Thu Sep 29

In-Depth with the AquaDome Update

  Announcements   Achievements and Trophies , AquaDome , PS4 , Rocket League , Steam , Xbox One

In-Depth with the AquaDome Update Image

Surprise! Your next Rocket League update is coming October 4!

We know that this is probably coming a lot sooner than you expected -- especially since we're just a few weeks removed from our Rumble update earlier in the month -- but if it's ready to go, it's ready to go!

AquaDome - What You Already Know

We have new information regarding next week's patch in the paragraphs below, but the stuff you already know about is still pretty exciting. The AquaDome itself is a brand new Arena that takes place in a gorgeous underwater location. It's FREE for all players on all platforms and is built around Rocket League's traditional pitch layout. Here's the trailer for proof!

You might have noticed that we've added two new ocean-themed premium DLC cars to the mix as well. Better known as Triton and Proteus, these two new rides are some of the most visually-unique vehicles we've ever created. Check them out for yourselves on October 4 for USD $1.99 per car or regional equivalent.

Free Redesigns for Two Classic Battle-Cars

We're actively looking for new ways to improve Rocket League with every release and in AquaDome, this comes in the form of upgraded visual designs for both Road Hog and Hotshot. To be honest, we've wanted to streamline the look of these car for quite some time now and we're glad that we're finally able to replace the old models with new ones. Don't worry about those hitboxes or turning radii, they'll remain exactly the same!

New Achievements and Trophies

You've been asking us to add even more Trophies and Achievements to Rocket League, so we've added seven more in our next update. Here's the complete list:

  • GG - Win the MVP award in a game that goes to overtime (PS4 - Bronze, XB1 - 25pts)
  • Trifecta - Score a Goal, Save a shot, and Assist a teammate in a single game (PS4 - Bronze, XB1 - 25pts)
  • Infinite Power! - Activate every power-up in Rocket League Rumble (PS4 - Bronze, XB1 - 25pts)
  • Stopped Cold - Freeze an opponent's shot before it can score (PS4 - Bronze, XB1 - 25pts)
  • Sea Turtle - Head to AquaDome and score a goal while flipped on your back (PS4 - Bronze, XB1 - 25pts)
  • Get Up, Mr. Bubbles! - Equip the Bubbles Rocket Trail and Score an Aerial goal, while playing in AquaDome (PS4 - Silver, XB1 - 50pts)
  • Rocket Genocider - Make 535 Shots on Goal (PS4 - Gold, XB1 - 75pts)

Champion Series III Crate

Our Champion Series continues with all-new exclusive Garage items to help fund our esports initiative! Use your Keys for a chance to unlock the seriously-awesome Import version of the Breakout Battle-Car (aka "Type-S") and never-before-seen animated Exotic Wheels, Import Rocket Trails, Very Rare animated Decals, and lots, lots more.

We don't want to reveal too much about the contents of the new Champions Series III Crate, of course, as these things are usually best left as surprises. If you can't wait until October 4 to find out, though, you can check out some of the items mentioned above on our official AquaDome landing page.

New Free Item Drops

As with every major update, AquaDome includes several free Garage items to go along with everything else, and we've added an ocean's worth of dazzling new Painted Wheels for this installment, in addition to some new Antennas, Rocket Trailers, a Topper, and more! We've even added the long-requested RLCS flag to the Community folder as League Play heats up!

Summation

Those are the headline items for the AquaDome update, but we have a few more goodies not mentioned here. Be sure and check out the complete patch notes for all information on release day, October 4.

Don't forget to let us know what you think about this update via Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit.