After five years of endless popularity, Rocket league will play for free. Psyonix says that the free-to-play begins later this summer, coinciding with a huge Rocket league update, cross-platform support and release of Rocket League on the Epic Games store.
The next Rocket League update is the “biggest yet”. We don’t know of any gameplay updates, but we make be aware that Psyonix implements full cross-platform support through Epic Games accounts. You can finally share your Rocket Pass progress and competitive rank between your PC, Switch, PS4, and whatever other platforms you use for Rocket league.
According to Psyonix, everyone who has played Rocket league online before the launch of free to play will inherit Legacy status. Here are the benefits of Legacy status:
- All Rocket League brand DLC released before it was free
- “Est. Title 20XX” which displays the first year you played Rocket League
- Over 200 common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
- The people who played Rocket league before this announcement will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost.
Unfortunately, Epic Games and Psyonix are pulling Rocket league from the Steam store. Steam players who own Rocket league will continue to receive updates and cross-platform support, but PC gamers who plan to play the game for free will need to do so through Epic (or a game console).
Source: Psyonix team