The two most iconic Hot Wheels are getting the Rocket League treatment. Twin Mill III and Bone Shaker will be coming to Rocket League on Feb. 21. Unfortunately, a Hot Wheels-themed arena will not be included, but there will be exclusive wheels and six decals.
For those who decide not to purchase the DLC, everyone will get a free Hot Wheels antenna, topper, “Treasure Hunt” flag, and “Shark Bite” topper. Items will be distributed via random post-match drops, meaning players have a good chance at unlocking these new items after each game.
This isn’t the first DLC partnership Psyonix has made. Psyonix has already released Back to the Future DeLorean DLC, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile DLC, and even an NBA flag pack. There has also been a slew of non-licensed DLC that has some crazy looking cars. Oddly enough, Psyonix has yet to partner with a car manufacturer. Who wouldn’t want to play Rocket League with a Chrysler Pacifica minivan?
As for competitive gaming, Rocket League is investing more into esports. It will include more than $1 million in prize pools, have a larger presence at gaming events such as PAX or SXSW, more funding for community-ran tournaments, and will start a true collegiate esports program. It’s an investment of more than $2.5 million. If you’re good enough, you can make a decent living off of playing Rocket League competitively. Granted, there is some intense competition out there.
Now if only Pysonix would make a remote controlled car.