Rocket League Going Free to Play, Moving from Steam to Epic Games Store

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Psyonix has announced that popular multiplayer sports-racing game Rocket League will be going free-to-play later this summer, along with a major update and the debut release on the Epic Games Store on PC.

The bad (and buried) news is that Rocket League will no longer be available on Steam. According to the official FAQ, however, if you already own Rocket League on Steam, you can still play it and enjoy automatic updates. As long as you link your platform to your Epic Games Account, inventories should transfer.

Rocket League will feature cross-platform play between PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.

If you purchase Rocket League before the free-to-play update, you’ll be given Legacy Status. Legacy Status confers several goodies including a Golden Cosmos Boost, Huntress Player Banner, and all past Rocket League-branded DLC packs.

Veterans player who had played Rocket League before July 21 will also receive the Faded Cosmos Boost when the game goes free-to-play.

The free-to-play update will revamp Rocket League’s challenge system to add weekly and seasonal challenges, to align with other popular free-to-play game such as Fortnite.

No official date was given for the update. Expect more information in the coming weeks. Rocket League is rated E for Everyone.

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Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle Features Over $100 of Content

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Humble is offering a fantastic deal for city managing fans with the Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle, available until July 8.

Cities: Skylines is everything a SimCity fan would want, and it’s available in the bundle for as little as $1. Like other Humble Bundles, you can choose to pay more to unlock more games (via Steam codes). In this case, the additional content adds a large amount of previously released DLC.

Pay at least $1:

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Deep Focus Radio DLC

Pay more than the average donation (currently $7.32) to also unlock:

  • Concerts DLC
  • High-Tech Buildings Creator Pack
  • Snowfall DLC
  • Natural Disasters DLC

Pay more than $10 to also unlock:

  • Mass Transit DLC
  • Green Cities DLC
  • Industries DLC
  • Campus DLC
  • Art Deco Content Creator Pack
  • European Suburbia Content Creator Pack

The newest DLC that released earlier this year, Sunset Harbor, is not included in the bundle.

The Content Creator Packs are smaller DLC that add new models and buildings, typically priced around $5. The others are larger additions that add new features and mechanics, such as Mass Transit’s new service hubs and scenarios and Campus’ school zones and educational policies. Each of the bigger DLCs are priced between $13 and $15.

As with all Humble Bundles, you can choose how much of your donation goes to the developers, how much to the chosen charity (Child’s Play, though you can choose your own from their database), and how much to Humble.

Cities: Skylines originally released in 2015 by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It expertly filled the single player city building void left by the disappointing SimCity (2013), and has released numerous paid DLC and content updates in the years since.

Cities: Skylines is rate E for Everyone.