It’s time to conquer that Diamond III-Division IV hurdle and cross-off your remaining Season Reward Level wins, because the end of Competitive Season 8 is near!
Season 8 will conclude with the release of our next update and Competitive Season 9 will then officially commence! As always, we'll have Season Rewards in tow and Season 8 is all about Rocket Boosts! Check out the images up top (Silver, Champion, Gold left to right) and below (Bronze, Diamond, Platinum) to see all six Boosts planned for the roll-out. We'll have more to share on these Boosts closer to their release with the next update.
Here’s the distribution breakdown:
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
Remember, in order to be eligible for Season 8 Reward items, you must complete placement matches in a Competitive Playlist AND fulfill the appropriate Season Reward Level(s). You can learn more about Season Reward Levels here. Additionally, any account found to be abusing the matchmaking system may lose out on Season 8 Rewards entirely.
Season 9 Details
Our next update marks the beginning of one of our most exciting Competitive Seasons to date! Extra Modes (formerly known as Ranked Sports) are coming to Competitive for the first time ever! Rumble, Dropshot, Hoops and Snow Day are all being converted to Competitive Playlists -- 2v2 for Hoops and 3v3 for the other Playlists -- found under the new ‘Extra Modes’ tab in the Playlist Menu.
Similar to Competitive Soccar, you will have a unique MMR in each Playlist where you’ll need to complete ten placement matches for each before obtaining a Rank. All of the same Competitive rules (forfeiting, matchmaking bans, etc.) will still apply as well. How are Rewards going to work with these changes? Extra Mode wins will contribute to the same Season Reward Level as your Soccar matches. For those putting serious time in with Extra Modes, we’re also considering additional Season Rewards like Extra Mode-specific Grand Champion titles.
Alongside these additions to Competitive play, Rumble, Dropshot, Hoops and Snow Day will no longer appear as Casual Playlist options. (You can still use these modes in Private Matches, Local Matches, and Tournaments.) Due to population split, keeping Extra Modes in both Casual and Competitive could lead to great difficulty finding matches -- something we want to avoid for their inaugural Competitive Season. Want to play Extra Modes without worrying about Competitive Ranks? We’re giving you the option to hide your Rank for these modes so you can maintain a more casual mentality while playing.
We hope you’re as excited for these Rewards and changes as us -- we can't wait to see the boxing gloves, tiles, basketballs and hockey pucks fly this coming season! Be sure to share your thoughts on the Extra Modes changes on Twitter, Discord and the Subreddit.