“Rocket League’s” premium content called Rocket Pass has finally arrived. Rocket Pass comes right after an overhaul of the game’s experience system. What used to be capped at level 75 now has no limit.

 

Rocket Pass is set up like “Fortnite” or “Dota 2’s” Battle Pass. It has 70 tiers. Those who purchase the Rocket Pass for 10 Keys ($10) unlock a new tier every time they level up. But the pass doesn’t end at 70. Mystery unlocks await at level 71 through 90. There's also a free version that unlocks a new item every few tiers rather. This list only considers the items in the premium version.

 

With all of these new cosmetic goodies, I took a deep dive into the unlockable items and ranked them. It’s a highly technical ranking that range from “meh” to “need it!” As you may have noticed, there aren’t 70 items in the list below. That’s because XP boosts were excluded from the rankings. Plus, some items have more than one version. Only the best version was considered.

 

Here are all of the Rocket Pass items ranked. Also, no making fun of the car and color scheme I use from the screenshots. I get enough of that online. I like the Centio. Big deal!

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STAMFORD, CT -- The grand finals of the NBC Sports Universal Open Season 2 took place this weekend. Eight hopeful teams from around the world took to the virtual pitch in Rocket League and competed for their share of a $100,000 prize pool. On Championship Sunday, Mariano “SquishyMuffinz” Arruda and Jesus “Gimmick” Parra of Cloud 9 hoisted the trophy and took home the biggest cash prize of their careers.

 

In the grand finals, Cloud 9 faced off against Team Girls, a duo made up of Marius “Greazymeister” Ranheim of Complexity Gaming and 15-year-old Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson of Team Vitality. The 2-on-2 tournament was double elimination, and the top two teams had faced each other prior to the final matchup of the weekend. Cloud 9 was victorious in their first series, but the grand finals went down to a decisive game seven.

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Coming off of a thrilling finale of Season 5 of the Rocket League Championship Series [RLCS] in London, Psyonix, the developer of “Rocket League,” has announced via the Rocket League Esports blog a massive $1 million prize pool for Season 6. This is the biggest ever for the RLCS.

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Inside the inner workings of Rocket League's new Rocket Pass and XP system

 

“Rocket League” has some big changes on the way. A future update is completely revamping the game’s experience system, as well as adding Rocket Pass. Rocket Pass is an all new way for players earn in-game items.

 

The game's experience (XP) structure has gone untouched since its launch in 2015. That structure was simple: players earned XP based on performance in online and offline matches. That XP was added to a player’s profile and contributed to a numeric level between one and 75. The XP rank is separate from a player’s competitive rank. Depending on the level, players would earn a title like pro, semi-pro, expert and eventually earned the top rank of rocketeer. Following a future update, that model will be scrapped to pave the way for a new, more meaningful XP and level system.

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Day one of Season 5 of the RLCS World Championship kicked off on Friday live from the Copper Box Arena in London. Ten teams from around the world played their first rounds of the tournament that is set to run until Championship Sunday. The winner will raise the trophy and and take their cut of the $250,000 prize pool.


Kickoff Friday had no shortage of incredible moments from a ridiculous self pass from Deevo, to a stunning upset for the North American region. In case you missed it, here are the wildest moments of day one.

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New DLC is coming to “Rocket League,” and it’s throwing the action back to prehistoric times. The iconic Jeep Wrangler from “Jurassic Park” is hitting the pitch just in time for the release of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” But there’s more in this package than just the new car.

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The RLCS Season Five Championship LAN is starting to take shape. This weekend will see the Regional Championship for both North America and Europe. In both brackets, six teams will vie for tops spots, but only the top four from each region will advance to the LAN championship later this year.

 

North America’s bracket will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Europe’s is set for the following day on Sunday, April 22. North America hasn’t had a season champion in four seasons, but there’s a good chance of breaking the curse this season. Here’s a preview of the NA bracket.

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Gale Force's win means more than just new champs. It suggests there's a shift happening at the sport's highest level.

 

Earlier this month, the ten best Rocket League teams from around the globe arrived at the MGM National Harbor Resort in Washington D.C. for the fourth Rocket League Championship Series World Championship (RLCS).

 

The sold-out crowd was electric as fan favorites from North America like G2 and Cloud 9 took the stage. For three days, fans in attendance and the near-millions watching via Twitch cheered for their favorite hopeful trio. At the end of Championship Sunday, Europe’s own Gale Force Esports took home the trophy for the first time. But the weekend was about more than just crowning a new champion. It suggested that there’s been a shift at the top of the “Rocket League” food chain.

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“Rocket League” has accomplished a lot in two years. It launched on PS4 and PC, and has since added Xbox One to its platforms. It established itself as one of the premiere esports. Now, it has gone mobile. Well, sort of. “Rocket League” has joined the Nintendo family, and is now available for the Switch.


There are some clear obstacles when making a game like “Rocket League,” which was originally designed for the current gen, playable on the less graphically capable Switch. For starters, a fast-paced game of precision like “Rocket League” needs to run at 60 frames per second at the least. Is the Switch up to the task of handling soccer with rocket-powered cars? Surprisingly enough, it is!

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RLCS Championship Sunday Preview

 

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It’s been two grueling days of Rocket League action at the RLCS at the MGM National Harbor in Washington D.C., and the matchups for Championship Sunday are set. Day one had its share of upsets and heartbreakers for NA hopefuls like G2, Cloud9 and NRG, but some of those teams bounced back in day two. Now the stage is set with a balanced bracket of EU and NA superstars.

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