The immensely popular Rocket League just got hit with a brand new patch which has a few small fixes and new additions. It also boosts the performance of the game when certain graphical elements are changed. This brings the game version up to 1.39.
I’d love to jump into the game and try out the new patch, but I’m currently staying at an AirBNB with Internet from medieval times. It’s amazing I even got a decent enough connection for a few minutes to write this news post. I’m not going to even attempt trying to play a Rocket League match (or any online multiplayer match for that matter) while I’m here. That would be the equivalent of self-harm. But for those of you who actually has an Internet connection from the 21st-century, then hope you enjoy!
Check out the patch notes:
- Improved performance when High Quality Shaders are disabled on the following maps:
- Aquadome, Core 707, Starbase ARC and Urban Central
- Improved CPU performance in online play when receiving physics corrections from the game server
- The in-game PsyNet Party invite window now sorts friends alphabetically.
- New server region added in South Africa (SAF)
- New server region hosted in Singapore (ASM)
- ASC servers are now hosted in Taiwan
- Added more servers in JapanAudioRevised certain sounds (Impacts, Wheel Effects, Car Jumping/Dodging) for local vs. non-local players to improve clarity and readability.
- The Playlists / Find Match UI should load much more quickly than before
- Competitive Leaver Penalties are no longer applied to players who quit after someone else has already left a competitive match
- Replays from Urban Central that were captured before the Autumn Update will no longer cause the game to crash
- Duplicate boost pads on Champion’s Field are no longer visible when using certain video settings
- Fixed an issue with motion blur on Core 707 on all platformsNEW CONTENT
- ‘Batmobile’ Goal Explosion has been added to the ‘Batmobile’ Premium DLC.
- Current owners: The new Goal Explosion will be added automatically to your Garage
- ‘NVIDIA GeForce’ Community Flag has been updated and renamed
- ‘NVIDIA SHIELD’ Community Flag has been added
- ‘The Game Awards’ Community Flag has been updated
Rocket League also launched on Nintendo Switch early this week. It features cross-play with Steam and Xbox One players (Sony is still being stubborn, unfortunately).
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