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‘Rocket League Rumble,’ complete with Mac/Linux support, lands this month

Rocket League® - Rumble Trailer
Last month Psyonix announced the next Rocket League update, and now we have more information, including a release date.

Set to drop on September 8, Rocket League Rumble will be the same gameplay that fans have grown to love, but with a ton more power-ups.

Rocket League is the car-soccer phenomenon that took over the internet last year. More than a year after its release, a massive community still plays the game, and developer Psyonix continues to introduce new modes with free updates. The latest update is a mix between standard Rocket League gameplay and Mario Kart.

Players will be able to use various power-ups, like a giant boxing glove, a tether, or a freeze ray, to cause all sorts of mayhem. All can be used to either hurt opponents or get the ball into the goal.

But the major news is, after several delays, that Mac and Linux support will finally be coming to Rocket League. The Linux version will actually be through SteamOS. So while Psyonix doesn’t recommend it be played on any Linux distribution, it is possible. For the Mac version, Psyonix recommends MacBook’s with a dedicated video card solution. This means machines from 2013 or later with either an Nvidia 750m or AMD Radeon R9 370X (or whatever equivalent). Psyonix also noted that these versions are still in beta and have known issues:

  • The correct store page for DLC purchased through the Showroom doesn’t show up for Big Picture users. This is a Steam client-specific issue that Valve will be fixing in an upcoming patch.
  • There are occasional crashes when exiting from a match to the main menu.
  • The statues in Urban Central do not display correctly.
  • You may experience intermittent blurring issues.
  • (Mac only) Xbox 360 controllers won’t work. You will need a third-party driver solution to use them.

There will be some other minor upgrades, like new rocket trails, colors, arenas, and car customizations. Native party chat will also be introduced, meaning no more having to cue up on Skype. The update will also allow users to store up to 10 customizable car presets. This means that whenever users jump to a different computer, their neon green and pink custom car will be there waiting. Lastly, players will now be able to find or buy keys that can unlock rare items. Those items can also be traded to other players.

It’s a meaty update, but if Psyonix continues to show this level of support, Rocket League will have a long-lasting future.

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