Today, during the ongoing Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season Three World Championship, developer Psyonix announced that the Two Year Anniversary Update for Rocket League will arrive on July 5th: bringing with it a healthy slab of new content.
The update perhaps most notably features a new free new arena called “Champions Field,” a standard, modern-looking stadium that will be available across Competitive, Private, and Casual matches.
The update also ushers in the start of the Competitive Season 5, thus the end of the ongoing Competitive Season 4. There will also be the introduction of “Rocket League Radio,” which adds 18 new songs from record label, Monstercat, to the game.
A full breakdown of what is coming for Season 5 will come as the update draws nearer; however, Psyonix did say that the timing of this seasonal changeover will mark how it plans to approach new seasons going forward, aka no more long, drawn-out Competitive Seasons. For the end of Season 4, the rewards will also be a bit different, with players being awarded new trails rather than new wheels depending on how they finished.
Additional new content includes new Import Battle-Cars — Centio V17 and Animus GP. These cars will be available exclusively in the new “Overdrive Crate.” Also for the first time ever, there will be new customization options: allowing for custom engine sounds, goal explosions, and trails. These will be available in a mix of free selections and Crate drops.
Below, you can check out the two new cars and the new arena:
The update will also include new achievements and trophies, new soundtrack options, and more. Again, as the update draws closer official patch notes will be provided.
Notably, the Anniversary Update launches the week of Rocket League’s second birthday, which takes place on July 7, 2017. Since the game’s launch in 2015 (when nobody knew what it was), the community has grown to more than 31 million players with more than 1.45 billion completed matches across all platforms.
Below, you can check out the update’s highlights for yourself via the new trailer: