In late June Psyonix announced that Rocket League will be free to play, the developer has now revealed the roadmap of new content to arrive at the esport game. The free-to-play update is expected to arrive in late September or early October. Psyonix has now revealed what are the changes that will please both the 75 million users and new players.
Between Rocket Pass, Competitive Seasons, and soon Tournaments all happening at the same time within Rocket League, we’re streamlining the seasonal schedule. Competitive Seasons, Competitive Tournaments, and Rocket Pass will all follow the same schedule. It all starts when Rocket League goes free to play and Season 1 begins.
Rocket Pass will no longer be numbered on its own, and will instead be an extension of the Season. So, when Season 1 goes live, so will its Rocket Pass and Competitive Season. When Season 1 ends, its Rocket Pass and Competitive Season also end, and Season 2 will begin with its own Rocket Pass and Competitive Season. With uniform start and end dates, we hope it’s easier to track how long you have to complete your challenges and hit your dream Rank!
New Supersonic Legend Rank
A new rank is being added above the current Grand Champion Rank, the Grand Champion will be split into three different Ranks just like the ranks below it. Grand Champion will be split into Grand Champion 1, Grand Champion 2, and Grand Champion 3. Current Grand Champions will likely be placed in Grand Champion 1. Then begins the journey to the new highest competitive rank:
Both Grand Champion and Supersonic Legend will have their own Season Rewards at the end of Season 1, as well as Rank-specific Titles. MMR will still be displayed in the Playlist menu once you hit Grand Champion 1. Good luck climbing to the new top of the Rocket League mountain!
Changes aren’t only happening at the top. We’re working to soft reset the rest of the ranks to account for incoming players picking up Rocket League for the first time. This means Ranks will shift closer to the median Rank (close to Gold III). For instance, when current Bronze players complete their placement matches, they may be placed in a higher rank since they’ll be better than new players who are just starting out.
Psyonix also announced that new players will be introduced into the game with a new tutorial and ‘new driver challenges’ that will help them to unlock items that were available in the base version of Rocket League.
Psyonix also confirmed that Rocket League is completely free to play, PlayStation Plus, and Nintendo Switch Online are not required to play the game.