Rocket League is getting a massive update this month, and it will be bringing new arenas, items, and improvements on June 20. The update is called Neo Tokyo, and Psyonix is calling it the biggest update for the game yet.
The update, which is “inspired by the cyberpunk dystopias made popular in the 1980s”, will feature a brand new arena of the same name. The arena was originally released as part of the Rocket Labs experimental playlist, and is a reimagined version of the multi-tiered Underpass stadium. This reimagining adds streamlined gameplay improvements and a “highly detailed” environment.
This Neo Tokyo update also comes with a plethora of other inclusions, which they’ve kindly listed out. You can check out that list with bullet points below, which comes directly from the press release.
- The beginning of “Season 3” for Competitive Playlists, which resets all skill ratings and rewards last season’s players with exclusive Rocket Boosts that reflect their final rank
- An expanded Item drop system that adds…
- More than 20 “Rare” and “Very Rare” Item types for online, post-game drops
- An easy-to-use “Trade In” system that allows players to exchange multiple Items of one rarity type for an even rarer one.
- New “Painted” Items that offer different color variations on existing Garage favorites like Toppers and Wheels
- Special “Certified” Items that track specific in-game stats and increase in prestige the higher those stats go
- New Quick-Chat customization options that expand player choices for fast, in-game communication
- New Post-Game celebrations that spotlight the winning team and allow them to jump, spin, and boost their car to show off their accomplishments
- “Pillars,” a new experimental Arena that separates the field into three lanes via two massive walls in the middle of the stadium
- A new, in-game “Showroom” that allows players to view and purchase all previously-released and future premium DLC
- Eight new Trophies and Achievements on all three platforms
According to the blog post on the Rocket League website, new blog posts will be on the way to discuss some of the features included with the update. A blog post detailing the trophies and achievements added to the game will hit on June 13, while details on the showroom will be available on June 15.
Two Neo Tokyo inspired cars will also become available, though they’ll initially only be available through the collector’s edition of the game. Those of us that aren’t picking it up will have to wait until July 5 in North America. Europe will get the cars on June 24.
Those cars are called Esper and Masamune, and will be included with the other collector’s edition cars in the $1.99 DLC that will become available worldwide on July 18.
Are you excited to see more Rocket League DLC? Let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking this one up.