You're totally invited to Radical Summer—a summer-long celebration of all things ’80s. Grab your aviator shades and mixtapes, and prepare to go back in time to experience the most righteous movies, television, and culture from the decade.
Radical Summer is an in-game event, kicking off on June 10. The 9-week event will feature free items, new Premium Licensed DLCs, limited-time game modes, and more! (shhh, it’s a secret)
This extremely choice event is split into three celebrations of the 1980s: Blockbusters, Culture, and Television. Each celebration lasts three weeks. Similar to previous events, play Online Matches to earn ‘Cassettes’ and redeem them for in-game, '80s-themed items all summer long. Radical Summer's Event Store will change for each phase of Radical Summer, bringing in new items for your Battle-Car. And don’t worry, at the end of the event, we’ll give you a week to redeem Cassettes for any items you may have missed.
Celebrating the biggest franchises of the '80s
You can't throw a summer bash without friends, and we're inviting the biggest '80s franchises to Rocket League. Here's every '80s franchise you can expect to see in Radical Summer:
Back to the Future
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender
Plus, Golden Eggs are back as part of Radical Summer, and this time will contain items from Elevation, Victory, Turbo, and Nitro Crates. Up to five Golden Eggs can be acquired for each phase of the event.
Ecto-1 and K.I.T.T. enter the arena
Radical Summer will start and end with two new Premium Licensed DLC with the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Knight Rider Car Packs.
Get ready to go ghost hunting in the Ecto-1. The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack will include a bunch of fan-favorite items from the iconic Ghostbusters, which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary, including the Ecto-1 Battle-Car, Ecto-1 Wheels, Proton Pack Rocket Boost, Slimer Topper, Ghostbusters Player Banner and Avatar Border, and the Stay Puft Goal Explosion.
K.I.T.T., the high-speed, talking futuristic car outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own from the hit '80s show Knight Rider, is reporting for duty and will come as part of its own Car Pack later in Radical Summer!
The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack will be available for $1.99 (or regional equivalent) on June 10. Stay tuned for more info on the Knight Rider Car Pack later during Radical Summer.
New Limited Modes
The Radical Summer party starts on the field with three new limited-time game modes that will be featured individually throughout the event. To celebrate the arrival of Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 Battle-Car, jump into the new wickedly spooky Ghost Hunt Mode. Ghost Hunt, which will be featured in the Blockbusters phase of Radical Summer, is a 3v3 mode where each team uses their proton stream power-ups to try to trap the ghostly ball in your opponents' Containment Zone. Ghost hunt features new, scary lighting and ghostly sound effects on the Urban Central Arena and will be playable until July 1.
Kicking off Radical Summer's Culture phase will be the high-octane Spike Rush mode. In this 3v3 mode, each player has the Spike power-up from Rumble Mode that can be activated to carry the ball, and deactivated to pull off some wild psych outs. It all goes down on our Throwback Stadium Arena to commemorate Rocket League's fourth anniversary.
Hit the beaches of Salty Shores to close out Radical Summer in our Beach Ball Mode. Beach Ball Mode features 2v2 action with a larger ball, low ball gravity, and the Curveball mutator activated. So enjoy this sunny, feel-good mode that is worthy of a classic '80s beach volleyball montage.
Here are the start and end dates of Radical Summer's three event phases. Each phase will begin at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC) on their respective start dates:
'80s Blockbusters: June 10 - July 1
'80s Culture: July 1 - July 22
'80s Television July 22 - August 12
A game update will be ready for download today at 10:00 a.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. UTC) that will get everything ready for Radical Summer next week. We're excited to share everything that we've packed into this event. Stay tuned for even more info on the next phases of Radical Summer. Until then, stay rad!