Rocket League Free to Play

Rocket League has been free to play in the summer of 2020. It has been a long time since the Rocket League came to move to free play. For those who are unaware, on September 23, 2020, at 8 am PT/11 am ET, Psyonix’s cars-meets-soccer game, Rocket League, is scheduled to go free for all to enjoy.

On July 7, 2015, Rocket League debuted for the first time in the gaming community. It was first released for PlayStation 4 on the PC and as a free PlayStation Plus title. Eventually, it even found its way to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Today, after five incredibly profitable years, the Rocket League is moving from a price point of $20 to a whopping $0.

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

You may have noticed recently that there has been an update to the game if you already own Rocket League. This update was part of the brand-new feel of Psyonix that has made its way into the game. You will note that the main menu is entirely different and a lot easier to navigate after you skip the opening cut-scene. It also has an improved look to scan for a game, but it has a more modern feeling to it and I just love it. It will also leave the Steam PC store and make its way to the Epic Games store as its permanent home when the Rocket League is finally free to play. There will also be scheduled tournaments where players can earn various in-game items and Rocket League credits for the tournament that can also be used to buy various items. It will also be released in season 1 of the Rocket Pass that gamers will have an option to buy to provide them with extra goals to achieve. The Rocket Pass is going to be the primary way Psyonix is now making its money and it’s definitely not a new idea for the industry. This comparable business model, like Fortnite, is being used by many other free games. You know that sales of Rocket Pass will also be increased with all of the new players that will flood into the game. That is why it is not a bad decision by Psyonix at all to make the Rocket League open.

Finally, we are going to see a whole new competitive ranking being implemented. The Grand Champion is not the highest rank any more! Instead, like all the other ranks below it, the Grand Champion would be split into three separate ranks (Grand Champion 1, Grand Champion 2, and Grand Champion 3). You will be ranked in the all-new Super Sonic Legend rank if you have what it takes to ascend all the way to the top of the mountain and conquer Grand Champion 3! These new rankings are certainly going to give gamers extra stuff to do that will take a very long time.

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