The booty boxes of the Rocket League have finally disappeared. The latest patch of the game removes the boxes that gave random loot to the players who paid for the unlock, and replaces them with blueprints that now give specific loot.
Developer Psyonix added Crates to the 2016 Rocket League, roughly at the height of the Loot Box Boom in games. Although this particular form of microtransactions has been declining in recent years, the post remained in the Rocket League. In August, however, Psyonix announced that it would remove Crates in favor of a system that would give players a better idea of the loot they were paying for.
Crates forced players to pay to unlock them and find out what was in them. The new blueprint system will provide players with this information in advance. Players can be randomly rewarded with blueprints at the end of a game. After receiving them, players can reveal what kind of blueprint they are creating, and then decide if they want to spend the money on crafting the item. If you uncover a blueprint and do not like what you find, you can trade it for another player.
All boxes that are in players’ inventory at the time of patch 1.7 will be converted to unpublished blueprints. In the meantime, unused keys that were previously used to unlock boxes become credits, the currency in which items are made from blueprints. Players can also exchange credits. So if you want to have a face-up blueprint that another player has, you can offer credits as compensation instead of swapping another blueprint.
The new patch will also include the game’s new Item Shop, which allows players to purchase certain items, including Esport cosmetics. The Rocket Pass 5, the game’s newest Battle Pass, is another cosmetic addition to the game in patch 1.7. The pass starts on December 4th and players can unlock a variety of cosmetics as they increase the level. Unlike previous passports, which gave keys for rewards at certain levels, Rocket Pass 5 now gives credits instead.
For a complete overview of all changes in Rocket League Patch 1.7, see the following patch notes.
Rocket League Patch 1.7 Comments
- The item shop is live now
- Select “Item Shop” in the main menu and then the “Recommended” tab
- You can find the Esports-Shop next to the tab “Selected”
- Items here can be bought for the displayed number of credits
- Use the Buy Credits button in the lower left corner to purchase additional credits
Rocket Pass 5
- Rocket Pass 5 starts on December 4th
- Credits are now available as a reward for certain premium upgrade levels instead of keys
Competition rewards of the 12th season
- The competition season 12 is over. Titles and Rewards will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season and for the successful completion of the appropriate Season reward levels.
- Season 12 Rewards are custom, non-tradable universal decals that can be used on any customizable body
- Bronze I or higher – “Season 12 – Bronze” Universal Sticker
- Silver I or higher – “Season 12 – Silver” Universal Stickers + Lower Universal Stickers
- Gold I or higher – “Season 12 – Gold” Universal Stickers + Lower Universal Stickers
- Platinum I or higher – “Season 12 – Platinum” Universal Sticker + Lower Universal Stickers
- Diamond I or higher – “Season 12 – Diamond” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Champion I or above – “Season 12 – Champion” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Grand Champion Rewards
- Competitive Soccar Grand Champion – In-Game Title “Season 12 – Grand Champion” + Universal Decal “Season 12 – Grand Champion” + Bottom Universal Decals
- Rumble Grand Champion – “Season 12 – RNG Champ” In-Game Title + “Season 12 – Grand Champion” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Dropshot Grand Champion – “Season 12 – Floor Destroyer” In-Game Title + “Season 12 – Grand Champion” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Hoops Grand Champion – “Season 12 – Dunk Master” in the game + “Season 12 – Grand Champion” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Snow Day Grand Champion – Title in Game “Season 12 – Blizzard Wizard” + “Season 12 – Grand Champion” Universal Decal + Lower Universal Decals
- Content from the Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle Cars and Chaos Run DLC packages has been added to all accounts on all platforms
Changes and updates
- Blueprints have replaced boxes in the Missile League
- Each blueprint can create an item for a displayed number of credits
- All boxes in your inventory have been converted to unrevealed blueprints
- When you reveal a blueprint, you can see which item the blueprint can build and how many credits that item needs to build
- Blueprints can be deleted after selected online games
- You can trade revealed blueprints with other players
Credits and bonus gifts
- All keys have been converted into credits
- Each key in your inventory is worth 100-130 credits. Learn more about the conversion process Here
- Credits can be traded, but only one player in a transaction can offer credits (no credit-for-credit trading)
- Credits are subject to a 72-hour trading period after purchase. The trade hold for newly purchased credits applies to all credits in your inventory
- During a trade stoppage, you will not be able to trade credits, blueprints, credits during the trade stop, or items from Rocket Pass Pro Tiers purchased with credits during the trade stop
- All decryptors have been converted into bonus gifts
- Bonus gifts can be opened free of charge
- Bonus gifts include an item from the Revival or Vindicator Blueprint series
Article archiving and inventory management
- You can now archive items that you no longer want to view with the rest of your inventory
- The Archived Items tab has been added to the Manage Inventory screen
- This tab only appears in Manage Inventory if you have archived at least one item. It disappears if you have not archived anything
- To archive an item, go to Manage Inventory, highlight the item, click the left stick (controller), or click the box icon in the upper-right corner of the item’s thumbnail (mouse).
- To remove an item from the archive, under Archived Items, click the left stick (Controller) or the box icon in the upper right corner of the item’s thumbnail (mouse). The item will be displayed again under the corresponding tab (wheels, stickers, etc.).
- The Blueprint and Gift Wrap tabs have been added to the Manage Inventory screen
- All blueprints are displayed on the Blueprint tab unless they have been archived
- All bonus gifts are displayed on the Gift Packet tab, unless they have been archived
Competition time 13
- The competition season 13 begins
- Season 13 includes a “soft reset,” which requires you to perform placement games in each playlist to recalibrate your rank
- If you win half of your placement games, you’ll land near your previous season’s rating
- The league positions are temporarily empty until the players have finished their placement matches
- All placement victories count towards the progress of your Bronze Season Reward level
- At the beginning of season 13, we have adjusted the way Party MMR works for competitive playlists. The MMR of a party is now weighted closer to the MMR of the highest rated player in the group than in previous seasons.
- Fixed bug when cutting rotor and hub at different wheel types
- Fixed repetitions to use the correct target resolution for orange and blue teams
- The appearance of Painted Patriarch Wheels has been corrected
- Player nameplates no longer appear after a goal has been scored or when a fast forward / rewind is in progress
- Fixed: Placement of the Animus GP Topper and behavior of the bodywork
- The French translation of Quick Play has been corrected
- The irradiation wheels are no longer transparent from the inside to the outside