Rocket League, the Love Child Between Football (Soccer) & Demolition Derbies
Rocket League keeps steering harder into absurdity—there’s now a flaming T-Rex goal explosion from Jurassic World, by the way—but the core focus on a tight five minutes of frenzied, high-octane antics is luckily intact. What’s changed is the level and quality of play found within those minutes, as well as the ever-expanding variety of options built around the standard soccer-inspired experience.
But what remains so beautifully appealing about Rocket League is that even entry-level fumbling is a blast. You might never be able to cherry-pick and redirect precise midair volleys for goals, but the thrill of winning close 50-50 match ups, demolishing foes, and scoring goals remains blissfully intact.
I’ll probably never be truly great at Rocket League. I’ve poured those hundreds of hours in and sometimes luck into an aerial goal, albeit without much clear intent. Rocket League appeals to me the same way the first Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games did all those years back, when I’d lose hours of my day tooling around half-pipes and chaining together epic trick lines. The sense of gradual self-improvement is palpable, and that rewarding sensation still hasn’t subsided.
Rocket League to Get a Physical Ultimate Edition on August 28th - For the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.
For those of us who care about buying physical copies of games, the awesome developers of Psynonix are going to be releasing a physical copy of the ultimate edition of Rocket League. This edition will be coming out on the PS4, the Xbox One, and the Switch. The release date of the Ultimate Edition will be on August 28th in the US,Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and in other countries. The cost of the Ultimate Edition will be 40 US Dollars for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, while the Switch version will cost 50 US Dollars.
The Ultimate Edition will include all of the DLC + The Collector's Edition content. The breakdown of the DLC is as such:
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
- Chaos Run DLC Pack
- DC Super Heroes DLC Pack
- Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack
- Supersonic Fury DLC Pack
- Aftershock, Esper, Marauder, Masamune, Proteus, Triton and Vulcan DLC Battle-Cars
Aside from including all of the DLC and content, this physical version of the game WILL NOT REQUIRE ANY DOWNLOADS!!!! Hence the game will ship in a complete state, which is a beautiful thing.
Should you have to buy keys to open crates?
I just spent ten dollars on keys to open my crates. But I think it’s silly that u get crates for free but u then have to open them with keys which cost irl money. I think the concept just doesn’t make any sense. But if you’re lucky enough to find a player that didn’t spend all of their keys AND is willing to trade for them you can snag some keys. But u would have to trade some nice stuff to get some precious keys. At the end of the day giving away good gear for some keys is not a good idea since u will probably get mostly garbage. I think u should earn keys at the end of games just like all the other stuff. I would like to know what other ppl think abt this system cause I don’t really like it.
offense or defense?
Defense is what I do in most games and I like that over offense. In this game though it isn't standing out cause it is hard to block some shots. My team will yell at me and tell me to stop sitting there and more annoying when other people say why I wasn't guarding the goal. What's the best thing for me to do? Always attacking the ball or guard the goal?
Which is the best car (if there truly is one)?
(Diagram by Sir Timbers)
I was recently watching a video by the YouTuber Sir Timbers, and he had a really interesting video about which is the best car in Rocket League and if that's a real thing or not. I do remember that when the game first came out that that some cars truly were better than others until the game was patched which made the game more balanced. Sir Timbers made a really good point and was able to show that there aren't really any better cars over all. It really comes down to game play style (do you like cars that are wide, tall, long, short, or even a combination of those attributes). The cars in blue are the cars that are used the most by pros. I personally like balanced cars, but that's just me. Just thought that I'd share this cool video. I saw that some people on Moot were asking about this, so I decided to share this video :).
Rocket League Reveals Loot Drop Rates
With plenty of controversy surrounding loot boxes and microtransactions in gaming it is nice to see Psyonix open up with their loot box drop rates. Psyonix has revealed the exact chance to receive an item of each rarity out of their crates, which has stayed the same since 2016 when they introduced a crate and key system. We can expect the drop rates to stay the same in the future and Psyonix has promised they’ll post about any changes as they’re implemented.
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Afterburners at the Ready
Following the widely successful trend of premium passes, Rocket League is set to release their own called "Rocket Pass." There will be a free and paid version of the pass with the paid version offering more rewards.
Like any other passes that exist in other popular games, Rocket Pass is completely optional for purchase and will not grant any competitive advantages. The pass has tier rewards that are given as you play the game. There is no set date for when it will be released, but chances are we will see it in August.
Rocket League has developed the formula for future sports games
Rocket League just celebrated its 3rd birthday and seems to have it all: a thriving player base, a compelling competitive scene, and most importantly a game that's actually fun.
Rocket League lures gamers in with a low price tag ($20 on Steam), and keeps them engaged with a game that despite being friendly for new players, has a very high skill cap. Compared to a game like FIFA, which costs $60 and is typically difficult for new players to get good at, it's clear why gamers have flocked to Rocket League.
In many ways Rocket League is like the Fortnite of sports games. Its aesthetic and low skill floor makes it appealing to casual gamers, while its high skill ceiling and opportunities for skill expression makes it appealing to serious, competitive gamers. Sure PUBG and FIFA look more realistic - their goal is to strive for realism. But realism isn't always fun, and games like Rocket League and Fortnite show that games don't have to be realistic to be taken seriously and become cultural phenomena.
Now I'm not saying that Rocket League is the first "lighthearted" sports game, but it's definitely the biggest right now. The issue is that many of the classics were around in an era before online gaming. You can't tell me that an NBA Street reboot with online play wouldn't be a hit.
One major issue is that EA Sports has a monopoly over much of the genre (FIFA, Madden, UFC, NBA Live), and EA has shown a complete lack of respect for the gaming community. Consistently releasing full priced games which then gouge players for pay-to-win or pay-for-content microtransactions displays a complete lack of respect for gamers. We all remember the Battlefront 2 debacle. It's not just EA either - 2K Sports has victimized their players in the same way.
This can't continue, and it won't. Other developers will make games of equal or superior quality for less cost to gamers and support it with cosmetic-based microtransactions just as Rocket League has done. Rocket League has paved the way for a new, better generation of sports games. Now we have to do our part and support this future generation and make it clear to developers that we will not tolerate pay-to-win games.
How Have I Not Played This Game Yet?
So I have a soft spot for games that have silly physics. I don't know why I haven't bought this game yet. I blame my terrible sickness when it comes to buying ass tons of games on Steam and Humble Bundle. A friend a mine sent me this YouTube video, and it looks like a fun game. Is it worth getting into so late into the game's life span?
Rocket League Lounge Rules!
Rocket League lounge rules, (Please Read).
Hello and welcome to the new Rocket League lounge, here you can talk about Rocket League content including New events, Tips and Tricks and more! We decided that Rocket League was popular to warrant it's own board so congratulations for getting out of the Incubator.
To maintain a fun experience within Moot community, we ask everybody to follow these rules. They are enforced by the staff team helping to moderator the Rocket League lounge.
1. No Buying / Selling / Trading of accounts shall be permitted
Unfortunately Buying, Selling and Trading accounts is against the Terms of Service of Moot. Therefore we cannot permit the action of these transactions. Another reason we cannot allow these transaction is that they often lead to scamming as there is no control during the process. The only trading we allow is in game trading which can be done in the 'Trade' Section.
2. Place your posts in the correct section.
The reason we have different sections is to organise content so everybody can clearly find the content they are looking for. For example if you are looking for a Competitive 3v3 team look no further than the 'Looking for Teammates' section.
3. Be friendly and always show respect to everyone, no matter their role. Here are moot we are all human (well most of us) and therefore nobody should be discriminated due to age, race or gender.
Rocket League is a game for all ages and there is no need to start fights or arguments either. We are all friends here trying to chat about a common topic. You never know who is good at the game and who isn't you'll have to hop into a game to decide that.
4. Keep all discussions about Rocket League.
This is self explanatory really, this is the 'Rocket League' lounge where we talk about Rocket League. Comparing the game to another game is 100% fine though, keep that up we love to hear your opinions :).
5. No nudity or explicit content.
Once again Rocket League is a game for all ages that means young people too so please respect that and keep any adult content off of Moot and the Rocket League lounge. Ya'll have incognito for that ;).
6. In the LFG section state what platform you play on.
This allows you to find people who are on the same platform as you. Self explanatory, huh.
7. Please No spam content
If we find you are spamming for whatever reason either to gain xp or to just annoy people you will be punished and your posts will be removed.
8. Don't leak information
Now this ones serious. Exposure of personal information especially in the intent of harm cannot be permitted it can seriously hurt somebody.
9. Defamation or infringement of copyright.
To make this one simple for those of you who don't like big words... Post your own content.
10. If somebody is breaking any rules report it.
You can either report it via moot or if you want a more direct approach you can contact me through discord.