Diving Into the Rocket League Pass
Rocket League’s a great game, and a while ago, it came out with something to make it even better—the Rocket League Pass, also called the Rocket League Rocket Pass (startling, I know). It takes bits and pieces from other passes from other games while making it into something fun and unique to the game itself. Today, I’m going to take you through everything you need to know about the Rocket League Pass in this Rocket League Pass guide. Stick around!
What is It?
The first thing that you need to know is pretty basic and should not be startling to you: what in the blazes is the Rocket League Pass? Now, you may be caught up and you may already know perfectly well what it is and feel free to skim on to the next part, but if you don’t know, never to fear! I got you covered, mysterious reader. Here’s the most basic way to explain it: think of it like a closet full of stuff. If you buy the Pass, congratulations! You get access to the closet and everything inside it, but not all at once. The Pass is a collection of items, gear, rewards, goal explosions, keys, and more. By buying access to it, you’re getting access to all of it, but tragically, you’re going to need to put in some time and grind to unlock various items.
How long should it take?
So, theoretically, why not just knock this thing out in one sitting? I mean, if it’s just a matter of playing and the more you play, the more you unlock, it seems like the smartest thing to do would be to just do all of it at once. Ah, well, it isn’t that easy, because the Rocket Pass takes dedication. Of course, you can still play other games. You aren’t marrying Rocket League and you don’t have to spend ten hours a day grinding frantically in the hopes of getting it all done, but you’re going to need to put some time in to see the end of it.
It’s hard to put a number on it, but the Rocket League website tossed out that it’s going to take more than 60 hours of playing. That’s a lot. That’s more than a casual weekend gamer is going to be able to commit, but don’t worry! If you don’t finish the whole thing, you get to keep whatever you earned so far. If you buy the thing and only play enough to get 30 items, well, at the end of the season you get to keep your 30 items. No sweat.
What if I don’t buy the pass?
Don’t worry! Here’s some great news for you: if for whatever reason, you don’t get the pass, you still get something out of this! Though you get way more and cooler stuff in the pass itself, just playing the game when the pass is available means that you can earn free rewards. They’re little things, like toppers, but hey, beggers can’t be choosers. If you also have the pass, congratulations! You earn both the free and paid rewards, so win-win.
What about trading?
Good question. No, great question. Does all the loot and cool stuff you get from the pass stay with you forever, or can you trade it to other people? Okay, so the answer is not exactly a simple yes or no but let me explain it with one word: sometimes. Here’s the longer explanation:
The tiers that are 1-70 in the paid pass (aka, the “Premium” Rewards), are not tradeable. I know, disappointing. But, “Pro” Rewards after Tier 70 are available to trade to your heart’s content, and any free reward is also tradeable. So, traders, get after it!
Can I skip the grind?
Maybe you don’t like the idea of having to play Rocket League that much in a relatively little time. Maybe you’ve got a job that interferes, or not a lot of free time, or just don’t want to for other reasons, but you still want to look cool. Well, don’t worry! You can buy your way up the tiers. Obviously, this is more expensive than just playing, but it is also less time consuming, so pick your poison! You can buy a single tier or bundles using keys. According to Rocket League’s website, there are currently four options offered, but in the future, that will probably change, so just keep updated and check in sometimes.
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What do I need to change to get the Rewards?
Okay, get ready for this, ‘cause this is pretty dang cool: nothing. A lot of other games have battle passes that have you do certain things as achievements (kill five enemies with a sniper rifle, shotgun, etc), but in Rocket League, the Rocket League Pass doesn’t want you to do anything different whatsoever. You gain XP, and that’s what gets you through the ranks, nothing else. So, whether you’re the kind of player who waits back and observes from afar or the one who’s always chasing the ball, keep doing you and Rocket League will support you. Literally just show up, play, and have fun. It’s that simple.
Are the Pass Items worth it?
We’ve talked about most everything, but should you actually care about any of this mess? Yeah, it’s fine and dandy, but should you be excited? Yes. The rewards aren’t just some toss away junk. They’re well-crafted, look cool, feel professional, and otherwise are something that is absolutely worth the grind. There’s something in it for everyone. It isn’t all wheels, or all bodies, or all decals, or all anything. It’s a whole treasure trove in there. Look it up! Check it out for yourself. At the price, I’d recommend going for it.
In this Rocket League Pass guide, I took you through some of the biggest questions that you may have about the Pass, its contents, and its worth. In a nutshell, here’s what you need to remember: it’s pretty awesome, and although it may not be for everyone, it’s worth checking out.
Until next time, get out there and have some fun!