Rocket League developer Psyonix has laid out plans to celebrate the arena vehicular football battle’s upcoming third birthday. Dubbed the anniversary event, the festivities are set to last a fortnight and move away from the format of previous celebratory arrangements organized by Psyonix. The event is a double-pronged celebration as it marks the tenth anniversary of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
From July 9th to July 23, players can get involved in a brand new 3v3 anniversary special playlist, which includes the ‘Throwback Stadium’ as a nostalgia-infused homage to the game’s history. The arena is reminiscent of the good old days of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars; the inspiration behind Rocket League. The ball physics and goal positions are a little different to what players are accustomed to in normal Rocket League matches, Psyonix warns.
In addition, customization items won’t be available via the usual loot crates, and instead players can redeem anniversary balloons, obtainable during online matchmaking games. Among the items expected to appear are hats, spruced up neon wheel skins, and unsurprisingly birthday cakes.
The balloons can also be used for unique anniversary surprises, dubbed golden eggs. Among the surprises are over 60 different items from the now defunct Champions Series Crates. Note that the balloons expire on July 23rd when the event comes to a close, so make sure to redeem them before then. The event is available on all platforms including Switch,PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
From today, Rocket League is also having a free weekend where players can sample the delights of all the games modes, playlists, and stadiums for nothing. Sadly, it’s only available on Steam and to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The game is heavily discounted on steam as well with a whopping 50% off.
With an estimated 40 million players worldwide, Rocket League remains impregnably popular around the world with a permanent berth in the rapidly growing eSports scene. It’s humbling to think that such a simple concept has proven so successful. The dedication of a team of developers who’ve continuously updated the game with improvements, new stadiums, and content has a huge stake in the continued-growth of the game.
Happy Birthday to Rocket League and here’s to many more years of bombastic stuns and high octane goal scoring prowess.