When you've got a worldwide smash hit like Rocket League on your hands, working out where to go next and keep your momentum can be a challenge. Psyonix have done a pretty good job, regularly providing free updates and DLC packs alike filled with cosmetic options. They even gave some away for free when their servers collapsed. The latest of these is Revenge of the Battle-Cars, which is named after and filled with references to the spiritual predecessor to Rocket League, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
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Always struck me that was a far superior name, but probably looks a bit uglier on an ad. Here's the breakdown of everything that's included:
- 2 Classic SARPBC Battle-Cars, Scarab and Zippy
- 12 New Decals (six for each new car)
- 3 New Paint Types (Toon Glossy, Toon Matte, Toon Wood)
- 2 New Wheels (Scarab and Zippy)
- 2 New Rocket Boosts (Accelerato and Battle-Stars)
- 4 New Toppers (Cavalier, Locomotive, Pixelated Shades, Shark Fin)
- 2 New Antennas (Retro Balls from SARPBC)
- 5 New Trophies
Battle-Stars. What a world we live in. Sadly I expect it's unrelated to Admiral Adam and Cylons, but we can live in hope.
As mentioned at the end of the video, a free update will be launching simultaneously that adds another pair of skins for the stadium. There's a great pair of commitments here - one to regular new content that's significant in both paid and free forms, and the other to that only being cosmetic items. Quite what you would add to unbalance car football for a cost I'm not sure, but this is definitely the better way to go.
The DLC will go live simultaneously on Playstation and Steam for $3.99/£2.79/€3.99, based on previous price conversions. The announcement post for the DLC also mentions that the next load of work will be focused on different layouts for the stadium.