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How to get free Rocket League drops from CRL Spring Showdown

Published: 22/Apr/2020 16:29

by Jacob Hale

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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.

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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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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League Season 1 is underway, but many players felt like Tournament Challenges were too difficult. Fortunately, Psyonix responded quickly and made them easier.

Rocket League has developed in leaps and bounds since it’s release back in 2015. The player-base has increased exponentially since the game became free-to-play, and the competitive scene is alive and well.

Rocket League’s fun and unique gameplay are what draws players in. However, Psyonix has always been pro-active and implemented player feedback into the game, which keeps them coming back.

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It’s hard to find a game that mixes genres as well as Rocket League.

Still, that process has to start somewhere, and it often happens when enough players voice their opinions on social media. In recent weeks, Psyonix has been rocked with a wave of concerns about two Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges. 

The first one is the Stage 2 Challenge ‘Make It To The Quarter Finals In 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments’. The consensus was that this was too difficult, at least for most casual players.

“Can we talk about the Season Challenges Stage 2 task which requires us to make it to Quarter Finals 4 times?” wrote one player. “I think it’s not okay to tie this to performance and making it to quarterfinals.” 

“This ruins the fun for me, and since it’s a free challenge, we NEED to perform it,” he added. It was one of several threads on the issue. However, it was upvoted more than 150 times and sparked a discussion with 100 comments.

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Rocket League tournaments are arguably the game’s most intense mode.

The second one is the Stage 3 Challenge ‘Get 200 Assists in Online Matches.’ Again, players felt like this was too difficult to achieve. But this time, it was more about how long it took to do.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to get 200 assists,” said one player, who called for a petition to remove it. “It took me half the season to get 40. I’m sure [there are] people also in the same boat. I guess I just think it’s [a] ridiculous number to hit in half a season.”

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Assists in Rocket League are almost as important as goals.

Fortunately, Psyonix heard and have already responded. “After seeing your feedback over the last few weeks about some of the Season 1 Challenges, we’ve decided to make two changes,” they said.

The first challenge has now been changed to ‘Play in 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments.’ This means players only need to compete in four tournaments rather than make four quarter-finals.

The second challenge has also been changed to ‘Get 50 Assists in Online Matches.’ That means the number of assists has been decreased from 200 down to 50, which takes a quarter of the time to do.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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Psyonix have already made two of the Rocket League Season 1 Challenges easier.

“These changes are live now,” they said. “If you don’t see them live in your game just yet, please restart and they should appear as intended.”

Rocket League players are thrilled with the changes. But perhaps more importantly, they’re content knowing that Psyonix always seems to have their back in the end, although it can take a bit of time.