The Whys of Rocket League Prices

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By |2018-07-12T20:01:41+00:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: Rocket League|

Rocket League, the hit sports game where there are rocket-powered cars in various ballgames has a variety of hip decorations for the player’s vehicles. With the trading system, players can buy items. For other games, the price for stuff is either in-game currency or real money, but for Rocket League, it’s keys, and crates sometimes.

Rocket League Prices in Keys?

A probable reason is that there’s no in-game currency or shop. Utilizing keys is the answer for players to buy and sell items with gamers. Keys are usually purchased with real money, and its only use is for opening crates. As long as the number of players using keys to open crates doesn’t go over those who buy keys for trading, there will be a demand for trading keys in the trading market.

On the other hand, some players avoid real money trading, which eliminates the need to buy keys. It’s arguably more convenient since keys have a seven-day trade hold period. They can’t be traded for that period starting from when they were bought. It doesn’t help that it transfers to the item gained from a crate. At least trading doesn’t reset the time. Say you open a crate with a key that has two days left before it can be traded. The item achieved from the crate can’t be traded for two days, same as the key used to open the crate that it came from.

Recommended: Ever wondering on how to get crates? Read our article on Rocket League: How to Get Crates

The Problem

When the trading system released, Rocket League had an issue with pricing. Since then, players have figured out how to regulate prices through various means with pricing mechanisms. Some websites and spreadsheets that help players determine reasonable rates for their items.

Since gamer can play the game on different platforms, there are pricing differences. The PC and PS4 Rocket League market use mostly keys in trading, while Xbox users also utilize crates. Keep in mind that RLTracker.pro tracks player ranks or stats.

Recommended Price Trackers

There isn’t a “best” price tracker because none are 100% accurate to all prices for video game consoles. Ultimately, it’s up to the players on how they want to price their items. Trackers only show average prices. On the other hand, it’s a guideline to find lower prices for buying or the limit for how high a price should be. Here are some sites that track Rocket League Prices:

There isn’t a “best” price tracker because none are 100% accurate to all prices for video game consoles. Ultimately, it’s up to the players on how they want to price their items. Trackers only show average prices. On the other hand, it’s a guideline to find lower prices for buying or the limit for how high a price should be. Here are some sites that track Rocket League Prices:

  • RLTracker.pro: tracks prices across trades done online, including player ranks and stats. It’s unclear for which console the prices are or if it’s general pricing across consoles.
  • RocketLeagueValues.com: a community fan page created to get more unified pricing on items. Users have the ability to vote on price ranges. The platform is mostly for PC. Steam accounts are required to register on the site.
  • Reddit’s Rocket League Exchange Forum: a place for discussions about prices and items, and price checking threads for all three consoles. It’s somewhat inconvenient since other people could opt not to reply to a price check, so you could end up waiting a long time to get an answer.

The Verdict

Rocket League item prices are something you have to decide for yourself. After all, it’s up to the buyer to purchase an item they think has a fair price and the seller to choose a price they think is fair. The sites provide guidelines as to what fair pricing should be, but they’re not stopping gamers from going above or below on rates. Selling items with higher than average prices might discourage buyers, while selling items too cheap could well, sell your items fast. However, other players might find it suspicious since a lower price usually means it’s rather easy for the seller to get. Perhaps gamers could be skeptical to buy since it sounds too good to be true.

Rocket League prices are in keys as an answer to the lack of in-game currency and shop. Since there’s no governing body to say what the official prices for these items are, players have made sites that track the shifting prices of these hot decorations for Rocket League cars.

One Comment

  1. StrahLenforcer July 1, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Pricing in games has always been a trial and error thing, and over time it sorts itself out when everything plateaus nicely.

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