Free-to-play Rocket League won't require PlayStation Plus

By Sean Carey,
Rocket League is going free-to-play soon, and developer Psyonix has shared an update on what to expect when the free-to-play version goes live. Those playing on PS4 and Nintendo Switch will not require online subscriptions to access the game's online multiplayer.


The Rocket League website, states, "PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Online will no longer be required for online play on those platforms." Those on Xbox are seemingly out of luck as it looks like they'll still need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online.

Changes to Rocket League's Seasons and ranks are coming with a new update just before the game goes free-to-play. Competitive Seasons, Tournaments and the Rocket Pass will all follow the same schedule. Supersonic Legend is set to be the highest obtainable competitive rank while Grand Champion will be split into Grand Champion 1, Grand Champion 2 and Grand Champion 3. Each of these new ranks will offer up their own seasonal rewards.

New players to Rocket League can get to grips with a new tutorial and "New Driver Challenges" that allows them to unlock items previously included in the base version of Rocket League.

No date has been given for when Rocket League will go free-to-play, but the update will roll out in mid-September with the free-to-play launch taking place "shortly after."
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.