Rocket League goes free-to-play on September 23. Along with this transition, developer Psyonix has confirmed that Season 1 will begin that same day. Season 1 introduces a new Rocket Pass, competitive season reset, and several in-game changes.
The new Rocket Pass (Rocket League’s version of a battle pass) is the main attraction of Season 1, introducing over 70 tiers of items to unlock, most of which are inspired by Rocket League’s five-year history. Like previous Rocket Passes, the premium track of the Season 1 Rocket Pass begins with a new battle car. Buy the pass and you’ll immediately unlock the Harbinger, which can be seen in the trailer embedded below.
The competitive season reset officially begins a little bit after 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET on September 22, so you can actually get a bit of a head start on working your way up through the ranks if you buy Rocket League or already own it ahead of the game going free-to-play.
Season 1 makes new changes to Rocket League as well. Tournaments are getting revamped, making it more approachable for squads of three to join into a 32-team competition. Season 1 adds a new Challenge menu as well, which should make it easier to keep track of your daily and weekly challenges.