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New Heatseeker LTM announced for Rocket League – release date & details

Published: 10/Apr/2020 11:29

by Connor Bennett

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Psyonix have announced that Rocket League will be getting an all-new limited-time mode called Heatseeker, and here’s everything you need to know about it. 

Rocket League may have released back in 2015, but the highly entertaining car football game is still going strong to this day – with Psyonix dropping a tonne of new content on a regular basis. 

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The developers have done plenty of crossovers for cosmetics with pop culture icons like The Fast and Furious, Harry Potter, and even the WWE, but they’ve also dropped new modes from time to time. These have put a spin on the typical ‘Soccar’ mode – with Snow Day using a puck instead of a ball and Hoops playing like Basketball, not Soccer. Though, there is a new LTM coming to town. 

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Rocket League balances entertainment with action pretty well.

Psyonix announced that they will be releasing Heatseeker on Thursday, April 16 – and it sounds like it is going to be a blazing-fast mode. In Heatseeker, once a player touches the ball, it will immediately aim directly for the opposing goal – no matter where you end up hitting it from. If it is deflected back, it will change course and head directly for your goal.

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 Yet, each time a player hits the ball – or if someone manages to hit it off the backboard – the ball will gather pace and ping around the map.

There is no time limit in Heatseeker, however, as it is just the first team to score seven goals wins. So, if you blink, you might end up finding yourself headed back to the pre-game lobby and searching for another match. 

Rocket League Heatseeker LTM release and end date

As already noted, Heatseeker will be a limited-time mode that is only available for a few days before it exits Rocket League. 

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The mode will go live on Thursday, April 16 at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT/5 pm BST and 6 pm CEST. It will stay in Rocket League until Monday, April 20 where it will then depart the game at the same times. 

Just jumping into Rocket League while Heatseeker is live will also mean that you unlock a special Hypnoteks Player Banner that you can add to your collection of cosmetics. 

You’ll also earn the same amount of XP in Heatseeker as a normal match so you’re not missing out on leveling up if you choose to dedicate your time to the LTM while it is live.

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How to get Fortnite’s free Rocket League cosmetics

Published: 27/Sep/2020 16:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite has teamed up with Rocket League for a massive ‘Llama-Rama’ crossover event and players can earn some brand new cosmetics for the battle royale title. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.

Epic Games announced that the Llama-Rama event would be crossing over with Fortnite on September 26, in celebration of Rocket League becoming a free-to-play title.

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Along with the new event, it was revealed this highly-anticipated crossover would allow players to pick up exclusive rewards for both titles by completing some in-game challenges.

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Fortnite players can unlock Rocket League themed cosmetic items – but there’s a twist!

Many Fortnite players will be looking to claim these new cosmetic items, however, the tasks needed to unlock them can only be completed in Rocket League.

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The Rocket League challenges, which have already been revealed, are fairly straightforward, with one task simply requiring you to “play an online match” to earn a Fortnite reward.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to earn each of these Rocket League rewards.

How to claim Rocket League rewards in Fortnite

  1. Download Rocket League for free, if you don’t have it already.
  2. You’ll then need to load up the game and complete each of the Rocket League tasks, which can be found below.
  3. After completing the challenges, you’ll simply need to log into Fortnite.
  4. From there, you should be able to find the Rocket League-themed items in your Locker.

As your Epic Games account is connected to both Rocket League and Fortnite, it will register the challenges automatically, meaning you won’t have to manually claim the items after each task.

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How to complete Rocket League’s Fortnite challenges

  • Play an online match in any playlist.
  • Win one online match in casual with the Llama Antenna.
  • Get 5 goals, saves, or assists with the Llama Topper.
  • Win 5 online matches in any playlist with the Llama Decal.
  • Get MVP in any online match with the Llama Wheels.

Once you finish each of these challenges, you should have access to all the new cosmetics in Fortnite, which include a new Contrail, Backbling, Emote, and more.

Although these items can only be unlocked in Rocket League, Fortnite is also celebrating its third birthday and players can earn even more rewards from the Birthday Bash challenges.