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Psyonix details upcoming Rocket League updates, Switch version getting performance/visual upgrades

Hi everybody! With our next update fast approaching, we wanted to share with you some of our plans for the first few months of 2018.

We’re testing out a new update schedule this year that alternates Content Updates - which include things like new Competitive Seasons (and rewards), Maps, Events, and DLC - with Feature Updates that focus on new functionality like Tournaments or Cross-Platform Parties.

This alternating schedule lets us update on a more frequent and regular cycle, guarantees you won’t have to wait too long between Competitive Seasons, and lets us spend more time perfecting and bug fixing features before they go live.

With that in mind, here are the highlights of what you can look forward to in the months ahead.

FEBRUARY
February Content Update
Competitive Season 7 Begins
Competitive Season 6 Rewards
New Crate
New RLCS Fan Rewards
Tournaments Beta
Steam public beta for our upcoming Tournaments Feature
MARCH
New Licensed Premium DLC

Spring Event

SPRING (MARCH-APRIL)
Spring Feature Update

Tournaments

Play against other players in bracketed, single elimination tournaments

Quality of Life Updates

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

APRIL AND BEYOND
Once we’re past the Tournaments release we’ll begin talking more about our roadmap for the summer and beyond with posts like these every few months. As a quick reminder, here are some of the features that are still being developed for 2018 release:

Cross-Platform Parties

Party up and matchmake with players from other (participating) platforms

Progression Updates

Make XP relevant again

Earn Decryptors through play

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

New Arenas

New Features

Xbox One X - We are now targeting Xbox One X support for late 2018

That’s just a quick look at the major highlights that are coming up this year, and look out for the February Update next week (pending first-party certification approvals) when it launches on all platforms February 7.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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"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"
That is a very nice & welcomed update, THX a 1000 Psyonix!!!

I'm impressed with the visual upgrades! Thanks Psyonix!

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