‘Rocket League’ Game Latest News, Release Date & Update: Psyonix Adding Counter Strike-Like Crate System

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Jul 12, 2016 08:12 AM EDT

“Rocket League” will be in for a minor change with a reported key-and-crate system similar to the ones used on “Team Fortress 2” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”.

The new “Rocket League” feature was spotted over at Reddit and the key-and-crate system was then confirmed by Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham. The new system is something expected to open new microtransactions with Dunham adding that the feature will help fund esports events and prizes

The new key-and-crate system is expected to be official by next month somewhere near the “Rocket League” Championship Series Live Finals. The timing should be perfect since the feature is expected to pop out in similar future events.

Crates offer no advantages

While the new crate system should be something to look forward to, they do not carry and advantages to “Rocket League” players. They are add-ons that can be turned off depending on a gamer’s fancy and will not impact existing item drops or eventual game updates.

This means that future DLCs and free add-ons will still be the way to go as far as seeing new enhancements like new arenas and game modes for “Rocket League”.

Optional and cosmetic as the crate system may sound, Dunham didn’t delve into specifics for the upcoming feature via Game Spot.

The best bet is to refer to the ones used on “Team Fortress 2” where players would occasionally receive crates which contain multiple items. It is likely that “Rocket League” players will need a key to open them. To do that, real money will be involved meaning players will have to shell out cash to open the crates.

“Rocket League” players may be thinking of getting the crates and selling them to other players as a means to earn money. The crates cannot be sold in what Dunham says is a measure to avoid third party gambling.

Though there is no official release date for the crate system as of yet, the best bet is the first week of August. With the “Rocket League” Championship Series set for Aug. 6 to 7, the key-and-crate system is likely to debut near those days.

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