How Do You Get Crates in Rocket League?
Crates. Throughout history, crates have always held mystery. What’s in them? You might never know. In the case of the East India Tea Company during the Boston Tea Party, they contained tea, but you’re not here for a history lesson. You’re here to talk about Rocket League. Although Rocket League’s crates won’t have tea in them, they have other good things in them, and that’s why I’m here to answer this question: How Do You Get Crates in Rocket League?
What Are Crates?
In Rocket League, you’ll be playing along and having yourself a grand ole’ time then, without your permission, the game ends. The victory screen comes up that shows everyone’s points and all that jazz. That’s about the point when, to your complete shock and delight, a notification pops up to tell you that you have a crate. Surprise! It’s awesome. That means that you have gotten a box full of a bunch of different things. If you open it, you can get any of those items.
Most crates have different levels of stuff in them that go up in tiers. “Rare” stuff is usually just a decal for a car or something like that. It’s not mind-blowing and nobody is gonna be amazed that you have them. They can be painted so the decals can have some color markings on them. Next is “Very Rare (creative, I know)”, then “Imports,” then “Exotics.” All of these things can be painted and they vary in quality as they go through the ranks. A painted Exotic is way more valuable than a painted Rare, for example. The remainder of the crate is filled with Black Market stuff, which can be Black Market Decals or Black Market Goal Explosions. All of them are very valuable.
Here’s the drawback—you only get the stuff in the crates by buying keys. Keys cost about a buck per, and it’s quite similar to gambling, so watch out for that if you ever get into opening a lot of crates. If you want to know more about what I’m talking about here, check out the approximately eight bajillion crate opening videos on YouTube or your entertainment platform of choice, where people open hundreds of crates (and therefore spend hundreds of dollars). As someone who opened a lot of crates in my time, I can guarantee you that it gives you one heck of a rush! My buddies here at Player Auctions have plenty available for pickup. Just drop back down to their store and snag yourself some. As always, practice moderation.
5 Ways to Get Crates
You don’t want to buy more crates. I have no idea why. Maybe you don’t wanna spend any money. Maybe you don’t like trading. You want to rely purely on building a magnificent army of crates the old-fashioned way: having the crates drop from the digital skies after a game has been completed. How? Well, don’t worry. I’ll help you understand.
How do you do this? Are there any tricks and secrets to get more crates?
Here’s the very disappointing truth—no, there isn’t.
There isn’t any magical button that you can push, no secret cheat code you can throw out there. There are rumors of a way that used to exist, but as of right now, anything that might have happened has been long fixed by patches by the game itself. That’s the bad news. I was very disappointed when I heard that. I’ve investigated tons of purported glitches or workarounds, but the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow simply doesn’t exist. That being said, there ARE a number of ways to increase your crate drops without that.
(1) The first way, the most obvious way, is to play more. I know, it’s a big of a shocker! The more frequently you play, the more crates that you get. It’s a mystery about the precise percentage of drops, despite a bunch of people that claim they know. Spoiler here for ya—those people have no idea what they’re talking about. It’s completely random, and if there is a code for it, Psyonix has hidden it very well.
(2) The second way is to make it appear like you play more. Though I won’t make a statement whether it’s a decent thing to do, you can strap a rubber band to your controller and set your car loose in a non-competitive match (don’t be the jerk to do it in a competitive match). Though you certainly won’t be popular with your teammates, it technically will work and bring more crates in just because you complete more games.
(3) Get a friend or a sibling to use your account. Again, Rocket League has made it virtually impossible to rig the system, so there aren’t any official cheats to get a guaranteed crate. I’m just gonna give you all the ways people use.
(4) Buy crates. Sure, it’ll set you back some money, but at least you’ll have a guaranteed product instead of spending hours and hours fruitlessly. Again, Player Auctions has every crate available at competitive prices, so be sure to check that out if you want to use that route. Every blue moon Rocket League itself has some available for credits earned in-game.
(5) Trade. Some people don’t like to do that, but it’s another reliable way to get crates, largely because a lot of people don’t like them and you can get them at a decent price. The downside is that this process takes a great deal of time, and then ya gotta worry about someone trying to take advantage of you, and all that jazz. Some people make off like a bandit while trading, but others get massively ripped off. If you take that route, play your cards safely and make sure you know the deal you’re getting. If you don’t like the deal, just don’t accept, period.
Short of that, I have bad news. Maybe they’ll come out with some incredible hack that gives you unlimited crates. If that happens, I’ll be at the front of the line, and I’ll come back and put it here. Until then, all I can offer is these simple tips and tricks.
As always, fire it up! Quit listening to me prattle on. Get out there and have fun!
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