Rocket League is set to get cross-platform party support this summer that’ll allow players from different platforms to finally jump into a game together. There’s also the planned arrival of a Rocket Pass.
While Rocket League has been cross-platform for some time – at least between PS4/PC/Nintendo Switch and Xbox/PC/Nintendo Switch – players on different platforms have no way to really interact with each other or join the same games. Fortunately that’s all set to change this summer when cross-platform party support will be coming to the game as part of the Summer Roadmap.
Before that however, Psyonix has announced that new content will be arriving to the game in May including a brand new Arena, the start of Competitive Season 8, the delivery of competitive Season 7 Rewards, as well as new in-game music. In June even more content will be coming such as a new, summer-themed in-game Event, fan rewards from the RLCS Season 5 World Championship, and finally a new Licensed Premium DLC. Details of the DLC are to come soon.
As for the main summer content, to celebrate Rocket League’s anniversary a big Anniversary in-game Event with “throwback content” for long-term fans will become available, as well as Cross-Platform Friends & Parties.
Cross-Platform Friends & Parties will essentially now bring a new number ID to all players of the game, similar to those found on other online services such as Discord and Battle.net (PlayerName#1234 for example). This will allow Rocket League players to add friends from other platforms as well as create parties and join games together.
Progression 2.0 is also set to arrive in July/August, the full details of which can be found on the Rocket League blog post.
Finally, players will see the arrival of the Rocket Pass, similar to the Battle Pass found in games such as Fortnite and DOTA 2. This will give players the chance to earn multiple tiers of exclusive content both for free or paid for. Both the free and premium tiers will include cosmetic items as well as in-game titles. The Premium Track on the other hand will allow players to purchase to unlock, but they will be given a chance to see what’s available before purchasing.
All in all there’s plenty of stuff coming to Rocket League in the very near future.