Rocket League will be going free to play on all platforms from this Summer onwards.
In addition to the move to free-to-play, there are other significant changes and updates coming to Tournaments and Leagues, too.
For those who play on several different platforms, Psyonix has also announced that in addition to full cross-play, your progression will be carried over between them too. Inventory Items, Rocket Pass and competitive rank can be shared between all your devices by linking an Epic Games account.
As you may have deduced by the requirement for an Epic Games account for cross-play and progression, this summer will also see the debiut of Rocket League on the Epic Games store. This is a double-edged sword, as the Epic Games deal also signifies Rocket League will no longer be available on Steam.
Anyone who has already purchased the game on Steam will still be able to launch and play via the Steam launcher, and will still get any future updates and features. Anyone wanting to pick-up the game on PC when it goes free to play, though, will have to use the Epic Games Store.
If you have purchased and/or played Rocket League before it goes free to play, you will receive some in-game acknowledgements and rewards:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the year when the player first started playing Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Additionally, if you played Rocket League before today’s announcement, you will receive an extra item, the Faded Cosmos Boost. These items will be awarded to player accounts when the game goes free to play.
The specifics of the changes that will be made to leagues and challenges have yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we find out!