Rocket League v1.58 patch adds cross-platform parties

The latest Rocket League patch is making it easier for friends to play together by introducing cross-platform parties.

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Most games are better with friends and that's especially the case for Rocket League. Sure, you could motor onto the field on your own and try to be a superstar, burning all sorts of nitro fuel to score a goal. But teamwork makes the dream work, so why not take the field with a few buddies? That's become much easier thanks to Rocket League's v1.58 update, which officially introduces cross-platform parties to all versions of the game.

Fisrt teased last week, the latest Rocket League patch overhauls the game's old Friends List feature and updates it to allow for invitations to Parties and Clubs, regardless of the user's chosen platform. The main menu Friends List now displays friends on the same platform on the Friends tab, while showing friends on different platforms on the RocketID tab. This makes putting together Parties and Clubs with players easier than it's ever been. Remember that RocketIDs are the player's username, followed by four randomly-generated numbers.

Those looking to get into the meat of the game and dive into fierce Rocket League battles should also be aware that Competitive Season 10 has begun with this patch's deployment. As players dive into the new season, it should be noted that Season 9 rewards are now available for pickup. This includes new sets of Wheels and new Titles for Grand Champions.

The Rocket League v1.58 update also includes the usual batch of bug fixes and balance tweaks. Those looking for a full list of changes can check out the Rocket League website. Developer Psyonix is almost through its Spring 2019 roadmap and that means Rocket Pass 2 is almost at an end. Stay tuned, as the developer is expected to reveal what's next for Rocket League in the weeks ahead, along with the mysterious licensed DLC that's set to deploy in March.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    February 19, 2019 12:35 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Rocket League v1.58 patch adds cross-platform parties

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      February 19, 2019 12:41 PM

      It’s finally happened. World peace.

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      February 19, 2019 12:47 PM

      There is something very wrong with the sound in this patch. It's really muffled and broken. Doesn't seem like I'm the only one with the problem either when I asked in game.

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        February 19, 2019 2:34 PM

        Looks like they updated the audio engine according to the patch notes.

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        February 19, 2019 3:08 PM

        Snow Days plays so much better on the Switch now.

        Best mode.

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        February 19, 2019 8:29 PM

        Yup. I played my placement matches but hated the audio the whole time. The ball bounces are too loud. Some boosts are way too soft, some too loud. I can barely hear my engine noise. Super frustrating. How could they not catch this?

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          February 20, 2019 12:14 AM

          I can only imagine that it's only a problem on PC with certain configurations. At least that's what I'm telling myself to keep from raging about it. If they fucked this up on consoles too, their QA is awful. I know they break shit with every update. It's kind of their thing. But holy shit the sound is just so bad and so obvious.

          Apex is broken and crashing for me, Rocket League broke the sound to the point that I don't want to play it. I guess no multiplayer games for me for a while? Lame.