Developer Psyonix loves to update its car soccer game. Some are smaller, but the Rocket League 1.53 patch notes are pretty extensive. Here’s a look at what is in this newest update.
Rocket League 1.53 Patch Notes: The Big Stuff
There are a ton of small changes listed in Psyonix’s patch notes. Here’s the general idea of what’s in the patch:
- Hot Wheels Rivals Arena is playable in Casual Playlists, Tournaments, Private Matches, and Offline Matches
- Competitive Season 8 has come to an end.
- Season 8 Rewards are now available for eligible players.
- The Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 4 EP is now in the game.
Rocket League 1.53 Patch Notes: The Details
The game also has Monstercat-themed flags and a topper and some Hot Wheels flags. These are all for free in the patch.
The rewards Season 8 are as follows:
Bronze I or higher – Season 8 – Bronze Rocket Boost
Silver I or higher – Season 8 – Silver Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
Gold I or higher – Season 8 – Gold Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
Platinum I or higher – Season 8 – Platinum Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
Diamond I or higher – Season 8 – Diamond Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
Champion I or higher – Season 8 – Champion Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
Grand Champion – Season 8 Grand Champion in-game Title + all Season 8 Rocket Boosts
Competitive Season 9 has a “soft reset” that makes players do their placement matches in each playlist so the game can recalibrate. The League Rankings will also be empty for a bit until players complete their matches. Also, winning half of your placement matches will put you near your ranking in the previous season.
Players will also have a different MMR (Matchmaking Rating) for each playlist, hence why everyone needs to play each playlist. All will contribute to your Season Reward Level.
The post-game lobby screen has been shortened for everyone and can now be skipped. The 50 XP bonus for completing a match has been bumped up to 200 XP. And the Weekly Win Bonus is now 2,500 XP.
In addition to adding a Discord button to the main menu, Psyonix also listed the fixed bugs and known issues in the Rocket League 1.53 patch notes.
Fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller
Details window now appears in trades with only one item
Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client
Fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes
“Best of the Bunch,” “Squad Goals,” “New Challenger,” and “Together is Better” achievements/trophies now work as intended
Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading
Checking the “Friends Only”‘ League Rankings now shows all friends
RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window
“Megabat” Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies
Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to
Titanium White and Grey “Binary” Painted Trails may look similar
During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear
[macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and “PlayStation Configuration Support” is enabled
[Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster
[Steam] “People Person” Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players