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Rocket League [Steam, Official Site], the annoyingly addictive game of football with cars is set to get a huge update, here's what's coming.

First, feast your holes on this moving picture with sounds:

Feature highlight:

  • Transparent goalposts - A long requested feature, which is to have the goalposts and other areas become transparent depending on your position and camera view. If you're defending the goal, it can often end up hard to see what's going on, so this will improve that dramatically and make being a Goalkeeper more fun.
  • Wasteland and Starbase ARC will be redesigned to fit the standard set by other playing fields. The developers originally wanted to give some more variety, but since it's becoming a digital sport, they want a proper standard for players on the layout.
  • New player banners customization item, which will be shown throughout the game like in the main menu screen and during goal replays. You will get one for how you've done during current Season 5, with various coloured dragon banners. Not only that, they will also roll out additional banners for you to show off as they're a customization item just like wheels and everything else.
  • More than 90 free items, they likely mean these will be available as new free rewards like they've done previously
  • A new "seasonal arena" named Farmstead. It will be a limited time map, so play it while you can.
  • LAN support
  • A performance update for some maps will also be included.

This update is due out on September 28th. There's more to it, so be sure to read the full info on this page.

Beyond the Autumn Update

On top of that, they've also teased out a new in-game feature for playing in tournaments. They plan to have it out this year in the form of a beta version, with the full roll-out next year.

They will also add in a new party feature. Instead of relying on Steam (and the consoles party systems), they will use their own PsyNet system. It will be initially Steam only and eventually rolled out to consoles to allow partying up with people on any system, now that sounds really cool.

An ongoing Events system, which will allow you to earn a 'Decryptor' item to unlock any chest for free.

It all sounds really exciting, extremely happy we have this on Linux!

4 Likes, Who?
pb 13 September 2017 at 8:18 pm UTC
Just no new achievements please, lest it breaks my 100% completion again.
Marky 13 September 2017 at 8:24 pm UTC
Is it just me or does AntiAliasing not work?
I thought it was maybe just a bug, but it looks to me like there is no AA in the trailer.
minidou 13 September 2017 at 8:41 pm UTC
QuoteWasteland and Starbase ARC will be redesigned to fit the standard set by other playing fields. The developers originally wanted to give some more variety, but since it's becoming a digital sport, they want a proper standard for players on the layout.
I'm still sad about the lack of flexibility from the player base and sometimes the aggressivity of pro players towards variety in maps.

Competitive game doesn't mean there has to be a single map with different textures. I wish there was new maps promoting different playstyles and strategies, otherwise watching pro games might eventually get boring.

QuoteLAN support

The technology is finally there!
N30N 14 September 2017 at 4:33 am UTC
MarkyIs it just me or does AntiAliasing not work?
Anti-aliasing is and has always been broken under Linux (liamdawe claimed otherwise but without a source and I've never seen a working case). This is the main reason I don't play the game more.
tofuhead 14 September 2017 at 4:45 am UTC
N30NAnti-aliasing is and has always been broken under Linux (liamdawe claimed otherwise but without a source and I've never seen a working case). This is the main reason I don't play the game more.

really? how can you even tell on the game this fast?
anti-aliasing is nice, but that and motion blur are the first ones I usually turn off if I need to raise fps... todays resolutions are so high it usually doesn't affect visuals much.

.b
liamdawe 14 September 2017 at 7:35 am UTC
N30N
MarkyIs it just me or does AntiAliasing not work?
Anti-aliasing is and has always been broken under Linux (liamdawe claimed otherwise but without a source and I've never seen a working case). This is the main reason I don't play the game more.
At that time it was fixed for me and multiple others, it was then broken again in another update.
Magamo 14 September 2017 at 11:13 am UTC
My big question: Will they fix the now broken support for DualShock4 gamepads?
Kiba 14 September 2017 at 5:32 pm UTC
pbJust no new achievements please, lest it breaks my 100% completion again.
More reasons to keep playing.
Not only they are adding decriptors so poor people like me can open crates, NOW we can combine 5 VERY RARE items to get a really awesome item, people had like 12439874 very rare boosts that didnt want.
This guys at Psyonix are giving us a lot of free content instead of going full greedy like 90% of devs, that's great.
N30N 15 September 2017 at 1:23 am UTC
tofuheadreally? how can you even tell on the game this fast?
Because the jaggies are rather huge with zero AA. By the way this was the best workaround I've come up with so far.
Magamo 15 September 2017 at 9:58 pm UTC
MagamoMy big question: Will they fix the now broken support for DualShock4 gamepads?

And of course I fix it (and Towerfall: Ascension) myself by compiling a copy of libSDL from mercurial, and dropping that in the game's directory under steam. Done.
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