There’s also party ranked restrictions and the ability to turn off copyrighted music in-game.
Rocket League Season 4 will release on August 11 at 8 am PDT, Psyonix announced today. The new season features a new arena, expands into more competitive tournaments, and has a cowboy-themed car.
A new car: Outlaw
Season 4 will feature a new car, Outlaw. Wanted for boost stealing and demo hunting, Outlaw is available in Rocket Pass Premium with a bunch of cosmetics. The cowboy-themed car's loot includes No-Name Topper, Tanker Wheels, Amikoo Decal, and Lava Boost.
A new Rocket League season just doesn’t feel the same without a brand new arena. Season 4 will bring a dusty trail for Rocket League players with the Deadeye Canyon.
Several new LTMs
The new season will feature at least three new LTMs. The 2v2 Heatseeker will go live one day after Season 4’s launch, on August 12. A new LTM, Speed Demon, will be in-game on August 19. Speed Demon has faster cars, lower respawn timers and demos on contact. Spring Loaded, the Rumble variant that is currently a mutator option in Private Matches, will also be added to the LTM mix later this month.
While the in-game updates and cosmetics are exciting, Psyonix has also revealed a bunch of new features.
With Athena launching her own music in-game, there is a need to ensure players can turn off copyrighted music. With Season 4, Rocket League players can change their audio settings to ‘Streamer-Safe Music’ where the game will mute DMCA-protected audio and replace it with free-to-use music. This is a forward-thinking move that will help content creators and streamers alike.
Party Rank Restrictions
Players who queue in ranked matches in undersized parties will have to be within three ranks of each other. So if a part of two queues up for a 3v3 competitive match, the two players will need to be within a certain rank of each other in order to queue. Brand new players can only queue with players who are Ranked Gold 3 and below when in an undersized party.
This change will ensure balanced matches and is a positive step for new players playing ranked. Not having to play against high-ranked opponents will give them a sense of confidence and a semblance of balance.
Forfeit option in Casual matches
Finally, Psyonix is adding the forfeit option, already available in competitive matches, to casual matches. This means players who regularly leave casual matches will receive matchmaking bans.
The upcoming update has a heavy focus on improving the matchmaking experience for players. Between Party Rank restrictions and the forfeit option, all players will see significant improvements in their matchmaking experience.
When will Rocket League Season 4 release?
Competitive Season 3 ends at 7:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. UTC) on August 11, and Competitive Rewards will be distributed after Season 4 begins.
Season 4 will begin on August 11 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC)