Rocket League is going free-to-play in September, and the good news is that we now know more about all the big changes coming to the game.
Developers Psyonix has been revealing more details about the big update and how it will drastically change the game’s seasons, but have remained coy regarding the release date details.
And while we don’t have an exact date yet for when everything will be kicking off, we do know it will be happening later this month.
This will mean big changes for gamers across all platforms, no matter whether you play on PS4, Xbox One, PC or Nintendo Switch.
WHEN IS ROCKET LEAGUE GOING FREE TO PLAY?
Psyonix has confirmed that Rocket League will be going free-to-play sometime during mid-September 2020.
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but we would expect the big update to arrive before September 22.
The process will begin with a new patch being released in the coming weeks, followed by the new free-to-play launch shortly after.
After everything has been put in place, you will no longer need a PS Plus or Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play multiplayer.
It should also be noted that due to changes on the PC platform, Rocket League will only be free-to-play via the Epic Games Store.
More news from Psyonix was released today, telling fans: “Yes, we’ve been sharing a ton of info about Rocket League’s next update, and you really want to know when to expect it.
“We’ll be rolling out an update on current platforms in the next few weeks around mid September, and the launch of free to play will follow shortly after.
“We can’t share the exact date quite yet, but stay tuned for more info. Don’t forget, when free to play launches, it will only be available to new PC players via the Epic Games Store. Make sure to add it to your wishlist.
“When the update goes live, your Rocket ID friends list will become the Epic Friends list. Friends you had through Rocket ID will transfer to Epic Friends, and any friends you currently have through your Epic Games Account will be visible in Rocket League.
“Thanks for your patience! We can’t wait to get these new features like Tournaments, Challenges, and Cross-Platform Progression in your hands.”
As you might expect, with such a big change coming to Rocket League, other parts of the game will be getting tweaked.
This includes adding additional support features for new players, including a refreshed tutorial system to help teach the basic HUD and button layout. New players will also have New Driver Challenges to unlock items that were included in the base version of Rocket League.
Psyonix has also confirmed the following changes for Rocket League seasons, telling fans today:
“Competitive Seasons, Competitive Tournaments, and Rocket Pass will all follow the same schedule. It all starts when Rocket League goes free to play and Season 1 begins.
“Rocket Pass will no longer be numbered on its own, and will instead be an extension of the Season.
“So, when Season 1 goes live, so will its Rocket Pass and Competitive Season. When Season 1 ends, its Rocket Pass and Competitive Season also end, and Season 2 will begin with its own Rocket Pass and Competitive Season.
“With uniform start and end dates, we hope it’s easier to track how long you have to complete your challenges and hit your dream Rank.”