Coming on the heels of James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 rolling into Rocket League, Epic Games has announced that Season 4 of the free-to-play motorsport soccer game is dropping on Wednesday 11th August and it's bringing a bunch of new modes and some new Wild West-themed bits and pieces, too.
First up on the list of additions is Deadeye Canyon, a new dusty arena to play in. There's also a new car as part of the Rocket Pass Premium which goes by the name 'Outlaw' (as you can see above), plus various doohickeys with which to decorate your ride.
More competitive tournaments are coming, with 2v2 and Extra Mode being added to the roster. Limited Time Modes are also starting on 12th August, with 2v2 Heatseeker kicking things off followed by something called Speed Demon in 19th August (a mode which "combines mutators, the speed of Boomer Ball without the wild bounces, demos on contact, and a fast respawn timer", apparently), and Spring Loaded ("the Rumble variant that is currently a mutator option in Private Matches") coming later in the month.
There's also streamer safe music and some other features — check the full lowdown in this section of the official PR blurb:
New Rocket Pass - The new Outlaw car and 70+ Tiers of unique items will be available for those who unlock Rocket Pass Premium.
Deadeye Canyon Arena - The new Deadeye Canyon Arena will be available for all standard Playlists when Season 4 goes live.
New LTMs - 2v2 Heatseeker will be live as the featured LTM on August 12 Speed Demon, an LTM that combines mutators, the speed of Boomer Ball without the wild bounces, demos on contact, and a fast respawn timer, will follow on August 19. Spring Loaded, the Rumble variant that is currently a mutator option in Private Matches, will also be added later this month.
Expanded Competitive Tournaments - With the addition of 2v2 and Extra Modes Tournaments, the daily schedule of Competitive Tournaments will be expanded in every region.
Streamer Safe Music Feature - There will be a new Audio Setting added where players can turn off copyright protected music for streaming and videos.
Additional Updates - Undersized party Rank restrictions, improvements to Casual Matches, and general quality of life improvements.
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