Developer Psyonix confirmed that Rocket League will be dropping its paid crates for a new loot system to be implemented later this year.
Though it originally released in 2015, Rocket League has continued to be one of the most popular multiplayer titles around thanks to its effortlessly fun gameplay. While the game has seen several changes over the years when it comes to in-game purchases, the title is about to see one of its biggest changes yet with the removal of randomized loot boxes later this year.
Developer Psyonix confirmed in a blog post that Rocket League will “remove all paid, randomized Crates” from the game in an effort to create “the best possible experience for our players all over the world.” Instead, the Crates will be replaced later this year with a new system that shows the exact items that players will be getting in advance.
Specifically, Psyonix stated that this new system will work similarly to Fortnite: Save the World, and will allow players to see exactly what they are getting when making in-game purchases before they buy. The studio also detailed that alongside the new loot system, players will still be able to purchase the Rocket Pass Premium, DLC cars, and esport shop items.
After being acquired by Epic Games this past May, the move towards a more Fortnite-style system in Rocket League certainly makes a lot of sense, given how well that in-game purchases in Fortnite continue to be a huge source of revenue for Epic. However, with loot boxes and other microtransactions getting increasing scrutiny on an industry-wide level, the new system for Rocket League will certainly help give players a more transparent look at what they are getting with their purchases.
Rocket League is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Linux.