'What a saving' for everyone
In July, Psyonix announced that its hugely popular socc-car game, Rocket League, would be going free-to-play. At the time, there was only a vague “in the future” release window. Today, Psyonix announced on Twitter that the go-live date for the move to free-to-play will be September 23.
In the week before the launch of F2P, there will be an update that will officially change all active accounts to Legacy status, which will bring multiple benefits. The most enticing perk will be the gift of all previously released Rocket League-branded DLC as a thank you for being an “early” adopter. Full details of what Legacy Status will entail can be found on the official site.
This week, users can start merging their accounts through an Epic Games account. There will also be an event called Llama-Rama to celebrate the launch of F2P, but details, for now, are in the works.
As expected, this switch to F2P will also mean the end of the Rocket League listing on the Steam storefront. Steam users will still be able to launch the game through Steam, but starting tomorrow, no new PC users will be allowed to download the game outside of the Epic Games Store. The update will go live tomorrow morning, so if you keep avoiding the Epic Games launcher, you only have a few hours to get it on Steam before the listing disappears.
Where we are going, no one knows. It's been a long road to this and even though I have issues with some of the more toxic strongholds in the community, I still love Rocket League with all my heart. It will be interesting to see how the meta evolves in the F2P era and how many of us old geezers will be left in the dust.
Rocket League is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and starting tomorrow exclusively through the Epic Games Store on PC.
Rocket League goes free September 23 [Psyonix]