Rocket League: June Update Preview
Psyonix are bringing yet further changes to their record breaking car/football/soccer/basketball hybrid game Rocket League in the month of June.
Not all details of the update are currently available, however some information has been released in a number of posts by Psyonix’s Social Media Marketing Manager, Kyle Lemmon, on the official Rocket League website.
Firstly June will see the introduction of a massively increased selection of quick chat options! Lemmon had this to say:
Nice Shot! What a Save! Close One!
“Quick Chats” like those have been an essential part of Rocket League since we first launched and based on our community’s frequent recommendations, we’re increasing that functionality with 27 new Quick Chats in our massive June update.
Starting next month, you’ll be able to head into the “Chat” menu, located in the “Options” section, where you can remap new phrases with relative ease. Pre-select your choice from a much wider range than ever before, including player favorites like, “My bad, In Position, Siiiick!,” and “Need Boost!”
New In-Game Quick Chats:
◾Go for it!
◾What a play!
Say “GG” with Post-Game Quick Chats
In addition to the mappable “Quick Chats” that are filtered by categories, “Information, Compliments, Reactions,” and “Apologies,” we’ve also added eight new post-game phrases like “gg, well played, One. More. Game,” and “That was fun!,” mapped to the Information (Team) Quick Chats once the match is over.
Post-Game Quick Chats:
◾One. More. Game.
◾That was fun!
◾What a Game!
As well as new in game and post-game quick chats the June update will also bring about the inclusion of post-game celebrations in the form of “Post-Game Spotlights”
These spotlights will allow you to jump, boost and spin your car on the victory screen. However, they will display titles you have earned as a result of your play during the game.
Here’s what the Social Media Marketing Manager had to say:
Rocket League matches often go down to the wire and whether your team pulls off a stunning upset or stomps the competition, you deserve all the post-match excitement you can get — which is why we plan on providing even more opportunities for players to express themselves.
Starting with the June update, you’ll be able to jump, boost, and spin your Battle-Car on the “Post-Game Spotlights” screen. Check out this preview GIF to see how it works!
Stats for the Win
As you might have guessed from the imagery, we’ll be tracking specific stats associated with each member of the winning team and assign titles for your performance in that particular match. For example, if you boxed out a lot of Battle-Cars in Hoops mode, the total number of cars bumped stat could be your most prominent, giving you the intimidating “Enforcer” title. Alternatively, if you set up a lot of shots for teammates by centering the ball, you can nab the “Tactician” title on the Post-Game Spotlight screen.
If you’re curious, here’s are just a few of the 20+ titles and their associated stats:
◾Aggressor – Most First Touches
◾Benchwarmer – Fewest Ball Hits
◾Prodigy – Score 3 or more goals
◾Speed Demon – Most Boost Pickups
◾Traitor – Score an own goal
◾Warden – Make 3 or more saves
Spin around, jump for joy, or just celebrate your victory — it’s all about savoring the moment with your fellow Rocketeers!
With the ability to communicate with your team in a wider variety of quick chats on it’s way. As well as the ability to rub your opponents faces in it with some post-game tomfoolery, could the June update be the best one yet?
Only time will tell as not all of the June update details are released as of yet. What would you like to see in the update that isn’t already announced? Let us know in the comments.
Source: Rocket League Website