Rocket League is making the big jump to become a free-to-play game after five years on the market and Psyonix is making a ton of new changes to the game to go along with it.
This includes the addition of cross-platform progression for the game and a single set of dates for the game’s Competitive Seasons, Competitive Tournaments, and the Rocket Pass.
The free-to-play version will go live on all platforms at 10am CT on Sept. 23. There will also be a “groundwork” update to add in some of the features at 11am CT on Sept. 16.
This will be a soft relaunch for the game, with hopes of capitalizing on a new market of players with cross-platform enhancements and the free-to-play model. Players who supported the game before this move will receive Legacy status, however.
Legacy status means the player bought Rocket League before the free-to-play launch. To reward those loyal players, Psyonix is giving them extra perks. Here are the perks.
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- Basically anything without a third-party license
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden and Faded Cosmos Boost
- Faded Cosmos Boost will only be given to players who have played online at least once
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
The F2P update will also enable Support-A-Creator integration for the Epic Games Store. And anyone who adds Rocket League to their Epic Games Store library between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23 will receive a $10 Epic Games Store coupon, as well as the Sun Ray Boost and Hot Rocks Trail when you download and launch the game.
All of the Legacy rewards will be granted once the free-to-play version launches on Sept. 23.