that Rocket League
will go free-to-play this summer
when it launches on the Epic Games Store. The move to a new storefront became an
inevitability when Epic acquired Psyonix
, but the switch in business models is unexpected. After the Epic Games
Store launch the motorized sports game will no longer be offered to new players
, but will still be playable (with cross-platform support) there. They
also announce that those who've actually purchased the game will be granted
Legacy status, which comes with some perks. Here are the details:
nearly five years, millions of players, and billions of soccar matches played,
it's time to talk about the next chapter of Rocket League. The game wouldn't be
where it is today without our dedicated and amazing community. Today, we're
excited to announce that we're gearing up to make that community even bigger.
Beginning later this summer, Rocket League is going free to play!
What does this mean for the Rocket League gameplay you know and love? The core
gameplay will remain the same, but we are refining the main menus to make
exploring the game easier. Plus, we’re revamping and improving major features
like Tournaments and Challenges, and introducing cross-platform progression!
Rocket League action on the field will still be the same core, high-octane
hybrid of sports and action you love today, and soon, even more players will
share that love. That begins with Rocket League's release on its newest
platform: the Epic Games Store.
Rocket League will release on the Epic Games Store on PC the same time it goes
free to play. This version of the game will be identical to the version found on
other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play anywhere you play Rocket
League, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam.
Once Rocket League goes free to play, anyone who already owns Rocket League on
any platform (including Steam) will be able to play and enjoy the game with full
support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no
longer be available to download for new players. To put it simply, wherever you
play now (including Steam), you'll still be able to play in the future.
Anyone who has played Rocket League online before the launch of free to play
will be rewarded with Legacy status, which includes:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
In addition, if you've played online before this announcement, you will also
receive the Faded Cosmos Boost. Legacy rewards will be granted once the free to
play version launches later this summer. Check out the items in the slideshow
You may be wondering what will happen to the hard-earned inventory that you've
unlocked over the years. Don’t worry, it will still be available to you when
free to play goes live! Plus we’re introducing cross-platform progression with
free to play, and you'll be able to bring items, Rocket Pass progress, and your
Competitive Rank to every platform where you play Rocket League, thanks to an
Epic Games Account. There's a lot more to share about that, so stay tuned in the