Rocket League Will Go Free-to-Play Next Week

Rocket League Will Go Free-to-Play Next Week

The switch over to a new model is coming soon.

After a lot of build-up, the date is finally closing in. Psyonix confirmed today that the vehicular soccer game Rocket League will go free-to-play next week on Sept. 23.

Announced earlier this year, Rocket League will be free-to-play on the Epic Games Store and consoles, though it's leaving the Steam storefront. Current owners won't be affected—Psyonix has confirmed updates will still roll out to the Steam version—but newcomers won't be able to download or buy it.

This shift also removes paid online subscription requirements like Nintendo Switch Online or PlayStation Plus. Platform-specific cars will be staying on in their respective garages, but otherwise, progression will reach across platforms via your Epic Games Account.

A new event is being teased for Rocket League as well. Psyonix says next week will entail the full reveal of "Llama-Rama," a forthcoming chapter in Rocket League that seems like it will have some tie-in with Fortnite, if the party llama is anything to go by.

The groundwork will start being laid with an update tomorrow, but this is the big next-step forward for one of the surprise hits of the generation. Rocket League's launch in 2015, buoyed by debuting on PS Plus, made quite an impact, and the car-sport has continued seeing updates and new car models over the years.

Epic—which bought Rocket League developer Psyonix last year—is also offering a special deal for early downloaders. Those who add Rocket League to their Epic Games Store library between Sept. 23 and Oct. 23 will get an Epic Games Store coupon for $10 off any game or add-on $14.99 or higher.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

In other news

Rocket League Won't Need Switch Online or PlayStation Plus Once It's Free-to-Play

That once agains leaves Xbox as the odd platform out.

Some Rocket League Cosmetics, Like the Mario Cars, Can't Move Between Platforms

Any pop-culture crossover or console exclusive will stay tied to where you got it.

Yes, There Is a New Fast & Furious Game Out Today

Dom! Surprised to see you here.

Need help?

Need for Speed Heat Complete Car List

Here’s every car available in Need for Speed Heat.

How to Farm Rep in Need for Speed Heat

Here’s how to make reputation quickly and easily.

How to Escape the Cops in Need For Speed Heat

We’ll teach you how to avoid the cops both in races and the open world.

How to Unlock and Find Flamingos in Need for Speed Heat

There’s a hundred different flamingos to be found in Palm City. Here’s how to go about finding them, and the rewards involved.