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Rocket League Will Soon be Free to Play

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 Starting later this summer, the popular game Rocket League will become free to play. Those who currently own the game will get a legacy status (similar to the CS:GO Loyalty Badge). This will also come with some major updates to the in-game menus and make the game easier to explore. When this update comes, Rocket League will come to the Epic Games Store.

 

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After nearly five years, millions of players, and billions of soccar matches played, it's time to talk about the next chapter of Rocket League. The game wouldn't be where it is today without our dedicated and amazing community. Today, we're excited to announce that we're gearing up to make that community even bigger. Beginning later this summer, Rocket League is going free to play

 

What does this mean for the Rocket League gameplay you know and love? The core gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier. Plus, we’re revamping and improving major features like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression! Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will share that love. That begins with Rocket League's release on its newest platform: the Epic Games Store. 

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 As someone who currently owns Rocket League but never plays, I am excited for this. I think with the game becoming free, more players will join and it will be easier to play with friends. And I know @RILEYISMYNAME will be excited for this

 

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never played rocket league, probably never will. but I have yet to see a game I was interested in go f2p and become a better experience.


 

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tried that game, I was absolutely trash at it lol. maybe i will give it another shot


 

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15 minutes ago, Den-Fi said:

Is this that game where you play baseball with a Ford Focus?

No. It's hockey with a Chevy HHR. 


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Just now, Den-Fi said:

Dang. I wanted to see @TVwazhere go brrrrr.

I think he drives a Kia Rio with a foot-tall spoiler and 22s. 

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May or may not have a rattle can for a muffler. 

 


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1 minute ago, ARikozuM said:

I think he drives a Kia Rio with a foot-tall spoiler and 22s. 

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May or may not have a rattle can for a muffler. 

 

Oh it's a Focus for sure.

@TVwazhere has his own blog about it: http://fordtransmissionsettlement.com/

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27 minutes ago, Rune said:

never played rocket league, probably never will. but I have yet to see a game I was interested in go f2p and become a better experience.

destiny 2?

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1 minute ago, Den-Fi said:

Oh it's a Focus for sure.

@TVwazhere has his own blog about it: http://fordtransmissionsettlement.com/

The Kia must just be an alarm clock. 


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39 minutes ago, Shreyas1 said:

I was absolutely trash at it lol

Yeah, it tends to happen. The thing is, though, the more you play the more enjoyable it gets. It's one of those games that require you to keep on playing as to not forget the controls and the dynamic of it all. I've played for about 50 hours a few years ago and had a total blast and have seen an actual improvement to my skill in that time. Then life came about and I haven't been back to it yet...somedaytm


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I've contemplated the game a few times.  Some friends play it, but trying it briefly didn't make me think it was worth the cash.  For free, I'd definitely go thrash with them now and again.

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7 hours ago, Rune said:

I have yet to see a game I was interested in go f2p and become a better experience.

Yup, usually happens when a game can't sustain its previous sales model so they try to shift it to a new one. The question then is, how will they cash in on it? Are micro-transactions a thing there?

 

I think I played it before, don't recall if there was a demo, or if they had a time limited free to play event of some sort. It seems the kind of thing I'm curious about, but not sure I'd play much. So free is about the right price there.


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8 hours ago, Sakkura said:

The game will also be removed from the Steam store.

 

That should not even be legal

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2 hours ago, porina said:

how will they cash in on it? Are micro-transactions a thing there?

I believe they have a season pass you can buy


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10 hours ago, Den-Fi said:

Is this that game where you play baseball with a Ford Focus?

10 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

No. It's hockey with a Chevy HHR. 

10 hours ago, Den-Fi said:

Dang. I wanted to see @TVwazhere go brrrrr.

10 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

I think he drives a Kia Rio with a foot-tall spoiler and 22s. 

10 hours ago, Den-Fi said:

Oh it's a Focus for sure.

@TVwazhere has his own blog about it: http://fordtransmissionsettlement.com/

10 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

The Kia must just be an alarm clock. 

10 hours ago, Den-Fi said:

I think he has a Kia body pillow.

 

My parents lent me my first daily car in College; a 2011 Kia Soul. So you're actually more on point that you think. I will not confirm or deny the existence of a Kia Body Pillow though. 


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I've sunk about 1200 hours into Rocket League and I'm glad to see this.Although it will take a considerable amount of time before I see the new wave of players reach my rank, it's nice to know that eventually they will get there. Once your MMR is within the top 10% of players your queue times can be anywhere between a few seconds and 2-3 minutes (I know I know that's not that bad). Once your reach the highest rank (roughly top 0.2%) your queue times can be upwards of 10 minutes, if not longer. So new players are always welcome.

 

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59 minutes ago, BigDamn said:

Once your MMR is within the top 10% of players your queue times can be anywhere between a few seconds and 2-3 minutes (I know I know that's not that bad). Once your reach the highest rank (roughly top 0.2%) your queue times can be upwards of 10 minutes, if not longer. So new players are always welcome.

That’s nothing compared to OW DPS queues. The lowest they are for the competitive ladder are 12+ mins. 


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I loved the game. I started playing it on pc with keyboard & mouse, then switched to a ps4-controller which was a really badass improvement as It was much easier to play & then finally I bought it for my Xbox to play it while chilling in my bed. But then unfortunately my xbox live subscription expired so I've never played it again since 1-2 years. T.T

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12 hours ago, Den-Fi said:

I think he has a Kia body pillow.

@TVwazhere is not a weeb so I doubt it

 

2 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

I will not confirm or deny the existence of a Kia Body Pillow though.

I don't think that kia would do that that sounds like something toyota, mazda, subaru, or honda would do thought 

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