We're now well over a year into Rocket League's life, and Psyonix doesn't appear to be slowing down on the post-launch support. The much-loved multiplayer game, still a firm favourite of yours truly, has just received its latest patch, and it's another big one, introducing new items, systems, and even an extra Rocket Labs arena.
Top of the pile, though, is Rumble, a brand new mode available in private and unranked matches that brings weapons and power-ups to the already chaotic pitch. Among other abilities, there's the tornado which whips the ball up into the air, the grappling hook that propels you towards the ball, and an ability that freezes the ball in place. It's a mode that's sure to make for some chaotic, hilarious fun with a few friends – that is, if you ever get bored of the vanilla experience.
Elsewhere, this update introduces the option to trade items with friends, meaning you can finally offload some of your duplicated hats and antennas. Also new are Champions Crates, rare end-of-match drops that contain exclusive new items and even "import" car bodies. This is the most controversial new inclusion, as to get these new cosmetic extras, you need to purchase keys via microtransactions. Obviously it's not necessary that you cough up for these crates, but they do contain their own line of items separate from the regular crop, if that tickles your fancy.
There's more besides, including a few niceties such as a new Party Chat feature, and the ability to save car configurations. The amount of content that Psyonix has provided for free over the last 14 months is phenomenal. If you haven't played in a while, it seems like a great time to jump back in. What do you make of the latest patch? Have you had a chance to try out Rumble yet? Score an own goal in the comments section below.
@Neolit I was about to say much the same thing just not quite so eloquently. This game is probably the biggest factor in my continued PS+ subscription and to this day still the best free game on the service, long may it continue.
Yep, best game I ever got on PS+, by a country mile. Still play it near enough every day and have bought every piece of DLC so far, barring the NBZ flag pack. Had a quick go of Rumble this morning and while I don't see it overtaking the vanilla experience it is good break from the norm if you're on a losing streak!
I love this game (I missed it on PSN - how, I do not know) and happily bought it. I need to play it more though, I play it every week or so for a quick match and get annihilated. The great thing about it though is that in this game, I don't mind (compared to FPS experiences which are just miserable).
This game is like crack and heroin mixed together - its the Pete Doherty of games.
Rocket league has to be the best ps+ game ever its the only game that has me my bro and all of our mates hooked to the point we have formed a RLCS team
Back on the point i was going to make about the micro transactions, i don't mind them at all with this beeing free on PS+ its a way to show a bit of support to the developers was going to buy the special edition to do the same, all so the article missed out 1 important fact about the Microtransactions they help fund future RCLS season's and events so its not all bad part of the profit is going to the community and that makes me happy they are giveing back to the fans and not emptying there pockets because they can!
Rumble Mode is brilliant, some hilarious things happen on it. The fun just keeps on coming with Rocket League — and I can finally make my car green! Such a mundane addition has never been so exciting.
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