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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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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.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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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.