Rocket League Summer Roadmap Brings Cross-Platform Support and Rocket Pass

Time to get back into Rocket League, right?

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Psyonix has announced its summer roadmap plans for an upcoming Rocket League update, which is planned for July or August. There's a lot of fun stuff on the horizon, so if you're a big Rocket League fan, you'll definitely want to pay attention.

The first thing on the docket is the long-awaited cross-platform party support, which is coming this summer. To participate, you'll need to register an in-game ID that's a combination of a custom name and a unique code (sort of like Discord), add friends in from other platforms with their special ID, and then party up to take the game online. It should streamline the process considerably.

Unfortunately, Psyonix hasn't specified which platforms will be able to use cross-platform party support, but it will likely be included for PC players, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One players with a few caveats for PS4 players thanks to Sony's approaches toward cross-platform gaming.

Another new addition for Rocket League fans comes in the form of the Rocket Pass, which is akin to Fortnite's Battle Pass in several ways. Using the Rocket Pass, you'll be able to level up and increase your tier to unlock special kinds of content as you progress. Each pass will last for a few months before it's retired, and then you'll get a new one to level up with all-new rewards.

You'll be able to participate even if you don't want to pay anything, with both free and premium tiers of cosmetic items, decryptors, and titles. The free tiers won't cost anything, but the premium track of items will, with a flat fee to unlock. But don't worry! You'll be able to preview any sort of paid premium content before you purchase it.

In addition to these big updates, here's a breakdown of how summer is going to look for Rocket League in general:

May

New Content Update out, including:

  • A brand new Arena
  • The start of Competitive Season 8
  • Competitive Season 7 Rewards
  • New in-game music with the release of ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 3’
  • And more!

June

Following the Content Update, June will bring additional activities both in-game and out:

  • New, summer-themed in-game Event
  • The RLCS Season 5 World Championship live from London
  • New Licensed Premium DLC

July

"Every July we celebrate Rocket League’s birthday, and 2018 is no exception.  In July, we’ll kick off a big Anniversary in-game Event with some special throwback content for our long time fans as well as a lot of cool goodies to earn. Stay tuned for additional details as we get closer!" reads the official Rocket League blog post.

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