Psyonix will begin rolling out its next Rocket League update on 14th October. It arrives just in time to celebrate the spooky season and sees the return of the Haunted Hallows event. This will be the second time Switch owners have been able to participate since the game was released on Nintendo's system in November 2017, but it's technically the third installment.
Here are the key quality of life features of this update includes: post-game party-up, team coloured boost meter, quickplay button, news panel refresh, and new esports teams.
Easily partying-up with teammates following a match is about to get a whole lot easier. If your team synergy is off the charts with a player or team you met in an Online Match, you'll easily be able to party-up with them from the post-game menu. Simply select "Party-Up" after a match. Teammates who also select "Party-Up will then be grouped together with you for the next game. We hope you're able to make some new Rocket League friends with the new Party-Up feature!
TEAM-COLORED BOOST METER
With an ever-growing collection of Painted Battle-Cars and Decals, we wanted to make it even easier to see exactly what color team you're on at the start of each game. That's why the October Update is bringing colored Boost Meters. The Boost Meter itself will remain the same, but the Meter's background will be blue or orange depending on your team color. The Boost Meter will also match custom team colors, and the Colorblind Mode option will apply to the boost meter, too!
There will soon be one less button press to get you exactly where you want to go. Following the update, you'll be able to select "Quickplay" and immediately start searching for a game in the last playlist you joined. New players will default to the 3v3 Standard Playlist when selecting Quickplay for the first time.
NEWS PANEL REFRESH
As soon as you start up Rocket League following the October Update, you'll notice that the news section has received a new coat of paint. The grid of information that is usually found on the right side of the screen has been replaced with a new welcome screen that will highlight new events, DLC, or other major announcements. Once dismissed, it can be accessed again via a hidden News Tab on the right side of the screen.
NEW ESPORTS TEAMS
Two new teams are being added to the Esports Shop rotation: Complexity and Spacestation Gaming! Look out for their new items in the Esports Shop following the update.
More details about the Haunted Hallows event will be revealed later this week. Players can expect to be able to dress up their Battle-Car and earn some Candy Corn. It also promises to "flip what you expect" from the usual Haunted Hallows event.
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