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Rocket Racing: Everything you need to know

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Rocket League is one of the most popular games in the world, but is there a new racing spin-off game in the works? There have been persistent rumours over the last few months, but how likely is this?

Rocket League has been out for a long time now, so it could be time for the developers to produce a new release to add to the experience.

So, here's everything we know about the potential Rocket League Racing game!

Latest news - Rocket Racing launch date revealed

Fortnite's The Big Bang event revealed the launch date for Rocket Racing. Along with a performance by Eminem, the virtual concert announced that Rocket Racing will launch on Fortnite on 8 December 2023.

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Rocket Racing will be exclusively available as part of Fortnite's Season 5 update. This disproves the rumour that the game could be an expansion to developer Psyonix's Rocket League. With all three games published by Epic Games, there's still the potential for crossovers in the future.

Rocket Racing coming to Fortnite Season 5

For those who don't know what Rocket League is, it's a game centred around a combination of football and driving. It's a simple yet unique concept and its arcade presentation makes the gameplay incredibly addictive.

Rocket League's publisher Epic Games is reportedly shifting its developers to focus towards more "high priority" projects, according to Jacob Wolff.

Wolff is one of gaming's most prolific "leakers" and obtained an email that hints at Rocket League Racing, amongst other projects.

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The three projects mentioned in the email and subsequent Tweets are Fortnite Lego, Fortnite Chapter 5, UEFN & a Harmonix Festival as well as Rocket League Racing.

Fortnite Lego has since launched, with several sets now being available online. It could be possible that Lego characters could also be available in-game as soon as next year. F

Rocket Racing is set to arrive as a new mode in Fortnite Season 5, rather than a standalone game. Debuting a new Rocket League mode in a game outside of Rocket League is a surprising move.

According to Fortnite leaker NotJulesDev, players will be able to port owned cars from Rocket League into Fortnite and customise them in a new garage.

This means Rocket Racing won't be a seasonal update like we've seen with the recent Halloween theme or an expansion for Rocket League. This would have allowed Rocket League's player base to translate to Rocket League Racing seamlessly. Instead, Rocket Racing will be exclusive to Fortnite.

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Release date & platforms

The Rocket League racing spin-off was first rumoured back in March 2023. These rumours were confirmed when Rocket Racing was announced at The Big Bang event on 2 December.

As for the release date, Rocket Racing will launch alongside Fortnite Season 5 on 8 December. More details will be announced at The Game Awards before then, however.

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Fortnite is available on various platforms, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android. Rocket League Racing will mark the series' current-gen debut, as Rocket League has never had a native PS5 or Xbox Series X|S release.

If it's popular in Fortnite, Rocket Racing will be added to the core game later. For now, though, Fortnite will be the only way to play Rocket League Racing.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Rocket League page.