After the success of its game’s inaugural season during the fall, the developer of Rocket League announced Tuesday the launch date for Season 2, along with a number of upgrades and added features.
The season will begin two weeks before Christmas, launching on Dec. 9.
Psyonix, developer of the wildly popular soccer/car destruction video game, said in its announcement that Season 2 will be a “celebration of music” that will feature player anthems and a unique partnership with a Grammy-nominated artist.
Music At The Heart Of Season 2’s New Features
Psyonix’s biggest emphasis is on the musical elements of Season 2. That is headlined by the use of Player Anthems and a Season 2 soundtrack crafted by famed American DJ Kaskade.
Player Anthems allow users to select a song from Rocket League’s music library to play in the arena when the user scores a goal. While not much more is known about the use of Player Anthems, Psyonix pledges to deliver more information on the feature in the coming days.
Unique Game Gets Unique Soundtrack From Grammy-Nominated DJ
Partnering up with electronic music label Monstercat, Rocket League is turning to Kaskade for some original music for Season 2. The first song, a collaboration between Kaskade and WILL K titled “Flip Reset,” is already out and used in the Season 2 trailer. A second song off the Season 2 soundtrack will be released soon. There is also a Rocket League x Monstercat playlist on Spotify for users to peruse.
But music is only part of the new features of Season 2.
New Arenas, Including The Return Of A Familiar Name
Online playlists and private matches will have the ability to select a new arena, Neon Fields Arena. Just as it sounds, the playing field is an extravaganza of neon lights on and around the playing surface.
In other arena news, Rocket Labs will return periodically throughout the season to offer up some new — and some not-so-new — looks (Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars, anyone?).
Season 2 will also feature a new Rocket Pass, with 70-plus tiers of upgrades and both free and premium features.
With Rocket Pass Premium Comes Perhaps The Game’s Biggest Star
When a user unlocks Rocket Pass Premium, they get the game’s newest car, the R3MX. The final mix of the car, the R3MX GXT, comes at Tier 70.
More competitive tournament rewards and enhancements to the Esports Shop also await in Season 2. Other enhancements are planned for Season 2, with Psyonix unveiling more as launch day approaches.
The update launches on Dec. 8, with gameplay going live the following day. In the interim, look for more updates from Psyonix.