Rocket League Sees Another Update

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Psyonix has announced what they are calling the “largest-ever” update to Rocket League, scheduled for Monday, June 20th. Called “Neo-Tokyo”, and inspired by cyberpunk dystopias commonly found in 1980s fiction, you will find gameplay improvements and a beautiful, extremely detailed environment. As you will see from the excerpt of the press release (below), that is just the beginning of the latest rollout.

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In addition to the fantastic new arena, the Neo Tokyo update also includes:

The beginning of “Season 3” for Competitive Playlists, which resets all skill ratings and rewards last season’s players with exclusive Rocket Boosts that reflect their final rank

An expanded Item drop system that adds…
More than 20 “Rare” and “Very Rare” Item types for online, post-game drops
An easy-to-use “Trade In” system that allows players to exchange multiple Items of one rarity type for an even rarer one.
New “Painted” Items that offer different color variations on existing Garage favorites like Toppers and Wheels
Special “Certified” Items that track specific in-game stats and increase in prestige the higher those stats go

New Quick-Chat customization options that expand player choices for fast, in-game communication

New Post-Game celebrations that spotlight the winning team and allow them to jump, spin, and boost their car to show off their accomplishments

“Pillars,” a new experimental Arena that separates the field into three lanes via two massive walls in the middle of the stadium

A new, in-game “Showroom” that allows players to view and purchase all previously-released and future premium DLC

Eight new Trophies and Achievements on all three platforms

Following the update, Psyonix will also release two Neo Tokyo-inspired premium cars that will be available first to owners of Rocket League® Collection’s Edition on Friday, June 24 in Europe and Tuesday, July 5 in North America. Known as “Esper” and “Masamune,” the pair of futuristic vehicles will bring a distinctive anime style to Rocket League®’s ever-growing collection of playable vehicles. They join the two previously-announced Battle-Cars, “Marauder” and “Aftershock,” as timed exclusives for the retail release.

All four DLC cars will be available for digital purchase worldwide on Monday, July 18 for USD $1.99 per car (or regional equivalent).

In addition to the information, Psyonix provided us with the latest video here:

 

We are excited for this update and I am sure we aren’t alone!

Written by John Payant

John Payant

Playing games since the late 70s, before the word “gamer” even existed! PlayStation since US Day one 9-9-95. I hope I write better than I play :).

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