Rocket League: Everything you need to know about it going free to play

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Psyonix announced earlier this year that Rocket League would be going to be free to play this Summer.

It’s been a long time coming for Rocket League to switch to free to play. For those unaware, Psyonix’s cars-meets-soccer game, Rocket League, is set to go free to play for everyone on September 23, 2020, at 8am PT/11am ET.

Rocket League first debuted into the gaming world on July 7, 2015. It launched first on PC and as a free PlayStation Plus title for PlayStation 4. It eventually made its way to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well. Now after five extremely successful years, Rocket League will go from a $20 price point to a whopping $0.

This is a very big and very smart move by Psyonix to make one of the most popular games in the world free to play. I can only guess that the reason Psyonix is making this decision is by now if you don’t own Rocket League, you probably wouldn’t want to spend $20 on it five years later. Now that the game is going to be free to play, it should drive in even more traffic than it did before. However, free to play will also be accompanied by a brand new look and feel.

If you already own Rocket League, you may have noticed recently that there was an update to the game. In this update was part of Psyonix’s brand new feel that has made its way into the game. After you bypass the opening cut-scene, you will notice that the main menu is totally different and a lot easier to navigate. Searching for a game also has an updated look, but it has a more modern feel to it and I absolutely love it.

When Rocket League officially goes free to play it will also be leaving the Steam PC store and make its way to the Epic Games store as its permanent home. There will also be scheduled tournaments where players can win different in-game items and tournament credits that can be used to purchase different items as well.

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Season 1 of the Rocket Pass will also be released that gamers will have a choice to purchase to give them additional goals to accomplish. The Rocket Pass is going to be the main way that Psyonix makes their money now and it’s certainly not a new concept to the industry. A lot of other free games use this similar business model, including Fortnite. With all the new players that will be flowing onto the game you know Rocket Pass sales will also be increased. That is why making Rocket League free is not a terrible move by Psyonix at all.

Lastly, we will see a brand new competitive ranking introduced. Grand Champion is no longer the highest rank! Instead, Grand Champion will be divided into three different ranks just like all the other ranks below it (Grand Champion 1, Grand Champion 2, and Grand Champion 3). If you have what it takes to climb all the way to the top of the mountain and conquer Grand Champion 3 you will be placed at the all-new Super Sonic Legend rank! Those new rankings are definitely going to give gamers additional things to do that will be very time consuming.

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With all that being said, it is no secret that even after five years of the game being released Rocket League is still going strong. These new changes are both exciting and will sure to be entertaining for the Rocket League community. If you aren’t too familiar with Rocket League then you better get yourself familiarized by September 23, 2020, so that you can prove yourself as the ultimate Rocket League master!