Rocket League Adding TF2/Counter Strike-Style Crate System

  • Rocket League developer Psyonix is bringing a fresh crate system towards the game, a la Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but you are able to easily neglected if you so wish.
    An image (below) on the game discovered with a Reddit user suggested some type of key-and-crate system was in route, which may mean new microtransactions. Psyonix second in command Jeremy Dunham has since confirmed crates are coming as well as offering some reassurances.
    "Those assets are, indeed, early bits of an upcoming system we consider implementing to invest in our esports prize pools and events," Dunham wrote on Reddit. "We consider officially announcing it next week at (or near) the  Live Finals mainly because it directly refers to Rocket League Items that event as well as other events want it, speculate this image arrived on the scene before our official word, we needed to clarify several things for you."
    In short, these crates won't offer players any advantages; they will be cosmetic-only which enable it to be completely hidden through an option. They won't influence the existing item-drop system, nor will they change future updates; we'll still view a mixture of premium DLC and free add-ons that introduce new arenas and modes.
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    Dunham didn't provide any specifics regarding what sort of system itself will operate. If it's anything much like the crates found in Valve's games (understanding that seems likely, considering a number of the other TF2-esque features included in Cheap Rocket League Items recently), you'll occasionally receive crates offering a blend of items inside. In order to open one, you will have to purchase a key with real-world money.
    One note he did share was these crates are not sold on the Steam Marketplace. "We are certainly aware of the issues related to third-party gambling in other games and now we are not considering taking that approach," he stated, perhaps referencing the continuing Counter-Strike fiasco.
    The Rocket League Championship Series comes about on August 6-7, so that it shouldn't be a lot longer until we get more info.