Rocket League is Having an In-Game Birthday Party and You’re Invited

To celebrate Rocket League's third birthday, the game's developer Psyonix is hosting an in-game Anniversary Event, including new items and more.

on July 10, 2018 8:00 AM

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.


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.

Rocket League is Having an In-Game Birthday Party and You're Invited

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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Travis Verbil is a Staff Writer at DualShockers. Outside of writing, he is a musician from Queens, NY. He enjoys the New York Mets, tabletop gaming, and Donkey Kong lore.