Rocket League Anniversary Event Details Revealed by Psyonix

Many games don’t get to actively celebrate their third birthdays, but many games aren’t soccer with cars. Rocket League is on the verge of its third anniversary and developer Psyonix has revealed their birthday party plans for the game. The Rocket League Anniversary Event will have a new throwback mode as well as more items and Golden Eggs that contain cosmetics from the retired Champions Series Crates. The event will take place from July 9 at 10 am PST to July 23 at 5 pm PST.

While it is Rocket League‘s third anniversary, its mouthful of a predecessor, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. To fuse the two birthdays, Psyonix is putting in a classic three-on-three playlist with protruding goals and lighter ball into Rocket League. This mode is meant to evoke SARPBC and will only be around during the duration of the event.

Earning items is a little less straightforward. Event crates are gone and Balloons have taken their place. These item-filled Balloons can be earned by playing online matches. They can only be redeemed during, and not after, the event. Anyone who keeps their Balloons after the event ends will be out of luck.

Players can also redeem Balloons for Golden Eggs. Golden Eggs do not require a decryptor or key to unlock and contain old gear from their Champions Series Crates that retired in July 2017. Players can redeem up to ten Golden Eggs and will receive one each time. There are over 60 items, so it is not possible to grab every one. Players can also trade these Golden Egg items with each other but not with other cosmetics in other groups.

Aside from this Rocket League Anniversary Event, the game has seen a lot of support this year. Psyonix is overhauling the way progression works and borrowing heavily from Fortnite‘s Battle Pass. A sandy map was recently added to the game, along with some new music. And, of course, Rocket League recently got some Jurassic World DLC, which includes the iconic Jeep from the films. This all has only been part of their planned roadmap, which is still underway.