Rocket League Review: Epic Games Version

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8/10 Great

The Main Point

Rocket League has always been a great game, but Epic has made it even better. They started off by adding full crossplay, which makes the game way more fun. Then they made it free, and to start off the first season since Epic Games bought it, they had a huge Lama-Rama event, adding a bunch of free items. I purchased Rocket League a few years ago, and our Rocket League Review was the first time I played it in over a year. Now I play it a ton, and I’m having a ton of fun.

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The Good

  • It’s now free
  • There are a lot of new free items
  • They haven’t changed the mechanics of the game at all

The Bad

  • Rocket League still needs a bit more variety to be one of the best

Rocket League has been out since 2015. That’s a long time. And, to add further to that, it hasn’t had any really major changes since launch. But, thankfully, this has finally changed. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, purchase Psyonix, the company that made Rocket League. And not only did they purchase, but after over a year owning it, they finally made some big changes. They recently made the game free to play, added full crossplay, made it available on the Epic Games store. To top it all off, they also restarted the season counter, and started this first season off with the lama rama event. This is the best Rocket League has ever been.

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What all did Epic change

Epic changed many things when they bought Rocket League. They removed all DLC, and added a new item shop that has the same creator code mechanic as Fortnite. They also added a new rocket pass, and changed the currency. But that is just the in game purchase changes. They also added full crossplay. Before now, players on different platforms could only play in private matches. Now, they can play in every single mode together, which will make a lot of people happy. Tons of people have friends that play on different platforms, and now they can play matches together. Another change they made was taking Rocket League free to play. This made a lot of people that didn’t have the game happy, but for people like me that had already purchased the game, this is kind of annoying. Finally, they restarted the season counter. Before now, Rocket League was on season 12. It is now on season 1 again. This doesn’t really change that much though.

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Updates

Before now, Rocket League did not receive very many updates. This was due to the fact that Psyonix did not want to change the meta of the game, because they did not want to mess all of the competitive players up. Rocket League is a very competitive game, and they have a very large Esports scene, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t want to change the game too much. Fortnite, though, is an example of a competitive game that is very big in the Esports scene where the meta is constantly changing. And isn’t Fortnite made by Epic Games, too? Why yes, it is. This means that it is possible that Epic might try to do the same thing. This might make some people mad, but personally I would enjoy more variety. But, we never know what will happen. 

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Lama-Rama Event

The Lama- Rama Event is a crossover event between Fortnite and Rocket League. The challenges are all in Rocket League, but each time you complete one that gives you an item, you will also get an item in Fortnite (if you also have it). I think that this is a pretty cool idea, and a great way to promote Rocket League going free to play. The Rocket League Rewards include a topper, antenna, wrap and wheels. All of these items are themed after Fortnite’s loot lamas. There are also multiple cases that you can get rewards from, and a repeatable challenge for 10k xp. Finally, the best reward of all, a new car, the Fortnite Battle Bus. This is an interesting new car that is very fun to use. Overall, I think that this event was a great idea and tons of fun, especially when doing it with friends.

8/10 Great

The Main Point

Rocket League has always been a great game, but Epic has made it even better. They started off by adding full crossplay, which makes the game way more fun. Then they made it free, and to start off the first season since Epic Games bought it, they had a huge Lama-Rama event, adding a bunch of free items. I purchased Rocket League a few years ago, and our Rocket League Review was the first time I played it in over a year. Now I play it a ton, and I’m having a ton of fun.

Download Rocket League Here

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