Rocket League patch introduces penalty for rage quitters and more on PC and PS4

Psyonix has released a new patch for both PC and PS4 versions of Rocket League that introduces some new features, changes, and bug fixes.

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Psyonix has released a new patch for Rocket League that features a number of fixes and improvements for both PlayStation 4 and PC players.

The most notable inclusion in today’s update is a penalty for those who quit a Ranked match prior to its end. The first player to abandon a Ranked match will be banned from matchmaking for 15 minutes. The inclusion of this penalty will ensure there aren’t as many rage quitters when a Ranked game isn’t going so well for one particular team. Hopefully Psyonix will consider additional penalties, such as adding more time, for frequent rage quitting.

Some other notable improvements include Quick Chat commands being cross-platform compatible between PC and PS4, improved stat tracking, AI Bot skill level adjustments, and fixes to multiple crash scenarios.

Here’s the full list of patch notes for Rocket League patch 1.03:

NEW FEATURES

Gameplay

  • “Quick Chat” commands can now be used cross-platform between PC and PS4

Content

  • Topper: “Cherry Top” now includes a working, rotating light
  • Topper: “Propellerhead” now includes a working, rotating blade

Online Play

  • AI Bot skill levels now adjust to the average skill level of all players currently in the game
  • The first player to abandon a “Ranked” match is now banned from matchmaking for 15 minutes

UI/ UX

  • (Steam) Added “Mouse Sensitivity” setting to the “Options” menu
  • (Steam) Added support for more resolutions

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Training

  • “Freeplay” now grants truly-unlimited “Rocket Boost”

UI/ UX

  • Stats: Player’s “Win/ Loss Ratio” is now displayed as a “Win %”

BUG FIXES

General

  • (PS4) Sweet Tooth now properly unlocks when completing a game with all 10 of the other Battle-Cars
  • (PS4) Multiple visual optimizations
  • Reduced, but did not eliminate, instances of the “Invisible Car” bug
  • Fixed multiple crash scenarios

Garage Items

  • Antennas
    • Country Flags: Congo is now appropriately-named
    • Country Flags: Mexico is no longer reversed
    • Country Flags: Northern Ireland is now correct
    • Country Flags: United States now shows all 50 stars

Trophies and Achievements

  • (Steam) “Virtuoso” Achievement is now obtainable and includes appropriate description
  • (PS4) “Far, Far Away” Trophy can now be unlocked via online play

UI/ UX

  • Stat tracking for online games is now properly reflected for their correlating Garage items
  • Blog and Scrolling Ticker now work as intended and will not errantly show “Offline” messages
  • “PsyNet” icons for cross-platform players will now display properly
  • Main Menu Player Avatars will no longer disappear between matches
  • Player names are now displayed correctly during “Replays”

Localization

  • French, German, Italian, and Spanish-language corrections and improvements

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