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[PC, PS4, XB1, Switch] Rocket League - Free-to-Play Permanently from 1am September 24 (AEST)



When the game makes its transition to free to play. It will become available on the Epic Games Store and no longer available on Steam.

Nintendo has accidentally revealed the release date for Rocket League going to free to play.

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Per the original blog -

Anyone who has played Rocket League online before the launch of free to play will be rewarded with Legacy status, which includes:

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

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  • Oooh. Interesting. Wasnt this going to be pulled from Steam?

    EDIT: Its also been updated on Steam store page:

    Rocket League is Going Free to Play this Summer

    Play between now and the launch of free to play and receive Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, Huntress Player Banner, and "Est. 20XX" Title that displays the year you started playing Rocket League. Anyone who played Rocket League prior to 7/21/2020 will receive these items, plus the Faded Cosmos Boost! The items will be granted at launch.

  • Is Rocket League cross platform?

    • Yes it is :)

    • Cross platform play and party, progression coming with the free to play update

    • Yeah, was one of the first games to go fully cross-platform play.

      • so will be full of hackers like Modern Warfare?

        • I play on PS4 but it's had cross-platform play between PS4 and PC ever since it released 5 years ago, never had an issue with hackers. You can turn off cross-play if need be though (unless you're already on PC and that doesn't help you lol).

        • +5 votes

          Rocket League is a game that you cant really hack, other than maybe showing ball trajectory, but you still need mechanical skill to hit it haha, I've never seen any cheats on 3 years of playing on PC.

    • Everything except for Mac OS. I know cos I bought a PS4 just to play RL :)

      • And except for Linux/SteamOS :(

        • It worked fine in steam via proton last time there was a free play weekend. That's no guarantee it's still working, but for free why not give it a shot?

          • @surname: You have to be running it with Windows binaries for it to work “properly”. The devs cut support for the native Linux version on multiplayer.

            • @frankfu1122: Yeah, that's kind of what I'm hinting at. I bought the game when it was available natively on Linux and I'm still bitter that they killed it.

              I don't care about Proton/Wine, especially given that anti-cheat causes issues with some games on it. I'm glad it exists but if I'm forced to use it to play a game I simply won't buy it.

              I also have a deep dislike for Epic, especially after that whole debacle.

              • @Zorlin: Bitter? That makes two of us haha! I had hope high hopes for Psyonix. I supported them by buying Rocket League for every single platform (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox one and PC)… and this is what I got in return ;(

                I guess from their perspective Linux is such a small user base they easily discard without causing a massive backlash.

  • I bought this a couple of years ago on xb1 and have never played it.

    • You're missing out then haha. Literally play it almost daily, addictive once you get a handle on the mechanics

  • Why is this free now? was it becoming unpopular?

    • They'll make more on cosmetics, and they have to be working on Rocket League 2.

    • Microtransaction fest…

      • I spent $10 about 3 years ago on some random boxes and got some glowing wheels and junk, it was like the biggest waste of cash in my life,

        • I used to sell the crates to some website. Probably made around $100USD all up

        • Well you could also get the battlepass for like 15 bucks which gives you content every season if you rank it up to unlock the next one for free.

      • Was good before it got bought out, at least you got decryptors at special events. Now you get nothing and 80% of the stuff you get is "blueprints" then have to pay a ridiculous amount for the credit.

    • Not so much unpopular. More it's always been free to play in design. But it cost 20 bucks or whatever up front as well. It's had DLC forever. Then Microtransactions. Then Lootboxes. Then season passes… It's been build this way for a long time now.

      I remember when they charged reasonable prices for DLC cars at $3 (batmobile, delorean). Now they're like $15-20.

      • The season pass has been fairly reasonable, costs 1k credits but if you get to tier 100 you get 1k credits back so it enables you to buy the next one.

        I think 1k credits is around 10-15 bucks

        • I actually agree. But it only works when you have enough to devote that much time to lvl all the way to 100. I'm never confident I could get there.

  • But no MacOS :(

  • I have >2000 hours in this game, an order of magnitude more than any other multiplayer game I've ever played. It's brilliant. Easy enough to learn the basics, tremendously difficult to learn the more advanced techniques (for example, I am still rubbish after that much time.)

    Whilst the microtransactions aspect has always been a bit scummy, at least it's purely cosmetic! Can't recommend the game enough, happy to answer any questions about it.

    • Is this game as good as I think it is?

      • I think so! Even the casual modes do a pretty good job at matching you against people in your own skill level so once you get the basics down you will get entertaining and close matches. F2P especially should help with that, with (presumably) a huge new pool of players just getting started.

        Once you get to the higher levels every match can be super intense games of reflexes and tactics. One wrong move will cost you a goal, and you need to plan your plays in advance and adapt to whatever the opponent is doing.

        The community can be very toxic at times though. I very quickly turned all chat off and only play with my friends on my team, which helped!

        • I like the players who want to forfeit after 1 goal is scored against…

          What I do then is, not FF, hope I can score 1 back, then I hit the FF

    • What keeps you coming back?
      Filthy ~700 hours casual here.
      One day I realised I was usually in a worse mood after playing and gave it up.

      • Always being on the edge of promotion (or relegation) to another division still gets me, as does the first time you pull off something you'd failed at a thousand times. It's also just about the only game my friends and I have in common, so it's permanently in the rotation.

        At 700 hours though, it definitely sounds like you got value for money!

    • Yo! Whats your steam I've got like 3k hours but always up to having more steam friends.

  • People are playing something other than Among Us right now!?

  • I think I got this for free from origin the other day. I'd better boot it up for a match

  • Sweet!!

  • Remember, everyone gang up on the Yellow team! ifykyk

  • I'm not a fan of football games, not a fan of car games, but somehow this game plays so beautifully!
    So glad it is going FTP

  • I have ~5000 hours in rocket league and I don't regret a single second. Get this game. Play with friends or dont, it's great.

  • Great news, been keen to try this game.

  • So its only free if you have played it before? Or is there some other way to get it free?

  • This game was the best $12.80 I ever spent (2015).

  • Great find OP! Will finally get around to giving this game a shot once it becomes free (:

  • I’d love all the RTX 3080 neg voters to get in here:

    “This is a new RRP, not a deal”

  • Got this for 'free' with PS plus. I have never spent more hours with a game.

  • What a Save!!!

  • While it may seem counter-intuitive, I would purchase the game now on Steam before the launch as it will grant you access to the awesome custom Steam Workshop maps/training drills (unless Epic removes access to them, which they have made no announcement about).

  • been waiting for this a while. my friends already playing cross-play on pc, ps4 and switch.

    • It's on gamepass

      • And your point is? Actually you just proved my point!!!
        Now there's 2 way to play RL on xbot. Pay up to Gold Live or pay up to Game Pass….LMAO!
        Meanwhile PC, PS4, Switch isn't locked up behind a paywall. That's hilarious!

        • It’s going free with or without game pass.

          Not sure how many people who would want to play this online wouldn’t have gold already or ultimate