Rejoice, Asian gamers and
cheapskates thrifty purveyors of multiplayer games. Psyonix’s incredibly popular esports football car-based title Rocket League is going free-to-play soon.
If you played it on Steam and bought it previously, don’t fret: you can still keep playing the game in its free-to-play form and get 200+ free items out of it. These include:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the year when the player first started playing Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
If you’re new to the game, you’ll need to pick up your copy from Epic Games Store. So far, the F2P deal has been the biggest change for the game since Psyonix was bought by Epic. It’s been 5 years on the PC market, so a competitive game like Rocket League going free-to-play makes sense in prolonging its longevity (ala Team Fortress 2). The Epic Games exclusivity may make it kind of a black sheep among PC gamers, but hopefully that backlash will subside.