The Rocket League Blueprint Update is on the way, bringing some big changes to the game's cosmetic systems. Players will be getting a boatload of free content, and the Item Shop will be opening up for the first time.
The big-ticket announcement in the Rocket League Blueprint Update is the changes to the Crate system. Starting on December 4, 2019, (and presuming that it passes certification on consoles), Rocket League will be doing the following:
- All Crates will be converted to unrevealed Blueprints.
- All unused Keys will be converted to Credits.
This is to align things with the new way of unlocking items in the game. After this update goes live, Blueprints will drop after some Online Matches. These Blueprints will show you an item that can then be constructed for Credits. You can build the item, trade it away, or just keep it in your inventory.
With the launch of this new system, Crates will stop dropping entirely. Moreover, all purchases in Rocket League will be disabled 25 hours before the update, beginning on December 3, 2019, at 12:00PM Eastern time. Trade-Ins will also no longer be possible; if you've been waiting to get any done, you should do it now!
What Else is Coming in the Rocket League Blueprint Update?
The changes to Blueprints aren't the only new addition in the Rocket League Blueprint Update as noted in this news post on the game's Steam Community page. Players are also getting some free items, the Item Shop is opening, Rocket Pass 5 is on the way, and Competitive Season 13 begins!
Free Items Being Added
Players will automatically receive items from the following DLC packs as soon as the update goes live:
- Supersonic Fury
- Revenge of the Battle-Cars
- Chaos Run
Item Shop Grand Opening
The Item Shop will open when the update goes live. The contents of this shop will rotate on a daily basis. You'll also be able to see the exact price of an item and whether or not it's Painted, Certified, or Both. Read more about the Item Shop here.
Rocket Pass 5
Rocket Pass 5 will launch alongside the Rocket League Blueprint Update; more details about the next Rocket Pass will be revealed next week.
Competitive Season 13 Kicks Off
Finally, Competitive Season 13 will also be beginning on the same day of the updates. Naturally, this means that Season 12 is coming to a close; the 12th season will end on December 4, 2019, at 11:00 AM Eastern. Season 12 rewards will be distributed at the end of the update.
This is going to be the last big Rocket League update for the year! If you've been waiting to get your hands on the game, you can still pick it up on Steam at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the Rocket League Blueprint Update? Are you looking forward to the changes to the game's cosmetic system? Let us know in the comments below!