Patch Notes v1.53 (Season 9 Update)

Monday September 24     Patch Notes  
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THE HEADLINES

  • 'Hot Wheels Rivals Arena' is now available in Casual Playlists, Tournaments, Private Matches and Offline Matches
  • Competitive Season 8 has ended
  • Season 8 Rewards (Rocket Boosts) are now available to eligible players
  • Competitive Season 9 has begun
  • The complete ‘Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 4’ EP is now available as a music playlist

NEW CONTENT

Hot Wheels

  • ‘Hot Wheels Rivals’ is now available as a playable Arena in Casual Playlists, Tournaments, Private Matches and Offline Matches

  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Flag

  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Player Banner

  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Wheels

Monstercat

  • The complete ‘Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 4’ EP is now available as a music playlist

  • ‘Monstercat’ Topper is now available

  • New Monstercat Flags have been added

    • ‘Muzzy’

    • ‘Infected Mushroom’

    • ‘Darren Styles’

    • ‘Gammer’

    • ‘Dougal’

    • ‘Tokyo Machine’

    • ‘Bossfight’

    • ‘Pixel Terror’

    • ‘Sara Skinner’

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Competitive Season 8

  • Competitive Season 8 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Rocket Boosts

  • Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels

  • Reward Rocket Boosts:

    • Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Bronze’ Rocket Boost

    • Silver I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Silver’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

    • Gold I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Gold’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

    • Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Platinum’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

    • Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Diamond’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

    • Champion I or higher – ‘Season 8 - Champion’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

    • Grand Champion – 'Season 8 Grand Champion' in-game Title + all Season 8 Rocket Boosts

Competitive Season 9

  • Competitive Season 9 has begun

    • Season 9 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate

    • Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking

    • League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches

  • Ranked Extra Modes

    • Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are now available under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu

    • You will have a unique MMR for each Playlist

    • You will be required to complete ten placement matches before obtaining a Rank in each Playlist

    • All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will contribute to your Season Reward Level

    • Extra Modes have been removed from the Casual Playlist tab

    • You will have the option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists

    • Ranked Extra Modes will not have leaderboards for Season 9

Progression

  • The post-match XP screen has been shortened and can now be skipped, bringing you right to the End Match screen and lobby

  • Consecutive Match Bonus has been increased from 50 XP to 200 XP

  • Weekly Win Bonus has been changed from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP per eligible win

General

  • Discord button has been added to the News Panel

    • Clicking this button will minimize Rocket League and take you to discord.gg/rocketleague, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller

  • Details window now appears in trades with only one item

  • Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client

  • Fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes

  • 'Best of the Bunch,' 'Squad Goals,' 'New Challenger' and 'Together is Better' Achievements/Trophies now work as intended

  • Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading

  • Checking the 'Friends Only' League Rankings now shows all friends

KNOWN ISSUES

  • RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window

  • ‘Megabat’ Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies

  • Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to

  • Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may look similar

  • During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear

  • [macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ is enabled

  • [Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster

  • [Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players