Rocket League is finally going free-to-play later this summer, the update that removes its price tag being described as "the biggest one yet".
Rocket League's free-to-play update will bring "major changes to the Tournaments and Challenge systems" while also introducing cross-platform progression for "players’ item inventory, Rocket Pass progress, and Competitive Rank, by linking to an Epic Games Account".
At the same time as it goes free-to-play, Rocket League will also make its long-awaited debut on the Epic Games Store following Epic's acquisition of developer Psyonix back in 2019.
Rocket League Free-to-Play
Anyone who plays Rocket League before it goes free-to-play will automatically be given Legacy status which grants access to the following items:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Additionally, anyone who's played Rocket League before June 21, 2020 will also get the Faded Cosmos Boost on top of everything listed above.
Upon going free-to-play, Rocket League will no longer be available for purchase on Steam, essentially becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive for new players. Existing Steam users shouldn't worry, as they'll continue receiving planned updates and features.
"Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players. To put it simply, wherever you play now (including Steam), you'll still be able to play in the future.", reads the announcement post.
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