Rocket League revs up 1.04 update early

Days ahead of its scheduled deployment, Psyonix has deployed the new 1.04 patch for Rocket League, adding a slew of new features for no extra charge.

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Rocket League's Supersonic Fury DLC is set to come out later this week, but developer Psyonix isn't waiting that long to release the game's latest free update. Days ahead of its scheduled release, Rocket League has now received its 1.04 update, introducing some key new additions and a round of fixes.

The 1.04 patch will add the new Utopia Coliseum stage, inspired by Rocket League's predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars. It'll also throw in a new 3v3 Ranked Mode, a Spectator Mode, 70 new country flags, and some new customization items to make up for the iffy online launch issues. Speaking of online, the update will be required before playing anymore online sessions, so be sure to update as soon as possible.

A new "Buy" button for DLC is also being added, but that won't be functional until the Supersonic Fury DLC hits later this week.

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    August 11, 2015 4:16 PM

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      August 11, 2015 4:31 PM

      Cool! Rumor is cross platform private matches are in now, too. So we can have one single tournament with both PS4 & PC players instead of separate ones. It's not as simple as inviting friends, but it is as simple as creating a match name and password to join on.

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      August 11, 2015 4:47 PM

      Sweet

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      August 11, 2015 5:31 PM

      The new map is pretty.

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        August 11, 2015 6:19 PM

        Yeah, I like it. I just wish they had a few different maps, ones that were't rounded corner rectangles with flat ground. How about bowl shaped field, or one where the goals were up a slope so the ball tended to go back to the center?

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          August 11, 2015 10:03 PM

          Ugh, an arena without rounded corners sounds awful. The rounded corners is a major action creator.

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            August 11, 2015 10:14 PM

            I'm not against the rounded corners, I'm more against it basically being a rectangle. Why not a hexagon or octagon? Or maybe hourglass shaped d or bowl shaped?

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            August 11, 2015 10:23 PM

            This new one should have been a full octagon. Keep the rounded corners but make the whole thing more circular to change it up. Would fit the coliseum theme better, too.

            I guess they want every map to be the same, though.

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              August 11, 2015 11:03 PM

              The pirate ship with multiple levels was really fun in the old game.

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          August 11, 2015 11:28 PM

          They confirmed that they're planning on doing weird maps like the original had: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uYEn8xWil0

          They just wanted to launch with the classic soccer mode to keep it from being overwhelming which I think was smart.

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            August 11, 2015 11:46 PM

            Well, this one is post-launch :<

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            August 12, 2015 12:58 AM

            crazy stuff like super heavy balls was fun too. no ball-cam!

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          August 11, 2015 11:38 PM

          Noooooooooo

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      August 11, 2015 5:44 PM

      spectator mode? cool!

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        August 11, 2015 6:32 PM

        How do you get into spectator mode? Do you select it instead of teams in a private match?

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          August 11, 2015 7:07 PM

          It seem that way. When joining a match the options are orange, blue, auto and spectate.

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      August 12, 2015 9:38 AM

      I just picked this up this week. having a blast!