The aim of the game
Players use their battle-cars to hit a ball into the other team’s net. These battle-cars are entirely customisable, with endless add-ons and enhancements available to collect, earn, or purchase. These are decorative and based on player preference. Some of these items can be found in the ‘Rocket Pass’ – a collection of rewards earned through completing in-game challenges. Players are given a Rocket Pass every season to earn new items and titles, with the option of purchasing a premium version. The list of rewards is endless. It even includes specific songs that play whenever a player scores a goal as well as different types of explosions.
To encourage team building, there is a ‘party-up’ system that is used alongside Rocket League game play. It allows people to play with the same group instead of being paired with random players after a match ends.
Players can communicate with others in-game. The main mode of communication is through ‘Quick Chat’ – selection of customisable pre-set messages. These can be used for Information (i.e. “Defending”), Compliments (i.e. “Nice Shot”), Reactions (i.e. “WOW!”), and Apologies (i.e. “Whoops”). Players can also Text Chat, but this is not cross-platform friendly (players on PlayStation won’t see a message from an Xbox player). Text Chat can be disabled in privacy settings. On-platform Voice Chat was removed in 2021 but is planned to be re-released in 2022.