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Rocket League is now even more chaotic

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The mutator update is here

"Get back into Rocket League" just jumped to the top of my gaming to-do list.

With the latest update on PC and PlayStation 4, mutators are in! There are a bunch of specifics to dig through -- and I've included the full patch notes below -- but in general, you can expect customization options for things like game speed, gravity, and ball type, weight, size, and bounciness.

If you would prefer to dive into a match rather than mess with settings, there's now a Mutator Mashup playlist. It's three vs. three and randomly cycles through these presets:

  • Beach Ball – A huge, slow, lightweight ball with a lot of bounce
  • Cubic – Cube shaped ball and recharging boost
  • Moonball – Low gravity action with a whole lot of boost
  • Pinball – The ball is small, light, fast and bouncy… and a lot to handle
  • Time Warp – Slow down the action as you get close to the ball

Beach Ball is the one I'm most interested in, but Time Warp should be funny, too. I imagine botched maneuvers are even more embarrassing when they happen in slow motion.

The update also adds community flags and game-themed antennas like that Vault Boy accessory.

A recent developer stream shows some mutators, including the cube and hockey puck variants.

THE HEADLINES

  • “Mutator Mashup” has been added to Unranked Playlist menu
  • Custom Mutator settings are available in Exhibition and Private Match
  • XP Titles can now be disabled and Special Titles (ie: PAX Champion) can be swapped out
  • Improved turn radius on Venom, Paladin, Merc, Scarab, and Backfire
  • Spectator input is now required when skipping replays in Private Match
  • Weather Effects can now be toggled on/off
  • Added 13 new Video Game Antennas including: Fallout, Oddworld, Driveclub (PS4), and Unreal Tournament
  • Added 7 new Community Flags

NEW CONTENT

Antennas

  • Dave’s Bread
  • Game Awards – Statue
  • Reddit Snoo
  • Added “Community Flags”
    • Day[9]TV
    • Game Awards – Logo
    • PC Gamer
    • PS Nation
    • Reddit
    • RL Garage
    • Something Awful
  • Added “Video Games”
    • (PS4) Driveclub
    • Fallout – Vault Boy
    • Oddworld – Abe
    • Oddworld – Glukkon
    • Oddworld – Necrum
    • Oddworld – Rupture Farms
    • Unreal Frag Center
    • Unreal Tournament
    • Unreal Tournament (Classic)
    • Unreal Tournament – Blue
    • Unreal Tournament – Flak Shell
    • Unreal Tournament – Red
    • Unreal Tournament 2004

NEW FEATURES

Mutators

  • Mutators have officially arrived; featuring a suite of alternative presets and settings that add depth, variety, and crazy rocket-powered fun to custom games.
  • “Mutator Mashup” has been added to the Online playlist menu. This playlist allows users to face off in a 3v3 online playlist that cycles randomly through the following mutator presets:
    • Beach Ball – A huge, slow, lightweight ball with a lot of bounce
    • Cubic – Cube shaped ball and recharging boost
    • Moonball – Low gravity action with a whole lot of boost
    • Pinball – The ball is small, light, fast and bouncy… and a lot to handle
    • Time Warp – Slow down the action as you get close to the ball
  • “Mutator Settings” menu has been added to the Create Match screen in Exhibition and Private Match. This menu allows users to users to alter their Exhibition/Private Match with the following presets and options:
    • Presets
      • Beach Ball – A huge, slow, lightweight ball with a lot of bounce
      • Cubic – Cube shaped ball and recharging boost
      • Demolition – Demolish opponents on contact in a high gravity matchup
      • Moonball – Low gravity action with a whole lot of boost
      • Pinball – The ball is small, light, fast and bouncy… and a lot to handle
      • Time Warp – Slow down the action as you get close to the ball
    • Custom Options
      • Match Length – 5, 10, 20 Minutes, and Unlimited
      • Max Score – Unlimited, 1 Goal, 3 Goals, 5 Goals
      • Game Speed – Default, Slo-Mo, Time Warp
      • Ball Max Speed – Default, Slow, Fast, Super Fast
      • Ball Type – Default, Cube
      • Ball Weight – Default, Light, Heavy, Super Light
      • Ball Size- Default, Small, Large, Gigantic
      • Ball Bounciness- Default, Low, High, Super High
      • Boost Amount – Default, Unlimited, Recharge (Slow), Recharge (Fast), No Boost
      • Boost Strength – 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 10x
      • Gravity – Default, Low, High, Super High
      • Demolish – Default, Disabled, Friendly Fire, On Contact, On Contact (FF)
      • Respawn Time – 3 Seconds, 2 Seconds, 1 Second

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Gameplay

  • The turn radius on Venom, Paladin, Merc, Scarab, and Backfire has been improved

Online

  • “Mutator Mashup” now appears in the Unranked Playlists
  • “Mutator Settings” menu now appears in Exhibition and Private Match

UI/ UX

  • User can now disable XP Titles or swap them with Special Titles in the “Titles” tab to Garage menu
  • Users can now toggle Weather Effects on/off from the “Video” tab in the Options menu
  • Control menu now uses digits: 1, 2, 3, 4 instead of the words: one, two, three, four for keybindings
  • Spectators must now select “Skip Replay” in private matches in order to skip replays

Misc.

  • (PC) Users can now see other steam users they recently played with by selecting View -> Players in Steam


BUG FIXES

General

  • (PS4) Fixed a rare issue which would not allow users to unlock Sweet Tooth
  • Fixed an issue in which vehicle remnants would remain on the field after destructions
  • Fixed an issue with boost pads not always being collectible immediately after kickoff reset

Online

  • Disable crossplay option will now function properly

Ranked

  • Ranked match winners will correctly get full RP for wins even if an opponent leaves the game
  • Leaving a 1v1 match will no longer apply the maximum RP penalty, only the normal amount for a loss
  • Leaving a 2v2 or 3v3 match will now only apply the maximum RP penalty to the first player who quits the match

UI/ UX

  • (PC) Improved controller detection when plugging in after boot
  • (PC) Improved Steam Avatar handling in game
  • Fixed issues with disappearing player nameplates

Rocket League Patch Notes v1.08 [Psyonix]


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