A brand-new update is live and available to download on Rocket League across PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch right now. Skip to the end of this guide to read through the complete list of Rocket League 1.68 update patch notes. If you’d like, however, you can stick with us a little while longer to have a read through the Rocket League version 1.68 update highlights. Read on to discover everything that has been added, fixed, and changed in the latest Rocket League update.
Rocket League 1.68 Update Highlights | Haunted Hallows event
Fans of all things spooky and Halloween have a lot to look forward to in Rocket League’s latest Haunted Hallows event. This year’s Rocket League Halloween event is looking to be the biggest and best one yet. You shouldn’t be surprised to hear, therefore, that it’s the main focus of the 1.68 update, which has now gone live across all platforms. Alongside the annual spooky event, however, there are also a number of quality-of-life improvements and additions in the update.
Haunted Hallows Event
Rocket League’s annual Halloween extravaganza is back! Beginning on October 14, 2019, Haunted Hallows looks to bring the spookiness back into everyone’s favorite soccar game. Psyonix has stated that this year’s event should be different. You should, apparently, “flip what you expect from the usual Haunted Hallows.” Don’t worry, though, as you’ll still be able to dress your Battle-Car up in scary ways and earn the traditional Candy Corn currency.
Alongside the Haunted Hallows event, the 1.68 update brings with it several quality-of-life improvements and additions. It will be easier to party up with teammates you just played with, for example, thanks to the new “Party-Up” feature that appears upon the conclusion of every match. If you and any of your teammates select Party-Up, you will play with each other in the next game.
You’ll also find a new “Quickplay” button. This will immediately begin searching for a match in whatever playlist you last played in. If you’re new to Rocket League, it’ll search for 3v3 Standard matches.
Other improvements, such as a Team-Colored Boost Meter (which shows your team color as a background to your Boost Meter), a refresh to the News Panel, and new Esports teams represented in the Shop should all make for a better experience overall.
The update also brings with it a selection of bug fixes, such as a fix to the Player Cam in Spectator Mode, which should now work as intended. Fans of the Farmstead Arena will be pleased to know that it has been fixed, too. You should no longer have any Arena Framework blocking your view while you have Invisible Goalposts enabled. Read through the full list of patch notes below to discover everything that has been changed, added, and fixed.
Rocket League 1.68 Update Patch Notes
Read through the complete list of Rocket League 1.68 update patch notes below, courtesy of Psyonix:
Haunted Hallows 2019 begins with this update, and ends on November 11 at 10 a.m. PST / 6 p.m. UTC
New teams have been added to the Esports Shop
A Post-Game Party Up function has been added to the post-game menu
Items for Complexity and Spacestation Gaming have been added to the Esports Shop item rotation
‘Half an Orange’
‘Farmstead (The Upside Down)’ is available in all Online Playlists
CHANGES AND UPDATES
A ‘Quick Play’ button has been added to the Play menu
Using Quick Play will automatically start a game search using the Playlists and Server Regions selected during your last play session
For new players, Quick Play will search for a 3v3 Standard match in the Casual Playlist using the Recommended server region
Post-Game Party Up
After a match ends, you can select ‘Party Up’ in the post-game menu
Selecting Party Up will let your teammates know you want to form a party and continue playing together
If a teammate chooses Party Up before you, selecting this option will add you to that player’s party
Team-Colored Boost Meter
This is a new option that can be toggled on and off under Options > Interface > Team-Colored Boost Meter
When turned on, your Boost Meter’s background color will change to your team color
Custom team colors are supported, as is Colorblind Mode
Refreshed News Panel
The News Panel has been redesigned
Any new news will put the News Panel in the open position when you start the game
You can toggle the News Panel open and closed using X (Nintendo Switch) / Triangle (PlayStation 4) / or Y (Xbox One)
[Farmstead] Arena framework no longer obscures view of the ball when Invisible Goalposts are enabled
Player Cam in Spectator Mode now works as intended
Fixed a stability issue with rapidly scrolling through the Preset list in the post-game lobby
Guardian GXT holographic trim now changes with Paint Finish
Fixed a bug with the Rear View Camera angle not working during Goal Replays or on Victory Screens
Ball indicator now works correctly on Throwback Arena
Animation for Special Edition Wheels no longer resets while previewing other equipped items in the Garage
Adjusted alignment on the ‘Plosion’ Decal for Mudcat GXT
Decals on the default Mudcat GXT Car Body now tied to Accent Color in Paint Finish
Main Menu’s bottom UI no longer present in certain menus after selecting the “Open Now” option