The ongoing commotion regarding loot crates and micro-transactions within video games has now reached an all-time high. Governments worldwide have stepped in and many video game companies have been required to publically disclose the exact odds attached to in-game item unlocks.
Psyonix is now also being much more transparent - revealing the exact odds players have of obtaining certain items in Rocket League in the latest post on the game's website. Highlighted below are the item drop rates in the 'Crates and Keys' system. This covers all five customisation item rarity levels found in the game's crates (along with the odds for painted and certified attributes).
- Rare Item: 55%
- Very Rare Item: 28%
- Import Item: 12%
- Exotic Item: 4%
- Black Market Item: 1%
- Chance of receiving Painted attribute: 25%
- Chance of receiving Certified attribute: 25%
The developer also noted the drop rates had been the same since the 'Crates and Keys' system was launched in September 2016 and went on to explain the three-step process used:
Our Crate system uses a three-step process. When you open a Crate with a Key or Decryptor, the system first determines what rarity level to choose from -- Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic or Black Market -- based on the percentages listed above. Next, the system determines which item within that rarity group is dropped. If you’re receiving an Import-level Customization Item from the Impact Crate, for example, each of the three Import items in the Impact Crate have an equal chance of dropping. Finally, the system determines if the item will drop with Painted and/or Certified attributes.
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