After Reddit user TheSgtPunishment uncovered an image from Rocket League's source code suggesting that a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-style crate system (in which players pay money in exchange for crates containing random items) would be coming to the game at some point, Psyonix's Vice-President Jeremy Dunham quickly confirmed that such a system would be introduced to the title, although more wouldn't be revealed until the Rocket League Championship Series finals on 6th August.
Still, Dunham did give a few tidbits of info to dispel any rumours that this new system would affect gameplay or Psyonix's DLC and free content plan for Rocket League. "Crates will contain cosmetic content only," Dunham stated, before reassuring: "Players who don't want to interact with this system can hide it entirely with a single checkbox. Also of note, this won't affect or impact our current item drop system in any way. We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items along with the occasional paid DLC like we always have."
While a lot remains to be revealed about this new system – such as the price of the crates, whether they'll contain any exclusive items, and if the crates will even be on console – it's safe to say that Psyonix has taken all possible precautions in order to lessen the impact of crates on the gameplay, as well as warming many people towards the idea.
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