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    Harkening back to the days when Rocket League found its audience as a free PlayStation Plus title, the game is going to be free, permanently. Rocket League is making the move to free to play this summer, following a large content update and a release on the Epic Games Store. The game will be getting a menu revamp, while also improving the way in-game tournaments work, and adding crossplay for the new EGS version. If you've previously bought the game and played online at least once, you'll be "rewarded" with a few perks in the form of in-game items. All DLC will be unlocked for you, you'll get a custom player title that shows the year you first played the game, over 200 items you can equip on your car that will now be considered "legacy" cosmetics, a player banner, and a special boost and wheels. All of those items will be given once Rocket League makes the switch to free to play sometime this summer.

    However, the game will be leaving Steam. Those who already own it there will continue to be able to play it there, but new players on PC will have to get it via Epic.

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  3. shaunj66

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    Still one of the best multiplayer games ever!

    Glad more people will get to play this great game

    Edit: Leaving Steam? Assholes
     
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  4. Tom Bombadildo

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    Interesting, wouldn't have expected that TBH. That's nice I suppose
     
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  5. AmandaRose

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    Never played it but heard its rather good. Will need to give it a go I think.
     
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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What? Now i can't complain about buying the game? Lucky... real smart dev team. Trying to make us feel special for buying the game after you make it free.... Yeah take notes.... anyone else... :ninja:

    I wanna complain out of force of habit, but I can't cause it won't make any sense. I lost this battle. :wacko:
     
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    Not sure I'm happy about the changes to the game, but I am happy that more people will be able to play it at least!
     
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    Nintendo: Mario kart 8 free to rent.
     
  9. Armadillo

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    Rip new players. Psyonix already do fuck all about smurfing, now everyone can do it for free.

    Other than that, I just hope they don't break it. Psyonix always break shit with big updates.

    Wonder what will happen to all the workshop maps. Staying on steam for people who already bought, so those people will be ok, but what about new players.
     
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  10. Rail Fighter

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    I can't stand this game anymore.
     
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  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Does that mean I need to create new stats for my console version?
     
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    more shit for the epic store they can have the overrated POS :P
     
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    Wow, so Nintendo Switch isn't cut out of the deal this time??
     
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    LEAVING STEAM TO IMMIGRATE TO EGS? Heretics!
    Pirates are preparing to pirate Rocket League in 3....2....1

    Are you sure about that?! The game has got 300k+ positive reviews on STEAM alone.
     
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  15. Naxster

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    Free to play? Hopefully this game won't be ruined by cheaters...
     
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    Pirating a free game?
     
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    I believe them leaving Steam has been in the works for a long time
     
  19. Jokey_Carrot

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    Nice that they've fucked linux and mac os users in the arse. Rocket leauge's linux port tended to run worse nativly than on wine, but still fuck epic.
     
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    Ahh yes i rember this Epic litterally bought the game devs after it got popular and ported to everything now they get to screw over people who bought it on steam and consoles make it F2Pand P2W and add loot boxes. why isn't this illegal yet?
     
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    That roller coaster. :rofl2:
     
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