Update: We've been contacted by Psyonix with an amendment to the information reported below. In relation to the contents of the Golden Lanterns, an Editor's Note on the Rocket League blog reads as follows:

A previous draft of the blog incorrectly stated that Golden Lanterns contain items from Champions Series 1, 2, and 3. Golden Lanterns contain items from Impact, Overdrive, and Victory Series.

So, to repeat - the items contained in Golden Lanterns come from the Impact, Overdrive and Victory Series, not the Champions Series.


Original Story:

Now that Christmas is behind us, a number of community-driven games are beginning to focus on Lunar New Year events. One of these games is Rocket League, by Psyonix.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, there'll be an in-game event starting in Rocket League on 20th January. This will include the chance to score special-themed items from the Event Store, unlock unique items in the Item Shop and try out the brand new arena, The Forbidden Temple.

Here's a bit more about the event from the game's website:

Start 2020 in style with in-game items inspired by the Lantern Festival. Play Online Matches to earn Red Envelopes, which can then be redeemed for items like the Paper Dragon Topper and the Fortune Wheels. You can also use Red Envelopes to unlock Golden Lanterns, which contain items from Champions Series 1, 2, and 3! Plus, be sure to stop by the Item Shop throughout Lucky Lanterns to check out some new themed items to get you festival-ready, and get a free item just for logging in!

And below are the key dates for Lucky Lanterns:

  • Lucky Lanterns begins: January 20, 2020 10 a.m. PST (6:00 p.m. UTC)
  • Lucky Lanterns ends: February 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST (6:00 p.m. UTC)
  • Redeem Red Envelopes by: February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.PST (6:00 p.m. UTC)

Will you be participating in this upcoming event? Tell us below.

[via rocketleague.com]