- Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, plans to overhaul the Play Menu and add new playlists for the next season, making it easier for players to choose game modes.
- The game includes seasonal battle passes featuring unique cosmetics, which have encouraged players to stick around for longer and increased its appeal to a wider audience.
- Based on fan feedback, the new season will allow players to queue for multiple game modes at the same time, and two new game modes will be added to the Arcade Playlist.
Psyonix is set to overhaul the Rocket League Play Menu and add new playlists for the next season. Ever since Epic Games acquired Psyonix, the developer has made Rocket League appealing to more audiences, and next season may bring back more lapsed players.
When Epic Games acquired Psyonix, some changes were made to Rocket League‘s monetization. Notably, the game started receiving seasonal battle passes featuring unique cosmetics that players could mix and match. Psyonix has long brought seasonal challenges and rewards to the game, but the battle passes have encouraged some players to stick around for longer. How Rocket League players purchase new cars and parts also saw adjustment since the acquisition. With another season set to begin in early 2024, Psyonix has confirmed several details about what’s to come.
In a recent Rocket League update, Psyonix confirmed that the Play menu and Playlists will be receiving some changes. According to the notes, the Play menu will feature submenus that streamline the experience and make it easier for players to choose the mode that they want. This is the first redesign of the Play menu since the game became free-to-play in 2020, and it will aesthetically change to a squared-off design. Online, Competitive, and Arcade playlists will also be revamped next season, with a weekly rotation changing some of the available modes. This means that one week may focus on Drop Shot, while another features Snow Day.
Seemingly based on fan feedback, players will soon be able to queue for multiple Rocket League game modes at the same time. Rather than limiting the matchmaking to one search per player, the new season will allow gamers to queue for up to six different modes. The next season also includes two new game modes for the Arcade Playlist. These unconfirmed modes will join Heatseeker, Spike Rush, Rocket Labs, Dropshot, and Snow Day. 4v4 Chaos is becoming the Big Party Playlist next season, and it will rotate with Knockout mode. Psyonix has also confirmed that the Rocket League community will play a role in upcoming quality-of-life changes that may improve the gaming experience.
Although Psyonix is openly discussing Rocket League‘s next season, it’s currently unclear when it will be released. Rocket League Season 12 included the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Neo Tokyo arena variant, and a Halloween-themed event. Given that Psyonix regularly updates Rocket League, these changes may be the first of many that refresh the content.
Rocket League is an exciting and engaging mixture of racing and soccer which has players piloting specialized vehicles that battle against one another to score goals with a giant ball.
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- July 7, 2015