Rocket League will replace randomized loot crates with ‘blueprints’

If you enjoy playing the key market in Rocket League, your days as a used car dealer may be coming to a close. As previously announced, Psyonix and its new owner Epic Games will be ending the key and crate system that has been the primary loot distribution method for some time. Today, they’ve announced what will replace it come December.

There’s more than just Blueprints coming to Rocket League. In the same game update in December, we’ll be introducing a new rotating Item Shop. The Item Shop will offer a wide variety of content including new items, legacy Crate content you might have missed out on, and the long-awaited debuts of items like the Titanium White Dominus. Important note: Item Shop purchases will be bound to your account and cannot be traded.

Items from Blueprints and the Item Shop will be obtained by Credits, our new premium currency replacing Keys. You’ll use Credits to create items from Blueprints, upgrade to Rocket Pass Premium, and buy content from the Item Shop. Esports Tokens will be separate from Credits, and will be the only way to purchase items from the Esports Shop. In addition, if you are in need of Cheap Rocket League Items, you can visit our website 5mmo.com.

Anyway, in Rocket League, Crates will stick around until the December update, and when it does, Rocket League keys will be converted into Credits. Crates, too, will be converted into Blueprints “of the same series,” Pysonix said. Before Crates go, though, there’s one last Crate in Rocket League: the Vindicator Crate, which “will feature the new Sentinel Battle-Car and Neuro-Agitator Goal Explosion.” More details on the Blueprint conversion process will come “in the next few months.”

Psyonix also announced changes to the Trade-In system when Blueprints are added to Rocket League. It’ll “disable the ability to use paid content” in the Trade-In system. Anything from Blueprints, the Item Shop, or Crates won’t be able to be traded once the update goes live. Free post-game drops will still be able to be traded. “We also plan to implement an updated inventory management feature that will allow you to archive items that you don’t want to see in your active list of customization items,” Psyonix said.