After the weekly alleged leaks of Rocket League official free-to-play kick-off, we have now received the confirmation by Psyonix. The official transition from Steam to the Epic Games Store was also noted and will occur on September 23, when the game will become fully available to everyone, for free.
In a recent blog post, Psyonix stated the following:
The wait for Rocket League‘s free to play launch is nearly over! Get ready to take your shot on September 23 at 8 a.m. PDT (UTC). To celebrate, we’re also throwing an in-game event, Llama-Rama, soon after launch (more details next week)! In preparation for the release and event, an update will be live on all platforms tomorrow at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) that will lay the groundwork to get everyone ready for September 23.
All existing cross-platform players will be available to link their accounts starting tomorrow. Among the other new things, there are also new additions to improve the gameplay experience and smoothen the transition.
OTHER THINGS IN TOMORROW’S UPDATE:
- New Quick Chats
- Heatseeker in Private Matches
- Larger item pool for Trade Ups
- Solo Standard removed
- New Bot difficulty
- New Merc Hitbox
- Rocket League X Monstercat Remixes
- Updated Menu
- Changes to Achievements
WHAT’S COMING WITH THE LAUNCH OF FREE TO PLAY?
LAUNCH ON EPIC GAMES STORE
September 23 is also the day you’ll find Rocket League available for download on its newest home: the Epic Games Store! You can now visit the Rocket League page and add the game to your wishlist, so you’re notified as soon as it’s available. If you add Rocket League to your library between September 23 and October 23 you will receive a $10 EGS coupon that is redeemable on games and add-ons $14.99 and up. Plus, once you download and launch the game, you’ll instantly get two new items in your inventory: Sun Ray Boost and Hot Rocks Trail!
New Season, competitive tournaments, and challenges will also occur, including new item packs that will include “sick” items for new and veteran players.