Today, Psyonix shared the long-awaited date of the Rocket League free to play patch. On September 23, Rocket League goes free to play on every platform with cross-platform enabled.
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) September 15, 2020
Rocket League Free to Play Update
Announced back in July, the Rocket League free to play update is one players looked forward to for months. Starting tomorrow, players can link their various platform accounts to the Epic Games client. Those who receive Legacy Status because they already purchased the game receive their items tomorrow.
There’s a lot of new features packed in this update too. A new Rocket League Tournaments feature will kick in alongside in-game Challenges being reworked. Epic Games Support-A-Creator program also welcomes the title so users can support their favorite content creator. The new Rocket League in-game features will go live alongside the September 23 update.
Free to Play Release Date
Rocket League first announced the big shift to a free game months ago, saying it’ll occur in Summer. But the Summer months flew by with no confirmation date. Summer technically ends by the time this update rolls through, but Psyonix was close. Specifically, the Rocket League free to play update release date is at 8 AM PST on September 23.
A collaborative event with Fortnite will also occur. Both Fortnite and Rocket League social media announced the Rocket League Llama-Rama event. Though it’s scheduled to take place during release weekend, no details are out. More information on Llama-Rama is expected next week. Considering Rocket League will now take to the Epic Games client, a crossover event with Fortnite is not a complete surprise. Fortnite is known for huge collaboration events like Party Royale with Steve Aoki, Deadmau5, and Dillon Francis.
Celebrate @rocketleague going free to play on September 23rd. Starting that weekend, jump into Rocket League Llama-Rama to earn awesome in-game rewards for both Rocket League and Fortnite.
We’ll have more info to share next week. pic.twitter.com/FeATrAd8j4
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 15, 2020
Overall, there’s a lot to look forward to next weekend. Rocket League’s free to play update brings lots of new content for players to enjoy. The game will be more accessible and rewarding than ever before. Fans will want to download the large pre-update tomorrow, which prepares users for free to play next week.
Written by Justin Amin