Rocket League Future Plans Include Cross-Platform Parties And More DLC

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Rocket League will introduce a Tournament mode this Spring, so look out for a beta on Steam over the next few weeks Psyonix

Developer Psyonix has laid out plans for the next few months of updates for everyone’s favorite automobile-based sport, Rocket League. While there aren’t any major new game modes coming soon, Rocket League players have some new features, DLC and more to look forward to through April.

February starts off slowly with the distribution of Season 6 rewards and the start of Season 7. There are new crates available and new RLCS Fan rewards. Additionally, a public beta will start on Steam for Tournaments mode.

March and April are more exciting. Tournament mode will officially launch in the Spring feature update. This mode allows players to easily create bracketed single-elimination tournaments. There are other performance and quality of life improvements coming over March and April as well, including:

  • Item Stacking

  • Better Item Filtering, Searching, and Sorting

  • Equip to Blue/Orange Team for Car Bodies

  • New and Expanded Options

    • Packet Send/Receive Rate and Bandwidth Limits

    • “Team Quick Chat Only”

    • Disable “One Minute Remaining”, etc. messages

  • Connection Quality Info

    • See notifications for Packet Loss, Latency Variance, and Server Performance in-game

    • Will help us and the community better differentiate between “server issues” and connection problems

  • Switch Performance & Visual Quality Updates

    • Performance Mode - 900p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 60 FPS with infrequent dynamic resolution scaling

    • Quality Mode - Native 1080p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 30 FPS with added visual effects

Into April and beyond, Psyonix plans to roll out cross-platform parties, allowing players to group up even if they aren’t using the same console. More arenas, features and Xbox One X support are expected by late 2018. Additionally, there will also be improvements to the progression system, including:

  • Making XP relevant again

  • Earning Decryptors through play

  • New Banners, Titles, and other rewards for reaching high levels

No set release has been confirmed for any of the new additions, but the first February update is anticipated for all platforms on Feb. 7. The full list of upcoming plans can be found on the Psyonix blog.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see any of the new additions coming to Rocket League over the next few months? What would you like to see get added in a future update? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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