Season 9 update now availabla in Rocket League

The Season 9 Update for Rocket League featuring the Hot Wheels® Triple Threat DLC Pack is now rolling out on all platforms.

The Hot Wheels® Triple Threat DLC Pack is available for purchase for $5.99 (or regional equivalent) and includes three Hot Wheels® Battle-Cars and three creature-themed Toppers. Additional Hot Wheels content outlined below is available to all players for FREE in this update. 

Alongside the DLC launch the content included in the Season 9 Update is: 

New Hot Wheels® Rivals Arena
Hot Wheels® 50th Anniversary-themed customization items
The introduction of Competitive Rumble, Dropshot, Hoops, and Snow Day as ‘Extra Modes’ and the start of Competitive Season 9
The Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 4 playlist, a new Monstercat Topper and new Flags representing the artists on the EP
Competitive Season 8 Rewards
Various quality-of-life changes


Competitive Season 8

Competitive Season 8 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Rocket Boosts

Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels

Reward Rocket Boosts:

Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Bronze’ Rocket Boost

Silver I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Silver’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

Gold I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Gold’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Platinum’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Diamond’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

Champion I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Champion’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts

Grand Champion – ‘Season 8 Grand Champion’ in-game Title + all Season 8 Rocket Boosts

Competitive Season 9

Competitive Season 9 has begun

Season 9 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate

Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking

League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches

Ranked Extra Modes

Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are now available under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu

You will have a unique MMR for each Playlist

You will be required to complete ten placement matches before obtaining a Rank in each Playlist

All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will contribute to your Season Reward Level

Extra Modes have been removed from the Casual Playlist tab

You will have the option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists

Ranked Extra Modes will not have leaderboards for Season 9


The post-match XP screen has been shortened and can now be skipped, bringing you right to the End Match screen and lobby

Consecutive Match Bonus has been increased from 50 XP to 200 XP

Weekly Win Bonus has been changed from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP per eligible win


Discord button has been added to the News Panel

Clicking this button will minimize Rocket League and take you to, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server



Fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller

Details window now appears in trades with only one item

Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client

Fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes

‘Best of the Bunch,’ ‘Squad Goals,’ ‘New Challenger’ and ‘Together is Better’ Achievements/Trophies now work as intended

Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading

Checking the ‘Friends Only’ League Rankings now shows all friends


RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window

‘Megabat’ Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies

Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to

Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may look similar

During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear

[macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ is enabled

[Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster

[Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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