Rocket League leaving Game Pass soon – TrueAchievements

Bad news: Rocket League is set to leave Xbox Game Pass very soon. Good news: you’ll still be able to play it for free when it does, as the game is going completely free-to-play.

While we don’t have an exact date at the moment for when Psyonix’s smash hit will be tumbling out of the Game Pass library, it seems likely that it’ll be before the end of the month. The writing has been on the wall for some time, with the official Rocket League site announcing back in July that the game would be going free-to-play “later this summer,” and there’s not a whole lot of value in having a game in Game Pass when it’s already free.

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It’s worth noting, though, that everyone who has played Rocket League online before it goes free will be granted ‘Legacy’ status in the new version, so you might want to consider getting a game in (if you haven’t already) before it leaves Game Pass just to grab yourself some in-game freebies. What kind of freebies, you ask? Well, quite a lot, actually. Legacy players get all previously released Rocket League-branded DLC for free (read: basically everything bar licensed suff like the DeLorean and Batmobile) which works out to be 13 cars and a ton of cosmetics, as well as upgraded versions of all 200+ common unlocks (which will all be available from the get-go, too), a Golden Cosmos boost effect, a set of Dieci-Oro wheels, the Huntress player banner, and a special title, “Est. 20XX,” to show off how long you’ve been playing the game. If you played online before July this year, you’ll also get the Faded Cosmos boost trail. That’s not a bad little haul just for playing a game that’s really good, so get on it before Rocket League leaves Game Pass — you’ve probably only got a few weeks left.

Psyonix announced last week that Switch and PS4 players would no longer need paid online services (Nintendo Online/PlayStation Plus) to play online in the f2p version of Rocket League, but made no mention of Xbox. While disappointing, it’s not especially surprising, since Microsoft’s blanket rule means that any game with an online component requires Xbox Live Gold for online multiplayer.

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