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Rocket League's Radical Summer is live

Bustin' makes me feel good

Join us for the biggest ’80s summer bash Rocket League has ever thrown! Radical Summer is now live, and it all starts with a totally awesome celebration of '80s Blockbusters.

The first phase of Radical Summer celebrates some of the most beloved franchises of the decade, starting with Ghostbusters, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this June. The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack Premium Licensed DLC includes the Ecto-1 Battle-Car, Ecto-1 Wheels, Slimer Topper, Proton Pack Boost, Ghostbusters Avatar Border and Player Banner, and the Stay Puft Goal Explosion. The Car Pack is now available for $1.99 USD (or regional equivalent).

Also try out the new limited-run Ghost Hunt mode! Two teams of three enter a spooky version of the Urban Central Arena and attempt to trap the ball with their proton stream power-ups in the Containment Zone. Ghost Hunt will be available throughout the Blockbusters phase of Radical Summer.

There are plenty of tubular in-game Event Items to earn throughout Radical Summer. The Blockbuster phase features items inspired by '80s movies like Back to the Future, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, and The Karate Kid. You can earn these items in the Event Store by redeeming Cassettes. Cassettes can be earned by playing Online Matches in Casual, Competitive, and Extra Playlists. Check out some of the rad event items below.

The Blockbusters Phase will last until July 1, when the extremely excellent celebration of ’80s cultures begins. The event store will refresh with new items for each phase of Radical Summer with the most choice 80s-inspired items. But, don't have a cow if you didn't get a chance to score your favorites. All three Event Stores from each phase will open for a short redemption period after Radical Summer ends in August.

Expect more info on the Culture and Television phases of Radical Summer very soon. Stay tuned, and start earning those Cassettes for some of the most radical items in Rocket League! Stay gnarly!

Psyonix announces "Radical Summer" for Rocket League

The Summer of nostalgia

You're totally invited to Radical Summer—a summer-long celebration of all things ’80s. Grab your aviator shades and mixtapes, and prepare to go back in time to experience the most righteous movies, television, and culture from the decade.

Radical Summer is an in-game event, kicking off on June 10. The 9-week event will feature free items, new Premium Licensed DLCs, limited-time game modes, and more! (shhh, it’s a secret)

This extremely choice event is split into three celebrations of the 1980s: Blockbusters, Culture, and Television. Each celebration lasts three weeks. Similar to previous events, play Online Matches to earn ‘Cassettes’ and redeem them for in-game, '80s-themed items all summer long. Radical Summer's Event Store will change for each phase of Radical Summer, bringing in new items for your Battle-Car. And don’t worry, at the end of the event, we’ll give you a week to redeem Cassettes for any items you may have missed.

CELEBRATING THE BIGGEST FRANCHISES OF THE '80S
You can't throw a summer bash without friends, and we're inviting the biggest '80s franchises to Rocket League. Here's every '80s franchise you can expect to see in Radical Summer:

Ghostbusters

Knight Rider

Back to the Future

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The Goonies

Karate Kid

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender

WWE

Plus, Golden Eggs are back as part of Radical Summer, and this time will contain items from Elevation, Victory, Turbo, and Nitro Crates. Up to five Golden Eggs can be acquired for each phase of the event.

ECTO-1 AND K.I.T.T. ENTER THE ARENA
Radical Summer will start and end with two new Premium Licensed DLC with the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Knight Rider Car Packs.

Get ready to go ghost hunting in the Ecto-1. The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack will include a bunch of fan-favorite items from the iconic Ghostbusters, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary, including the Ecto-1 Battle-Car, Ecto-1 Wheels, Proton Pack Rocket Boost, Slimer Topper, Ghostbusters Player Banner and Avatar Border, and the Stay Puft Goal Explosion.

K.I.T.T., the high-speed, talking futuristic car outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own from the hit '80s show Knight Rider, is reporting for duty and will come as part of its own Car Pack later in Radical Summer!

The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack will be available for $1.99 (or regional equivalent) on June 10. Stay tuned for more info on the Knight Rider Car Pack later during Radical Summer.

NEW LIMITED MODES
The Radical Summer party starts on the field with three new limited-time game modes that will be featured individually throughout the event. To celebrate the arrival of Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 Battle-Car, jump into the new wickedly spooky Ghost Hunt Mode. Ghost Hunt, which will be featured in the Blockbusters phase of Radical Summer, is a 3v3 mode where each team uses their proton stream power-ups to try to trap the ghostly ball in your opponents' Containment Zone. Ghost hunt features new, scary lighting and ghostly sound effects on the Urban Central Arena and will be playable until July 1.

Kicking off Radical Summer's Culture phase will be the high-octane Spike Rush mode. In this 3v3 mode, each player has the Spike power-up from Rumble Mode that can be activated to carry the ball, and deactivated to pull off some wild psych outs. It all goes down on our Throwback Stadium Arena to commemorate Rocket League's fourth anniversary.

Hit the beaches of Salty Shores to close out Radical Summer in our Beach Ball Mode. Beach Ball Mode features 2v2 action with a larger ball, low ball gravity, and the Curveball mutator activated. So enjoy this sunny, feel-good mode that is worthy of a classic '80s beach volleyball montage.

Here are the start and end dates of Radical Summer's three event phases. Each phase will begin at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC) on their respective start dates:

'80s Blockbusters: June 10 - July 1

'80s Culture: July 1 - July 22

'80s Television July 22 - August 12

A game update will be ready for download today at 10:00 a.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. UTC) that will get everything ready for Radical Summer next week. We're excited to share everything that we've packed into this event. Stay tuned for even more info on the next phases of Radical Summer. Until then, stay rad!

Rocket League updated to Version 1.63

Catch the patch

Rocket League has been updated to Version 1.63. Get a full rundown of this latest patch below.

NEW CONTENT

Monstercat (Antennae)
‘Julian Calor’
‘Snavs’
‘Xilent’

CHANGES AND UPDATES

General

‘DeLorean Time Machine’ hitbox has been changed from Octane to Dominus
Lighting has been adjusted on ‘Salty Shores’ based on community feedback

Friends List

You can now block players through the in-game Friends List
Once you block a player, you will no longer receive notifications from them, and your online presence will not be visible to them
Remember that you may still be friends with this player through your platform’s friend’s list
Blocked players will appear in the new ‘Blocked Players’ list within the Friends List menu
You can unblock players by selecting them from your Blocked Players list, and choosing ‘Unblock Player’

Replay FX

‘Scene Depth’ Image Filter and Vignette have been adjusted
Two new Replay FX Image Filters have been added
‘Outlines’
‘Subpar’

BUG FIXES

General

In Free Play, ball now properly launches upward when playing Hoops and Dropshot
Re-adjusted size of rear wheels on ‘’16 Batmobile’
Fixed an exploit that would display non-Certified Customization Items with a certification during trading
Fixed sorting by “Most Recent” in inventory
Fixed a bug with all three Slash Beam Rocket Boosts causing framerate issues
Preset colors no longer change unintentionally when changing to a new Preset at the end of a match
Fixed the Disruptor power-up in Rumble so it no longer affects boost pick-ups
[Xbox One] Fixed an exploit within chat that could disrupt a match
[Steam] Rapidly cycling through Presets will no longer close the game
Players can no longer jump infinitely when sitting on top of the ball while using Spikes in Rumble
Fixed an issue causing a Club Tag to be filtered for only one member of a Club during an Online Match
Completing a trade while opening a Crate and selecting ‘Equip Now’ will no longer close the game
Fixed a bug causing the “Minimum score threshold not met” message to appear erroneously at the end of a match
Adjusted effects inside the ‘Celestial’ Wheel
Fixed colors on the ‘RC Rivals’ Decals
Attempting to trade a recently-acquired item will no longer cancel or time out the trade

KNOWN ISSUES

Ball indicator may not appear near the middle of Throwback Arena
[Salty Shores] Lighting in the arena may tint some Decals more blue than normal
One player’s car may be invisible at match start, will reappear after a goal is scored
Tournament creators may not be able to spectate Tournament matches
Several Wheels may show the rotor or hub clipping through on certain Car Bodies
[Nintendo Switch] Players may enter an Online Match stuck in an incorrect camera view until a goal is scored

Rocket League blog update - The making of Replay FX

Relive your best moments

Photo modes have become a mainstay in video games across a wide variety of genres over the past couple years. They give players an up-close look at every distinct detail that goes into the visuals of our favorite games, plus allow content creators to craft truly amazing, unique images. Rocket League's most recent update added a similar feature called Replay FX—a suite of controls that made it possible for fans to heavily edit the look of their best plays from the pitch.

Replay FX adds the ability to adjust the look of saved replays by adding filters, focus points, vignettes, and greenscreen effects that make the fan art possibilities endless. The controls are still in beta as this is the first time a feature of this type have been added to the game. The development team is still exploring how content creators are using these tools, what's working, and what can be added in the future. But, just because it's in beta doesn't mean it came together overnight.

Check out the full blog here

Rocket League's Summer 2019 Roadmap

Wait a minute...the world championships are in my home state?!

It's hard to believe that we're almost to the halfway mark of 2019, but believe it you should, because it means that we're ready for a brand new Roadmap that sheds some light on the new features and improvements we're bringing to the game over the next several months.

Of course, you've probably already read this month's "Epic News," which is why we also want to assure you (and the rest of our community) that Rocket League will continue to be shaped by the same development team that it always has even if our family is getting quite a bit bigger. The game will also continue to be fueled and inspired by the passion and feedback of our dedicated playerbase just as it was before.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what you can expect to see in the next few months of 2019!

SUMMER EVENT WITH LIMITED-TIME EVENTS

Next month, we will kick off the biggest in-game event that Rocket League has ever had, featuring several limited-time events. While the event on the whole will share the same in-game currency for items that can be redeemed inside the event store, the items found in the event store itself will change as we move through different points in the promotion; giving you more in-game items to earn than ever before.

We know that players can sometimes earn more event currency than they sometimes use, so we're addressing that by adding XP Level-Up Packs in the event store as well (a Rocket League first)! That means that players will be able to redeem event currency for XP Level-Up Packs that grant 10 Tier Points for Rocket Pass -- allowing you to boost your Rocket Pass Tiers in a super-fast and super-convenient way!

PARTY-UP SYSTEM, INVENTORY MANAGEMENT, AND TRADING

The community has been asking us for quicker ways to party-up with strangers following a good match. That functionality will be coming later this year. Soon, you'll be able to easily party-up with teammates from the post-game screen.

Inventories are growing too, and that calls for better ways to organize all of your in-game items. We're happy to say that additional inventory management tools will also be added via a future update.

Finally, one of our long-term goals for 2019 and beyond is to make a number of under-the-hood, quality-of-life updates to our trading system. We’ll have more to share on that later this year.

RLCS SEASON 7 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INCOMING!

The RLCS Season 7 World Championship at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ is just around the corner and tickets are selling fast. Get your tickets now to catch all the live action from the world's best Rocket League teams. Also, Competitive Season 10 ends on Monday, May 13, so make sure you fulfill your Season Reward Level wins at your rank to earn the appropriate goodies.

Stay tuned next month for the full reveal of our upcoming event. Plus, you can expect to see the aforementioned features (and more) later this year. For fans looking to find out more regarding what our acquisition by Epic Games means for Rocket League and Psyonix in the long-term -- there's nothing new to report just yet, but we'll keep you informed as soon as we have an update.

Rocket League 2XP weekend starts May 2nd, 2019

Double up!

Now that Rocket Pass 3 is live, we wanted to celebrate with a Double XP Weekend. The 2XP Weekend will be May 2 - 6.

During 2XP Weekend, you'll earn double the amount of base experience in all Casual, Competitive, and Extra Mode Playlist matches via the "+100% special event" XP bonus. Remember, Rocket Pass Premium already grants an extra 50% to base XP, so enjoy even more of a boost all weekend long!

Here are the official start and end times for the upcoming 2XP Weekend:

2XP Start Time: Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. UTC

2XP End Time: Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. UTC

Rocket League gets an updated icon on Switch

We shared the patch notes for Rocket League's most recent update earlier today, but there was one change that wasn't mentioned in the patch notes. The game has been updated with a new icon on Switch! This better showcases some of the newer content in the game.

Rocket League updated to Version 1.62, patch notes available

Some minor tweaks

Rocket League has been bumped up to Version 1.62. Check out the full patch notes for this update below.

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Audio

Echo effect on ball effect has been adjusted
Reduced dynamic range of game audio based on community reception and feedback

BUG FIXES

General

Adjusted volume of fireworks on Champions Field (all variants)
Corrected memory behavior to reduce occurrences of audio drop-outs
This may still occur when playing 4v4 Rumble on Salty Shores
Fixed the diagonal kickoff position on Champions Field
An appropriate Club Tag worn by multiple players in a match should no longer be filtered on only one of those players
Resolved increase of ‘Error 71’ matchmaking errors when trying to find an Online Match
Player Banners previewed on Crate and Rocket Pass menus will no longer incorrectly attach to your profile
Adjusted the Paint Finish on the ‘DeLorean Time Machine’
[Nintendo Switch] Rocket League should no longer freeze if using a profile not linked to a Nintendo Account
Friends List notifications will now appear while viewing Replays

KNOWN ISSUES

[Switch] Depth of Field controls are disabled in Replay FX
Players may see an “XP not received” message despite earning enough points
Audio may drop out during a match for some players
Some players may see overlapping item-loading icons when starting the game after receiving a large number of new

Customization Items

[Rumble] Some players may not be able to pick up boost after being hit with the Disruptor power-up
Crates received while playing may not stack with Crates in inventory, but they will stack correctly after a game restart
One player’s car may be invisible at match start, will reappear after a goal is scored

Rocket League competitive season 10 rewards revealed

May you be handsomely rewarded

Rocket League's tenth Competitive Season will come to a close next month. That means it's time to reveal the upcoming Season Rewards. We're excited to announce that the rewards for Competitive Season 10 will be brand new Goal Explosions!

Competitive Season 10 will end, and Season 11 will begin, on May 13. Like previous Competitive Seasons, there will be unique reward for ranks Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Champion, and Grand Champion. For the first time, the Grand Champion Rank will have its own unique reward in addition to the the Season 10 Grand Champion Title.

In addition to the unique Grand Champion Rewards and Titles, Extra Mode Grand Champion Titles are returning for Season 10. Extra Mode Titles for the Grand Champion Rank debuted in Season 9 and will be back this season. See the full distribution breakdown below:

COMPETITIVE AND EXTRA MODE REWARDS
Bronze I or higher – Season 10 – Bronze Goal Explosion

Silver I or higher – Season 10 – Silver Goal Explosion + lower Goal Explosions

Gold I or higher – Season 10 – Gold Goal Explosion + lower Goal Explosions

Platinum I or higher – Season 10 – Platinum Goal Explosion + lower Goal Explosions

Diamond I or higher – Season 10 – Diamond Goal Explosion + lower Goal Explosions

Champion I or higher – Season 10 – Champion Goal Explosion + lower Goal Explosions

GRAND CHAMPION REWARDS
Competitive Grand Champion – ‘Season 10 – Grand Champion’ In-Game Title + Grand Champion Goal Explosion + all Season 10 Goal Explosions

Rumble Grand Champion – ‘Season 10 – RNG Champ’ In-Game Title + Grand Champion Goal Explosion + all Season 10 Goal Explosions

Dropshot Grand Champion – ‘Season 10 – Floor Destroyer’ In-Game Title + Grand Champion Goal Explosion + all Season 10 Goal Explosions

Hoops Grand Champion – ‘Season 10 – Dunk Master’ In-Game Title + Grand Champion Goal Explosion + all Season 10 Goal Explosions

Snow Day Grand Champion – ‘Season 10 – Blizzard Wizard’ In-Game Title + Grand Champion Goal Explosion + all Season 10 Goal Explosions

(Note: Grand Champion In-Game Titles for Extra Modes are earned by achieving Grand Champion Rank in each individual Extra Mode)

You still have a few more weeks left in Season 10 to hit your goals. Remember, you have to complete your placement matches in a Competitive Playlist and fulfill the appropriate Season Reward Level in order to earn your rewards for Competitive Season 10. Competitive Season 11 will have the same soft reset that previous competitive seasons have had. You will need to complete 10 placement matches per Competitive Playlist to earn your rank, which will likely be near your previously held rank.

If you're still working on reaching that next rank, be sure to bring your A-game to get those wins before May 13 when Season 10 ends and Season 11, begins. As always, good luck and have fun!

Shazam items soar into Rocket League

Make sure to shout "SHAZAM" at your opponents

SHAZAM! Starting right now, you can unlock new in-game items inspired by the hit DC Comics film, and the best part is, they're free!

Just as Billy Batson says, "Shazam!," to get his super powers, so too will you get your items! Just enter key word "shazam" in the "Redeem Code" menu to get the official Shazam Octane Decal and Shazam Wheels. These items may not come with super strength or bullet immunity, but you'll still look super cool when your Battle-Car goes flying through the air!