American video game developer Psyonix has released new details about the upcoming Rocket League cosmetic update involving the removal of paid and randomized crates. Initially announced in August, the new Rocket League Blueprints system will be implemented in December. The deletion of the previous loot crate system will mean players have more transparency on their in-game purchases.
It's time for more Blueprints info! Our latest announcement tackles player-to-player trading, what's happening to Decryptors, and how your Crates will convert to Blueprints! Blog: https://t.co/BXOWfQ81VD pic.twitter.com/Dv5nFyGBfW
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) November 5, 2019
Rocket League Blueprints
Instead of receiving crates, players will now have a chance to obtain revealed Blueprints after Online Matches. With a Blueprint, one can build the item shown by spending Credits if they want that particular skin. If not, players can also trade the Blueprint to others or simply keep it in their inventory. Those with crates still in their inventory after the transition will receive Blueprints in the same Rocket League series. However, these will be unrevealed Blueprints instead.
Cosmetic in-game items will still be tradeable between players, but with a few exceptions in place. Items like revealed Blueprints and items built from Blueprints will be tradeable. Rocket Pass items from Pro Tiers, free item drops, legacy tradeable items, and limited in-game event items will also be available for trading. However, Bonus Gifts, unrevealed Blueprints, items purchased from the Item Shop, and Esports Shop Items will not be tradeable. Credits are tradeable, but only if the other party in the trade does not include their own credits. One is also disallowed from trading their credits for nothing on the other end.
Other Psyonix additions
Epic Games acquired Psyonix in May. Just like the Item Shop in popular battle royale game Fortnite, the Item Shop will be coming to Rocket League. Players will be able to view a rotating shop that offers a wide variety of cosmetic items. This includes legacy content, but Item Shop purchases are bound to a player’s account. These items can be purchased with Credits, the new currency replacing Keys.
With the update, Decryptors will also be removed from the game. Decryptors will be converted into “Bonus Gifts,” which can be opened without the requirement of a key or currency. These Bonus Gifts contain items from the Vindicator Crate Series and Revival Series.
Many players seemed positive about this new update, with the ability to directly purchase skins instead of it being random. However, there was also a mystery aspect with the crate system. What do you think about this change? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Rocket League coverage.