Patch Notes v1.61 [Esports Shop Update]

April 16, 2019     Patch Notes  
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Scheduled Release: April 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. UTC (All Platforms)

THE HEADLINES

  • New Customization Items are now available via Esports Shop

  • Replay FX: You can now create and edit screenshots while viewing Replays

  • HDR support has been added to PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S

NEW CONTENT

Rocket Pass 3

  • Rocket Pass 3 begins on April 17 at 10 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. UTC

Esports Shop

  • Customization Items are now available via the new Esports Shop

    • Select ‘Shop’ from the Main Menu, then select ‘Esports Shop’

  • Items in the Esports Shop can be purchased with Esports Tokens

    • Esports Tokens can be purchased with your local currency, and cannot be purchased with Keys

  • Esports Store items are available in time-limited intervals

    • Each item will have a timer located below the preview thumbnail in the Esports Store

Monstercat

  • New Antennas are now available in the ‘Monstercat’ folder:

    • ‘Notaker’

    • ‘FWLR’

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Rocket Pass Challenges

  • Challenges are a new way to unlock Tiers in Rocket Pass and the Rocket Pass Premium Upgrade

  • Select ‘Rocket Pass’ from the Main Menu, then select the ‘Challenges’ Tab in the upper-left corner

  • Each Challenge is worth three, five, or eight ‘Tier Points’

    • Earning ten Tier Points by completing Challenges will unlock your next Rocket Pass Tier

    • Earning a new level via the progression system is worth now worth ten Tier Points

  • When Rocket Pass is active, three new Challenges are added every Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. UTC

    • An additional three Challenges (six total) are available to players with the Premium Upgrade

    • Challenges must be completed within their week-long period

    • If you purchase the Premium Upgrade more than one week after a Rocket Pass is released, you will earn Tier Points for completed Premium Challenges, so long as their requirements were completed during their original week-long period

Replay FX

  • You can now enable Replay FX within the Replay Viewer

  • While viewing a Replay, press the Share button (PS4), View button (Xbox) or F key (PC) to bring up the Replay FX menu

  • The Replay FX menu has seven options, including:

    • Focus Distance (Controls Depth of Field Distance)

    • Focus Blur (Controls how intense DOF Blur will be)

    • Focus Strength (Controls how much DOF Kernel will affect far plane)

    • Green Screen (with Red, Green, and Blue options)

    • Image Filter (with ten filters to select from)

    • Image Filter Intensity

    • Vignette

  • Replay FX options apply to an active Replay or when paused so you can take a screenshot

    • Use your platform’s screenshot function once you have a shot set up with your Replay FX of choice

Crates and Keys

  • Crate drop rates can now be viewed in-game on the Crate Preview Screen

  • Players in Belgium can no longer open Crates with Keys due to government regulations

  • Players in the Netherlands can no longer open Crates with Keys due to government regulations

General

  • [PS4, Xbox] You can now invite players on the same platform to your party without adding them to your Friends List

    • Select Create a Party, then select the Search function using Square (PS4) or X (Xbox)

    • This will bring up your console’s PSN ID/Gamertag search window

  • HDR is now supported on PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S

    • HDR requires a compatible television/display and HDMI cable

  • [Xbox One X] Reduced default color saturation when HDR is enabled

    • This new default setting is present on PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S when HDR is enabled on those platforms

  • Steering and Aerial Sensitivity Controls now be adjusted in increments of 0.01 instead of 0.1

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue that delayed steering, throttle, and handbrake input by one physics frame

  • Jump ball now behaves correctly on Dunk House (Hoops) in Free Play

  • Vehicles should now respawn correctly after resetting the ball on Steam Workshop maps

  • In-game voice chat icon will no longer appear when voice chat is disabled

  • Players can now reconnect more than once if they crash or disconnect multiple times during a Ranked match

  • Biomass no longer removes color from trim on some Painted Car Bodies

  • All appropriate ‘Snowy’ maps will now appear when playing the Snow Day game mode

  • ‘Shots on Goal’ now correctly register as a stat when playing Hoops

  • Rebalanced audio on the ‘89 Batmobile’

  • Fixed a bug that caused some players with very large Customization Item inventories to crash when scrolling through their Garage or Inventory

  • Fixed a bug causing some players to crash when leaving a Custom Training pack

  • All items should now display correctly when viewing in the Crate preview screen

  • [Switch] Fixed a bug causing the game to freeze when using a player profile not linked to a Nintendo Account

  • Previous Party Chat messages no longer carry over into Training, Private Matches or Online Matches

KNOWN ISSUES

  • [Switch] Depth of Field controls are disabled in Replay FX

  • Players may see an “XP not received” message despite earning the required number of points

  • Audio may drop out during a match for some players

  • Friends List notifications will not appear while viewing Replays

  • An incorrect error message may appear if you try to change your Rocket ID if PsyNet is down

  • [Switch] Upon entering a match, some players may not be immediately brought to the Player View Camera

  • Some players may see overlapping item-loading icons when starting the game after receiving a large number of new Customization Items

  • [Rumble] Some players may not be able to pick up boost after being hit with the Disruptor power-up

  • Crates received while playing may not stack with Crates in inventory, but they will stack correctly after a game restart