Psyonix’s car-football-basketball-cage mash-up Rocket League has finally received its new Rumble mode. It’s free, will allow for both Private and Exhibition matches, and will feature Online Playlists.
With Rumble mode comes 11 randomised power-ups for players to pick-up to further spice-up this already spicy game. They include powers like The Boot, which like the name suggests, let’s you kick an opponent’s car; Disruptor, which makes the opponent go haywire; Freezer, err, freezes the ball; Grappling Hook pulls the ball closer; Haymaker whacks the ball; Magnetizer attracts the ball towards you; Plunger literally has a plunger grab the ball via a line or cord; Power Hitter makes you hulk, ok not really you just hit everything harder; You can get the ball stuck to yourself with Spike; Swapper lets you switch positions with an opposing car; and Tornado well, yea, a tornado.
Another thing that rolled out with the update was the introduction of the Crate and Keys system. Similar to buying cases on games like, say CS:GO. The idea behind the Crate and Keys system is to help fund future eSport events and prize pools.
“With this new optional system, random Crates will occasionally drop in Competitive matches and players can then purchase Keys to access their contents. These random, but exclusive Crate items can then be kept or traded with other players (another new feature in the update) and include everything from ‘Import’ Battle-Cars and unique animated Decals, to Exotic Wheels and other cool Garage accessories,” said Psyonix on the Crates and Keys system.
The keys will be priced at $1.49 each. Bundles of five, ten, or twenty will cost $5, $10, and $20 respectively. For those of you who don’t plan on spending don’t worry, the contents of the crates are purely cosmetic. Psyonix has a “Strict ‘Don’t See Advantage’ policy”. We like that policy. We like that policy. And if you haven’t played or heard of Rocket League yet, do yourself a favour and check it out!