From a new arena, body and Rocket Pass to another way to customize your presets with player anthems, Rocket League's Season announcement is fully loaded.
The theme of the season is everything-music so expect to see instruments, volume bars, and flashing lights splashed across the field when you take to the field on the 9th of December.
Psyonix released a new trailer promoting everything that’s coming our way in Season 2, with Buffy-Sugo as our main character, we are presented with as much info as possible for a one-minute video, in classic Rocket League-fashion.
New Rocket League Arena
We get a glimpse of the new standardized map, Neon Fields — the setting for the trailer. In it, we can see the neon lights and standard build with a very Radical Summer and Rocket Labs kind of vibe.
A gigantic speaker hovers dead middle of the field, and it’s also worth noting the trailer is not purely cinematics, as Buffy-Sugo is, in fact, giving a court-side concert to musicalize your matches.
Psyonix teamed up with music label and long-standing partner, Monstercat, and kicked off the announcement with Kaskade’s new song “Flip Reset”, included in an EP with songs created for Rocket League. Many releases are set and will be part of the new player anthems — more on that soon.
New Rocket League Battle-Car
The news did not stop there, as the announcement of the new Rocket League Rocket Pass gave us a bunch of new items to look through, with the most exciting of all being the new body, the R3MX.
The official details of the hitbox are still undisclosed, but it is safe to assume it will share one of the five standardized hitboxes found currently in the game.
New Rocket League Player Anthems
This new feature brings music to the action. As player anthems are introduced, now your goals will not only be heightened by your explosion, but you can score your score with a snippet of music of your choosing.
The library is yet to be released, but with Monstercat in the picture, expect a lot of electronic-heavy tunes in your sweaty ranked matches.
- Read more: Rocket League Rocket Pass Season 2: all tiers and unlocks, cost, challenges, end date, and more
Psyonix has kept details about this feature to themselves, so we will update you as more information is disclosed.
The return of Rocket Labs
Rocket Labs is being advertised as a Limited Time Mode for this upcoming season. For those unaware, Rocket Labs was a series of arenas that were initially part of the competitive playlists until the standardization of maps across 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 ranked.
Rocket Lab arenas can still be found in the Rumble playlist, but will be making a comeback as their own game mode, with the addition of a new arena said to be inspired by Rocket League’s predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, yet to be released.
With new changes to the Tournament Rewards, retooling of the eShop and many more updates to come, free-to-play Season 2 of Rocket League sounds like a smash-hit right from the get-go.
Catch the update live on 8th December at 4 pm PDT (12 am UTC 9th December).