Rocket League celebrates 5th anniversary with in-game event
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Rocket League celebrates 5th anniversary with in-game event

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Rocket League is turning five years old on July 7, and Psyonix is celebrating it with a two-week long event. Starting June 30, players will receive balloons from completing matches, much like in the usual holiday events. These balloons can be used to unlock unique, new items, as well as some returning ones. A gallery of the items can be seen on the official announcement page.

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Heatseeker and Spike Rush return to Rocket League

The fan-favorite Heatseeker will also make its return to Rocket League for the event. It will be its fourth appearance since making its debut earlier this year and its second appearance in its 2v2 iteration. In the first two appearances, the mode was 3v3. Fans continue to ask Psyonix to add Heatseeker as a permanent mode, but at least it is making a frequent return.

Spike Rush is the other limited-time game mode coming back to Rocket League and will be the first to be playable. The dates are as follows:

  • Spike Rush: June 30 at 9 a.m. PDT (Event Begins) – July 6 at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC)
  • 2v2 Heatseeker: July 6 at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) – July 13 at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) (Event Ends)

Old and new items

With the event come new items only available during the Rocket League anniversary event. Some of these are reimagined or recolored versions of previous items added to the game during different events, while others are wholly new and unique.

But some actually previously existing items will also be obtainable. Loot boxes were removed from Rocket League back in December, which meant that the contents only became available through blueprint drops or by waiting for them in the Item Shop rotation. This event will allow players to use their balloons to buy up to five Golden Eggs, which contain random items from the earlier loot boxes (Champions Series 1 – 4) that had been retired for years by the time the Item Shop came about.

And if you still have balloons left over after buying everything you can? Then you can simply use them to tier up your Rocket Pass. If the weekly challenge page is to be believed, there are about three more weeks to this Rocket Pass, unless Psyonix lets it continue a bit longer like last time.

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Michael Kloos
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.