It was better with lootboxes: Rocket League players rebel due to new “greedy” monetization

The fifth season update got to the Rocket League. In addition to the new award-winning Battle Pass, players received

and an updated economy. The developers decided to remove the lootboxes, but the new monetization system turned out to be even worse.

What's wrong

Until the fifth season, players received cosmeticitems from lootboxes whose contents were allowed to be recognized after activating a special key. Now the “boxes” have been removed, replacing the blueprints of the items, but to get the thing, you have to spend real money.

The new premium currency was loans thatdevelopers exchange at the rate of 100 credits for one US dollar. In addition, there are no regional prices. The esports player of the Rocket League under the nickname Rizzo noted that now for exotic Draco wheels they are asking for 1,400 credits, which equals $ 14. If you want "white tires", then prepare $ 20. For import effect for nitro they ask for $ 6.

The developers also decided to add the effect of an explosion during the goal, which the player can appropriate for $ 22. It is worth noting here that the PlayStation Store is giving away the basic version of the Rocket League for $ 27.

Gamers also noticed that the game began to issuefewer rewards for completed matches. For example, before the update, decoders, a local analogue of the keys, were issued for completing missions of the combat pass. Now there are no such “tools”, and additional loans for opening drawings can be obtained only in the premium version of Rocket Pass.

Psyonix, Rocket League developers, have not yetreacted to criticism of the community, so the players decided to draw attention to themselves in protest. Gamers began to remove jewelry from their cars and put reddit flags on their cars.

Three protesters even created a clansupport Epic. " In the spring, the publisher bought the studio, and gamers suspect that monetization has been changed under the influence of the new owner. One of the players suggested renaming the Rocket League to the Racket League. (Racket League, English)


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