Rocket League is seeing its biggest update yet this summer, and with it comes new content ranging from arenas to cars to a tidal wave of cosmetic options and more. Rocket League set the gaming community on fire when it launched last year, and the Neo Tokyo update shows that it has no signs of stopping.
The Neo Tokyo Arena
A lot of the personality of Rocket League comes from the stylistic design of its arenas. The Neo Tokyo arena has no shortage of this personality, with both its court and the surrounding region dripping in the vibrant lights and other signature features of a modern Japanese skyline. The arena’s layout even differs from the stadiums we’re used to in the game, with a concave center similar to one in the Rocket Labs experimental playlist.
The Pillars of Rocket League
Speaking of the Rocket Labs, the playlist now offers a new speciality map titled Pillars. True to its name, this arena features two massive beams in the center that stretch up to the ceiling, splitting the map into three separate lanes. Every map in the Rocket Labs playlist features a primary gimmick that flips the game’s strategy upside down, and Pillars’ pseudo-MOBA homage could definitely end up an interesting new twist.
A Garage Full
Neo Tokyo’s new machines aren’t launching for the game until a couple weeks after the rest of the update, but they look worth the wait. There are four new vehicles coming in the summer update: the first two, titled Esper and Masamune, boast the Tokyo style of their host update, while the other two, Aftershock and Marauder, are based on more classic Rocket League designs. All four cars will be available to players starting July 18th, with six unique decals offered for each.
While Rocket League’s summer update brings with it some major additions, there are plenty of smaller tweaks and bonuses fans can take advantage of. As is customary with Rocket League, content updates are filled to the brim with new car cosmetics like antennas, rocket trails, and more. Other perks include the new Showroom (where players can show off their goods), an added trade system for some player synergy, a new Quick Chat feature for improved player expression, and more.
Rocket League‘s Neo Tokyo update is now available for current players, with the additional DLC cars coming July 18th. The new Neo Tokyo content is also part of the Rocket League retail release, which hits stores in North America on July 5th.