Rocket League‘s latest update is now live, and the new Tournaments mode isn’t the only thing that will interest players. Developer Psyonix released the patch notes, and there were a ton of quality of life additions to the game that I was not necessarily expecting.
Players who spend hours trying to make the perfect car will now have more choices to contend with, as the Tournaments updated added a ton of new options for primary team colors in the car customization menu. The inventory menu also got an upgrade, as items are now organized categorically without having to change any filters, and items like crates will now stack automatically.
In addition to cosmetic options, Rocket League will now give players more control over how they experience the game. For one, Psyonix has finally given players the option to adjust the levels of controller vibration, which was maybe one of my biggest pet peeves with the game. Default vibration was way too intense, but trying to play without vibration just seemed unnatural and weird. Camera presets are now offered, though the options aren’t too extensive, and it doesn’t seem like you can actually save multiple presets. However, nameplate size can now be adjusted, so I won’t get too mad at Psyonix about the camera preset oversight.
Smaller details in the patch notes stick out, too. Psyonix has adjusted the crowd audio to be more natural throughout the match; instead of simply reacting to shots or saves, the crowd will actually anticipate what’s happening on the field. Oh, and Aquadome and Starbase ARC have been added back into the competitive map rotation, so suck on that, Rocket League purists who only like playing on Mannfield.
As we previously covered, chat bans are now live, so trash-talkers will have to think twice before saying something truly egregious. And the Nintendo Switch version has gotten a few more display options.
You can read the full patch notes on the game’s official website.
Rocket League is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.