Rocket League’s Hot Wheels Update is Out Now, Check Out the Patch Notes

The latest patch for Rocket League brings about the end of Season 8 while also adding a new Hot Wheels arena to the game's lineup.

on September 24, 2018 1:19 PM

Psyonix announced just last week that Rocket’s League’s forthcoming update would feature a ton of new changes. As of today, that update has gone live.

Patch v1.53 should be rolling out across all platforms today and by far the biggest new aspect of the update is that of the highly anticipated crossover with Hot Wheels. The Hot Wheels Rivals Arena is now available for play across Casual Playlists and Tournaments in addition to private and offline play.

Season 8 has also ended as of today with this new patch which means that Season 9 has now officially kicked off. If you’re looking to get your rewards for Season 8, they should be going out to those who qualified today as well.

The full patch notes for today’s patch are listed below.

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Competitive Season 8

  • Competitive Season 8 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Rocket Boosts

  • Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels

  • Reward Rocket Boosts:

    • 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

Competitive Season 9

  • Competitive Season 9 has begun

    • Season 9 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate

    • Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking

    • League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches

  • Ranked Extra Modes

    • Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are now available under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu

    • You will have a unique MMR for each Playlist

    • You will be required to complete ten placement matches before obtaining a Rank in each Playlist

    • All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will contribute to your Season Reward Level

    • Extra Modes have been removed from the Casual Playlist tab

    • You will have the option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists

    • Ranked Extra Modes will not have leaderboards for Season 9

Progression

  • The post-match XP screen has been shortened and can now be skipped, bringing you right to the End Match screen and lobby

  • Consecutive Match Bonus has been increased from 50 XP to 200 XP

  • Weekly Win Bonus has been changed from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP per eligible win

General

  • Discord button has been added to the News Panel

    • Clicking this button will minimize Rocket League and take you to discord.gg/rocketleague, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller

  • Details window now appears in trades with only one item

  • Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client

  • Fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes

  • ‘Best of the Bunch,’ ‘Squad Goals,’ ‘New Challenger’ and ‘Together is Better’ Achievements/Trophies now work as intended

  • Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading

  • Checking the ‘Friends Only’ League Rankings now shows all friends

KNOWN ISSUES

  • RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window

  • ‘Megabat’ Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies

  • Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to

  • Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may look similar

  • During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear

  • [macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ is enabled

  • [Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster

  • [Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players

 /  Staff Writer
Logan Moore is a Staff Writer at DualShockers located out of Indianapolis. He is also an audio and video production student at IUPUI who spends his free time podcasting at Model Citizens Media or micro-managing his fantasy baseball team.