Rocket League goes free-to-play later this summer on all platforms

Rocket League Orange Car
Rocket League Orange Car (Image credit: Psyonix)

What you need to know

  • Rocket League is a popular vehicular soccer game.
  • Developer Psyonix announced that it is going free-to-play later this summer.
  • Previous owners will receive Legacy status, all prior DLC packs, 200 items, and more.

Rocket League (opens in new tab)'s popularity knows no bounds, and developer Psyonix is ensuring everyone can get in on the action. Later this summer, Rocket League is going free-to-play on all platforms.

Once Rocket League goes free-to-play it will be unavailable to download through Steam. Instead, PC players will need to download the game through the Epic Games Store. Epic bought developer Psyonix last year, so the move isn't all that surprising. The Epic Games Store version will be identical to the versions on other platforms and will support cross-play.

Psyonix stresses that the core gameplay will remain the same, but Tournaments and Challenges are being revamped. Cross-platform progression will also be introduced if you decide to download it on another system. It is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Anyone who owned the game before the launch of the free-to-play version will be upgraded to Legacy status and receive the following:

  • All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
  • "Est. 20XX" title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
  • 200+ Common items upgraded to "Legacy" quality
  • Golden Cosmos Boost
  • Dieci-Oro Wheels
  • Huntress Player Banner

Psyonix did not give an exact date as to when Rocket League will go free-to-play, but it should be in the coming months before summer ends. If you're still curious about what this means for Rocket League, Psyonix has a handy FAQ on its website.

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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.

2 Comments
  • I bought this game day one.
    Still play it till today as my go-to game.
    Such a beautiful game.
  • I only jumped in about 2 yrs ago but fully agree. Never had another game that I go back to almost every day and that hasn't lost any of its fun factor or appeal. However, 99% of those 200+ free items were are getting are actually all trash. What would be cool is if I could trade all my Xbox items over to my PC account.