Rocket League is going free-to-play next week

Update: Psyonix has confirmed that Rocket League will go free-to-play later this month. In a tweet (opens in new tab) and trailer released this afternoon, the developer said that the change in price will take effect on Wednesday, September 23.

Psyonix also announced that an update will drop tomorrow, September 16, “to prepare Rocket League for the free to play transition. That update will allow players to link their platforms to their Epic accounts to enable cross-platform progression, grant long-time players their legacy items, and enter Rocket League into Epic’s Support A Creator program.”

When the game goes free the following week, Rocket League will arrive on the Epic store, and the tournaments and challenges systems will go live. Finally, there’ll be a new in-game event, dubbed Llama-Rama, which will arrive shortly after the second update.

The wait is nearly over. #TakeYourShot when Rocket League goes free to play on September 23! 15, 2020

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The Nintendo eShop listing for Rocket League (opens in new tab) appears to have accidentally revealed the free-to-play release date for the sports-action game ahead of its official announcement. 

As spotted on Reddit (opens in new tab), a now deleted message on the game’s Nintendo eShop page stated that Rocket League is going free to play next Wednesday, on September 23. 

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Developer Psyonix had previously announced its car soccer phenomenon would be going free to play (opens in new tab) across all existing platforms sometime this Summer, but had yet to confirm the exact schedule for those plans. 

It appears that schedule kicks off next Wednesday, which also correlates with Rocket League exiting Xbox Game Pass, suggesting this leak isn’t a miscommunication on Nintendo’s part. 

If true, expect to hear an announcement from Psyonix and its owner Epic Games sometime in the coming days, and we’ll be sure to let you know once the reveal is made. 

The game is currently available to purchase on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch but, uh, we wouldn’t recommend doing so anytime soon, or you might regret it. There’s no word yet on a PS5 (opens in new tab) or Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) port, either, so here’s hoping Psyonix have more to announced beyond that free-to-play date later this year. 

Keep track of all of the latest releases with our upcoming games 2020 (opens in new tab) list, or watch our gaming achievements episode of Dialogue Options below. 

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