Rocket League is turning three years old later this year and developer Psyonix is celebrating in a big way. We all expected a new event for the occasion, but what they’ve just announced is much bigger than anyone anticipated. Pretty much everything about the game will shift in some way for this event, though you can always avoid it entirely and stick to your favorite maps and playlists. Here’s the details, including when it starts and ends, and what you can expect in terms of new items.
Starting Monday, July 9th at 10am Pacific Time the Rocket League Anniversary Event will begin. This will come with the usual additional cosmetic items to unlock, but things are a bit different this time around. Crates are gone, and based on fans reaction to this, they may not come back. Instead all of the items available as part of the event will be purchased using in-game currency called balloons, which will be earned via gameplay.
Along with this will come new items called Golden Eggs, which are basically crates that don’t require a key or decryptor to open. Everything looks to be free for this event so far, including the brand new map, which is actually quite old if you were a fan of Rocket League’s predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
Throwback Stadium is being added to the casual playlists, and it is the biggest departure from traditional Rocket League we’ve seen in over a year. This stadium was a fan-favorite in SARPBC, but was eliminated when Psyonix decided to keep things simple for the sequel. This stadium has coals jutting out of the ground near the back of each team’s side. This allows for some very interesting gameplay mechanics that change a lot of what RL are used to. The ball will also behave differently, fitting with the physics of SARPBC. Expect it to be lighter and things to be much different when this map gets picked.
The Rocket League Anniversary Event will run until July 23rd at 5pm Pacific Time. All balloons will expire at this time as well, so be sure to spend them before the event ends.