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Rocket League: Rumble Update out Today. Trading/Crates/Mac/Steam OS Betas

TheSeks

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Still dumb as fuck that this doesn't have Steam Market integration.

Probably trying to avoid the gambling contriversy.

In any case the new rocket lab map doesn't look too bad, so I'll try it out. Gotta be better than Neo Tokyo.

Also the equip per team is a godsend. Wayyyy better to be able to customize colors and equipment on each side than having it be for both.

Edit: IIRC, you can turn off the stupid drop system right?
 

CountAntonius

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Probably trying to avoid the gambling contriversy.

In any case the new rocket lab map doesn't look too bad, so I'll try it out. Gotta be better than Neo Tokyo.

Also the equip per team is a godsend. Wayyyy better to be able to customize colors and equipment on each side than having it be for both.

Edit: IIRC, you can turn off the stupid drop system right?

The crates? Yes. Just check a box and they are out of sight.
 

TheSeks

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The crates? Yes. Just check a box and they are out of sight.

So I still get the stupid free drops that are just dupes of things I already have and then trading up to stuff I already have. Wonderful. :/ Oh well, at least the paid-for crates I can remove and never have to bother with trying to sell. #SilverLinings
 

MUnited83

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Probably trying to avoid the gambling contriversy.

In any case the new rocket lab map doesn't look too bad, so I'll try it out. Gotta be better than Neo Tokyo.

Also the equip per team is a godsend. Wayyyy better to be able to customize colors and equipment on each side than having it be for both.

Edit: IIRC, you can turn off the stupid drop system right?

That's the thing though, gambling wouldn't ever happen with Rocket League items. It's pretty much a CS GO exclusive thing.
 
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Am I crazy to think that there will be Steam Marketplace integration someday in the future?

With that said, Rocket League has given me so many hours of pure joy ( 850 hours and counting ), so I'm happy to buy keys just to, you know, have fun cosmetic stuff. And support the eSports scene.
 

CountAntonius

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Update rolling out now.
Patch Notes

NEW CONTENT
Antennas


Added “Community Flags”
Discord
ScrewAttack
Penny Arcade
DIV Antenna
Penny Arcade flag
PAX flag
Added “Video Games”
Headlander – Starcophagus
Topper
Day of the Tentacle

Painted Items

The following items can now drop with the Painted attribute:
Chef Hat
Ivy Cap
Pork Pie
Trucker Hat
Unicorn Horn
Visor
Wildcat Ears


Arenas
Added “DFH Stadium (Stormy)” to all casual/competitive playlists.
Added “Urban Central (Dawn)” to all casual/competitive playlists.
Added “Octagon” to the “Rocket Labs” playlist.

CHANGES AND UPDATES
General

The “Rumble” 3v3 mode has been added as an unranked playlist, and is also available in Private Matches and Exhibition mode at any team size.
Mac and Linux Beta are now available!
Car Presets
The Garage now supports “Equip to Blue” and “Equip to Orange” functionality. This allows you to tailor your car differently based on which team you end up on!
You can now create up to ten Car Presets that save a specific car configuration for easy access. Presets can be named to make it easy to switch between your favorites in the main menu.
Presets can be quickly swapped between in the “Garage” submenu.
The Randomize Preset button generates a completely random car configuration for you to try out!

Player-to-Player Trading
Trading between players is now available. To trade, form a party with a friend and select the player you wish to trade with on your party bar. The “Invite to Trade” option will appear.
You can trade Online (Uncommon and up) item drops, Keys, Crates and Crate Items. You can trade most Limited items (like Halloween or Alpha items) but not special rewards like the Season 2 Boosts.
Xbox One players cannot currently trade Keys.
You cannot trade Common items or Premium DLC items. They are bound to your personal account and cannot be given away.
Keys, or items obtained from Keys (like Crate items) have a “Trade Hold” that prevents them from being traded to other players for 7 days from the time of purchase.
The primary color palette has expanded to give players more options for their Blue and Orange cars, including Green colors for the Blue Team!
Graphical optimizations on all Arenas for more consistent performance at 60 fps.


Introducing “Champions Crates”…
You can now find “Champions Crates” rarely after completing online matches. They contain exclusive decals, wheels, boost trails, and even “Import” car bodies. Crates can be unlocked with Keys, which are for sale in the “Manage Inventory” and Crate Unlock menus

Note: A portion of the proceeds from all “Champions Crates” opened goes directly to Rocket League eSports prize pools.
Each crate has a unique “series” of items it may contain. Items in each crate are classified as Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market.
In the “Manage Inventory” screen, while selecting a crate the tooltip displays the full set of items in that series and which ones you have collected.
Crate items can be used in the existing “Trade In” system that exchanges five items of one rarity for a random new item of higher rarity.
Crate items must be traded up with other items from their same series and you will receive a new item from the same series.
You can view your Crates and preview their possible contents from the “Manage Inventory” screen.
Crate drops do not count against your normal Uncommon/Rare/Very Rare online item drop limit. They are a completely separate system.
All of the “Import” cars included in crates have identical steering and hitbox stats to existing vehicles in the game.

Team Names and Colors are now available in Private Match
When creating a private match, you can now specify custom Team Names for both teams. These names will appear on the scoreboard and when goals are scored.
Private Matches now support Team Color selection. These colors override the colors selected by players. Similar to Season mode, the full color palette is available, and the stadium colors will change to reflect your choices.

Competitive Inactivity
Players who do not play a competitive match for 30 days or longer are now considered Inactive. Inactivity removes you from Competitive Leaderboards and reassigns you to the “Unranked” Skill Tier.
Inactive players’ skill rating is not lost or reset – they must play a few placement matches to be re calibrated. The number of placement matches depends on how long they have been inactive.

The following Boost Trails have received a visual upgrade:
Bubbles
Confetti
Datastream
Flamethrower Purple
Grass
Hydro
Money
Plasma
Slime
Snowflakes
Sparkles
Thermal

“Retro Utopia” has been removed from the “Rocket Labs” playlist, but can still be played in Private Matches.

UI/ UX
Party Chat is now available in the main menu and more!
Parties of players can now chat together from any screen using a new “Party Chat” widget that appears in the bottom right of your interface. Simply press R2 on PS4, RT on Xbox One, or click the icon on PC to open the chat window.
You can Party Chat on the Main Menu before matchmaking, from Training or other local modes, or even in a live match.
Messages from other party members will appear in your in-game chat log as well.
The “Manage Inventory” screen now supports searching and filtering of items.
While in the Replay Viewer, you can now open the Replay List and change which replay you’re watching from the mid-game menu.
In Competitive matches, the Skill Division / Promotion / Demotion display has been moved to the Scoreboard screen so it does not interfere with the Postgame Spotlight.


BUG FIXES
General

Disabling both “Depth of Field” and “Bloom” in the video options will no longer desaturate the entire game unintentionally.
Guam country flag now appears correctly.
Offensive name plates will once again appear censored to players on PlayStation 4 when appropriate.
Fixed an issue that incorrectly granted Xbox players incorrect XP when switching accounts
 

sneakypete

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d/ling now on pc

hype

fake edit: Euphor!a - I had to restart the Steam client to get it to d/l.. it let me launch RL without updating before doing so. Immediately starting d/ling after restart.
 

Mike Works

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They really should give players 5 free keys to start out (or less, depending on how often crates drop).

Or give them 1 free key for every ~100 games played, or for playing X days in a row, or once a month, or something.
 

Decado

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Rumble looks fun, but without a ranked version it will just be the usual player roulette.
 

Regginator

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+ Rumble looks fun
- Fuck the key/crate system

I guess that about makes it even. Downloading now.

edit: lol, just look how they start this, doesn't bode well for the pessimistic under us.
 

CountAntonius

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You can trade Online (Uncommon and up) item drops, Keys, Crates and Crate Items. You can trade most Limited items (like Halloween or Alpha items) but not special rewards like the Season 2 Boosts.

Glad to see you can't trade season rewards. Those should be earned. Seasonal stuff may have some value now.

Graphical optimizations on all Arenas for more consistent performance at 60 fps.

Always welcome.
 

That Damn Kid

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Hmm I have a 2011 Macbook Pro with 8GB of ram. 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics. Wondering how bad it will run on it...
 

Hale-XF11

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Rumble is fun! Not something I'll play regularly, but a nice little break from the norm.
 
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are you saying that the FPS took a bigger hit with the update?

Oh no, I'm talking about the native mac client which just released (in beta). I didn't expect killer performance, minimum spec even calls for iris pro (13" only had regular iris)

Xbox users are reporting decreased performance though


Can't wait to get home from work to all my friends with sick skins D:
 

hollomat

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It's the awfulness of the crate system from TF2 and CSGO without the benefit of at least being able to sell it on the steam marketplace.
 

Conor_Fool

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So I unlocked a crate after my first game and it asked me if I wanted to open it. I didn't want to leave the party so I didn't open it.

I then checked it out a couple minutes later and saw all the contents and was thinking fuck yeah!!! But they are all locked behind the key system? Like...there is no possible way for me to get a single one of those items other than trading or purchasing a key with real money?
 

TwntyOneTwlv

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There's a lot in this update I'm excited about! Rumble sounds meh, and I'm sad to see Retro Utopia go, but I'm looking forward to the new Labs map, and I love the idea of Blue and Orange presets, as well as choosing team colors in private matches.
 

CountAntonius

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Rocket League ‏@RocketLeague 6m6 minutes ago
Xbox One players: A HARD RESET should fix #Rumble framerate issues. (Hard reset: While console is on, hold power button for ten seconds.)