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To say fans of Rocket League are upset with developer Psyonix would be an understatement. After the recent Blueprint update, fans are fuming over the replacement for loot crates, being Credits. Not only are the Credits overpriced, but the system is vastly more unfair than the previous crate system. A total 100 Credits costs $1, which is what a single crate used to cost. However, some cosmetic items are costing upwards of 2,200 Credits. To compare, a crate would cost $1 for one key, but if you bought five keys for $5, you would receive five items. With Credits, you only receive one item. This crooked system is on full display with a recent Item Shop cosmetic that costs more than buying Rocket League on Steam does.
Rocket League cosmetics are steeply overpriced
Credits are almost universally disliked by the Rocket League community. Every day on Twitter or Reddit, more and more fans are voicing their disdain for the new system. However, Psyonix has yet to respond even though it’s been a few days after the Blueprint update.
Although, the complaining reached a boiling point yesterday when a new goal explosion arrived in the shop. A part of the Vindicator Series, this saffron-painted Shattered goal explosion costs 2,200 Credits. In terms of U.S. dollars, that equates to $22.
While that alone sounds outrageous, it becomes almost unbelievable when you look at Rocket League‘s price across all platforms — $19.99.
So, in essence, a single goal explosion costs more to purchase than Rocket League by itself. To make matters worse, the Shattered goal explosion is currently worth more than several DLC cars combined. While in theory you could earn nearly enough Credits in the Rocket Pass 5 to pay for the goal explosion, it should not be priced this high.
Psyonix seems to be making matters worse with every passing day. The Rocket League community can only hope the developers see reason and lower their current Item Shop prices.
What do you think of the new Credits system? Let us know, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Rocket League coverage.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.