Rocket League is moving over to a free-to-play model later this year.
On the Rocket League website, developer Psyonix announced that their car soccer game will transition to a free-to-play model later this summer. They stated that the title's core gameplay will remain the same, but that they are refining the main menus to make exploring the game easier. Major features such as Tournaments and Challenges will be revamped and improved.
Psyonix also revealed that Rocket League is moving from Steam to the Epic Games Store. This version of the game will be identical to the versions on other platforms, and will feature cross-platform play, including between the Epic Games Store and Steam. Once the title goes free-to-play, anyone who owns Rocket League, including those who own it on Steam, will be able to play the game with full support for future updates and features. Those with the Steam version of the game will be able to continue playing in the future, it just won't be downloadable for new players.
Those who have played Rocket League before the game goes free-to-play will be rewarded with Legacy status, which includes the following:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free-to-play
- "EST. 20XX" title that displays the first year that a gamer has played Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Those who have played online before the game goes free-to-play will receive the Faded Cosmos Boost. The Legacy rewards will be granted once the free-to-play version of Rocket League launches.
Players will keep their inventory that they have earned over the years when the game goes free-to-play. There will now be cross-platform progression, and players will be able to bring their items, Rocket Pass progress, and their Competitive Rank to every platform that they play Rocket League on.
Rocket League is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.