Psyonix has announced that Rocket League will go free to play later this summer.
Rocket League’s next update will bring some major changes, including the game’s transition into a free to play title.
The move – which will coincide with Rocket League‘s debut on the Epic Games Store – will see an overhaul of its Tournaments and Challenge systems.
Cross-platform progression, item inventory, Rocket Pass progress, and Competitive Rank will also become managed by a linked Epic Games Account. The game will continue to support cross-platform play.
You might be wondering what happens players who already own Rocket League. Well, anyone who has played the game online before the update is released will be bestowed with Legacy status. That’ll be just you and 75 million other players, then.
Legacy status includes all previously released Rocket League-branded DLC and an “Est. 20XX” title that displays the year you first played. Players will also receive a Golden Cosmos Boost, Dieci-Oro Wheels, a Huntress Player Banner, and “Legacy” quality upgrades for over 200 common items.
At the same time, the Steam version of Rocket League will no longer be available to download for new players. However, existing owners will receive everything detailed in the update and can continue to launch the game from the Steam client.
We’ll probably let you know as soon as a date is confirmed for the Rocket League update.