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Rocket League Racing: Release date, what to expect, and more

Rocket League Nascar Vehicle

Since having been released as an indie game in 2015, Rocket League has soared to incredible heights, now being one of the most recognisable titles in modern gaming. With the game being close to the hearts of millions of players around the world, it seems natural that Psyonix would want to diversify it into a gaming franchise.

That’s where the recent rumours of a reported “Rocket League Racing” mode in Fortnite. It seems Epic Games may be making the logical step of putting their cars from Rocket League into a brand-new environment, one where speed trumps all! Here's everything we know so far about Rocket League Racing.

Also, read about Rocket League's collaboration with Nascar as well as everything you need to know about season 12.

Rocket League Racing release date window

A recent rumour has surfaced that Rocket League Racing will hit Fortnite with the Chapter 5 update on 3 November, 2023.

This would allow players to port their own car presets, including toppers, decals, and boost animations, over from Rocket League. This is rumoured to be the reason why player-to-player trading was removed from the game recently.

What to expect

Because the project is set in the Rocket League universe, we can expect more than the standard drive-across-a-track racing game. Incorporating elements from the mainline Rocket League can allow it to provide a racing experience like no other.

Rocket League’s spin on traditional vehicle mechanics can act as the basis for a lot of mayhem in a racing game format. Expect to jump across different parts of the track, demolish other cars in your path, and, of course, use power-ups that add tons of excitement to each race. Think Mario Kart, but with the chaos turned up to eleven.

Besides inheriting the physics of Rocket League, we can also expect iconic maps from the game to be revamped to fit the style and terrain of a fully-fledged racing game. Players could race through familiar settings like Beckwith Park or Mannfield but in a completely new and unique way.

A screenshot of Rocket League 2v2 Heatseeker game mode.
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What we don't know for sure is whether this project will be free-to-play or not. With Epic Games expressing a desire to move their games to a live-service model, it wouldn't be a shock if Rocket League Racing was entirely free-to-play. Additionally, add-ons for this project could be even more enticing than the cosmetic add-ons we’re used to for base Rocket League.

Whether or not Rocket League Racing is separate from the base game, the possibilities from its gameplay seem incredibly promising. Whichever the case, it does seem Rocket League fans have a lot to be excited about in the future!

Also, read everything we know about the release of Rocket League 2.

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