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Rocket League: Winter Games Event Begins December 14

Jeremy Dunham's Avatar Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 // Vice President of Marketing, Psyonix

Winter is coming… to Rocket League!

Rocket League Winter Games

Starting December 14, our previously-announced hockey-inspired Mutator Mode, now called “Snow Day,” will officially replace the “Mutator Mashup” online playlist. Boasting an ice-themed field and a heavy, disc-shaped puck, “Snow Day” brings an awesome new twist to Rocket League’s classic, football-fueled gameplay. We know a lot of you have been waiting a long time to give this one a try, which is why we’re so pleased to finally confirm an official date for you!

Besides “Snow Day,” December 14 will also bring several new holiday-themed Garage items! Like October’s Halloween treats before them, the items from Rocket League’s “Winter Games” are limited-time goodies unlocked by simply playing matches (it doesn’t matter if you win or lose!). Though their chances of dropping are lower than a “standard” item’s, the “Winter Games” collection is also yours to keep once you’ve found them. Fail to get all the items before January 4, however, and you’ll have to wait until next year to get them again!

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Here’s the full list of upcoming “Winter Event” items:

  • “Xmas” Rocket Trail
  • “Blitzen” Topper
  • “Christmas Tree” Topper
  • “Sad Sapling” Topper
  • “Santa” Topper
  • “Candy Cane” Antenna
  • “Holiday Gift” Antenna

Rocket League Winter Games

Prior to the Winter Games event starting December 14, our next DLC, “Chaos Run,” will release next week on December 1 for $3.99 USD! You WILL NOT need to purchase any DLC to gain access to “Snow Day” or the “Winter Games” items, nor will you need the DLC to access our new “Wasteland” map that ships on the same day. If you’re down for some cool, post-apocalyptic exclusive Battle-Cars and customization items, however, then Chaos Run is definitely for you.

See you next time!

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+ cubbielovr on November 25th, 2015 at 9:10 am said:

Excited for all the DLC in the coming month. Keep up the great work guys!


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+ Mr_FlowSoSmooth on November 25th, 2015 at 9:14 am said:

Wait so is the Mutator Mash up game mode going away?


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 9:57 am said:

    The ability to play custom matches that you see in Mutator Mashup is still there — it just won’t be in the online playlist . Instead, we are providing the Snow Day playlist in its place.

    The reason we’re doing this so as not to split the audience. We already have ranked and unranked versions of our standard modes, and having competing Mutator playlists could have adverse effects to both. The Mashup playlist (or some version thereof) will always be around, but we’ll continue to change it — this time with Snow Day — over time as we introduce new things or change what’s in the list.


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+ Mercenary09 on November 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am said:

YES! Thank you for another awesome event! I’ll be earning all of those items for sure! Will there be a trophy tied to the new mode by chance guys?


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 9:59 am said:

    There are new Trophies tied to the DLC next week, but not to limited-time event items. ‘Unobtainable” Trophies — or Trophies that would only be available a few weeks a year aren’t any fun. We don’t want to do that to you guys. The reward(s) are the items themselves :)


     

    + Mercenary09 on November 25th, 2015 at 10:18 am said:

    Right that makes total sense guys. Thanks for the reply!


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+ kitler53 on November 25th, 2015 at 9:23 am said:

huh,. i would have thought “snow day” was going to be added to the mutator mashup. i don’t really mind the replacement but it would be good to know the other modes will return. frankly a rotating (maybe weekly) mutated mode might be best. i love moonball but kind of hate time warp. knowing what mutated mode was going to be played would probably prevent the immediate game drop outs i see a lot of.

also,. can you please move the between match timeout from 60 to 30 seconds. a full minute is just soooo long.


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+ Welmosca on November 25th, 2015 at 9:54 am said:

Nice…love when devs do events like this for special dates.
Despite not having played the game yet this is really cool.


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+ whereymyconary on November 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am said:

Is the snow day also timed? Or will it be playable after the holidays?

Also I’d love To be able to have more mutator variety in the selection. It would be nice to have some weird combos once in a while to change it up. I like the weird learning process each game has at the beginning. But I’m starting to know how to handle each version.


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 10:32 am said:

    It’s a holiday-based event, but part of having these in the rotation is to see what modes people really like and what they’d like to see come back. The Mutator Mashup list will return, for example, and could offer different and/or new modes in it when it does.


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+ PrinceShaar on November 25th, 2015 at 10:07 am said:

So what day of next week is the Chaos Run DLC rolling out?


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 10:33 am said:

    Next Tuesday, December 1 is when you’ll see Chaos Run for sale.


     

    + Mercenary09 on November 25th, 2015 at 10:18 am said:

    They said December 1st so next Tuesday.


     

    + PrinceShaar on November 25th, 2015 at 10:26 am said:

    Whoops, totally derped there, thanks.


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+ Sniperguy101 on November 25th, 2015 at 10:10 am said:

Is it possible to play the Ice Hockey mode in a private match with mutator settings too?


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+ Miadaskate on November 25th, 2015 at 10:38 am said:

Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but will the ice actually have some slippery physics to it, or will it feel like a normal field that just appears to be iced over?


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 7:27 pm said:

    The ice won’t be slippery. It’s a cosmetic change there.

    We experimented with a slippery field while we were developing the mode and the combination of it and the puck wasn’t very fun. The puck by itself, however, really changes the physics strategy of the game, and IS a lot of fun when played on a regular pitch.


     

    + Egriffith2004 on November 25th, 2015 at 1:18 pm said:

    With how well Pysonix has done with Rocket League, they will probably add sliding physics to the game.


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+ NintendoG8mer on November 25th, 2015 at 11:32 am said:

As much as I love online play I play most of the game in Splitscreen with my bro. Can you please tell me if I can play this mode forever on 4 player exibition mode or is it time exclusive to for that. Thanks, also bought so far all of your DLC love this game.


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+ DjMafoo on November 25th, 2015 at 11:38 am said:

Is the Mac version still on track for end of year? I have work that i don’t need to do and rocket league would be a perfect distraction in my office…


     

    + Miadaskate on November 25th, 2015 at 12:31 pm said:

    Vita Remote Play!


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+ Fuhr31 on November 25th, 2015 at 11:44 am said:

Sweet! I hope you guys went all in with the slippery ice and crazy puck bounce physics.


     

    + Fuhr31 on November 27th, 2015 at 2:35 am said:

    Damn, sounds like a no go on the ice physics.
    Did you guys think about adding a Zamboni as a new vehicle?


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+ Akmaljon on November 25th, 2015 at 12:36 pm said:

People can be blocked from posting comment?


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+ Egriffith2004 on November 25th, 2015 at 1:13 pm said:

This probably will be the one of the best DLC updates ever put into Rocket League. Let’s keep at this pace Psyonix!


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 7:35 pm said:

    We definitely have more things in the works!

    (and thanks)


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+ Akmaljon on November 25th, 2015 at 1:31 pm said:

Can anyone else say: “I got platinum on Rocket League!?”


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+ Leesin2246 on November 25th, 2015 at 2:30 pm said:

Aww, i was hopin there were gonna be some new wheels, maybe spearmint ones, still awesome trail and toppers though!


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on November 25th, 2015 at 4:09 pm said:

Such an awesome + competitive game, only made even better with all the free DLC you keep adding to it! Snow / ice hockey mode looks PURE AWESOME!!!

And I love the fact that this game has a SKILL based rank system, and skill based matches..so you play VS people your own skill level. I hope this will extend to a few more modes though, I really do think these mutator / different kinds of modes have their own ranked playlist… just make 1 ranked mode called “Crazy Mutator Mix RANKED!” Would love to see who could climb to the top with all of the variables there in different mixes from match to match… :)

And trust me when I say that mode would be awesome for TWITCH viewer counts and eSports excitement…this game is not only very exciting to play but to watch pro players play.


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+ genkikidUSA on November 25th, 2015 at 4:57 pm said:

First time I’m posting, just to say – great game and thanks! I usually put myself last and let the kids or wife control the main TV. However, I just hit half century and I’ve decided to get a little selfish. Last night, I kicked my son off of his Minecraft marathon and started up Rocket League for the first time. I asked my boy to play. He walked away disgusted. I asked if he finished his homework. ;) 5 minutes of me oohing and he asks if he can play. Then he proceeds to kick my butt!

Now, a little back story. My kids never want to game with me. They are locked into whatever their friends are playing. Besides, dad is old and his games aren’t fun. W-h-a-t?! I’m the one paying for their PS vitas, DS’s, PS3, 4, etc and so on. Nonetheless, there is no love for dad’s games.

My son woke up challenging me to a game of Rocket League! First time that has happened! He had to go to school, so I’m gonna get some practice in! Can’t wait ’til he gets home!


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 7:36 pm said:

    That’s a really great story. Thanks for sharing with us. I’m going to pass that one around the office.


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+ prodgasm on November 25th, 2015 at 6:48 pm said:

Can you see a time in the future where we can merge Steam and PC accounts? I have all halloween unlocks unlocked on PS4 but will be playing on steam over christmas. Merging unlocks would be choice bro


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    + Jeremy Dunham on November 25th, 2015 at 7:37 pm said:

    That would be A LOT of work that could take away from adding new features to the game, so it’s a tough one.

    We can’t say it would never happen, but it isn’t in the immediate plans, either.


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+ GcCreamer7 on November 26th, 2015 at 4:52 pm said:

Great work on all the DLCs so far! I was wondering when the mac version of Rocket League will be coming out for Mac OS X on Steam? Will it be in December or next year?


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+ AceBeeDee on November 27th, 2015 at 6:12 pm said:

I hope some glitches since last update are addressed. When searching online matches while in the main menu, hitting triangle to view the search does not work anymore


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+ daboirell on November 30th, 2015 at 9:50 am said:

I love all of the free DLC that we get to keep this game fresh and fun!


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+ rasenken69 on December 1st, 2015 at 4:31 pm said:

So how many future dlcs are planned for this game? Or atleast dlcs that have trophies with them


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+ wakkawakka95 on December 1st, 2015 at 5:51 pm said:

Has anybody had rocket league erase on the ps4 after turning on the next day?


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+ PRICE420420 on December 4th, 2015 at 2:22 pm said:

I agree with Mia, please do remote play for the Vita. This is one of my favorite games and it would be great to play it while away from my console. Other than that, kudos on you guy’s success. It’s good to see such a universal multiplayer game that doesn’t involve killing. This is pure fun, reminiscent of how games felt back in the day! Keep up the good work!


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+ BUZZ24KILL on December 5th, 2015 at 1:48 pm said:

I played the original and loved it. Although I’m extremely greatful that you came out with an updated version for the PS4, I’m missing the variety of maps.

Utopia, Cosmic, Galleon, and Stadium.

Bring them back…….. this same map with different backgrounds is getting boring.

Please


     

    + BUZZ24KILL on December 7th, 2015 at 10:01 am said:

    + Jeremy Dunham

    Any word on Utopia, Cosmic, Galleon, and Stadium? They were TRULY amazing for the SSARPBC Vets. They all created more difficulty to the normal Arena setting. Cosmic because of the elevated Goal platform, Utopia for the obvious HorseShoe design, Galleon with all the craziness, and Stadium (one of the the best) because of the size of map, and setting of the Goal in front of the wall.

    Any feedback on this would be awesome. The SSARPBC Vets like myself are dying for them all to come back.


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+ Jiggmin1234 on December 8th, 2015 at 7:37 am said:

“Though their chances of dropping are lower than a “standard” item’s”. That is not going to be hard for me as I have all the other items already (even the Hallowen ones) and I have the plaitnum trophy. Can’t wait to do it!


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+ creeper_270 on December 15th, 2015 at 8:22 am said:

I cant unlock christmas items. I have every unlock in the game so i should be able to unlock them quickly but it dosent show up.


     

    + creeper_270 on December 17th, 2015 at 12:34 am said:

    Got them never mind


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+ Angelus06 on December 16th, 2015 at 3:37 pm said:

Wich means if we already have everything it’s a 100% chance of getting event items :D cool


     

    + creeper_270 on December 17th, 2015 at 12:33 am said:

    No, you still randomly unlock them if you have everything i got everything a while ago including dlcs and it took me a couple of games to unlock one item


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