Premium DLC Goes Cross-Platform
Picture the scene, you used to play Rocket League on Playstation, you bought the Fast and the Furious DLC back in 2017. You've now switched to playing on PC, but you'd really like to have access to that Nissan Skyline. If this sounds like you, then there’s some excellent news! As of today, May 24th 2021, you’re now able to use that DLC across all platforms.
At the end of last week Rocket League announced on their official site that premium DLC vehicles bought before the game went free to play last year would be able to jump between platforms as of today. As long as you have the same Epic account linked to the accounts that you wish to share premium vehicles between, any premium Battle Car purchases should now be available across each of them.
Once linked, all you need to do is log in to the platform which the DLC was purchased on at least once. This will allow Psyonix to sync your DLC ownership between that platform account and your Epic account. After that, you should be good to go!
We're yet to see a specific time announced for this feature to go live, so you may want to wait until tomorrow before attempting to use any DLC cross-platform. If you just can't wait to use that McLaren after all these years, though, then recent changes to the game seem to have gone live around either 4-5pm UTC or 11-12pm UTC. One of those two windows would be my personal guess for when the functionality is enabled.
Sadly there are some notable exclusions to this. Most importantly, if you bought the DLC on Nintendo Switch, then unfortunately you’re out of luck, at least for now. Psyonix’s blog notes that they’re still trying to work through some issues with Nintendo. As such those purchases can’t make the jump to your Epic account just yet, but this may happen in the future.
Also, if you physically bought the Rocket League Ultimate Edition on console (back when disc editions still seemed like a big deal), then unfortunately those are transfer-locked too. Those Batmobiles are tied to the disc rather than your account, and as such can't be transferred.
This change doesn’t apply to platform exclusive vehicles such as Sweet Tooth on Playstation, the Halo vehicles on XBOX, and the NSR’s on Switch. While we don’t know for sure, it’s fairly safe to assume those Battle Cars will be forever platform-locked.
Although we’re yet to confirm this ourselves, we believe the list of vehicles that can be shared between platforms is as follows:‘16 Batmobile (DC Super Heroes) ‘89 Batmobile (DC Super Heroes) The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler (DC Super Heroes) ‘70 Dodge Charger ‘99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Ice Charger Bone Shaker (Hot Wheels) Twin Mill III (Hot Wheels) Fast 4WD (Hot Wheels Triple Threat) Gazella GT (Hot Wheels Triple Threat) MR11 (Hot Wheels Triple Threat) Delorean Time Machine ECTO-1 Jurassic Jeep Wrangler K.I.T.T McLaren 570S
If you want to be able to use some premium cars in-game but weren't around for any of these DLC launches, then why not check out the Formula 1 2021 bundle, which is available on the in-game item shop until May 26th!