Rocket League screenshot of a goal being scored

[Update]: Rocket League has gone free-to-play alongside a major new update.

While I personally don't mind microtransactions, I do have a lot to complain about when it comes to loot boxes. They are always stuffed to the brim with garbage, the chances of you getting the item you want are exceedingly small, while the actual price you'd have to pay to buy a specific item is far higher than that item should ever really cost. In short, the whole system is just an exploitative mess.

As such, I am very happy to say that Rocket League will be getting ride of the whole system! According to the latest announcement, they will be removing all paid, randomized loot boxes, and replacing them with a system that always shows you exactly what you'll be buying in advance.

If that sounds similar to what Fortnite's Save the World mode does, that would be because Rocket League is modeling their new loot boxes after exactly that system. So while there will still be a bit of a random element to what each loot box contains, you will thankfully have full control over what you're buying.

As for the rest of Rocket League's microtransactions, those will be remaining exactly as they are. In other words, you'll still be able to purchase the premium pass, DLC cars, and esports items directly and without any sort of nonsense.

You can expect these changes to arrive at some point later this year, though Psyonix has not announced anything specific just yet.