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How to get free Rocket League drops from CRL Spring Showdown

Published: 22/Apr/2020 16:29

by Jacob Hale


The Collegiate Rocket League Spring Showdown is now underway, with scholarships being offered to the best college players in the United States – but viewers can earn themselves some nifty rewards, too.

In the CRL Spring Showdown, taking place April 21-29, 64 teams across the country will be competing for the $50,000 prize pool, with top athletic colleges such as Louisiana State University taking part in the tournament.

But it’s not just competitors that will be able to earn prizes along the way, with viewers able to get in on the action and get some fancy new in-game cosmetics to rock.

The Spring Showdown offers Rocket League players an incredible opportunity to earn scholarships at a variety of colleges across the USA.

Drops will be available for eligible participants watching the CRL Spring Showdown, with Rocket League players able to earn two decals, three wheelsets, two Player Banners, and a Player Title from the stream.

To start earning your free drops, all you need to do is link your Twitch and Rocket League accounts and start watching matches — though the rate at which drops occur isn’t yet known.

You can collect drops through one of two streams: the CollegeCarball Twitch channel, or Rocket League’s official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded below so you can start earning straight away.

Whether it’s even possible to get every single drop isn’t clear, but the best way to maximize your chances is by simply watching as many games as possible and keeping your fingers crossed.

Game titles are branching into Twitch drops now more than ever before, to give fans an extra incentive for watching streams. So it’s good to keep your eyes peeled for any Rocket League streams that might have drops enabled, as well as any other game that you’re a fan of.

CRL Spring Showdown matches kick-off at 5:00 PM (PDT) / 8:00 PM (EDT) / 1:00 AM (BST) each night from April 21 until the final on April 29.

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Rocket League players petition Psyonix to add custom map creator

Published: 25/Oct/2020 10:07

by Joe Craven


Frustrated Rocket League players, led by Treyven ‘Lethamyr’ Robitaille, have called on developers Psyonix to add a custom map creator to the explosive soccer title.

It’s fair to assume that Rocket League’s player count has risen quite considerably following its release as a free to play title.

Psyonix took the decision to make their 2015 title free to all players, but it seems that some more experienced players believe the game is becoming stale off the back of this decision.

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Rocket League originally released in 2015, but was made free to play on September 23, 2020.

One of these players is Canadian Rocket League pro Lethamyr, who is currently part of The mustyteers’ active roster. On October 24, he posted a series of tweets criticizing the stagnant state of the game, and called on its developers to add more support for custom map designs.

“A month has passed since the Free to Play update and there’s no new gameplay content (I don’t consider tournaments a new way to play the game),” he tweeted. “Watch my video that’s coming out in 4 minutes and tell me why this shouldn’t be in the game, and starting REACHING OUT to these amazing people who are trying to make Rocket League better for FREE.”

Unsurprisingly, Lethamyr’s video doubles down on his calls for custom map support to be added, even threatening to quit the game if the features are not added.

He followed up with one final tweet, asking how many people need to call for the changes for Psyonix to add them: “So Rocket League how many signatures on a petition would it take to have more Custom Map support? I feel like I’m already expecting no response but we gotta try.”

There did seem to be a lot of support for his proposals, with his tweet amassing over 1,000 likes at the time of writing. Similarly, a post on the Rocket League subreddit received 3,000 upvotes within 12 hours of its posting, suggesting there is an appetite for the features.

Whether Psyonix bow to public demand is another matter, but some big names in the community appear to be losing patience.