Rocket League Is Ditching Paid, Randomised Loot Boxes

Rocket League sure has gone through a lot of changes, hasn’t it? Since it exploded in popularity right off the bat in 2015, developer Psyonix has been admirably committed to improving and expanding the quirky sports game. At one point, that included the introduction of Crates — paid loot boxes you had to buy keys to open. For some, they soured the experience, but the good news is they’re now planning on getting rid of them.

“Here at Psyonix, and Epic Games as a whole, we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world,” said the studio in a new blog post. “In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized Crates from Rocket League, replacing them with a system that shows the exact items you’re buying in advance.”

Not all premium services are going away, however. The Rocket Pass, DLC vehicles, and Esports Shop items will still be available for purchase. Psyonix is simply removing the random element from the Crates, and will let you see what items you’re getting for your money before you pull the trigger. Microtransactions will still be in Rocket League, but at least you won’t be splashing out on cosmetics you don’t actually want.