Rocket League Season 10 kicks off today. Yes, we’re ten seasons in and Rocket League is showing no signs of slowing down.
From a new Rocket Pass to a new stadium variant and tournament rewards, Psyonix has revealed all the details you need to know about Rocket League Season 10.
The latest Rocket League patch update is also out, bringing a useful new quality-of-life feature.
Rocket League Season 10 start time
Rocket League Season 10 is set to kick off at 4pm GMT / 8am PST / 11am EST / 5pm CEST.
With the launch of Season 10 comes a new Rocket Pass. This time, Rocket Pass holders can access the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which makes its Rocket League debut. Specifically, it’s based on the MK2 version of the hot hatchback that was iconic in the 1980s.
While the base car is available immediately for Rocket Pass Premium holders, an upgraded Volkswagen Golf GTI RLE variant can also be unlocked by levelling up the tiers. Its nippy handling should make it a formidable car on the pitch.
As standard, the Golf GTI comes with a realistic set of wheels, but you can kit it out with a variety of paint finishes, decals, antennas and goal explosions in the Item shop.
This isn’t the first time a real licensed car has featured in a Rocket League season update. Someone at Psyonix clearly has a soft spot for hot hatchbacks, because the Honda Civic Type R joined Rocket League in Season 8.
New arena variant
You can’t have a new Rocket League season without a new arena. Season 10 introduces a new Oasis variant of the dusty Deadeye Canyon arena.
For convenience, Season 10 introduces a new average wait time counter that replaces the playlist population display, allowing players to see the estimated queue time for the next match.
New tournament rewards include the Scalescore Decal, Ramen Bowl Topper, Spaceman Antenna and Polyhedral Goal Explosion. Players who entered Competitive Tournaments during Season 9 will receive an All-Star Cup reward.
Psyonix is also teasing a new Limited Time Mode where “garages around the world have reported an influx of cars where there were once barren lots.” Sounds like the Golf GTI isn’t the only new car coming to Season 10.
Rocket League update v2.26 patch notes
Coinciding with Season 10 is a new patch update bringing several bug fixes to improve the experience. You can find more details in the Rocket League update v2.26 patch notes below.
- v2.26 prepares Rocket League for Season 10. Additional patch notes will be posted when Season 10 begins on 3/8/2023, 8 a.m. PST / 4 p.m. UTC
Changes and updates
Average Wait Time (Matchmaking)
- An “Average Wait Time” counter has been added to the matchmaking search screen
- Average Wait Time is based on the player population of the Regions and Playlists you select, and your Rank or skill level in those playlists
- Time is displayed in minutes and seconds
- Example: “Average Wait Time: 1:15”
- In the unlikely event that the wait time is longer than 10 minutes, the message changes to “Average Wait Time: > 10 Minutes”
- For brand new Game Modes, LTMs, or Playlists with no Rank or skill history, the Average Wait Time counter may be hidden for a short period of time.
- The Playlist Population meme generator indicator has been removed from the top-right corner of the Casual, Competitive, and Extra Modes menus
- Fixed cosmetic bugs:
- Huntress Decal for Dingo
- Blockparty Decal on Painted Car Bodies
- Titanium White Standard Boost
- Animated Decals on painted variants of Hotshot Body
- Fixed a bug causing Special Edition Infinite Yankii RL wheels to appear as normal Yankii RL wheels
- [Xbox] Fixed a bug causing the first character to disappear when using the Xbox virtual keyboard to enter a team name
- [PS] Unable to purchase credits after browsing contents for more than 10 minutes
- [PC] Fixed a stability bug causing a crash on game exit
- Fixed a bug causing incorrect camera and car placement when rapidly navigating shots in Custom Training
For a complete list of known issues in Rocket League, go here
- When queuing for Casual 3v3 Standard for the first time after downloading today’s update, players might see an Average Wait Time of “> 10 Minutes” when matchmaking.
- This is a visual error that will resolve if the player reboots the game.
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