Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced changes set to help those who enjoy cross-platform play, as the Friends Update is bringing in-game friends list to the vehicular multiplayer game on February 19, so you can see them all on the main menu like in other games such as Fortnite.
Friends, RocketID, Recent Players, and Alerts are the four tabs in the friends list, with the first showing friends on the current platform. RocketID, however, shows friends on other platforms, with players auto-assigned a RocketID after the update. Players can change the word portion of the RocketID at any time, as it's only a username followed by four random numbers. You can see how these tabs look in the screenshot below:
That's not all coming with the update though, as extra modes are landing in Free Play too, including Dropshot, Hoops, Snow Day, and Rumble for players to practice. Weekly Wins are no longer a mystery either, as this new update will add the number of these you have left, appearing on the XP screen after each game so you can keep track of how much more you need to do.
Competitive players also have season rewards to look forward to based on your placement in Season 9, with more details available here. As you might have guessed, this also marks the start of Season 10 at the same time.
Those eagle-eyed fans will have seen that the Roadmap from last month mentioned an in-game event for this February update, but Psyonix adds that this has been canceled so that another in-game event can be focused on later in the year. As an apology the developer is giving a weekend of double XP and double painted drop-rates starting on March 7 and running until March 11.
The full patch notes are coming after the Friend Update goes live at 10:00 PST (18:00 GMT, 19:00 CET) on February 19, but for now we have a trailer to give us a taste of the features with this update.
Are you excited to play more cross-platform Rocket League?