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Rocket League Autumn Update Includes LAN Support for PC

And there was much rejoicing.

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Psyonix, developer of Rocket League, has announced a massive update to their game. 

The Autumn Update features a cornucopia of new content:

  • Farmstead, a new Seasonal Arena available in Competitive, Casual, and Private matches for a limited time this Fall

  • More than 90 FREE new Customization Items available as Uncommon, Rare, and Very Rare drops after online matches or from Trade-Ins

  • The introduction of Player Banners, a new player customization feature

  • The End of Competitive Season 5 and the start of Competitive Season 6

  • Standardization of Arenas for Competitive and Casual Online play

  • Transparent Goalposts

  • LAN Support for PC players

Following this update, players will also have the opportunity to help test two game-changing upcoming features. First, is a new 'Party' System that PC players can help test during beta periods after the update goes live. Second, is a new 'Tournaments' system that allows players to create and compete in their own tournaments inside the game client.  So long, Challonge! The Party system will launch shortly after the Autumn update goes live, while the Tournaments Beta will be coming later this fall. 

In a recent interview with Shacknews at PAX West, Corey Davis, Creative Director on Rocket League, told us that "We are definitely not working on a Rocket League 2." This is a refreshing thing to hear as they have done tremendous fan service over the last few years and are committed to evolving the game well into the future.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty

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    September 13, 2017 9:35 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Rocket League Autumn Update Includes LAN Support for PC

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      September 13, 2017 9:43 AM

      Yes! It would make an awesome LAN game

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      September 13, 2017 9:53 AM

      What are player banners, paint your own flags deal?

      Good on them for understanding another sequel is unnecessary right now. The game has grown and improved a ton from where it first started but the core gameplay has barely changed and everything else doesn't need a huge update or overhaul yet.

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      September 13, 2017 10:03 AM

      Nice. I hope they stick with it for a few more years. They gotta be earning bank with keys and the game is starting to get a good following in the esports world. It'd be crazy to potentially kill a good thing by doing a sequel at this point.

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      September 13, 2017 10:11 AM

      Good that they're not doing Rocket League 2. I dunno what that'd even look like.

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        September 13, 2017 10:41 AM

        Rocket League Turbo Edition!
        Super Rocket League!
        Rocket League: Tournament Edition

        LOL

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          September 13, 2017 10:42 AM

          It'd be cool if they released a version that had a package of a bunch of the payware addons for $40 or something.

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            September 13, 2017 11:07 AM

            The "Collector's Edition" console versions on disc did that to some extent, included all the pay for DLC cars and junk that were in the game to that point. They've added plenty of stuff since then, though.

            I don't know if they'd do that again. If anything now that they have the microtransaction crates and stuff in there, I could see them relaunching as free to play in the future, if the numbers start dwindling enough. Although they could do that along with a premium unlock everything package tier.

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      September 13, 2017 2:40 PM

      I wonder the LAN mode sprouted from them working on local multiplayer for the Switch?