Part of the tremendous success of Rocket League has come down to developer Psyonix's efforts to keep the game fresh and interesting for seasoned veterans and newcomers alike. One of the latest features that the studio has been cooking up is the new Tournaments mode, which is right around the corner from its proper debut later this Spring. For now, however, players can jump into the Rocket League Tournament beta and get a taste for everything Psyonix has in store for the title's newest gameplay mode. We've got all the must-know details players need to jump into the the new Rocket League Tournament beta test featured below.
How To Enter The Steam Rocket League Tournament Beta Test
The Rocket League Tournament beta is live right now on PC, and for owners of the Steam version of the game, jumping into the action is simple. First, open up Steam and navigate over to the Library. Locate the entry for Rocket League, right-click on it, then choose Properties from the drop-down menu. Within the menu that pops up, select the Betas tab up top, then find and click on the Tournament Beta entry from the drop-down list.
Once the above process has been completed, the Steam client will begin downloading the information needed to jump in the Rocket League Tournament beta automatically. Once it's finished, players should see that their copy of Rocket League is now different than the standard version of the game, reflecting the new beta template. To return to the old version, repeat the above process, and after clicking the Betas tab, select the None option to have the game return to its previous form.
There are a couple of things that players will want to remember when diving into the Rocket League Tournament beta test: first, there is no option for online matchmaking outside of the new Tournament option. Players also won't be able to trade with others, and some items from the inventory may appear to be missing — don't worry, they're safe, they're just not yet compatible with the current beta. Players might also note that some of their settings may have changed between the update to the beta version — those settings should be retained when switching back to the standard version.
Image credit: Rocket League Tournaments beta details from the official Rocket League website.