29 Apr 2021 10:44 AM +00:00

Do you need Xbox Live to play Rocket League?

Rocket League is the competitive hybrid between football and driving. Since its release in 2015, it continues to be an ever-growing success for both consumers and esports.

Below we'll walk you through everything you need to know about whether you need to sign up to Xbox Live before playing.

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Rocket League is now available for free! `

In an update on September 23 2020, Rocket League became free-to-play!

Though Rocket League was free-to-play on Xbox for a time, it still required an Xbox Live subscription in order to play online, is this still the case?

Is Xbox Live Required to Play?

From April 21, 2021, Rocket League, amongst other free-to-play online games, became free to play without the need for Xbox Live membership.


Therefore, you can jump in at no extra charge, not having to sign up to the subscription service first.

Latest - Rocket League Esports

Battle of the Bulls

The roaring 1v1 tournament, the Battle of the Bulls, took place last weekend. Click the link below to check out all the action you missed!

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Check out the cinematic cut here.

Upcoming Events

Lots of exciting events happening on the Rocket League esports scene this week! Follow the Rocket League Esports Twitter to make sure you don't miss out on any of the action!


Coming Soon to Rocket League

Rocket League Season 3 is well underway, adding new cars and more to the game!

Rocket League Season 3
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We have the full patch notes and season 3 breakdown available here.

F1 & Nascar

Fans are most excited about F1 & Nascar joining the Rocket League scene coming this May!

Yes, you read that correctly, two of the world's biggest racing franchises are coming together soon in Rocket League, you don't want to miss out!

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