×
OR

By continuing, I agree to GINX' Terms and Conditions

OR
Please enter a valide email address

Already a GINX member? Sign in

CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME
›

Your username is how other community members will see you. Ever dreamt of being called JohnWick ? Now is the time.

Back
Rocket League
News > Sports game > Rocket League
World

Rocket League players can now be reported for intentionally throwing matches

After six long years, Rocket League players who grief their matches by not playing or intentionally throwing will be subject to temporary in-game bans.
The Rocket League community has always been under fire for being one of the most toxic player bases in the whole wide world, with people on the outside and former rocketeers comparing it to the infamous Call of Duty lobbies of the late 2000s and early 2010s.

With each update, Psyonix is taking steps towards eradicating any and all sexism, racism, homophobia and bullying from their in-game parties, private lobbies and, eventually, revamped voice chat -- and this release is not the exception.

Focusing on Season 5’s new content and providing users with more options than ever to report poor behaviours since queuing into the server until leaving the lobby, here’s everything you need to know about the newest Rocket League patch notes.

Rocket League V2.08 patch notes

Rocket League v2.08 patch notes update player reporting bans new content bug fixes
The v2.08 update prepares Rocket League for Season 5. (Picture: Psyonix)

Check out the Rocket League V2.08 patch notes below, featuring bug fixes, changes and updates to the player reporting system, and more.

New content:

New Arena Variant

  • ‘Starbase Arc (Aftermath)’ can be found in Private Matches and Free Play

Changes and updates:

Player Reporting

  • The report reason list has been updated to include:
    • Text Harassment
    • Verbal Harassment
    • Match Throwing or Griefing
    • Intentionally Idle
    • XP Farming
    • Inappropriate Player Name
    • Inappropriate Club Name
    • Trade Scam
  • Report players via the Main Menu
    • You can now report players from the Recent Players section of your Friends List
    • Go to Recent Players, select the relevant player name, and choose Report Player
    • The report reasons listed here are identical to the reasons available during a match
rocket league, patch notes, season 5, dmca, music, streamer, streaming, twitch, trading screen, bug fixes, casual playlist, punishment, undersized party, rules, restrictions, regulations, 120, frames per second, playstation, voice chat, 2022, bakkesmod, consoles, free play, report, throw, sabotage, grief, stop playing, ban, punishment
The game would notify you when your reports actually hit the nail on the head as the bans are controlled by an AI that runs the chat logs through a pool of forbidden words. (Picture: Psyonix)
  • You can now select more than one report reason
    • Example: If a teammate is harassing you in team chat, and is also own-goaling, you can select both “Text Harassment,” and “Match Throwing or Griefing”
  • When reporting a player for Text Harassment, press the Chat Log button to see chat lines from the reported player
  • A new pop-up notification will appear when you successfully report another player
    • To keep in-game visibility clear, this message will appear in the upper-left corner if you are reporting during a match
rocket league, patch notes, season 5, dmca, music, streamer, streaming, twitch, trading screen, bug fixes, casual playlist, punishment, undersized party, rules, restrictions, regulations, 120, frames per second, playstation, voice chat, 2022, bakkesmod, consoles, free play, report, throw, sabotage, grief, stop playing, ban, punishment
The update also readies Rocket League for all the Season 5 content coming our way. (Picture: Psyonix)

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed controller focus bug on post-match celebration screen
  • Fixed appearance of the Tumbling Blocks Decal
  • Fixed appearance of the grill on Painted Tygris cars when non-animated Decals are equipped
  • Fixed a bug preventing Apex Wheels from being equipped on '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
  • Removed option to add friend as Epic Friend when they are already on your friends list
  • Fixed a bug preventing NFL Decals from showing up in Garage when using Filters
  • The Mood Slime Rocket Boost no longer appears over the top of certain car bodies when in the Garage
  • Fixed an issue preventing certain car movements from resetting the idle player timer

Hopefully, Rocket League players do not abuse this feature to the point of rendering it useless where every report has to be analyzed on a case-by-case basis, giving the toxic community more free time to keep grieving and the wholesome community more reasons to leave.

 

Make sure to follow us at @33Boost on Twitter for more Rocket League updates, news, insider info and giveaways.