A couple of days ago, Rocket League players found images pointing to a paid crate loot system coming to the game. And Psyonix has confirmed that it will indeed implement such a system in order to fund its esports prize pools and events.
In order to avoid any misinformation, Psyonix revealed some more details about this new system that is coming to Rocket League:
- Crates will contain cosmetic content only. We have a strict “Don’t Sell Advantage” policy for Rocket League, and we’re sticking with that.
- There will be no Steam Marketplace integration with crates. We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach.
- Players who don’t want to interact with this system can hide it entirely with a single checkbox. Also of note, this won’t affect or impact our current item-drop system in any way.
- We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items, along with the occasional paid DLC just like we always have.
Psyonix will officially reveal this new system next month at (or near) the RLCS Live Finals.