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Rocket League gets Easter goodies and a new game mode in free update

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The massively popular Rocket League sees the start of its new competitive season today and brings with it a whole range of tweaks and new content in its latest update.

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Rocket League is all about rocket cars hitting balls into goals in the world’s biggest game of footie. There’s been a few special modes before such as ice hockey and basketball added in patches and this patch brings in a whole new extra mode: Dropshot. In Dropshot each team has to break hexagonal panels on their opponent’s side of the arena with ball strikes and then get the ball through the gap in order to score. I tried it briefly and it seems like a fun enough addition to the game.

Aside from this new mode, new post-match random drops have been added. These cosmetic items are Easter-themed and include bunny ears and brightly colored eggs. You’ll have until April 17th to collect them all.

You can see the full patch notes here as there’s quite a few balance and quality-of-life additions. For you players that dabble in the competitive mode, it may well be worth giving the changes a look through.

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opera 22 March 2017 at 11:21 pm UTC
Great to see that they still put a lot of effort into the game. Hope they will finally fix the annoying game crashes on Linux!
GustyGhost 23 March 2017 at 1:58 am UTC
It is still technically in beta, right?
NeptNutz 23 March 2017 at 2:33 am UTC
operaGreat to see that they still put a lot of effort into the game. Hope they will finally fix the annoying game crashes on Linux!
Based on your PC info, perhaps this is an Nvidia problem?

My SteamOS system (i5/R9 380X) reads almost the same as yours, but I have been running Rocket League reliably, on both fglrx and amdgpu-pro drivers, since it was released.
tuubi 23 March 2017 at 9:45 am UTC
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I played a few rounds after the update last night with a couple of fellow GOL users, and so far it seemed to at least perform better than before. Hard to say if the crashes have been fixed yet.

Dropshot was cool, but it's all about accuracy and control. Not for fumbling noobs like me.


NeptNutz
operaHope they will finally fix the annoying game crashes on Linux!
Based on your PC info, perhaps this is an Nvidia problem?
Nah. I've seen it crash on AMD, Nvidia and Intel. Must be something else.
Grifter 23 March 2017 at 10:46 am UTC
tuubiand so far it seemed to at least perform better than before

I seem to have gotten a bit of a slowdown instead, there are moments of occasional jerkiness (framerate drop), though it *seems* like it's due to cpu, like something more cpu-intensive was introduced maybe? I dunno. In Core 707 (the dropshot map) it's especially noticeable with a significant frame drop down to like 44 fps in certain parts when you go up on the walls and see more of the outside. Never had these slowdowns before

EDIT: the slowdowns seem to be because of i/o, all of a sudden RL is more swap-happy, even just closing RL down it starts swapping like mad, taking something like 10-20 seconds after you've hit the quit button.


Last edited by Grifter at 23 March 2017 at 11:20 am UTC
Beamboom 23 March 2017 at 1:15 pm UTC
Every Linux gamer should have this one on their account.

I've not experienced any crashes as far as I can recall, btw. On Ubuntu 64bit/Nvidia latest.
tuubi 23 March 2017 at 1:41 pm UTC
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BeamboomI've not experienced any crashes as far as I can recall, btw. On Ubuntu 64bit/Nvidia latest.
The crashes do seem quite random and some people experience them more than others even on similar hardware, but AFAICT they happen almost exclusively in between matches. For me the only way to make the game crash during a match used to be to disconnect a usb controller, but I haven't tested that in a while.
Ehvis 23 March 2017 at 3:15 pm UTC
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So far, I haven't seen any crashes either. In fact, the only big problem that RL has, is its ability to demonstrate that I suck at skill games.
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