Rocket League’s 1980s-themed event, Radical Summer, is in full swing! With celebrations already having focused on ’80s blockbusters and culture, we’re ready to close out our big seasonal event with a righteous ode to Television from the decade.
Leading that celebration is none other than K.I.T.T.: the high-speed, talking, futuristic car outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own from the classic 1980s show, Knight Rider.
Hit the Rocket League pitch this weekend, and be sure to bring your friends. The full game will be playable for free all weekend long on Xbox and Steam beginning Wednesday, July 10 until Monday, July 15.
This is the best time to check out all the content jam packed into the game for the summer—specifically Radical Summer. Our ’80s-themed in-game event is in full swing. Earn Cassettes from playing Online Matches, which can be redeemed for unique in-game items inspired by ’80s culture. Jump into Casual, Competitive, and Extra modes, or try out the new limited-time mode, Spike Rush. Any items that are earned from the Free Weekend will carry over to the full game if you decide to purchase Rocket League during or following the Free Weekend.
Check out the start and end time for the Free Weekend below. Keep in mind, you’ll need Xbox Live Gold to play for free on Xbox. Good luck and have fun!
Rocket League has finally received full Cross-Platform play support which means that people on different consoles can play with and against each other.
Sony has finally given the green light on Cross-Platform play which means that players on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC can play together on all online game modes including ranked.
Cross-Platform party support is not fully in yet and will be coming very soon but until then, Psyonix has a for you to play with your friends on different consoles.
“Should you want to play with friends on other platforms before cross-platform parties release, however, you can! Just select Play from the Main Menu, then Private Match, followed by Create or Join Private Match, and you’re set from there.”
After Fortnite, Rocket League is the second title which has cross-platform play for every platform it is available on and with Sony already allowing this on Fortnite and Rocket League, Minecraft could be the next title to be given the green light.
Psyonix is aware of how big this milestone is and have let the fans know how important their role was in making this happen.
“Today’s announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix, because we know how much our community has wanted full cross-platform support for quite some time. It’s because of you, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place. On behalf of the entire team, THANK YOU for your passion and persistence as we continue to do our best to make Rocket League the best experience we can.”
This could very well be how cross-platform for major titles slowly snowballs into it being a normal feature and not something that fans get after a lot of petitioning.
The Rocket League Xbox One X Enhancement patch will finally be coming in the December Update of the game.
The PlayStation Pro Enhanced patch has been available for about a year now so the delay for the Xbox One X version is a weird one. The Xbox One X Enhanced version will support native 4K at 60fps along with HDR support. If the TV or monitor being used is not 4K then the resolution will downscale to the native resolution of the screen being used but with better visuals thanks to the down sample.
Besides these improvements, the update will also add leaderboards for Ranked Extra Modes, changes to the XP and Progression system and the much awaited ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol.5 EP’ along with a couple of new community flags. The Rocket League soundtrack is pretty damn good and the new songs that have been added to the game over time have all been quite well received so we’re expecting the new this new album to also be a good one.
All this will be added in the December Update for the game which will roll out for all the platforms the game is available on- PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. This update will release on 3rd December and could be delayed as Psyonix has said that the first-party certification is pending from Sony, Microsoft, Valve, and Nintendo. Hopefully, they sign off on the update soon and we can get that new OST along with the Enhancement patch.