Psyonix has announced that Rocket League will officially be going free-to-play on September 23, 2020, at 8am PT/11am ET/4pm BST.
Rocket League will also be getting an update tomorrow, September 16, that will prepare the game for its transition to free-to-play. This update will add the following:
- Cross-Platform Progression Linking – Existing players will be able to link their platforms to their Epic Games Account. More information can be found in the blog post HERE
- Legacy Status Items – Players that already own and have played Rocket League will receive their Legacy items
- Support-A-Creator Live – Rocket League will join the Epic Games Support-A-Creator program. Beginning tomorrow, players will be able to enter a Creator Code in the Item Shop which allows Creators to earn 5% of Credits Spent when their Creator Code is used
- Various Quality of Life Changes and Additions – More info found in today’s blog
On Rocket League’s switch to free-to-play on September 23, the following will also occur:
- Epic Games Store Debut – Rocket League will make its debut on the Epic Games Store when Rocket League goes free to play! Players who download and launch the game on EGS will also receive the Sun Ray Boost and Hot Rocks Trail items!
- Revamped Tournaments and Challenges – Updates to the Tournaments and Challenges systems will be live
- Season 1 Rocket Pass – Rocket Pass returns with the beginning of Season 1! More details on Season 1 will be revealed soon
- Two New Item Packs – The Endo Starter Pack and Jäger Pack will be available for purchase. The packs will contain:
- Endo Starter Pack – Endo, Gaiden Wheels (Grey), Neo-Thermal Boost, Friction Trail, and 500 Credits
- Jäger Pack – Jäger 619 (Titanium White), Apparatus Wheels (Titanium White), Toon Goal Explosion (Titanium White), and 1000 Credits
- Lastly, in order to celebrate Rocket League going free to play, there will be an all new in-game event called Llama-Rama soon after the September 23 launch. More information about this event will be shared in the near future!
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This Llama-Rama event, as you can see in the image below, appears to be a crossover of sorts with Fortnite.
Rocket’s League’s free-to-play announcement happened in July 2020, when Psyonix revealing that over 75 million players have played its game since its launch in 2015.
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