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Patch Notes v1.73

Scheduled Release: 2/4/2020, 10 a.m. PST / 6 p.m. UTC

NEW CONTENT

Esports ShopThe Esports Shop will feature new items to support RLCS Season 9. New teams include:
    [*] eUnited[*] Pittsburgh Knights[*] Team Reciprocity[*] Veloce Esports
Every team in the Esports Shop will have the following items:
    [*] Octane Decal[*] Dominus Decal[*] ARMR Wheels[*] Bionic Wheels[*] Patriarch Wheels[*] Player Banner[*] NRG Esports items will feature the team’s new logo[*] Anyone who owns previous versions of NRG items…

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Xbox Adaptive Controller add-on lets you play Rocket League with a power wheelchair

If you use a power wheelchair in your day-to-day life, you likely use something that looks an awful lot like a gaming joystick to get around. It seems AbleGamers COO, Rocket League fan and wheelchair user Steven Spohn thought so too, and set about trying to bridge that gap. A little bit of hardware tinkering later, and the Freedom Wing Adaptor was born – a nifty little box that lets you plug a power wheelchair into an Xbox Adaptive Controller. (more…)

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Rocket League was down for ages over the weekend after issues with a server upgrade

If you couldn’t get into a game of Rocket League over the weekend, you’re not alone. Because of some weird technical difficulties, players were removed from the game’s servers while it was put into “maintenance mode” on and off over the last few days. It couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time either, as the issues caused a bunch of official esports matches to be pushed back, too. (more…)

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Community Spotlight: Jon Sandman

If someone follows Rocket League content creators on YouTube or Twitch, there's a 99% chance Jon Sandman is one of those creators. He's been building his audience since before Rocket League existed, which recently crossed the 1 million subscribers mark on YouTube alone. And that's just one platform! He's approaching 300,000 followers on Twitch, where he streams regularly, and has amassed more than 170,000 followers on Twitter where he keeps up with the audience.
How did a guy who was living the life…

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Content Update Coming February 4

Rocket League's first title update of 2020 will refresh the Esports Shop to help kick off Season 9 of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). You can expect the update to go live on all platforms on February 4 at 10 a.m. PST / 6 p.m. UTC (Pending first-party certification). 
Here are the new teams being added to the Esports Shop rotation:

  • eUnited[*]Pittsburgh Knights[*]Team Reciprocity[*]Veloce Esports
Each team will have the following items added to the Esports Shop rotation:
  • Octane Decal [*]Dominus…

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Rocket League ending Mac and Linux support because they represent less than 0.3% of active players

Last week, Psyonix revealed they’re going to stop supporting Rocket League on Mac and Linux, ending the ability to use any of the online functions on those platforms. They explained that it was “no longer viable” to support Mac and Linux as they continued to upgrade the game with “new technologies”. This was a bit of a vague reason that naturally left a lot of fans asking questions – but now they’ve said they can’t justify upgrading the tech on platforms that house less than 0.3% of their active…

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Psyonix ends Rocket League support for Mac and Linux

Psyonix has decided to end support for the Mac and Linux versions of Rocket League, saying both platforms combined represent a tiny percentage of its active player base.After a final patch in March, online functionality will be deactivated for the macOS and Linux versions of the game, which means Mac and Linux players won't be able to play online multiplayer or access the in-game store. Offline features including local matches and splitscreen play will still be accessible.In a post on the Rocket…

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Ending Support for macOS and Linux

As we continue to upgrade Rocket League with new technologies, it is no longer viable for us to maintain support for the macOS and Linux (SteamOS) platforms. As a result, the final patch for the macOS and Linux versions of the game will be in March. This update will disable online functionality (such as in-game purchases) for players on macOS and Linux, but offline features including Local Matches, and splitscreen play will still be accessible.
If you purchased Rocket League for Mac or Linux on Steam…

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Rocket League is ending support for Mac and Linux in March

It’s bad news if you play Rocket League on Mac or Linux – in March developer Psyonix are stopping support for the platforms, taking away online multiplayer in one final update. Players will still have access to all of the offline stuff though, so you’ll still be able to play with your friends either locally or using split-screen. You just won’t be able to join any online matches, or make any in-game purchases. (more…)

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Welcome to RLCS Season 9

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The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is just over one week away from returning for Season 9! It's bringing a fresh coat of paint, new teams, and a longer format that will truly test the mettle of the best Rocket League teams on the planet. If you’re new here or just need a refresher of what to expect, let’s get you caught up and ready for the newest (and sleekest) season of the RLCS yet!

MORE TEAMS, MORE COMPETITION

As mentioned previously…

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lucky Lanterns on January 20

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Get ready to ring in the new year with Lucky Lanterns! This in-game event will celebrate the Lunar New Year with items from the Event Store, unique items from the Item Shop, and a brand new arena on January 20!
The Forbidden Temple Arena is nearly ready for play! Check out a glimpse of the stunning new field below. Start 2020 in style with in-game items inspired by the Lantern Festival. Play Online Matches to earn Red Envelopes, which can then be…

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Rocket League's Chinese New Year event kicks off next week

Rocket League's new arena, the Forbidden Temple, is a fetching car-ball battlefield all decked out reds and purples, and it will be available to everyone from January 20 to celebrate Chinese New Year. Along with the Forbidden Temple, the Lucky Lanterns event will also let you earn red envelopes that can be redeemed for New Year rewards, including some very flashy cosmetics for your wee cars, including paper dragon kites and new dragon-themed skins. Get your hands on limited-time golden lanterns…

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lucky Lanterns on January 20

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Get ready to ring in the new year with Lucky Lanterns! This in-game event will celebrate the Lunar New Year with items from the Event Store, unique items from the Item Shop, and a brand new arena on January 20!
The Forbidden Temple Arena is nearly ready for play! Check out a glimpse of the stunning new field below. Start 2020 in style with in-game items inspired by the Lantern Festival. Play Online Matches to earn Red Envelopes, which can then be…

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Rocket League celebrates Chinese New Year with a new map next week

Videogames are always willing to pounce on excuses to sell you hats, so naturally Rocket League is celebrating the Chinese New Year. The event kicks off on Monday. There will be new rims and such, available to buy on the recently reworked and now slightly cheaper store. I’m more interested in the new Forbidden Temple Arena, which looks like a colourful escape from this dreary January. (more…)

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Rocket League modders are making prop hunt, pool, and more weird and wonderful things

Football is so 12th Century. Thank God for Rocket League, which took football and transformed it into flying rocket car daftness. The onward march of human progress didn’t stop there, however. Modders have since transformed Rocket League into flight combat sims, obstacle courses, and Quidditch. It’s all impressive, but I’m most enamoured with the work of pro player “Lethamyr”, who moonlights as a modder turning Rocket League into pinball, pool, beer pong and prop hunt. (more…)

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Community Spotlight: Best of 2019

What a year 2019 has been! Rocket League celebrated its fourth birthday! We introduced full Cross-Platform play so friends can play together on all platforms. Radical Summer celebrated the ‘80s with our biggest in-game event ever. Countless glamour shots were taken with the new ReplayFX feature. Eight new cars entered the ever-expanding variety of vehicles. Plus, the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) held its eighth season and crowned a new World Champion just last weekend. And that just…

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Frosty Fest Returns December 16

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‘Tis the season to be frosty! Rocket League’s annual winter event, Frosty Fest, is returning for the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s bringing plenty of holiday-themed, in-game goodies for everyone.
Enjoy the snowy variants of Rocket League Arenas throughout Frosty Fest. After earning Snowflakes by playing Online Matches, get out of the cold and into the Event Store. You’ll find plenty of new in-game items for your car to make it extra…

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Rocket League's new Blueprints are too expensive, but still better than loot boxes

Last Wednesday, Rocket League did away with loot boxes. You’d think that would be cause for celebration, but developers Psyonix have replaced them with Blueprints that many players consider overpriced. The short version is that yeah, they are, but it’s more important that this replaces an exploitative model that profits from obsessional gamblers doing themselves serious harm. For the longer version, we need to descend into the murky world of value propositions. (more…)

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Update to Item Shop and Blueprint Pricing

Since the Blueprint Update release last week, we have pored over all of your comments on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, and beyond. We have heard your feedback that Item Shop and Blueprint pricing did not meet community expectations. After carefully reviewing all the data available to us, we're making the following changes, starting today:

Item Pricing Reductions

Reduced the base price ranges of Item Rarities (before attributes like Paint) to the following values:
  • Rare: 50-100 Credits[*]Very Rare: 100-200…

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Rocket League's new Blueprints get a price reduction

Yesterday, I complained that after doing away with loot boxes, Rocket League's new Blueprint system still felt too expensive. True, it's cheaper to buy $20 worth of Credits and craft a Black Market Blueprint than it was to buy bucketfuls of keys to open crate after crate, but $20 for the privilege of using one animated decal doesn't feel like much of a deal either.Today, Psyonix has lowered the prices on most Blueprints, which I suspected might happen. The price of Black Market items—which are the…

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