It’s funny to think that Rocket League started as an indie project with fictional rocket-powered cars. Since it launched in 2014, Rocket League has become one of the most popular multiplayer games ever.
Its monumental success has led to cars from real manufacturers appearing in the game from the Aston Martin Valhalla to the rugged Ford Bronco Raptor LTE SUV. In arguably the most important collaboration yet, Ferrari is making its Rocket League debut today to celebrate the real-life launch of the 296 GTB.
Ferrari 296 GTB Bundle
Psyonix has announced the Ferrari 296 GTB will be available in Rocket League today, 31 August, marking the first time the Italian manufacturer has appeared in the car football game. The supercar’s sleek, aerodynamic shape has been faithfully recreated in Rocket League.
Available for 2,000 credits, the Ferrari 296 GTB Bundle includes the following items:
- Ferrari 296 GTB (Dominus Hitbox)
- Ferrari 296 GTB Engine Audio
- Ferrari 296 GTB Wheels
- Ferrari Antenna
- Assetto Fiorano Decal
If you want to drive Ferrari's latest supercar in Rocket League, you don't have long to claim it: it will only be available until 6 September. From today, players can also claim a free Ferrari Player Banner at the Item Shop.
As Ferrari is notoriously restrictive with licensing, you also can’t customise the 296 GTB in Rocket League with branded items. In real life, the 296 GTB is Ferrari’s first V6 hybrid supercar. Combined with an electric motor, its 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 produces 819 horsepower. That’s enough power to allow the 296 GTB to sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and top out at 205 mph.
Ferrari is starting to appear in more mainstream games, with the 296 GTB recently added to Fortnite.
Beach Ball Limited Time Mode
With Season 7 coming to a close, a new Beach Ball Limited Time Mode is launching on 1 September.
Takes place in Salty Shores Arena, the ball is replaced with a Beach Ball that curves in the air depending on how you hit it. The Beach Ball LTM will run from 1-5 September ahead of Season 8.