Rocket League Free To Play Won’t Require PlayStation Plus, Nintendo Switch Online
Developer Pysonix revealed earlier this year that its soccer-with-battle-cars title Rocket League will be going free to play later this Summer. Now that the free-to-play update is on the horizon, Psyonix has further revealed that online play won’t require a subscription service for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch owners. This means that PlayStation Plus and Nintendo Switch Online won’t be required to play online with your friends, though it appears that those playing on Xbox consoles will still need an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.
In addition to Tournaments, Challenges, and Cross-Progression, there’s still a lot coming to Rocket League when free to play launches. Here’s everything else you can expect, like new Ranks, new Quick Chats, and more!
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— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) September 2, 2020
The news comes by way of a recent update post by Psyonix wherein the developer laid out more of its plans for when Rocket League officially goes free to play. Following a breakdown of the game’s new competitive ranks, the developer laid out an “other things to know” section that included the info regarding PS4 and Nintendo Switch subscription services. Here’s the full section:
Rocket League free to play update
- PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be required for online play on those platforms.
- Rocket ID Will Become Epic Friends
- When the update goes live, your Rocket ID friends list will become the Epic Friends list. Friends you had through Rocket ID will transfer to Epic Friends, and any friends you currently have through your Epic Games Account will be visible in Rocket League.
- New Quick Chats Incoming!
- On your left.
- On your right.
- Default settings are changing for incoming players. Voice Chat will be disabled by default, and L2 (PS4), LT (Xbox), ZL (Switch) will default to Air Roll.
- Heatseeker will be playable in private matches
- New bot difficulty under Rookie
- Merc is getting a new, unique hitbox, for a total of six hitbox types
- Rocket League X Monstercat remixes of fan favorite songs will be added celebrating the music’s legacy throughout the years (Presave here!)
- Solo Standard Playlist will be removed following Competitive Season 14
Rocket League is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The title is expected to go free to play later this Summer.
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