It’s been just over a month since Rocket League was released for the PlayStation 4 and PC, and the game is a definite hit. In order to make sure the game stays popular, developer Psyonix has plans for plenty of post-release content, like the new map hitting the game today.
The new map, Utopia Coliseum, comes as part of a larger patch hitting today, bringing the game to version 1.04. Like the other current maps in Rocket League, Utopia Coliseum features the same basic layout, with the differences being cosmetic, so while it looks different, it plays the same.
This is a deliberate move by Psyonix, making sure that players are familiar with the basic gameplay rules before moving to more complex maps, which are on the way.
Psyonix president Dave Hagewood told PC Gamer that the company is aware that “the majority of players aren’t super competitive, they just want to have a good time — and we have a great time with the crazy different maps and so on. So we already have some of those in production to roll out later on.”
In addition to the new map, the patch brings with it a few long-awaited features. While players can still leave a match without penalty, the players left in the game can now vote to forfeit the match when playing in “Ranked” online matches. A spectator mode has been added to the game as well, making it even more eSports-friendly.
One thing that players might find confusing for a short while is that this patch adds the option to buy Rocket League‘s Supersonic Fury DLC, but that DLC isn’t available until tomorrow. Trying to buy the DLC won’t work, and it will trigger a bug in the PS4 version of the game until the DLC is actually released.
The patch should be available to all players today by 5 p.m. PDT, according to a tweet from Psyonix. For a list of everything included, see the patch notes on the Rocket League website.