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Rocket League is doing away with paid, randomized Crates

All future items will be available for purchase with their contents clearly labeled for buyers.


It looks like random Crates will be exiting Rocket League in the near future.

Taking to the official Rocket League blog, the Psyonix team (and Epic Games) professed that it will be taking these crates out of the game soon and replacing them with a system that will instead show the items you're purchasing ahead of time so there's no mystery involved.

"Here at Psyonix, and Epic Games as a whole, we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world. In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized Crates from Rocket League, replacing them with a system that shows the exact items you’re buying in advance. This is similar to changes implemented earlier this year by the Fortnite Save the World team," the blog post reads.

For now, the team says, Rocket Pass Premium, DLC cars, and Esports Shop items will be available for purchase as part of the new system. The team will be announcing new timelines and specifics on what's rolling out further over the coming months, but for now it looks like there won't be any additional randomization mechanics going forward for now.

We'll keep you apprised of any changes that come down the line regarding these Crate changes and whatever the teams decide to do with the new system on its way out. It'll be interesting to see how the game handles a similar system from here. 

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    August 6, 2019 1:30 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Rocket League is doing away with paid, randomized Crates

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      August 6, 2019 1:56 PM

      It'll be interesting to see what their pricing is but if it's in line with the current cars you can buy separately this is going to be such a good change. Fuck the "traders" that built an economy off gambling.

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        August 6, 2019 2:18 PM

        It sounds like there will be:
        - Regular DLC like the car packs. Those you can't earn or buy from in-game money.
        - Rocket Pass rewards (for which you have to buy the Rocket Pass)
        - In-game store for specific items in daily rotation

        Seems a perfectly fair system and a way for Psyonix to keep their revenue flowing (of course, since now part of Epic, they are probably a lot more secure, but I still want to see RL do well on its own, its a great comeback kid story.

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