Rocket League‘s next major update, which introduces Tournaments mode to the game, will launch for all platforms on April 3rd, Psyonix has announced.
The Tournaments Update’s main focus is Tournaments mode (duh), which brings custom competitions to Rocket League‘s online multiplayer. Players will be able to create tournaments for every game mode type with specific guidelines and restrictions, such as number of brackets, series and finals match lengths, tiebreaker rules, mutators, and entry restricted by minimum and maximum Competitive mode ranks.
PC players got to test Tournaments during a beta that took place in February, and the Tournaments Update will finally debut the mode on every platform, including the Nintendo Switch.
In addition to Tournaments mode, the update will introduce a couple of smaller but highly requested features. When experiencing connection probelms, the game will notify players what specific issues you are experiencing. Additionally, players will finally have the option turn on in-game music so that songs from Rocket League soundtrack will play during matches or while in training.
Other smaller fixes include more options for inventory management, being able to equip specific painted car bodies to either the orange or blue team, and performance improvements for the Nintendo Switch version.
The Tournaments Update will also add a new loot box—the Triumph crate—to the game, which includes a new car called the Samurai, which looks to have a very similar hitbox to the Breakout:
In other Rocket League news, the Spring Event that was mentioned in a previously released content roadmap is now live, offering players a chance to get event-exclusive items for a limited time.
Rocket League is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.