Don't Worry, Rocket League Isn't Adding Power-Ups or Weapons
Private matches could, however, get mutators that let players mix things up.
Following some recent confusion over comments made in an interview, Rocket League developer Psyonix has clarified that it doesn't have plans to introduce things like power-ups to the game.
"There are not going to be power-ups added to the game," Pysonix's Dave Hagewood wrote on Reddit. "We're not going to change balance, add stats [e.g. "different max speeds"], change physics, etc. We have a good formula and there are already infinite ways to make the game even better without changing core gameplay."
This clarification came after a PSU.com article in which Psyonix was quoted as having said, "Weapons aren't something we plan to add in Rocket League--but power-ups are possible."
It turns out that isn't exactly the case, as Hagewood explained, "That answer may have been based on the possibility of adding mutators that allow private matches to change things up for a single match just to mix things up but absolutely not for regular gameplay."
That's good news for those who enjoy Rocket League's core gameplay. And there appear to be many who do, as Pysonix yesterday announced on Twitter that the concurrent player record (the highest number of people playing at one time) had again been broken, and was now over 179,000 people.
We should be hearing details about an upcoming patch before long. An official tweet recently said, "Wow. Looking at our fix list for the patch, we have some really helpful stuff in there. We'll start going over the list soon as we finalize!"
Rocket League's launch was plagued with matchmaking issues as servers were unable to handle the number of players attempting to get online. Things have stabilized since earlier this month, and we should be seeing the game's first DLC (both free and paid) soon.
Rocket League is available on both PC and PS4, with PlayStation Plus members getting the latter version for free. For more, check out GameSpot's review and our video with tips on becoming a better player.
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