Next-Gen Updates and More Coming to Rocket League

Next-Gen Updates and More Coming to Rocket League

According to documents submitted in Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple, Rocket League could be getting a new look, big updates, more content, and a mobile product in the near future.

Epic Games’ Lawsuit Documents Leak a Mobile Game for Rocket League

Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple after the latter booted Fortnite’s mobile game from Apple’s App Store has caught a lot of attention in the gaming world. It has, however, come under the spotlight once more this Monday, May 3, when the documents leaked a bit more information as initially intended.

Along with detailed insight into Fortnite’s revenue, Epic Games’ documents also gave an insight into their other projects. That includes the upcoming changes for Rocket League.

In the leaked development timelines, shared in a quarterly business review, Epic listed interesting information about Rocket League’s future. As evident from the documents, one of their projects includes Rocket League 2D.

Rocket League 2D is supposed to be the franchise’s first mobile game with touch controls. This, however, is no shocking news, as it was already revealed back in March as Rocket League Sideswipe.

The game was originally planned to release in Summer 2020 and was later postponed to Fall. The newest documents, however, reveal that it’s slated to launch “later this year,” with the exact date still unknown.

Perhaps the most exciting leak unveiled that Epic is planning on releasing another mobile product. Unfortunately, the details of which are a mystery.

Rocket League Next-Gen Updates

The documents also show Epic Games’ project named Rocket League Next. It would offer a next-game client, which would provide a new gameplay experience, as well as many more features.

The cross-play feature is nothing new for Rocket League – that has had it includes in its free-to-play launch in September. However, with the Rocket League Next, it would fork between PC, console, and the upcoming mobile version of the game.

Although exciting news for Rocket League fans, it’s important to note that the documents are from last June. This means that Epic and Psyonix could have changed their plans a bit.

Regardless, with the rise in popularity of mobile gaming, it’s fair to assume a mobile version of Rocket League is coming. When that might be, however, remains to be seen.

NASCAR Teams Up With Rocket League

Although most of the recently revealed news about Rocket League and its plans are questionable, the NASCAR-Rocket League collaboration isn’t.

As revealed by the game developers, NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack is coming to Rocket League on Thursday, May 6. It will introduce three new cars, NASCAR team decals, Goodyear racing wheels, as well as player banners.

Rocket League players will be able to purchase the entire set for 2,000 credits. The set will also include a freebie – a NASCAR Trail that will be up for grabs for one week after the launch.

The event will last only until May 12; however, it shouldn’t concern you too much if you miss it. As revealed by Psyonix, NASCAR Fan Packs will return for each major NASCAR event throughout 2021.

What does NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack Include?

The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available in Rocket League Item Shop for 2,000 credits, which will set you back $24.99 USD (or regional equivalent) for a bundle of 3,000 coins.

The pack will feature three cars in addition to decals and player banners. Those include:

NASCAR Ford Mustang

  • Roush Fenway Racing #6 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner
  • Stewart-Haas Racing #10 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner
  • Team Penske #22 Decal (NASCAR Ford Mustang) and Player Banner

NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro

  • Chip Ganassi Racing #1 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner
  • Richard Childress Racing #3 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner
  • Hendrick Motorsports #9 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner
  • Richard Petty Motorsports #43 Decal (NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro) and Player Banner

NASCAR Toyota Camry

  • Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Decal (NASCAR Toyota Camry) and Player Banner
  • 23XI Racing #23 Decal (NASCAR Toyota Camry) and Player Banner

NASCAR x RL Decal (for each car)
Goodyear Racing Wheels