Replacements revealed for Rocket League's Loot Crates - Dexerto
Rocket League

Replacements revealed for Rocket League’s Loot Crates

Published: 1/Oct/2019 19:38 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 21:06

by Eli Becht

Share


Psyonix announced they will be phasing loot boxes out of Rocket League by the end of 2019 and we received our first look at what will be replacing them.

Loot boxes have picked up quite a negative reputation over the years due to the perception of gambling and things get even worse when players see them included in full-priced AAA video games.

When it was revealed Rocket League will be dropping loot boxes entirely, the loot box haters out their rejoiced, and now we know how players will still be able to earn unlockables.

PsyonixRocket League will be dropping loot crates by the end of the year.

In December, an update will drop the Crates completely and replace them with something called Blueprints. 

After playing a match of Rocket League, you’ll have a chance to obtain a Blueprint. These will allow you to see exactly what item can be created from it and what the price is. They remain in your inventory indefinitely so don’t worry if you can’t afford it right away.

Twitch: btsrocketleagueRocket League is replacing Loot Crates with Blueprints.

To craft items and purchase items from the revamped Item Shop, you’ll do so with credits, which is the currency that will be replacing keys.

All of your keys will be converted to credits so you don’t have to worry about those going to waste. On top of that, each crate you have will be turned into Blueprints automatically once you fire up the new Rocket League update in December.

Hold your horses though, as there will be one final Crate called the Vindicator Crate and it goes live October 3.

It features the new Sentinel Battle-Car and Neuro-Agitator Goal Explosion and Psyonix gave us a sneak peek at what it looks like just a few days before its release date.

PsyonixThe Vindicator will be the final Crate.

Psyonix believes this new system will give an added touch of transparency and show you just what you’ll be getting before you actually get it.

We’ll find out more about how the system works when it officially launches in December. You can read more about the update in the official blog post here.

Loot boxes are facing a crossroads of sorts as they have been deemed gambling in Belgium, and games like Overwatch have had to rework them to meet new regulations.

The United States has been looking into ways to regulate loot boxes in the video games as of May 2019, but nothing has come out of that as of yet.

Rocket League

Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

Share


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.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Psyonix
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.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Psyonix
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.”

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
Psyonix
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
Psyonix
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.