New week, new goodies: Rocket League weekly updates

 

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NINTENDO CARS COMING TO ROCKET LEAGUE

Rocket League is switching it up a bit and gearing up for its Switch release, with new Nintendo exclusive vehicles. The newly announced vehicles will include the ‘Mario NSR,’ ‘Luigi NSR,’ and ‘Samus’ Gunship’ which will all be available with the release of Switch version of Rocket League in holiday 2017.

Although all three vehicles will be released for free on launch, the Rocket League website states that "players will still need to unlock them in-game by completing certain requirements".

Along with these exclusive cars, Switch players will also have access to several exclusive items. ‘Mario’ and ‘Luigi’ toppers will be available for all vehicles in-game while the ‘Super Star’ rocket boost will be exclusive to only the ‘Mario NSR’ and ‘Luigi NSR’ cars, as-well-as the ‘Wave Beam’ rocket boost for ‘Samus’ Gunship.’

MAP REDESIGN

In other news, Psyonix is also doing a map redesign for both 'Starbase arc' and 'Wasteland'. Coming in the autumn update with Season 6, these two maps will be redesigned as standard arenas for both competitive and casual matches.

Non-standard versions of the two maps will still remain available for private and offline matches only. This decision is mostly stemming from both the esports community and the need for more 'standardization' within both casual and competitive play.

RLCS SEASON 4

The new RLCS (Rocket League Championship Series) kicked off season four earlier this month (Saturday, September 2nd) with a new slew of 128 players from both North America and Europe.

Next to the RLCS, a new secondary league has been announced, the RLRS (Rocket League Rival Series). The RLRS will take the top 8 teams that did not qualify for the RLCS from the NA and EU and will give those teams another chance for those players to compete.

The RLRS will take place over five weeks in a round robin, best-of-five format, opposed to the RLCS double elimination format. The two top teams from the RLRS competition will move on to the promotion/regulation series against the 7th and 8th placed teams from the RLCS; the winners of the regulation tournaments will earn their spots in the next RLCS season.

With a total $350,000 prize pool for the RLCS and a $50,000 prize pool for the RLRS, viewers can expect to watch some insane competition.

With the return of season 4, fan rewards will also be making their way back to the RLCS. Players will need to link their twitch account at rewards.rocketleague.com and watch the competition for their chance at some awesome in-game Rocket League items.

 

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