Video games have birthdays, too. Instead of going to Olive Garden and eating too much endless pasta like us, they usually end up celebrating with something a little more fun. Case in point, Rocket League, the high octane soccer game, just turned three years old, and it’s celebrating with its very own Anniversary Event.
🚀Our Anniversary Event is LIVE on all platforms!
🚀Players on Steam will need a small (18MB) update to view Rewards.
🚀It may take longer than normal to find an Anniversary match as players begin to populate the Playlist.
🚀In-game Event details: https://t.co/0dkpG8vaJ4 pic.twitter.com/UDKYObA5Jx
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) July 9, 2018
Running today through July 23rd, Rocket League‘s Anniversary Event pays tribute to the game’s predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (often abbreviated as SARPBC). During the in-game event, players will be able to play in an “Anniversary Playlist” that features a stadium (aptly) named Throwback Stadium. This new stadium (well, old stadium) will feature the dimensions of a SARPBC stadium rather than a Rocket League stadium, including a different goal layout.
Additionally, the Anniversary Event will also abandon the game’s famous Event Crates in favor of Event Balloons. Players can either use these balloons to collect special Anniversary Items or trade them in exchange for a Golden Egg, which will give players the opportunity to collect items from the older Champion Series Crates.
This summer has been generally packed for the racing-sports hybrid, with the addition of Jurassic World themed cars and a Fortnite: Battle Royale-esque progression system being teased for later this summer.
If you’re interested in more details regarding Rocket League’s Anniversary Event, you can check out a blog post from the game’s developer Psyonix here. Rocket League is available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch; if you have somehow avoided picking up the game until now (or just need to grab everything physical), you can grab the Collector’s Edition version of the game via Amazon.
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