Psyonix is taking a leaf out of Epic Games’ book by introducing its own version of Fortnite‘s Battle Pass for Rocket League.
The Rocket Pass is a new, limited-time progression system that will offer players a new way to earn several types of items, including customization options, banners, titles, and more.
Two avenues of progression will be available to players: Free and Premium. The free Rocket Pass is available to all players and will offer new customization items, Player Banners, in-game Titles, and Decryptors as the pass is leveled up. More content can be unlocked by upgrading to the Premium version of the pass for 10 keys (or $9.99). Players who upgrade will get more customization items, new Car Bodies, Keys, Premium Player Banners, Premium Titles, and “XP Boosts” that multiply your earned XP throughout the duration of the Rocket Pass.
“Rocket Pass and its Premium upgrade will be available to every Rocket League player, no matter which platform you play on, and every item will be tradable (excluding typical non-tradable items like Titles),” the developer added. “You’ll also be able to upgrade to Premium at any time while a Rocket Pass is active without losing any progress – you’ll immediately receive Premium rewards up to your current Pass Tier and you’ll continue to receive all of the items from the Free Pass alongside Premium content until the earning period is over.”
Players can either gain one tier of the Rocket Pass each time they level up, or purchase tiers using keys. Once all tiers have been unlocked, Premium owners can begin earning “Pro Tiers.” These new tiers are earned the same way as normal tiers and offer one random Painted and/or Certified version of a Premium Rocket Pass item. No duplicate Pro items will be rewarded until all Pro Paint Color and Certification for the current pass have been unlocked.
The Rocket Pass will take around 100 hours to complete and is due to launch later this summer.