Today Psyonix announced a new paid DLC coming to Rocket League in December called Chaos Run, which includes a host of new cosmetic items for you to enjoy. Also, the trend continues in that all Rocket League players will get access to a free new arena, called Wasteland, alongside the new DLC. But it doesn't stop there as there will also be some free new music from Kevin Riepl and several new Garage items. Chaos Run will be available sometime in early December for $3.99.
Taking a look at the video, the obvious inspiration seems to be coming from Mad Max, prompted by the recent film Mad Max: Fury Road. The video above will show some vehicles that would fit into that world better than most, and the new arena in Wasteland surely would fit in as well. Too bad it doesn't seem to have more resemblance to the Thunderdome. In any case, here's the full list of what you can expect if you decide to pay the $3.99:
- Two new cars, dubbed Ripper and Grog
- 12 New Decals
- 2 New Paint types, Camo and Sun-Damaged
- 2 New Wheels, named after the cars Ripper and Grog
- 2 New Rocket Trails, Sandstorm and Nuts ad Bolts
- 3 New Toppers – Boombox, Cow Skull, Mohawk
- 3 New Antennas – Bomb Pole, Radioactive, Retro Ball – Wasteland
- 5 New Trophies
You can get a good glimpse at most of the listed above in the trailer also shown above.
The biggest part of the new DLC, that which is free to everyone, is the new arena Wasteland. It is physically different than all other arenas as it will be much wider and the layout of the Boosts will be entirely different. Another part of the map is that it will be sloped around the entire perimeter, which you can see in the video. Psyonix promises that the subtle change makes Rocket League feel much different. Wasteland is also the first in a line of "unusual" arenas that we should be seeing more of in the future.
The final thing to mention comes from a few tweets from Psyonix:
It seems as though some fans found may have run across this on the PEGI website and thought it meant Rocket League would be coming to PS3. As the above tweets mention, though, Psyonix intended the game to be for both systems but did not have the resources or time to do a PS3 and PS4 version, so they chose to do the PS4 version.
What do you all think of the new DLC, Chaos Run? Will you be buying it? What sort of effect do you think the slopes on Wasteland will have?