Psyonix wanted to give Rocket League players an early look at some incoming changes to Rocket League’s Play Menu next Season. To start, the Play Menu is getting a facelift for the first time since Rocket League became playable for free in 2020. Featuring a new squared-off design, each submenu will have a streamlined layout which will help old and new players alike navigate through the Play Menu easier and more quickly.

Along with a fresh look, the devs are changing where some Online Playlists and other modes live in the new Play Menu. Psyonix are combining Competitive Playlists and Extra Modes Playlists into one new Competitive card, which allows you to queue for up to six different Competitive Playlists at once. Fulfilling a long-standing community request, you will finally be able to queue for modes like 3v3 Standard and 2v2 Hoops at the same time.

As part of this consolidation, the devs are going to alternate between Competitive Snow Day and Dropshot each Season. Next Season will feature Competitive Snow Day, the one after that will include Competitive Dropshot, and so on.

Big changes are coming to the Casual card as well, including two new Arcade Playlists. These will rotate weekly through Extra Modes like Heatseeker, Spike Rush, Rocket Labs modes, and more! Dropshot and Snow Day will also appear in the Arcade rotation whenever one is not an active Competitive Playlist, so expect to see Dropshot pop up next Season.

Along with these new Playlists, 4v4 Chaos is evolving into a new Big Party Playlist, rotating weekly between 4v4 Chaos and Knockout.

Exhibition Mode, Season Mode, and Workshop Maps will now live in their own Play Offline card, and the new Private Match card contains both Private Match and LAN Match options. Training has all the same options you know and love, just with an updated look.

Finally, Psyonix are making a few additional quality-of-life changes to the Play Menu:

  • You can join an existing Private Match directly from Training or an Offline Match.
  • Load and launch a different Workshop map when in a Workshop map already.
  • When in a party, you can now see your Rank even when you are not the Party Leader.

While this covers what you should expect alongside the next Season, the devs aren’t quite done with changes and additions to the Play Menu. The goal in the first few months of 2024 is to give players even more influence over the modes that appear in the Arcade Playlist, which Psyonix will talk about more in the new year.

Along with new, different ways to play, Psyonix is actively working on other quality-of-life improvements that touch on important community-driven topics, including smurfing and skill placement improvements.

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