Rocket League Season 4: Know What it Offers

See what the new season has to offer.
See what the new season has to offer. Psyonix

Eyes here everyone! Season 4 of Rocket League is starting tomorrow. There’s a lot to look forward to like the new Arena called the Deadeye Canyon. There’s also the new Rocket Pass and Competitive Tournaments.

The new season officially starts on August 11 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. However, before Season 4 goes live, an update will be released on August 10 at 7:00 p.m. EDT to set everything up.

Season 4 Features

For this new season, the Outlaw is on the loose and wants things like boost stealing and demo hunting. This is but one of the more than 70 Tiers of rewards available with the Rocket Pass Premium. In addition, those who have this pass get an extra XP boost along with additional Weekly and Season Challenges.

Season 4 is also expanding the Competitive Tournaments along with the new 2v2 battles. You can read more about that here.

There are also some LTMs with the first one being the 2v2 Heatseeker launching on August 12. The next one is Speed Demon which is on August 19. For this particular LTM, mutators, the speed of Boomer Ball without the wild bounces, fast respawn timer and the demos on contact are combined.

Safe Music for Streamers

New features are coming as well in the new season. One of these is sure to be a hit for streamers, which is the new Audio Setting. What it does is help streamers prevent their videos being delisted due to DMCA violations. All that needs to be done is to check the “Streamer Safe Music (Only)” box and any DMCA protected audio is either muted or replaced with copyright free music.

Rank Restrictions

Another thing to expect are the rank restrictions for undersized parties when queueing in ranked playlists. Examples of an undersized party are two players wanting to join a Competitive 3v3 Standard or 3v3 Standard Tournament.

To queue, the two players in that example must be at least with three Ranks of each order. The reason for this is so that the third teammate found through matchmaking is within the same rank.

That means if one player is Platinum 2 and the other one is Diamond 3, they won’t be able to queue since the gap is four ranks. A Platinum 3 player and one that’s Diamond 3 can queue for a match since the gap is only three Ranks. For new players, they can queue with players who are Ranked Gold 3 and below.

Changes to Casual Matches

Changes are also coming to Casual Matches. It hopes to address the problem of teammates leaving Casual Matches early.

The changes include the ability to forfeit Casual Matches, similar to Competitive Matches. So when all the players on the team vote to concede, the Casual Match immediately ends. To prevent abuse though, matchmaking bans will be given to players who are determined constantly leave casual matches.

Are you ready for Season 4?

Rocket League is available on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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