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Rocket League reveal four new LTMs coming in May

Published: 30/Apr/2020 12:28

by Jacob Hale

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Rocket League developer Psyonix has revealed that the car-football game will be getting four Limited Time Modes throughout each weekend of May, giving players a whole month’s worth of new game modes to try out.

While people are stuck inside due to the ongoing global health crisis, game developers have been seeking new ways to keep players entertained when there’s few other forms of entertainment available, and Rocket League plans on upping their game in May.

On April 29, it was announced that the game will introduce ‘Modes of May’, with different LTMs each weekend of May, with some new and some returning, having previously been in the game before.

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Rocket League is bringing fans a whole bunch of new content throughout May.

Modes of May kicks off on Saturday, May 1, with Dropshot Rumble, which combines the two Dropshot and Rumble Extra Modes.

Then, from May 7-11, Beach Ball returns to the game, having first featured in 2019’s Radical Summer event, in 2v2 matchups where the ball floats and flies like a beach ball rather than the standard Rocket League ball.

Finally, May 14-18 brings Boomer Ball to the game (and Rocket League plans to reveal more on that particular mode later), and Heatseeker returns on May 21 to round out the month-long event.

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Rocket Pass 6 progression will continue as normal throughout Modes of May.

Therefore, the full calendar for Modes of May looks as such:

  • May 1 – May 4: Dropshot Rumble
  • May 7 – May 11: Beach Ball
  • May 14 – May 18: Boomer Ball
  • May 21 – May 26: Heatseeker

Like other LTMs, each mode will be Unranked and found in a separate tab in the Play Online menu. The same level of XP will be granted as regular online modes, so Rocket Pass progression can continue as normal.

Each mode will begin at 9am PDT (12pm EDT / 5pm BST) on their respective launch days, and will end at 9am PDT on their end dates, so make sure you don’t miss out.

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Rocket League players petition Psyonix to add custom map creator

Published: 25/Oct/2020 10:07

by Joe Craven

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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.