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Everything You Need to Know About Trading Rocket League Items

Rocket League Items
By | September 14th, 2017 | Categories: E-Sports, Rocket League

One thing many gamers want to know is where they can buy Rocket League Items including crates and keys. The game has been around for a couple of years, and it’s become a big hit among players and a popular eSports game as well, where tournaments are often serious business for the world’s best players. Trading is a good way to get yourself up to speed, and that would mean buying the best Rocket League Items or selling them for the best price so that you can have enough to buy something you want.

A Foreword for the Non-Players

For the uninitiated, Rocket League is a popular video game for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC that’s roughly equivalent of soccer, only if it was played by people driving rocket-powers cars. Though it can be played in single-player mode, it is most popular as a multiplayer game where you can be assigned to one of two teams, and the match mechanics are indeed quite similar to soccer in their most fundamental form. Your objective is to score more points than your opponent by driving the ball into their goal. We don’t want to bore you with the finer points of the game, but whether you’re a would-be player or an experienced one, we’re sure you want to make the most out of your gaming experience and win some matches. Since you can do this via Rocket League trading of keys, crates, and individual items, that’s what we’re going to be telling you more about in this article.

4 Crates

Rocket League crates came out in September 2016, and these are best described as boxes filled with items that vary in rarity and type. Crates can include bodies, decals, wheels, rocket boosts, and explosions. Regardless of their place in the rarity tier, you won’t find anything common inside these crates, as all items inside are Rare or better. You can get crates via random item drops after you’ve completed an online match against another real player, or players. You will need to use Rocket League keys to open them, though we’ll get to that in a bit.

These days, four crates are available as one of the best ways to get Rocket League item drops that are worth having:

  1. Player’s Choice Crate: was released in February; you get five Rare decals, four Very Rare decals, three Import bodies, and two Exotic wheels.
  2. Turbo Crate: came a month after (in March), and comes with five Rare decals, two Very Rare decals, two Exotic wheels, and one Very Rare wheel, Very Rare rocket trail, Import rocket trail, Import body, and Import paint finish apiece. At this point, we should inform you that the rarity tiers, in order, are Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market, as far as Rocket League crates are concerned.
  3. The Nitro Crate: debuted in May as part of the Neo Tokyo/Tokyo Underpass update, and includes five Rare decals, two Very Rare decals, two Exotic wheels, and one Very Rare wheel, Import wheel, Very Rare rocket boost, Import rocket boost, and Import body apiece.
  4. Overdrive Crate: the best one which will give you, three Rare decals and Very Rare trails each, two Rare paint finishes, Import bodies, and Exotic wheels each, one Very Rare wheel and Import rocket boost, and finally, four Black Market goal explosions.

Updates for Rocket League may come with more crates among the trading options, so make sure to watch out for those in the future! Also, keep in mind that it’s possible that the developers may retire old crates, such as the four Champion crates, which were retired in July.

Read More: Rocket League: How to Get Crates


Now, this is where Rocket League trading comes in. As we mentioned above, Rocket League Crates can only be opened with keys, and you can find them on a variety of online marketplaces. You can also trade them with your fellow players since they are part of the Rocket League universe’s currency system.

Officially speaking, keys are priced at the equivalent of $1.49 USD for one key, $4.99 (for five), $9.99 (for 10), or $19.99 (for 20). Also, keys are priced equivalent to pounds, Australian dollars, or Euros, depending on your location. These prices were first calibrated for Steam (PC) users in September of 2016, in the best interest of keeping all Rocket League currencies at the same rate, regardless of a player’s country of purchase.

Tips for Rocket League Trading

You’ve probably been waiting for this part, like trading for Rocket League items is a key reason of why the game is so interesting. Several websites allow you to trade keys for items, where you can post trade offers, listing the items you have, and specifying the items you want. Now, you can trade keys for items, items for keys, and even crates for other items; the choice is yours. When it comes to the trading process, you should always make sure that you read up on the items you are planning to trade, and take stock of the price points on keys. You don’t want to be duped into a bad deal where you give up too much, only to get too little in return.

There are also third-party Rocket League trading sites, such as PlayerAuctions where you can buy tradable keys and other stuff at lower prices than the ones listed by Psyonix on the official game website. You may even find crates that have since been retired (i.e., the Champion crate series that was phased out by Psyonix just a few months ago). Be sure you’re dealing with reputable sites that have no hidden fees or other catches involved. Again, take your time when shopping around for the best deals; look for the lowest prices available when buying. Also, if you choose to sell, find the best prices for items, crates, or keys.

Read More: The Whys of Rocket League Prices

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