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Rocket League Anime Trailer Heralds the Incoming Rocket Pass 5

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Psyonix had been slow-rolling Rocket League news for a few weeks now, and today they've fully unveiled the game's next big update. With an in-game store makeover, Rocket Pass 5, and much more, here's everything fans should know about as the new season begins on December 4.

Rocket Pass 5 will deliver on its once-teased Japan theme, as it's now been fully revealed in this stylish new trailer partly made in authentic anime style. The reward system, which mirrors other popular games' progression loops like Fortnite's Battle Pass, features 70+ tiers of items to unlock with both a free and paid version. The paid version will again be $9.99, fast becoming an industry standard, and will immediately grant players access to the newest battle-car, Chikara (Japanese for "Power"), with two variants available at tiers 34 and 70.

The new Rocket Pass comes alongside the Blueprint Update, which rewrites the entire in-game shop in an effort to remove randomized loot boxes in exchange for a more transparent item store where players can buy precisely what they want.

Double XP Weekend

If you're hoping to level up in Rocket Pass 4 before it ends on December 3, you'll likely want to jump in this week. From tomorrow and through the weekend, Rocket League is offering a double XP weekend. This will stack on top of the XP bonuses already available to those who bought the Premium version of Rocket Pass 4.

Rocket League launched in July of 2015 on PC and PS4 to universal acclaim. It has since come to Xbox One in 2016 and Switch in 2017 and today offers complete cross-play across all platforms. In 2019, the San Diego-based Psyonix was bought by Epic Games. An announcement alongside that acquisition seemed to imply Rocket League will one day be an Epic Games Store exclusive, though any previously owned Steam copies would still work without issues.

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Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. Formerly the Features and Reviews Editor of TrueAchievements, he's been writing online since 2011 and continues to do so as a freelancer today for outlets like GamesRadar, EGM, and even OpenCritic news. Outside of games, he is an avid biker, a loud animal advocate, an HBO binge-watcher, and a lucky family man.