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What should have been the best update of the year turned into a nightmare for Rocket League fans. With the blueprint update, Rocket League did away with RNG by replacing loot crates with blueprints (guaranteed unlocks where you know what you’re spending money on) and the item shop. But where the news of this update was met with praise and enthusiasm months ago, the community is now up in arms about the outrageous prices Psyonix has set for the items.
Rocket League Item shop and blueprint unlocking prices
The new Item Shop offers items from the now-retired crates as well as newly introduced items on a 24 and 48-hour cycle. But the bad news started immediately with the first round. The Infinium wheels currently available in the shop, for example, went for less than one key in the community’s trading market before the update. This came down to less than a single dollar for the wheels. But the item shop sells it for 1400 credits, which roughly equals 14 keys, or about $14. The same amount of money would have bought you 14 to 28 sets of Infinium wheels before the update.
The Rocket League community immediately picked up their pitchforks and took to Reddit and Twitter to voice their displeasure over the prices. And who can blame them? While it might be worth paying a bit more for guaranteed unlocks, the inflation of these prices seems ridiculous at best. Even for those who were lucky enough to have a crate turn into a rare black market blueprint, these are all set to cost 2000 credits each for the unpainted version. Meanwhile, many of them went for just a few keys in the community trading market.
Will Psyonix respond?
The update has only been live for a few hours, so of course, we can’t reasonably expect an immediate response from Psyonix. But the question is, will they respond at all? With hundreds of comments and dozens of threads on Reddit, along with complaints from large community icons and professional Rocket League players on Twitter, how long can Psyonix stay quiet on the matter? And if they do respond, how likely is it that anything will change?
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Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.