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Psyonix Shares Rocket League Roadmap For First Part of 2018 And Beyond

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With a new update for Rocket League just around the corner, Psyonix has revealed its roadmap for the next three months. With a new update schedule for 2018 that will alternate between new content and the addition of new features, players can expect more frequent updates throughout the year. This new approach of splitting the updates will ensure players get fresh content like new Competitive Seasons, special events, and DLC  as soon as possible while extending the development cycle, giving maximum time to squash bugs and add polish to new features such as tournaments and cross-platform parties.

All of this kicks off with the launch of the next update, landing simultaneously on all platforms (Steam, XBox One, PS4, Switch) on February 7th. Here is what Psyonix has in store:

FEBRUARY

  • February Content Update
    • Competitive Season 7 Begins
    • Competitive Season 6 Rewards
    • New Crate
    • New RLCS Fan Rewards
  • Tournaments Beta
    • Steam public beta for our upcoming Tournaments Feature

MARCH

  • New Licensed Premium DLC
  • Spring Event

SPRING (MARCH-APRIL)

  • Spring Feature Update
    • Tournaments
      • Play against other players in bracketed, single elimination tournaments
    • Quality of Life Updates
      • Item Stacking
      • Better Item Filtering, Searching, and Sorting
      • Equip to Blue/Orange Team for Painted Car Bodies
      • New and Expanded Options
        • Packet Send/Receive Rate and Bandwidth Limits
        • “Team Quick Chat Only”
        • Disable “One Minute Remaining”, etc. messages
    • Connection Quality Info
      • See notifications for Packet Loss, Latency Variance, and Server Performance in-game
      • Will help us and the community better differentiate between “server issues” and connection problems
    • Switch Performance & Visual Quality Updates
      • Performance Mode – 900p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 60 FPS with infrequent dynamic resolution scaling
      • Quality Mode – Native 1080p (Docked) / 720p (Handheld) @ 30 FPS with added visual effects

It doesn’t end there. You can expect more detailed updates every few months but in the meantime, Psyonix doesn’t want you to forget what else they have planned for later in the year:

As a quick reminder, here are some of the features that are still being developed for 2018 release:

  • Cross-Platform Parties
    • Party up and matchmake with players from other (participating) platforms
  • Progression Updates
    • Make XP relevant again
    • Earn Decryptors through play
    • New Banners, Titles, and other rewards for reaching high levels
  • New Arenas
  • New Features
  • Xbox One X – We are now targeting Xbox One X support for late 2018
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