Twitter Facebook
An error has occurred

ZeroLives.com serves cookies to personalize content, show advertisements and analyze traffic. Information about your use of this website may be shared with third parties.
More information
OK
Advertisement
You have already viewed premium articles
Want unlimited access to our journalism?
star
Subscribe now

Rocket League to ditch loot box crates in favor of microtransactions

The system will be replaced with microtransactions to allow players to see the exact items they are buying in advance

by
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:39 GMT
Rocket League to ditch loot box crates in favor of microtransactions
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 10:39 GMT

Development studio Psyonix has announced it will be ditching loot boxes in Rocket league to replace them with microtransactions. The studio was acquired by Epic Games earlier this year.


All paid randomized loot boxes will be removed from Rocket League later this year, development studio Psyonix announced. The system will be replaced with microtransactions to allow players to see the exact items they are buying in advance.

No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
Rocket Pass, downloadable content packs and the Esports shop will continue to be available once the change goes live, but loot boxes will no longer be purchasable sometime later this year.

Random loot boxes in games have been under increased scrutiny in recent months as some countries consider the practice to violate gambling laws. Loot boxes in Rocket League were already banned in the Netherlands and Belgium earlier this year.

Rocket League developer Psyonix was acquired by Epic Games earlier this year. The decision to remove loot boxes is in line with previous Epic Games decisions. The company also removed loot boxes from its battle royale game Fortnite.
You have read this entire article completely free of charge
Consider supporting our independent journalists by becoming a premium subscriber to gain unrestricted access to all content and features.

Every contribution we receive goes directly into funding our journalism to ensure we can continue doing what we do best.
No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
subject
Related video games news
Rocket League
Psyonix
Platforms
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Release date
July 7, 2015 (PC)
assignment
Learn more
chat_bubble

Comments

What do you think?
Let us know how you reacted to this article
person

About the author

Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
bubble_chart

Read more about

Advertisement
No one likes ads. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills. sentiment_dissatisfied
Please whitelist us in your adblocker software so that we can continue to provide quality content.
Advertisement
Rocket League
Psyonix
Platforms
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Release date
July 7, 2015 (PC)
assignment
Learn more
ZeroLives.com
ZeroLives.com
Get the official mobile app
close
Do you want to receive notifications for breaking news?
Enable notifications
No spam. Just news.
Weekly newsletter
Stay updated with our weekly newsletter. The latest news in your e-mail inbox every Saturday.
done
Do it
close
No thanks!
Thank you for subscribing
close
Close