Rocket League has gained new users worldwide thanks to its free version through the Epic Play Store. The game is now available for free to all Epic users worldwide.
If you’re a returning player or would like to play Rocket League a while back, you might have noticed that loot boxes and crates (special units containing bodies, badges, and explosions) were no longer available in the Item Shop. So the loot boxes and chests are gone? If not, how do you use it? Let’s take a quick look at this.
What happened to loot boxes and chests in Rocket League?
The 2019 game update removed the beloved Loot Box system from the game. This may seem counterintuitive, but Loot Boxes and Crates have been more popular with the community due to the exorbitant prices of the new shop system implemented by Psyonix.
While what you get now is more transparent, the money you spend to get it will be much higher. Since this update, Rocket League has also introduced the newly added drop system. This is very similar to the Loot Boxes system, where you get items by chance, but instead of buying them, the points are awarded completely randomly.
What is a Projection System?
Drops is a new feature primarily sponsored by Twitch that allows you to receive in-game rewards within different games by watching live broadcasts and esports. Drops in Rocket League are a bit like loot boxes and chests where you select the category of the item you want to receive and then randomly get an item from that category. You can also get Rocket League gift points from other broadcasters if you pair up in a match with them.
Will loot boxes and chests be returning to Rocket League?
Psyonix will unlikely return to the Loot Box as a primary revenue model. Moving to a paid store was challenging and a first step in making the game accessible. Now that converting Rocket League into a free game is complete, you’ll unlikely go through the same transition again, only to return to the previously implemented payment system.
And if you exchange your rewards and credits for old loot boxes and chests
Many websites allow you to Trade in-game items in the Rocket League. Most of these can be exchanged for new Drops or old chests and things that are currently available with some players. There are some risks involved in this process that you should keep in mind.
- Rocket League will ban your credits and items once you buy anything in the store.
- This trade ban can last 5 to 10 days, depending on the item purchased.
- There is a chance that the old loot boxes and loot boxes you receive have expired.
- In these cases, the Rocket League support team can help you, but only to a limited extent.
Due to these limitations and other unknowns in exchanging Coins for Legacy Items, we suggest you stick to Event Drops or Items when trading. This will ensure you get good value for money and protect you from an unusable item.
We hope this guide helped you learn everything you need about loot boxes and chests in Rocket League. If you have any other questions or concerns, please get in touch with us using the comments section below.