Rocket League is going free to play later this summer for Windows PC, with Linux support issued via Proton. According to the latest news from Psyonix. The game is still available on both Humble Store and Steam. Which is all about to change soon.
Psyonix the San Diego video game developer. Who are now announcing that Rocket League is going free to play later this summer. The free to play game update will be the biggest one yet. Since it will include major changes to the Tournaments and Challenge systems. It will also add cross-platform progression for players’ item inventory. As well as Rocket Pass progress and Competitive Rank. Simply by linking to an Epic Games Account.
Rocket League will also make its debut onto the Epic Games Store when it goes free to play. While identical to the version on Steam. It will feature cross-platform play with all Rocket League platforms.
If you recall, back in January we released news about Psyonix dropping support for Linux. Which was some pretty devastating. Since it forces Linux player to use Proton with fingers crossed, hoping it works.
So now, once Rocket League goes free to play. This means anyone who already owns the game on any platform including Steam. They will be able to play the game with full support for future updates and features. However, the Steam version will no longer be available to download for new players. So that means, if you want to be able to play on Linux using Proton. Then you will have to purchase the game via Humble Store or Steam. Which is kind of a cheeky way of pushing a last stretch of sales.
Anyone who has played the game online prior to going free to play. You can expect to receive Legacy Status.
Rocket League Legacy status includes:
- All Rocket League-branded DLC released before free to play
- “Est. 20XX” title that displays the year when the player first started playing Rocket League
- 200+ Common items upgraded to “Legacy” quality
- Golden Cosmos Boost
- Dieci-Oro Wheels
- Huntress Player Banner
Additionally, players who played Rocket League before this announcement. You will receive an extra item, the Faded Cosmos Boost. These items will be awarded to player accounts when the game goes free to play.
More information on free to play will be revealed in the coming weeks. Including specifics on the changes to the Tournament and Challenge systems. To learn more about the announcement, check out the latest blog and landing page.