022. We’ll share more details once we’re closer to voice chat making a siiick comeback next year. 120 FPS Support Fixed a bug preventing 120 FPS support on the PS5 Players on PS5 can now play at: 4K at 120 FPS without HDR 4K at 60 FPS with HDR To play at 120 FPS, compatible hardware (HDMI 2.1-capable 4K/120 Hz display, HDMI 2.1 cable) is required 120 FPS support also requires the appropriate video settings on your console. To change your Video Quality Settings on your PlayStation 5: Go to Settings from the PlayStation 5 Home Screen Select Screen and Video Select Video Output Set Enable 120 Hz Output to Automatic HDR is disabled in Rocket League when 120 Hz is enabled. Rocket League will output at 4K at 60 FPS with HDR if Enable 120 Hz Output is set to Off. For more info, check out this PlayStation 5 4K Resolution Guide Introducing ¡Fiesta Latina! In Rocket LeagueSep 14, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsRocket League is thrilled to celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month and the Independence Days for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile! Starting September 15, get the free ¡Fiesta Latina! Bundle in the Item Shop featuring the Acero-Florentina Wheel, and three Player Anthems from recording artist AL3JANDRO. We're excited to commemorate the culture and history in-game alongside all of our Hispanic and Latino players with these unique items from creators with Latino heritage. The Acero-Florentina Wheel was specially designed by Jose Flores, Senior Concept Artist at Psyonix. Get this wheel inspired by the Mexican Sunflower September 15 through October 15, plus the three Player Anthems in the bundle ("Loca," "So Good," and "We Own The Night"). These songs will also be added to Rocket League Radio, and can be heard in-game. AL3JANDRO was the vocal producer who recorded, wrote, and edited a lot of the vocals on some of the most popular early songs found in Rocket League. He is a ghost writer that Hollywood Principle worked with on songs like "Solar Eclipses'',"Breathing Underwater", and “Seeing What’s Next”. TUNE INTO THE GOALS FOR CHANGE: CAMPEONATO DE LAS AMÉRICAS Rocket League Esports and Rocket Street are joining the celebration with the Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas, a special online open tournament that will run from September 18 through October 2. This will be Rocket League's second Goals for Change tournament where players compete to donate to causes that are important to them. The Campeonato de las Américas Open is open to all players in a variety of countries. Qualifiers will be split into two regions: North and South. Instead of a traditional prize pool, the winners will receive $10,000 toward a cause of their choice. Here's the full prizing breakdown: Finals 1st Place: $10,000 per team 2nd Place: $6,000 per team 3rd Place: $4,000 per team 4th Place: $3,000 per team Group Stage 3rd Place: $1,600 per team 4th Place: $1,000 per team 5th Place: $600 per team 6th Place: $300 per team The Finals on October 2 will include interviews with iconic Rocket League players of Hispanic heritage, and other special segments in between matches. Tune in and watch the finals for this special event on October 2 live on our Twitch channel. Interested in competing? Here's the breakdown of countries included in the North and South Regions: NORTH Canada Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Puerto Rico United States SOUTH Argentina Brazil Bolivia Chile Paraguay Peru Uruguay (Peru can join either region depending on location) Head to RocketStreet.gg for more information on how to enter and compete. Good luck! We're excited to bring this new content to Rocket League and to celebrate with the Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas. Happy Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month from Rocket League to the community! Patch Notes V2.03Sep 8, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsVersion: Rocket League v2.03 Scheduled Release: 9/8/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m. UTC THE HEADLINES This update prepares Rocket League for the new incoming 2021 NFL Fan Pass content We know many of you are patiently waiting, and our goal is to release an update later this month that brings 120 FPS to the PlayStation 5 CHANGES AND UPDATES Server Regions ‘India’ has been added as a server region Servers are hosted in Mumbai India tournament region uses ASM servers BUG FIXES Aliasing along the ramp in Deadeye Canyon has been fixed Fixed a bug related to being kicked prematurely from an in-progress Tournament Several Italian, German, and Russian localization fixes Fixed a crash scenario involving Dropshot and the NASCAR Trail Tournament Rank now correctly displays on the Tournament History page Get NFL Items All Season With The 2021 NFL Fan PassSep 8, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsGET THE ALL-NEW NFL BUNDLE IN ROCKET LEAGUE, WITH ADDITIONAL CONTENT BEING ADDED THROUGHOUT THE 2021 NFL SEASON, PLUS THE LTM GRIDIRON RETURNS WITH NEW IN-GAME CHALLENGES! The offseason is over. It's time to get off the sideline and hit the field for the start of the 2021 NFL Season! Rocket League is ready for gameday with the all-new 2021 NFL Fan Pass launching on September 9, the same day as the NFL Kickoff between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL Fan Pass is a new type of bundle in Rocket League. Buy it once for 1000 Credits, and get all-new animated Dominus Decals representing all 32 NFL teams and the new Pigskin Paint Finish. But, that's just the first quarter of the Fan Pass. Owning the Fan Pass means you'll also get additional animated Decals and content automatically added to your account throughout the 2021 Season! Here's what you can expect: 2021 Kickoff 32 NFL Team Dominus Decals Pigskin Paint Finish Thanksgiving 32 NFL Team Octane Decals 32 NFL Team Player Banners 32 NFL Team Antennas Super Bowl LVI 32 NFL Team Fennec Decals 32 NFL Team Breakout Decals 32 NFL Team Helmet Toppers We're also celebrating the return of football by bringing back the LTM Gridiron from September 9 through September 15. Go long on the transformed version of Champions Field equipped with NFL logos and yard markers, and enjoy this combination of Rocket League and NFL action. Plus, look out for NFL-themed Challenges and unlock the new NFL Topper and NFL Boost. To help kick off the return of the NFL, the Gridiron Games will be back live on Twitch on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC). The event will be hosted by Goldenboy and JonSandman, and will feature a single-elimination bracket of four teams made up of Rocket League pros and content creators competing in the LTM Gridiron mode. Here are the players you can expect to see on game day: CBell Dreaz herculyse Hoodyhooo krissy Mr-Napkin Neato retals Virge Rocket Sledge Shock Striped Torment Wayton Pilkin Widow Be sure to tune into the Gridiron Games on September 9, and check out new team Decals featured in the Fan Pass in the trailer above. Get ready to hit the Gridiron on September 9 for the start of the 2021 NFL Season! Patch Notes V2.02Aug 24, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsVersion: Rocket League v2.02 Scheduled Release: 8/24/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m.UTC BUG FIXES 120 FPS support is now available when using the correct cables and display Visit our support website for full details Players should no longer see a “duplicate login detected” message in error Game will no longer lock up if you have a large number of pending friend requests Fixed issues with game performance when trading with other players Fixed a bug causing incorrect Rank to display after matches Fixed a game lock-up scenario unique to some older account types DMCA-protected songs will no longer play if manually selected when Streamer Safe is enabled Fixed a bug causing song titles to display incorrectly when playing Rocket League in any language besides English Fixed a bug preventing Custom Tournaments from appearing in the Tournament Browser Fixed a bug causing players on Windows 7 to crash Fixed a volume issue with the ‘SMLE & Athena - ETERNAL’ music track ‘NASCAR’ Player Banner now correctly displays in inventory if previously owned Rocket League is being upgraded to Unreal Engine 5Aug 20, 2021 - The LoadoutRocket League is still going strong more than half a decade after its initial release. With Psyonix now under the Epic Games umbrella, the rocket-powered, battle car multiplayer experience is set for a technical upgrade to Unreal Engine 5. Revealed in a job description on Psyonix's website (which has now been edited), the developer mentions that the marketing copywriter it is looking for will help on future projects for the team. These include the mobile version of the game, Rocket: League Sideswipe, and "Rocket League's move to UE5" (Unreal Engine 5). A member of the Psyonix development team also elaborated on Reddit, saying that moving the game to Unreal Engine 5 is a "long-term project" for the team, and that more details will be shared when they have something to show. So, don't expect this upgrade to launch this year. The Loadout has also reached out to Psyonix for comment. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rocket League ranks, MMR, and Season 4 rewards Rocket League is getting a streaming-friendly music setting in Season 4 Rocket League Season 4 release time - countdown to Deadeye Canyon Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy Rocket League on PlayStation 5 at 120hzAug 17, 2021 - VG247Rocket League is getting an update on PS5 which should please owners who play the game. Read more Patch Notes: Season 4 LiveAug 11, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsScheduled Release: 8/11/2021, 8 a.m. PDT / 3 p.m. UTC THE HEADLINES Season 4 Rocket Pass, featuring the new car ‘Outlaw,’ has begun The new ‘Deadeye Canyon’ Arena can be found in Online Playlists, Private Matches, and Free Play New 2v2 and Extra Modes Tournaments are now available in all regions Undersized party Rank restrictions are in effect for some Playlists and Tournaments Season 3 Rewards are dropping for all eligible players Additional Patch Notes for our game update on August 10, including bug fixes and known issues, can be found here SEASON 4 Rocket Pass Season 4 Rocket Pass, featuring the new car ‘Outlaw,’ has begun Outlaw uses the Octane hitbox https://i.imgur.com/JwciCSs.png Tournaments Season 4 Tournaments are now available, featuring an expanded schedule 2v2 Tournaments are now available in all Tournament regions Extra Modes Tournaments are now available in all Tournament regions The type of Tournament offered at any given time will rotate regularly between all four Extra Modes Performance in Extra Modes Tournaments will not affect your Tournament Rank in Season 4, but you will still be able to earn Tournament Credits Tournaments every day, while others every weekend day. We will be monitoring activity to see if additional Tournaments should be added in the future Similar to 3v3 winners, Titles will be awarded to 2v2 and Extra Mode Tournament winners History tab has been redesigned Your Tournament Rank is now visible on the Schedule page Remaining Season 3 Tournament Credits have been converted into All-Star Cups 0-12,000 Tournament Credits — receive 1 All-Star Cup 12,001-24,000 Tournament Credits — receive 2 All-Star Cups 24,001-36,000 Tournament Credits — receive 3 All-Star Cups etc Challenges Stage 1 Challenges for Season 4 are now live Competitive Season 4 Competitive has started Season 4 Changes A soft reset has been applied to all Competitive Playlists, similar to previous seasons NEW CONTENT New Arena ‘Deadeye Canyon’ can be found in Online Playlists, Private Matches, and Free Play https://i.imgur.com/hVRnHNH.png Season 3 Competitive Rewards Season 3 Competitive has ended. Season Reward Items and Titles will be awarded for your highest Rank achieved during the season, and successful completion of the appropriate Season Reward Levels. Season 3 Rewards are custom, non-tradable universal Decals Bronze I or higher: ‘S3 - Bronze’ Silver I or higher: ‘S3 - Silver’ Gold I or higher: ‘S3 - Gold’ Platinum I or higher: ‘S3 - Platinum’ Diamond I or higher: ‘S3 - Diamond’ Champion I or higher: ‘S3 - Champion’ Grand Champion I or higher: ‘S3 - Grand Champion’ Supersonic Legend: ‘S3 - Supersonic Legend’ Grand Champion Titles (in Crimson text) Competitive Grand Champion: "S3 GRAND CHAMPION" Rumble Grand Champion: "S3 RNG CHAMP" Hoops Grand Champion: "S3 DUNK MASTER" Snow Day Grand Champion: "S3 BLIZZARD WIZARD" Dropshot Grand Champion: "S3 FLOOR DESTROYER" Supersonic Legend Titles (in Titanium White text) Competitive: "S3 SUPERSONIC LEGEND"...Patch Notes V2.01: Season 4 UpdateAug 10, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsVersion: Rocket League v2.01 Scheduled Release: 8/10/2021, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m.UTC THE HEADLINES Today’s update prepares Rocket League for the start of Season 4. A second set of patch notes with more information will be posted at the start of Season 4 Season 4 begins on August 11 at 8:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. UTC) CHANGES AND UPDATES Streamer Safe Music Streamer Safe music allows you to play Rocket League’s included music tracks without worrying about DMCA violations while streaming or recording ‘Streamer Safe Music’ can be found under Settings > Audio Once enabled, Rocket League will remove or replace any tracks that may lead to a DMCA violation The Streamer Safe setting works in conjunction with your chosen settings for Player Anthems, playing the soundtrack in-game, and playing the soundtrack during matches Matchmaking Penalties in Casual Playlists To improve the average match quality in Casual playlists, we are introducing penalties for players who quit Casual games early. Similar to the matchmaking bans for Competitive Playlists, players who leave Casual Playlist matches early may be subject to a short matchmaking ban. Leaving a single match per day won’t result in a penalty, but repeatedly quitting escalates the length of the ban. There are seven ban levels for Casual Playlists: First - 0 Minutes Second - 5 Minutes Third - 10 Minutes Fourth - 20 Minutes Fifth - 40 Minutes Sixth - 1 hour Seventh or more - 2 hours Once you progress beyond the first level, there is a 12-hour cooldown before the ban level de-escalates by one level. You can now “Vote to Concede” a Casual Match once enough time has passed, similar to Competitive play if your team wants to leave or simply proceed to the next match. We’ve made the following changes to backfill behavior If a player leaves a Casual match, they will not be backfilled into the same match Casual matches with a score difference of three goals or more will not be backfilled. Bots will replace any players who leave the match. Undersized Party Rank Restrictions To help preserve balanced competitive play, parties of two playing in 3v3 Standard in Competitive or 3v3 Tournaments must be within 3 Ranks of each other Examples of allowed undersized parties Gold 3 + Platinum 3 (three ranks apart) Diamond 2 + Champion 1 (two ranks apart) Examples of disallowed undersized parties Gold 3 + Diamond 1 (four ranks apart) Silver 2 + Grand Champion 2 (fifteen ranks apart) This change does not apply to Extra Modes Playlists or Casual Playlists This change starts with Season 4 Player to Player Trading Updates Once both players have entered items and accepted terms, a new trade review screen will appear This screen will display all items involved in the trade All item details are visible at all times on this screen (Painted color, Certification, Special Edition type, Esports affiliation) No new items can be added once this screen appears There is a five-second countdown before the Accept Trade button can be used You can cancel...Players are unhappy about Rocket League's new casual mode rulesAug 10, 2021 - PC GamerUpdated at 9:30 pm PDT with a comment from Psyonix. You can jump to it here... Read more.Rocket League's next season starts this week, brings cowboy stuffAug 9, 2021 - PC Gamernew season of car ball is almost upon us. Psyonix reset Rocket League's season count when it went free-to-play last year ("This one simple trick makes your game look 6x younger!"), so we'll only be on Season 4 when the competitive ladder resets this Wednesday, August 11... Read more.Rocket League's Season 4 brings dusty new Deadeye Canyon arena and more this weekAug 9, 2021 - EurogamerPsyonix's four-wheeled footie game Rocket League kicks off its fourth season this Wednesday, 11th August, and the developer has outlined its key new additions - including the striking Deadeye Canyon arena - ahead of release. There's admittedly not a whole lot to report on the new arena yet - although you can get a long-distance glimpse below - but there're a few more details to share ahead of Season 4. Come Wednesday's launch, for instance, Rocket League players will be able to enjoy expanded competitive tournaments including Extra and 2v2, with the latter appearing in the first of Season 4's limited-time modes: 2v2 Heatseeker. This gets underway on 12th August and will be followed by Speed Demon - a "super-fast LTM mutators, the speed of Boomer Ball without the wild bounces, demos on contact, and a fast respawn timer" - and then Spring Loaded due later this month. Read more Rocket League is getting a streaming-friendly music setting in Season 4Aug 9, 2021 - The LoadoutAs customary with big updates, Rocket League is getting a slew of fancy new changes with Season 4. From tournament changes to a new Rocket Pass, Season 4's patch notes make for interesting reading. However, dig a little deeper, and you'll find there's a pretty important change for content creators. After Twitch's widespread DMCA problem, Psyonix got to work trying to protect its players from getting hit with strikes online. In Season 4, the studio's hard work can finally be seen in the form of the Streamer Safe Music feature. This new audio setting will allow players to turn off copyright protected music on the Rocket League Radio and Player Anthems, preventing streamers from landing in hot water online. The setting will either replace DMCA-protected music with tracks that are free-to-use or mute the track altogether. This pre-emptive setting is being added to games more and more these days, and it'll be a welcome addition to Rocket League when Season 4 drops on August 11. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rocket League ranks, MMR, and Season 4 rewards Rocket League Season 4 release time - countdown to Deadeye Canyon Rocket League's upcoming Extra Modes tournaments won't have their own ranks Rocket League Season 4 release time - countdown to Deadeye CanyonAug 9, 2021 - The LoadoutThe new Rocket League season is just around the corner, and, as usual, we've just been told what to expect in the next couple of days. The Rocket League Season 4 release date is August 11, and there's going to be plenty of new additions for players to sink their teeth into this time around. But when does Rocket League Season 4 start? Psyonix has confirmed that the Rocket League Season 4 release time is 8am PDT / 11am EST / 4pm BST on August 11. The patch will be made available the day before on August 10 at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 12am BST in case you want to get the download sorted before the big day itself. Once the servers are live, you'll be able to do battle in one of three new limited-time mode events, take part in 2v2 tournaments, or explore the new Deadeye Canyon arena with the latest car, the Outlaw. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Rocket League ranks, MMR, and Season 4 rewards Rocket League is getting a streaming-friendly music setting in Season 4 Rocket League's upcoming Extra Modes tournaments won't have their own ranks Gallop Into Rocket League Season 4 On August 11Aug 9, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsSaddle up for Rocket League Season 4! Wrangle your posse and hit the dusty trail beginning August 11 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC). This all-new season is taking you to the new Arena called Deadeye Canyon, rolling out the rootinest tootinest Rocket Pass yet, expanding the schedule for Competitive Tournaments, and more! CAPTURE THE OUTLAW IN ROCKET PASS The latest car, Outlaw, is on the loose, and is wanted for boost stealing and demo hunting. Capture it in Rocket Pass Premium along with 70+ Tiers of the shiniest loot this side of Deadeye Canyon, including No-Name Topper, Tanker Wheels, Amikoo Decal, and Lava Boost. Check them out on Octane below! As always, owners of Rocket Pass Premium receive an XP boost and additional Weekly and Season Challenges. Complete yours and receive a bounty of XP and items! https://i.imgur.com/kr7ySUx.png KICK DUST IN DEADEYE CANYON Welcome to your new home on the range: Deadeye Canyon! Take a sneak peek at this gorgeous new Arena in the teaser above, and get ready to hit the dirt in all standard Playlists when Season 4 launches! EXPANDED COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENTS The schedule for Competitive Tournaments is growing in all regions! Additional Tournaments are being added, and 2v2 and Extra Mode Tournaments are joining the mix. Be sure to check out the schedule each day to see what Extra Mode is being featured and to see the new start times. Plus, Tournament Rewards have been refreshed for the new Season! Lasso your squad and join the bracket. LTMS ON THE HORIZON 2v2 Heatseeker will kick off as the featured LTM on August 12, the day after Season 4 goes live. Then, be on the lookout for Speed Demon on August 19! This super-fast LTM combines mutators, the speed of Boomer Ball without the wild bounces, demos on contact, and a fast respawn timer. Spring Loaded, the Rumble variant that is currently a mutator option in Private Matches, will also be added to the LTM mix later this month. NEW FEATURES AND CHANGES COMING IN THIS UPDATE Streamer Safe Music Feature A new Audio Setting is being added so players can turn off copyright protected music. This will help prevent content creators from having their streams or videos delisted due to DMCA violations. By checking the "Streamer Safe Music (Only)" box in Audio Settings, DMCA protected audio will be muted or replaced by music that is free to use. This setting will affect both Rocket League Radio as well as Player Anthems. Undersized party Rank restrictions Following the start of Season 4, players who queue in Ranked playlists in an undersized party (a party of two players in Competitive 3v3 Standard, or a party of two players joining a 3v3 Standard Tournament) will have to be within three Ranks of each other in order to queue. This is so the third teammate that is found via matchmaking will join a team that is roughly the same Rank as their teammates. For example, if one party member is Platinum 2 and another is Diamond 3 (a gap of four Ranks), they will not be able to queue in 3v3 st...2v2 Tournaments And More Coming In Season 4Aug 5, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsSeason 3 is in its final lap and will end on August 11. That means it's time to talk about what's coming in Season 4. You may have seen our Community Update on Reddit last week that mentioned improvements to Tournaments. We're happy to announce that with the start of Season 4, we're adding more Competitive Tournaments each day, including Tournaments for 2v2 and Extra Modes! EXPANDING THE COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULE IN SEASON 4 2v2 Tournaments are here, and will function just like 3v3 Tournaments. Simply join a Competitive Tournament either alone or with a teammate to enter into a 32-team bracket, and climb your way to victory! With new Tournaments being added to the daily schedule, we didn't want to simply replace any existing 3v3 Tournaments. So, the daily schedule of Competitive Tournaments is expanding to include more Tournaments to join in each region! We will be adding between eight and 13 additional tournaments a week in every region. Check out the schedule each day to see which Tournament is best for you and your team. Expanding the number of tournaments each day means we can add different kinds of Tournaments to the schedule, such as Extra Mode Tournaments. The featured Extra Mode can change every day, so be sure to look at the schedule each day for Tournaments in Rumble, Hoops, Snow Day, and Dropshot! Teams will enter Extra Mode Tournaments at their Tournament Rank, but Tournament Ranks will not be affected by performance in Extra Mode Tournaments. However, players will still receive Tournament Credits and Tournament Winner Titles from these Tournaments. We'll be keeping a close eye on the impact in these newly added time slots and modes, and will adjust the schedule if necessary. UPDATED TOURNAMENTS INTERFACE Along with an expanded schedule for Competitive Tournaments, Season 4 is also coming with an updated look for the Tournaments History tab. This new U.I. will show a log of your Competitive Tournaments history, including when it was entered, how you placed, and the Rank of the Tournament. Speaking of Ranks, your Tournament Rank will now be displayed on the Tournament home screen. LAST CHANCE FOR SEASON 3! There's less than a week left before we hit the dusty trail in Season 4! Reach those extra Pro Tiers in your Rocket Pass and fulfill your appropriate Season Reward Level to earn your Season 3 Rewards! To help unlock some more Tiers in your Rocket Pass, enjoy a Double XP Weekend happening now through August 9! We're circling the wagons as we get ready to reveal the new car, Rocket Pass, Arena, and more coming in Season 4, so stay tuned for more info next week! https://i.imgur.com/9tz3RJz.jpgRocket 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.