Rocket League got a new blueprint system and in-game item shop to replace the randomised loot crates, but it wasn’t well-received by its players, so developer Psyonix has made changes based on their feedback (via Nintendo Life).
Epic Games put the moves on Psyonix in May, and the developer was acquired and brought into the fold of Epic Games’ subsidiaries. ‘Rocket League always has been and always will be a community-driven game, and now that we have joined forces with Epic, we will be able to serve our community in even bigger and better ways,’ the developer said when the news broke.
Expectedly, Rocket League transitioned to a Fortnite-style of doing things with regards to microtransactions. Loot crates were out and blueprints were in so that Psyonix could provide, “the best possible experience for our players all over the world.” Blueprints show the player exactly what can be made from it, and the player can then choose to create the item which costs in-game credits. Credits can also be used in the new item shop, but players weren’t very happy about how much all of these new additions would be costing them.
The developer “pored over all of your comments on Discord, Reddit, Twitter, and beyond,” and appreciated that the “Item Shop and Blueprint pricing did not meet community expectations.” As such, the in-game item prices have been modified. Players can now expect Rare items to set them back 50-100 Credits, Very Rare items 100-200 Credits, Import items 300-500 Credits, and Exotic items 700-800 Credits. These reductions apply to item attribute prices, too. Special item prices may deviate from this new system, however, and in-game transactions made between December 4 and December 11 will be matched in Credits, “equal to any difference in price directly to your account.”
“We always take feedback from our passionate community seriously, and we hope that this change in pricing reflects that. As always, thank you for being part of what makes Rocket League what it is today,” concluded the announcement post from Psyonix. The full patch notes can be found here.
Rocket League is available on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
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