It’s part car racing and part soccer. In under a month, Rocket League went on to sell over a million units on the Xbox One, and the game has been taking off like, well… a rocket.
If you are a big Rocket League fan, you might already know about these, but if you are new to the scene, or not sure what exactly Rocket League is all about, here’s five addition to Rocket League that are on the way (OK, and one that’s already here) to get you excited. Race on!
It’s a tale as old as time. You have a game and want to play with your friends… but your friends are playing on another system. Well, those days are gone.
Microsoft announced at GDC that cross-network play is coming to the Xbox One. And what’s that? Rocket League will be the first game. That means you’ll be able to game with your friends on PC or Xbox, and who knows, maybe eventually with PlayStation, though Sony has been a bit cagey on that front. Still, it’s a big step for online gaming.
But wait! Rocket League is about soccer! Not basketball! Maybe not for long.
Earlier this month Psyonix announced that it would be partnering with Twitch for the first official competitive league for Rocket League: The Rocket League Championship Series.
How about earning some sweet cash and prizes? Yup. Starting later this month you’ll be able to register for RLCS in teams of three. The season will last three months, with a prize pool of $75,000 for the first season. All matches will be played on the PlayStation 4 or PC, with other console support coming in the future. Interested? Head over to the Rocket League Championship series website for more info or check out this teaser trailer:
New Car Skins
Na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN! Yup. That’s right. Batman skins just came to Rocket League. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack launched on March 8 and puts you behind the wheel of the legendary Batmobile. (Batarang not included, probably).
That’s not all to come to Rocket League skin-wise recently, though. There’s also the Dying Light: The Following dirt buggies and paint job, the Portal crossover that came out in December, and of course, Back to the Future‘s DeLorean Time Machine. That’s some pretty cool stuff. Makes you wonder just which franchises Rocket League will get next.
New Championship Tiers
After listening to fan feedback, Psyonix is working on some tweaks for Season 2 of Rocket League. First, to help players get more of a sense of progression, they’ll be adding a Division indicator within your Skill Tiers. Each tier will have five different divisions, with V being the highest, helping players know when they are getting closer and closer to promotions. Second, they are also making some changes to the Champion Tier. Champion will now become three ranks: Champion, Super Champion, and Grand Champion. Here’s a look at what this means for everybody’s rankings:
With these new tiers, Champion will include the top .21% of players, Super Champion will include the top .10%, and Grand Champion .07% of players. Better get working on that Grand Champion rank!
What would you like to see added to Rocket League in the future? Any must-have crossovers you are dying to see? Let us know in the comments below!
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