Rocket League‘s summer-themed Salty Shores update will arrive on May 29th, which is when its eighth competitive season will kickoff.
Salty Shores isn’t only the name of the update but also what developer Psyonix is calling its new beach-themed arena, the first new arena added to the game since Farmstead was introduced in September 2017. According to the developer, Salty Shores will be a “permanent addition to all Online Playlists”—that is, until the game’s players inevitably complain about it looking just a little too unique and Psyonix removes it.
The new Impact Crate will also debut with the update and will include a new Import battle-car called the Twinzer, which looks like an Octane ZSR mated with a dune buggy. New music will also be added to the game.
Most importantly, May 29th marks the beginning of season eight, which means you have until then to earn your season seven rewards. Those will include new player banners and new goal explosions.
Following the Salty Shores update, Rocket League will debut the Beach Blast summer event on June 11th. Like other events, Beach Blast will most likely include new summer-themed items that players can earn for a limited time.
The Salty Shores update is the first major update planned for this summer. June will introduce new premium DLC (as well as the season five Rocket League World Championship finals in London). July will finally see the addition of cross-platform parties as well as a new progression system and a Rocket Pass system, which resembles Fortnite‘s Battle Pass.
Rocket League is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.