Rocket League Is Getting Rid Of Its Randomized Loot Crates
It looks like Epic Games’ influence is finally bleeding into its acquired studio Psyonix’ Rocket League, though it seems like it may be for the better. It has been revealed that Psyonix is planning on dropping its randomized loot crate system later this year in favor of a system similar to what is now seen in Fortnite Save the World.
The news comes by way of Rocket League developer Psyonix, which made the announcement in a brief blog post over on the Rocket League website. The change will see the removal of the game’s loot boxes – known as crates – from the game, a system that has been in place since 2016. Previously, these crates were obtainable via random drops after matches, while also being purchasable with the use of in-game seasonal currency. The majority of the crates required keys to unlock them (which typically run for a couple bucks each), though players were also occasionally able to obtain decryptors which also opened crates while making their contents non-tradeable.
According to Pysonix, the current plan is to remove the loot crate system “later this year,” and that the change will see Rocket League adopting a system similar to the changes implemented by the Fortnite Save the World team earlier this year. As a whole, the new system will allow players to see “the exact items you’re buying in advance.” Per Psyonix, Rocket Pass Premium, DLC cars, and Esports Shop items will function the same way as they do now.
Rocket League is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
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