We finally know when Rocket League will go free-to-play.
It has been announced that Rocket League will go free-to-play on September 23rd. A patch for the game will release tomorrow ahead of the game going free, and will lay the groundwork for the launch of free-to-play. It will also bring new features and improvements that veterans of the game will enjoy.
Once the game goes free, Competitive Seasons, Rocket Pass, and the upcoming Competitive Tournaments will start and end on the same date. This will begin with Season 1, which starts when the game goes free. Season 1 will bring new Competitive Ranks to the game, allowing players to climb even higher than before. At the launch of free-to-play, Grand Champion will be split into Grand Champion I, Grand Champion II, and Grand Champion III. There will also be a rank above Grand Champion entitled Supersonic Legend.
When Rocket League goes free, Competitive Tournaments will begin. Players will be able to join these free tournaments on their own, or with a full squad of three players. They will be entered into a bracket with 32 teams who all have similar ranks. New tournaments will be available daily, and will allow players to earn Tournament credits, which can be turned in for all-new items. There will also be game-wide Challenges, which will grant items and XP when completed. All players will receive three challenges a week, while Rocket Pass Premium owners will receive three extra Challenges a week. There will also be Season Challenges that will be live all Season that will grant better rewards.
Cross-platform progression will go live with tomorrow's update. This will allow players to share their inventory, Competitive Rank, XP Level, and Rocket Pass progress wherever they play the game.
Rocket League is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.