Rocket League Goes Free-to-Play on Epic Games Store Next Week

Rocket League Goes Free-to-Play on Epic Games Store Next Week

A major update will roll out on Wednesday in preparation for the game’s free-to-play launch.

Rocket League is going free-to-play next week, according to an announcement today from developer Psyonix. To commemorate the event, Psyonix has released a new cinematic trailer, which you can watch below. A cross-platform update will go live on Wednesday morning ahead of the game’s free-to-play debut.

Rocket League Free to Play Trailer

Rocket League goes free-to-play on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. At the same time, the game will also be making its way over to Epic Games Store, where players can link their platforms to their Epic Games account. Doing so is crucial for cross-platform progression, a long-requested feature that is finally coming to Rocket League next week.

Major Update

In anticipation of these changes, a major game update will arrive on Wednesday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. Tomorrow’s update will “lay the groundwork to get everyone ready for September 23,” according to Psyonix. The update enables cross-platform progression and brings changes to various gameplay features, including the following:

  • New Quick Chats
  • Heatseeker in Private Matches
  • Larger item pool for Trade Ups
  • Solo Standard removed
  • New Bot difficulty
  • New Merc Hitbox
  • Rocket League X Monstercat Remixes
  • Updated Menu
  • Changes to Achievements

Legacy Status

Considering the game released over five years ago, chances are you already own a copy of Rocket League. As a special reward, Psyonix is offering Legacy Status to anyone who has played Rocket League online prior to the game’s free-to-play launch. Legacy Status includes all Rocket League-branded DLC released before free-to-play, as well as various other rewards.

Head over to the official Rocket League website for more details on Rocket League’s other free-to-play features, including the game’s new competitive season.