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Here’s a closer look at Rocket League Season 2

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There’s a new patch on the way for the addictive VROOM VROOM title, Rocket League. Scheduled for release sometime in February, the update will include some neat new cosmetics, but also, and more importantly, a brand new and improved season.

So what’s changed exactly? How will season 2 for Rocket League differ from the first? Psyonix have detailed all the important stuff in a new post on the game’s Steam page. Here’s a quick breakdown…

  • We’ve renamed ranked play “Competitive Matchmaking,” which will be tagged in the Playlists menu to differentiate them from casual matchmaking.
  • In addition to the fresh playlists tags, we’re also removing Rank Points for Season 2. In the new season, all Divisions are based on your Skill Rating to remove the confusion of two points systems.
  • We have replaced the ten Season 1 Divisions (Bronze I/II/III, Silver I/II/III, Gold I/II/III, and Platinum) with 12 new ones, especially tailored to Rocket League.


What I really like about this new season is that there is no need to start all the way from the bottom. This time around, placement matches will be played instead, so players can be ranked and placed accordingly. Don’t worry about losing your epic rank if you worked hard in season 1 – that’ll be taken into account too.

  • When starting Season 2, all players must play ten placement matches to determine their Skill Division. Skill data will also remain from Season 1, so existing players don’t have to start over. Your final division placement will be heavily influenced by your Season 1 Skill Rating.
  • Skill Divisions will be visible on the end-game scoreboard, so you can see what division your teammates and opponents were in. However, you will no longer see a numeric representation of your skill or rank, just your current division icon and name.
  • Promotion and Demotion between divisions works differently than before. You will be promoted into a division after your skill has risen consistently to the next division up. Once promoted, you won’t risk immediate demotion for losing a game or two.

The only thing I’m worried about, and it’s something I’ve seen others concerned about in the comments of the post too, is that this new ranking system seems a little too familiar to that of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In Valve’s shooter, rank is determined by some magical invisible number that players never get to see. Ranking up or down is always a surprise, and very hard to gauge or keep track of.

I really hope that Psyonix don’t have that in mind for Rocket League. Season 1 at least showed players what their progress was on the road to platinum. I hope the same applies in season 2, at least to some extent.

What do you think though? Are you happy with what’s coming to Rocket League?

Last Updated: January 25, 2016

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    • Ottokie

      January 25, 2016 at 11:19

      Retired from this game xD

      When you start to play high rank, that 200ms ping screws you over


      • b1nd3r

        January 25, 2016 at 11:25

        was just about too say if we get some SA servers i might actually buy this, jammed on a friends account and just like any fast paced game the diff between 60ms and 200ms is too big to warrent buying it


        • Hammersteyn

          January 25, 2016 at 11:26

          The fun starts when you beat people in Europe with less than 10ms ping and they ragequit


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 25, 2016 at 11:28

            What do you call that? 10-ping bowling?

          • RinceThis

            January 25, 2016 at 11:48


          • HairyEwok

            January 25, 2016 at 14:27

            I’ve been called a ping hacker… and a $@#% Arab… No jokes.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 25, 2016 at 15:10

            O_o why Arab?

          • HairyEwok

            January 26, 2016 at 08:20

            Must be because I demolished them alot, or the EU people believe they have shitty internet. I don’t know *shrugs*

      • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

        January 25, 2016 at 11:30

        But you never played high rank!

        I mean you played against Lazygamer!


        • Ottokie

          January 25, 2016 at 11:40

          That last match against Zara might as well have been the World series Masters MLG final xD


      • HairyEwok

        January 25, 2016 at 14:27

        That moment when you go right through the ball and in the replay you see you were actually right under it.


    • VampyreSquirrel

      January 25, 2016 at 11:21

      I’m the only member of the team that still plays this game at all. 😛


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