Rocket League celebrates fifth anniversary with in-game events, items, and more

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Rocket League (Image credit: Psyonix LLC)

What you need to know

  • Rocket League is getting ready to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
  • A new two-week event is in the game now, and will give players the chance to earn new items.
  • Two limited time game modes will be available in the game as well.

The fifth anniversary of the hit vehicular soccer game Rocket League is this week, and in order to celebrate, developer Psyonix is announcing a two-week-in-game event that will feature a ton of new stuff for players to experience.

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In a new post on the Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), Psyonix's Editorial Manager Max Parker went into detail on some of the new events, including the ability for players to start earning Balloons, which they can then redeem for Psyonix and Rocket League-themed items in the game's Event Store. Players can earn balloons by playing Online Matches, and some of the prizes in the store include new wheels, a party horn boost, and some special remixed items from the history of Rocket League.

The new event also comes with a handful of new Limited Time Modes, with Spike Rush returning to the game this week, and 2v2 Heatseeker available from July 6-13. Throughout their matches, players will also have the chance to find Golden Eggs, which will contain various items from all four of Rocket League's Champions Series. If you've been looking for a reason to get back into Rocket League, this new anniversary event is it.

Anthony Nash has been writing about games and the gaming industry for nearly a decade. When he’s not writing about games, he’s usually playing them. You can find him on Twitter talking about games or sports at @_anthonynash.