Rocket League to open Season 9 and launch competitive updates next week

Polish up your skills, the new season of competitive Rocket League is bringing loads of new changes.

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As the competitive Season 8 begins to wind down for Rocket League, developer Psyonix is hard at work preparing for the launch of Season 9. In addition to the launch of a new season, the game will see a wide range of changes and additions that will shake up the game’s competitive landscape. Rocket League Season 9 and its associated update will be going live September 24.

In a blog post on the official Rocket League website, Psyonix details the rewards for Season 8 participants as well as changes that will be coming for Season 9. For the first time ever, Rumble, Dropshot, Hoops and Snow Day will be converted to Competitive Playlists: 2v2 for Hoops and 3v3 for the other Playlists. Players will have a unique MMR for each playlist and must complete ten matches for placement into the official rankings. These new Competitive Playlist matches will also contribute to season reward totals.

The full update will include:

  • Season 8 Rewards
  • A new in-game soundtrack EP -- ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 4’
  • Our new Hot Wheels Triple Threat DLC Pack
  • Quality of Life improvements, like shortening the post-match progression screen
  • ...and bug fixes!

The Season 9 update will be available for Xbox One, PS4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch.

Contributing Tech Editor

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