Rocket League was one of this year’s most unexpected hits. Developer Psyonix has kept the buzz alive with a steady stream of updates ever since its launch in July. The newest of these is an infusion of free, Halloween-themed content that will be dropping on Oct. 18. The free DLC includes six new items that can drop after matches and be used to customize players’ cars:
- “Calavera” Antenna
- “Candy Corn” Rocket Trail
- “Carriage” Wheels
- “Fuzzy Brute” Antenna
- “Fuzzy Vampire” Antenna
- “Pumpkin” Topper
These items will be available for a limited time only. If you don’t grab them by Nov. 2, you will have to wait until Halloween season 2016 for another shot.
There is also another paid piece of DLC coming out later this month. “Revenge of the Battle-Cars” arrives on Oct. 13 with two classic cars, a selection of customization options, and five new trophies to win. It will be available for $4, but note that it is not necessary in order to enjoy the Halloween content.
All content will be available on both of the game’s platforms: PlayStation 4 and PC. One of the most recent patches improved the functionality and stability of cross-platform play. It also smoothed out the matchmaking process for ranked play, positioning the game in the growing field of eSports. Furthermore, although only launched initially on two platforms, the developer has announced its intention to expand the small team and port the game over onto other platforms, based on its immense success so far. Although Psyonix has not yet specified what those platforms might be, Xbox One seems likely to top the list.
Rocket League is a fast-paced, team-based game of soccer by way of demolition derby. Teams compete to drive an enormous soccer ball into the opposing team’s goal by pushing it around in rocket-powered cars. Cars can be customized with parts won through playing. It came out in summer 2015 as a sequel to Psyonix’s much wordier Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars.