First Look: Play Menu Changes Coming to Rocket League
We wanted to give you an early look at some incoming changes to Rocket League's Play Menu next Season.
To start, the Play Menu is getting a facelift for the first time since Rocket League became playable for free in 2020. Featuring a new squared-off design, each submenu will have a streamlined layout which will help old and new players alike navigate through the Play Menu easier and more quickly.
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Along with a fresh look, we are changing where some Online Playlists and other modes live in the new Play Menu. We are combining Competitive Playlists and Extra Modes Playlists into one new Competitive card, which allows you to queue for up to six different Competitive Playlists at once. Fulfilling a long-standing community request, you will finally be able to queue for modes like 3v3 Standard and 2v2 Hoops at the same time.
As part of this consolidation, we are going to alternate between Competitive Snow Day and Dropshot each Season. Next Season will feature Competitive Snow Day, the one after that will include Competitive Dropshot, and so on.
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Big changes are coming to the Casual card as well, including two new Arcade Playlists. These will rotate weekly through Extra Modes like Heatseeker, Spike Rush, Rocket Labs modes, and more! Dropshot and Snow Day will also appear in the Arcade rotation whenever one is not an active Competitive Playlist, so expect to see Dropshot pop up next Season.
Along with these new Playlists, 4v4 Chaos is evolving into a new Big Party Playlist, rotating weekly between 4v4 Chaos and Knockout.
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Exhibition Mode, Season Mode, and Workshop Maps will now live in their own Play Offline card, and the new Private Match card contains both Private Match and LAN Match options. Training has all the same options you know and love, just with an updated look.
Finally, we’re making a few additional quality-of-life changes to the Play Menu:
You can join an existing Private Match directly from Training or an Offline Match.
Load and launch a different Workshop map when in a Workshop map already.
When in a party, you can now see your Rank even when you are not the Party Leader.
While this covers what you should expect alongside the next Season, we’re not quite done with changes and additions to the Play Menu. Our goal in the first few months of 2024 is to give you even more influence over the modes that appear in the Arcade Playlist, which we’ll talk about more in the new year.
Along with new, different ways to play, we’re actively working on other quality-of-life improvements that touch on important community-driven topics, including smurfing and skill placement improvements. As we drive towards the next Rocket League Season and an exciting holiday season, expect to hear more on these changes and improvements in 2024. Thanks, everyone!
Season Rush Returns to Rocket League
Season 12 has entered the home stretch, and Season Rush is back to help you unlock whatever Rocket Pass Tiers remain between you and your goals for the end of the Season!
Season Rush is longer than ever before, with more Challenges – and Challenge Rewards – than ever before as well! Complete Challenges to earn Level-Ups and Customization Items like the Pressurance Wheels, Beanie Topper…or load up on bread before kickoff with the Carb Paint Finish. See the full list of Challenges below.
Hit the ball 30 times in Online Matches
Get a Goal and a Win in 3 Online Matches
Get 2,000 total Points in Online Matches
Get 35 Clears or Centers
Play 15 Online Matches
Get 7 Saves in Online Matches
Gain 3 XP Levels
Score 10 Goals in Online Matches
Hold the other team to zero Goals in an Online Match
Win 3 Online Matches in a row
Get an Assist and a Save in 15 Online Matches
Win 10 Online Matches (Repeatable Challenge)
Boomer Ball is back as the first Season Rush LTM now through November 27, followed by Dropshot Rumble from November 27 through December 1.
Hop in Rocket League now – Season Rush is live from November 20 through December 1!
Lightning McQueen and Other Cosmetics Hit the Soccar Pitch in Rocket League
Blog Link: https://www.rocketleague.com/news/the-lightning-mcqueen-car-body-and-other-cosmetics-hit-the-soccar-pitch-in-rocket-league
Listen, there’s only one Lightning McQueen. But thanks to the newest in Soccar simulation technology, you can have your very own precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics in Rocket League! Equip the Disney and Pixar’s Cars-inspired Lightning McQueen Car*, and you’ll be hoisting the Piston Cup in no time. The Lightning McQueen Mega Bundle also includes three race-ready Decals, the Ka-chow Goal Explosion, and more!
Speed to the kickoff—the Lightning McQueen Mega Bundle will be available starting November 7.
Ahhhh, breathe in that new preset smell—this is the Lightning McQueen Car you’ve always wanted.
The Lightning McQueen Car is the very first in Rocket League to feature dynamic expressions! Lightning will look around the pitch while you cruise the Arena, then narrow his eyes in focus as you approach supersonic speeds.
With the Lightning McQueen Mega Bundle, you’ll be able to play as three different versions of the Route 66 icon. First up is the classic. With number 95 on the side and a flashy lightning bolt, you’ll be taking the winner’s podium with plenty of style to spare.
Life is a journey, so enjoy the trip. Once you’re off the race track, slip on the Cruisin’ Decal and savor a bit of well-earned rest and relaxation. Doc’s orders!
Being friends with The King has its benefits, and now that Strip Weathers has retired you can don racing’s most famous blue hue with the Dinoco Decal. Wish you could perfectly match your party’s colors in the Arena? You can! Since there’s both a red and blue Decal, you’ll be able to assign each to a team color in your Garage.
The whole world should know when you’re winning. Celebrate every goal with the Ka-chow Goal Explosion. Throw in the “Life Is A Highway” Player Anthem by Rascal Flatts, and they’ll have no choice but to get drivin’.
Of course, no champion race car is complete without a set of wheels to match. The red Lightyear Racing Wheels and blue Lightyear Dinoco Wheels are both tuned and ready for the pitch! Prefer an old-school look? The Lightyear Whitewall Wheels bring back memories of classic hot rods and roadsters.
The Lightning McQueen Car, Ka-chow Goal Explosion, and “Life Is A Highway” Player Anthem will also be available for individual purchase.
LIGHTNING MCQUEEN MEGA BUNDLE (2500 CREDITS)
Lightning McQueen Car (Dominus Hitbox)
Lightyear Racing Wheels
Lightyear Dinoco Wheels
Lightyear Whitewall Wheels
Ka-chow Goal Explosion
Lightning McQueen Player Banner
"Life Is A Highway" Player Anthem by Rascal Flatts
*Note: The Lightning McQueen Car can be customized with some Toppers, Boosts, Trails, and Goal Explosions, but not Antennas. This does not include branded items that have their own customization restrictions. The Lightning McQueen Car cannot be customized with Decals besides the Rust-eze, Dinoco, and Cruizin’ Decals.
The Lightning McQueen Bundle will be available starting November 7. See you at center field!
Patch Notes v2.33
Version: Rocket League v2.33 Platforms: Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S Scheduled Release: 10/17/2023, 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m. UTC
Everybody makes a scene on Halloween, and for this Haunted Hallows Event we’re spreading the holiday fear with ghoulish goods inspired by Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, and Sandy Claws items are coming to Rocket League! Complete event Challenges to earn skull-rattling rewards, or test your courage as two Limited Time Modes emerge from the shadows.
Face your fears from October 18 to November 1.
With the Jack Skellington Bundle, the world is your wicked wonderland. Squeeze into Jack’s iconic pinstripe suit with the Jack Skellington Octane Decal, or pretend you’re taking his no-legged best friend for a walk with the Zero Topper. Just please, try not to upset the Mayor.
Equip the Jack Skellington Goal Explosion and Jack’s skeletal grin will appear whenever you score, sending your rival team running in fear. If you’re looking for a soundtrack for this spirited season, the “This is Halloween” Player Anthem just might be your perfect pick!
Jack Skellington Bundle (1500 Credits)
Jack Skellington Octane Decal
Spiral Hill Wheels
Jack Skellington Goal Explosion
Jack Skellington Player Banner
“This is Halloween” Player Anthem
The new Sally Decal isn’t just a miracle of scientific reanimation—it's also universal! You can pick one up in the Item Shop for 300 Credits. Oh, and don’t worry if it smells a bit sickly. That’s just the frog’s breath.
Beardy and Buggy
Trade your fancy carbon fiber for a burlap sack with the universal Oogie Boogie Decal, or grab the Oogie's Worms Boost made from a supersonic batch of wiggling worms.
Not feeling jolly enough? Lock, Shock, and Barrel have inspired the next item. Simply pop the Sandy Claws Topper on your car and let the merriment commence! Add on some Man-Eating Wreath Wheels, and soon you’ll be scoring scares like a pro.
When it comes to Halloween decorations, some people just can’t get enough. Listen, we get it. That’s why The Nightmare Before Christmas Mega Bundle contains every single item from the Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, and Sandy Claws Bundles, plus the universal Sally Decal. It’s a scream come true!
Oogie Boogie Bundle (800 Credits)
Oogie Boogie Universal Decal
Oogie's Winch Wheels
Oogie's Worms Boost
Sandy Claws Bundle (500 Credits)
Sandy Claws Topper
Man-Eating Wreath Wheels
Your trick-or-treating bucket will be full in no time when you earn Haunted Hallows Challenge rewards! For the witches out there, the floating eyeballs and squirming centipedes of the Creep Jar Player Banner and Avatar Border will have you feeling right at home.
Get creepy cute with the frankenblobby Bolt Head Topper, or equip the retro Vampire Teeth Antenna if you vant a bite of Halloween nostalgia.
Players can also earn up to five Golden Pumpkins by completing Challenges. Luckily, there’s nothing sinister hiding inside—just open them in your Inventory to instantly unlock items from the Turbo, Elevation, and Zephyr Item Series!
Hop into Farmstead (Spooky) Arena and smash that pumpkin! In the Spooky Cube Limited Time Mode, the ball has been replaced by a super speedy jack-o-lantern. You’ll need quick reflexes to chase down this ghastly gourd once it begins bouncing around the Arena on October 18.
Tired of dribbling? Nothing a little possession can’t fix. In Haunted Heatseeker, you’ll find that a ghastly presence takes control of the ball, launching it across the Arena with even the slightest of touches. Be wary, for if your opponent manages to block this powerful shot it will bounce right back towards your own goal instead! Players who prefer tricks over treats might even choose to sneak across the Arena for a quick Demo.
Enter if you dare—the door between Halloween Town and Rocket League opens on October 18.
Removing Player-to-Player Trading in December
Player-to-Player Trading will be removed from Rocket League on December 5 at 4 p.m. PST.
We’re making this change to align with Epic’s overall approach to game cosmetics and item shop policies, where items aren’t tradable, transferrable, or sellable. This opens up future plans for some Rocket League vehicles to come to other Epic games over time, supporting cross-game ownership.
Q: What do I do with my duplicate or unwanted items? A: The Trade-In system for Core Items, Tournament Items, and Blueprints will allow players to continue trading in eligible duplicate or unwanted items to receive a random new item of higher rarity.
Q: What if I lent someone an item? A: These actions are not supported by Psyonix and all trades are considered final. Our support team cannot help reverse trades.
Q: What about third-party trading websites or servers? A: After December 5, there will be no way to trade items with any player or between accounts. Websites or servers advertising such services are fraudulent and have no connection to Psyonix or Epic Games.
Q: Will this undo any trades I’ve made in the past? A: No, you will not lose any previously traded items when Player-to-Player Trading is removed on December 5.
Celebrate ¡Fiesta Latina! with Rocket League
Join us as Rocket League celebrates ¡Fiesta Latina! This in-game event honors Hispanic + Latin American Heritage Month, while also commemorating the Independence Days of many countries across the Americas, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.
We’re releasing five free items for this year's festivities that any player can claim in the Item Shop. First up, you’ll get the Papel Picado, Quetzalcoatl, and Sarape Player Banners to decorate your screen.
Since this is a competitive game, we’re also tapping into a bit of football history. Get a taste of sporting tradition with an amped-up Player Anthem that brings the famous scoring call to life whenever you make a gooooooal!
You can claim all five items in the Item Shop starting today.
Fiesta Latina 2023
Papel Picado Player Banner
Quetzalcoatl Player Banner
Sarape Player Banner
"Gooooal!" Player Title
"Soccar Broadcaster" Player Anthem
Celebrate Fiesta Latina from September 15 to October 16.
Celebrate 50 Years of Hip-Hop with Legendary Player Anthems
Plug in your headphones and turn up the tunes. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, Rocket League will be releasing four groundbreaking singles through the rest of the year. Set your goals off with Player Anthems representing the historic decades of Hip-Hop, with tracks from Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. & Rakim, Outkast, and Kendrick Lamar.
The first single drops today, but make sure to see the full schedule below!
Hip-Hop Classics Vol 1.
September 14 - 18: “Push It by Salt-N-Pepa” Player Anthem
October 6 - 10: “Don't Sweat the Technique by Eric B. & Rakim” Player Anthem
October 26 - 30: “So Fresh, So Clean by Outkast” Player Anthem
November 9 - 13: “HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar” Player Anthem
Hip-Hop leaped over social hurdles and censorship over the past 50 years, slowly growing into the cultural colossus of today. Constructed from a supreme combination of DJs, MCs, dancers, and artists, Hip-Hop’s roots began deep in the Bronx.
It all started when talented turntablists began giving the neighborhood breakers a longer dance beat by looping a pair of records. With the crossfader in heavy use, these ‘70s block parties marked the nucleus of Hip-Hop’s creation.
Fast forward to the ‘80s, and Hip-Hop’s popularity echoed through the streets. Radio play, record deals, and tape trading gave backyard MCs an avenue toward fame and fortune. With the funky West Coast and booming South gaining their voice, heavy beats and historic verses were dropping on a daily basis. By the end of the ‘90s, we’d witness dozens of tracks hit number one on the charts.
As the millennia turned, Hip-Hop was no longer a question—it was an answer. Sprawling sub-genres covered too much ground to measure, yet artists found new ways to electrify the airwaves (and dominate the underground scene) with every release. By the time we reached our digital age of instant releases and endless access, Hip-Hop's influence had expanded beyond all borders of music and geography. Even into the Rocket League Arena.
Ready to spin the wheels of steel for yourself? The first release by Salt-N-Pepa is available now!
Race with NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary and IRL Rocket League Car
The smell of burning rubber fills the air while the stock cars of NASCAR round the final corner. As the checkered flag waves, the drivers suddenly find themselves facing a whole new type of challenge: Soccar! In celebration of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary, we welcome a new set of Team Decals (including an in-game Decal based on 23XI Racing’s IRL Rocket League livery,) the return of the 2022 Fan Pass lineup, and a new NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary decal!
Join the race from September 13 to September 26.
NASCAR Leads the Pack
Since the very first race day at Daytona Beach 75 years ago, NASCAR has thrilled millions with speed, drama, and incredible skill.
Fast forward to today, and you can bring that racing heritage to the Arena with the Next Gen Toyota Camry, Next Gen Ford Mustang, and Next Gen Chevy Camaro! We’re releasing a whole new set of team livery Decals this year, including a special NASCAR 75th Anniversary Decal. You’ll also have a chance to run laps around your opponent as DFH Stadium (Circuit) returns to the Arena rotation.
Already have the cars from last year? We’ll also have a bundle with decals only, so you can update your collection with all the newest NASCAR livery.
We’ve had NASCAR in Rocket League before, but on August 6th Rocket League hit the NASCAR track for the very first time! With Tyler Reddick at the wheel, 23XI’s Toyota TRD Pro ran the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan in full Soccar livery.
We’ve brought that same custom livery into the game with the 23XI #45: RLE Decal so you can use the in-game real-life-inspired car based on the IRL game car… wait… well, the point is you can drive it in Rocket League!
*Note: The Team Decals and Goodyear NASCAR Wheels included in the NASCAR 75th Anniversary Bundle can only be equipped by the NASCAR Next Gen Ford Mustang, NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro, and NASCAR Next Gen Toyota Camry. These cars cannot be customized with certain item types.
2022 NASCAR Fan Pass Returns
The 2022 Fan Pass is back for another lap! If you missed it last year, now’s your chance to get the full collection of Team Decals and Player Banners. You’ll also get specially designed NASCAR Decals that bring the thrills of stock racing to three fan-favorite cars: Octane, Dominus, and Fennec.
2022 Fan Pass (1100 Credits)
3 NASCAR Next Gen Cars
3 Rocket League Branded Decals
3 Next Gen Promo Decals
Next Gen Goodyear Racing Wheels
9 NASCAR Team Decals
9 NASCAR Team Player Banners
Start your engines—NASCAR returns to Rocket League from September 13 to September 26!
Rocket League Patch Notes: Season 12 Live
Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
09/06/2023, 8 a.m. PST / 3 p.m. UTC
Season 12 Rocket Pass, featuring the Porsche 911 Turbo, has begun
The new Arena ‘Neo Tokyo (Hacked)’ is live in Online Playlists, Private Matches, Exhibition Matches, and Free Play
Season 11 Rewards are dropping for all eligible players
Season 12 Rocket Pass, featuring the Porsche 911 Turbo, has begun
The Porsche 911 Turbo uses the Dominus hitbox
Season 12 Tournaments are now available
Any unspent Season 11 Tournament Credits automatically convert into rewards
Tournament Credits have converted to the highest level reward you are capable of earning based on your Tournament Rank and the amount of Tournament Credits you have remaining
Every player who played in at least one tournament this season will receive one All-Star cup
New Tournament Reward items have been added
Season 12 Stage 1 Challenges are live
Season 12 Competitive has started
Season 12 Changes
Similar to previous seasons, a soft reset has been applied to all Competitive Playlists
The new Arena ‘Neo Tokyo (Hacked)’ is now available in Online Playlists
Season 11 Competitive Rewards
Season 11 Reward Items and Titles will be awarded according to your highest Rank achieved during the season, and successful completion of the appropriate Season Reward Levels.
Season 11 Rewards are a non-tradable Boost
Bronze I or higher: ‘S11 – Bronze’ Boost
Silver I or higher: ‘S11 – Silver’ Boost + lower rewards
Gold I or higher: ‘S11 – Gold’ Boost + lower rewards
Platinum I or higher: ‘S11 – Platinum’ Boost + lower rewards
Diamond I or higher: ‘S11 – Diamond’ Boost + lower rewards
Champion I or higher: ‘S11 – Champion’ Boost + lower rewards
Grand Champion I: ‘S11 – Grand Champion’ Boost + lower rewards