Rocket League developer Psyonix is set to launch its March update tomorrow, 10th March, and has provided a list of all the changes set to appear in-game.
The update sees a number of tweaks and quality of life changes designed to improve players' experience with the game, including setting adjustments and new filters which should streamline your game time. It'll also add a new Series of items to Blueprints and the Item Shop, although they haven't been revealed at the time of writing.
Here are the full patch notes for Rocket League's March update:
Once the update is live, you'll be able to trade in Blueprints to get a Blueprint of a higher rarity, just like you can with free items. Trade five Blueprints from the same series and same rarity to get one of higher rarity in return!
FIX FOR INVENTORY FILTERS
Speaking of Blueprints, inventory management is also getting a fix. Any filters you set when viewing your inventory will stay active until you exit your inventory. You'll even be able to change item tabs while keeping your filters. This also means you'll be able to trade in items of a specific rarity, and those filters will remain active after the trade. We hope this makes the trading process a bit easier.
CHANGES TO DEFAULT SETTINGS
We've made some slight adjustments to default settings for players picking up Rocket League for the first time. The new settings should make it easier for new players to see the field and control their car. These changes will not affect anyone's modified control scheme or camera settings, but if players are using current default settings, they will change to the new default settings after the update. Here's what's changing:
- Default Camera Preset
- Distance increased from 260 to 270
- Stiffness increased from 0.3 to 0.5
- Camera Shake intensity reduced for most actions
- "Legacy" Camera Preset added for players who prefer the original default settings
- Controller Deadzone value reduced from 0.3 to 0.2
- Dodge Deadzone value increased from 0.5 to 0.8
- Reduced the intensity of controller vibration at the default setting
- Boost now only vibrates the controller when Boost is activated, and not while it remains active.
- The "Medium" and "High" Vibration settings use the old Vibration
- Nameplates are now “Always Visible” by default.
- Team Colored Boost Meter is now enabled by default.
DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROLS FOR GAME AUDIO
We added HDR Audio to Rocket League in August's Season 12 Update, but soon you'll have even more control over the sound of the game. The March Update will add Dynamic Range Presets. In the "Audio" tab within the options menu, you'll find a new dropdown menu that contains Dynamic Range Presets. Here's how those presets will affect the game's audio:
- Medium (Default)
Medium will provide the most balanced audio mix for headphone users, and is a similar profile to the game's current mix.
- Low (Night)
Low is designed for listening at very low levels. Loud sounds become quieter and quiet sounds become louder, and we also remove some sounds that are less important. We do not recommend using this setting on high-fidelity systems or when playing Rocket League at high volume.
- High (Theater)
This is the best mix for those who play Rocket League at high volume or with high-quality sound systems. Loud sounds will be more vibrant and explosive, and quiet sounds like crowd noise and ambience will be less overpowering, helping to add a more dynamic experience.
Do you still find yourself playing Rocket League regularly on your Switch? Are you liking all of the new content and changes that have arrived over the last few months? Tell us below.
Haven't tested the update yet, but I appreciate the idea of them tweaking the vibration, cos it does seem a bit OTT at times.
A small fix to the blueprint system, but a fix that is desperately needed.
Thanks for the update Ryan C.
Does anybody play with camera shake on? I don't understand why they still keep that on by default.
I think I bought, like, one or two blueprints. I'm sitting on tons of those things. I'd like to see what I can get for them with the update. Even though getting more rare items is nice, it's still going to be random, and stilll going to probably give out weird color versions nobody wants. I have very tempered expectations.
Something clicked, and my ability to aim shots for the goal got way better. I had a run of epic games the other night.
My online matchmaking has been broke for a week now. Very frustrating
@SmaMan How does that help the blueprint system?
It doesn't change the cost of the items locked behind the blueprint. If anything it just encourages users to spend more by the temptation if trading in blueprints. Mere exposure effect.
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