Psyonix has revealed more information about Blueprints, the upcoming replacement for Rocket League's Crate loot box system. Blueprints will replace Crates sometime next month and will change the way loot drops work in the game.
Once the update drops, you'll have a chance to earn Blueprints from each online Rocket League match you play. Once you've got a Blueprint, there are three things you can do with it: build the item in the Blueprint (this requires Credits), trade it to another player, or keep it with you. All Crates you've got in your inventory will be converted to unrevealed Blueprints after the update. Only Blueprints that used to be Crates will be unrevealed, but you can reveal what item the Blueprint will build at no cost. After it's been revealed, you'll need to spend Credits as usual to build the item in the Blueprint.
There are also some new rules around player-to-player trading. You'll be able to trade any revealed Blueprint to other players, as well as the items they build. In addition, you can trade free drops and tradable items you acquired before the Blueprint system was introduced. You will not be able to trade unrevealed Blueprints, so reveal 'em before you trade 'em.
On the official Steam announcement page, Psyonix provides a handy guide as to what's tradeable and what isn't. Here's that guide in full:
- Revealed Blueprints
- Items that have been built from Blueprints
- Credits (As long as the other party in the trade does not include their own Credits)
- Free Drops
- Tradable legacy content acquired prior to the Blueprint system
- Rocket Pass items from Pro Tiers
- In-game event items
- Credits when traded for Credits
- Credits when traded for nothing
- Unrevealed Blueprints
- Items purchased from the Item Shop
- Bonus Gifts and Items received from Bonus Gifts (more on that below)
- Esports Shop Items
Since Crates will no longer be in Rocket League, you also won't be able to earn Decryptors either. Any Decryptors you still have will be converted into "Bonus Gifts", which you can open for free. These gifts will contain Vindicator Crate series items as well as stuff from the first Blueprint series, "Revival". That series will bring back fan-favorite Rocket League items, so if you've been playing for a while you might well recognize some of them.
The Blueprint update is coming to Rocket League sometime next month. In the coming weeks, Psyonix will also reveal more about the new redesigned Item Shop. We'll have more for you as we get it.
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