Rocket League Going Free to Play from Steam to Epic Next Week

Posted by | September 16, 2020 | News, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

Earlier this summer Psyonix cleverly buried the news that Rocket League would be moving from Steam to the Epic Games Store by announcing the shift to a free-to-play model. The latest news gives us a date for the big change: September 23.

To prepare for the move, a big update has been pushed through today that adds cross-platform progression linking for players on the Epic Games Store. Players will be able to select their primary platform where they’ve made the most progress. Rocket Pass progress, rank, items, drops, and XP will transfer.

However, credits, esports tokens, and platform-specific items will not transfer, as they’re tied to specific platforms. Licensed DLC packs, like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters, will also not transfer, though the news post mentions they are trying to make them available across all platforms.

Note that Steam owners will still be able to play Rocket League on Steam, but it will no longer be available for purchase.

The Epic Games Store will be able to link up with any platform that Rocket League is available on: PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch Online, and Steam. Linking your account to Epic will reward the Chopper EG Wheels item.

With the move to the Epic Games Store, Rocket League will also join the Support-A-Creator program, basically an affiliate program for streamers. Players will be able to enter a Creator Code in the Item Shop, which gives 5% of the the credits spent to the creator.

On September 23, anyone who downloads Rocket League on the Epic Games Store will receive the Sun Ray Boost and Hot Rocks Trail items. Two new item packs will be available for purchase, the Endo Starter Pack and Jager Pack, as well as the start of the Season 1 Rocket Pass.

The launch will also include the start of a new event, the Llama-Rama, though Psyonix is playing coy with the details. Maybe a Fortnite crossover?

Rocket League is also available on PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. It’s rated E for Everyone.

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