As you probably know by now, Rocket League is all set to become a free-to-play experience later this summer. Aside from the obvious price of entry change, this update will also cause various aspects of the game itself to be transformed, including the welcome addition of support for cross-platform progression.
Another feature that will see an overhaul is ‘Tournaments’, which will soon give players all around the world the opportunity to join automatically scheduled tournaments each day to climb up through the ranks and gain rewards.
Developer Psynoix has detailed all the Tournaments changes in a new blog post, so feel free to give that a read if you want to know everything in excruciating detail. For now, we’ll share some of the highlights of the post for you below.
Players will soon be able to sign up for Competitive Tournaments, a new ranked mode within Tournaments that pits you against teams of similar skill to earn rewards. Each region has multiple Competitive Tournaments scheduled each day, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to compete. You can sign up from the revamped Tournaments Menu that shows the daily schedule for your region.
Everyone who makes it out of the First Round of a Tournament will receive new in-game currency called Tournament Credits, and performing well and making it farther in a bracket will earn you more. Tournaments at a higher Rank will grant larger Tournament Credit rewards. For instance, strong Silver Ranked players stand to earn more Tournament Credits if they get pulled into a Gold Rank Tournament, but their competition will be tougher. The Tournament Credit reward is the same for all three team members.
Tournament Credits can be redeemed to get Cups that will grant you a customization item including Wheels, animated Decals, and even Goal Explosions. There are four levels of Cups that become available as you increase your Tournaments Rank. The higher level the Cup, the more often you’ll unlock an item of higher rarity. All Tournament items can have special attributes like Painted or Certified. You can also trade in unwanted items to receive Tournament items of a higher rarity. That even goes for Exotic items, which can be traded up to Black Market!
As we mentioned, further details on Rocket League’s Tournaments can be found on the official website, including information on the logistics of each tournament, how players could be banned for abandoning tournaments, and more.
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