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Season 8 hits the streets

20 days ago by serubi in Rocket League News

In a turn of events, Rocket League takes us from the high-end luxury that was Season 7, to the streets where the cool kids hang out in Season 8. The new season is live as of September 7th, 2022, and will end on December 7th, 2022.


The theme

This season is unmistakably street-themed, with the introduction of the Honda Civic Type R, a new urban city map, and a new hoops map coming later in the season.

The new Rocket Pass follows the theme with many new street-themed items — some of them inspired by graffiti, which may peak some player’s interests!


Rocket Pass

This season follows the traditional Rocket Pass pattern of adding 70 new tiers of item unlocks, where a majority of the items are limited to the Pro tiers, while select items can be unlocked for free in the Free tiers. Once you surpass Pro Tier 70, you will start unlocking painted variants of the Rocket Pass items.

As always, many of the Pro-tiered items are tradable, so if you’re on the lookout for specific items, but don’t fancy the upgrade to the Premium Rocket Pass, then you can trade your way to them.

If you decide to purchase the Premium Rocket Pass, which unlocks the Honda Civic Type R car and gives you the opportunity to play to unlock plenty more, it'll cost you the usual 1,000 Credits. Alternatively, if you want a head-start on your Rocket Pass experience, you can pay 2,000 Credits, which will unlock both the Premium Rocket Pass and the first twelve tiers.

If you decide to make the purchase, please consider using our creator code RLGARAGE #EpicPartner to support RL Garage. ❤️


Items

This season marks the first time ever that a real-life car is included in a Rocket Pass. The Honda Civic Type R certainly looks the part for a street-themed update. As an iconic high-performance hatchback, it is certain to please many players.

Unlockable in the later Pro Tiers of the Rocket Pass is the upgraded Honda Civic Type R-LE, which adds both a carbon fiber hood, a large front intake, and a cool rear wing.

When painted, both versions of the car come equipped with what Psyonix refers to as “EdgeLight,” which appears to be an underglow effect on the bottom of the cars. That also means that the base version of the Honda Civic Type R can drop painted. That is unusual for Rocket Pass, but a welcome change!

The Honda Civic Type R and Honda Civic Type R-LE are both tradable, making these the first licensed cars to ever be tradable in Rocket League.

Psyonix has confirmed that the cars will be using the much-favored Octane hitbox.


Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R-LE

Honda Civic Type R-LE


One of the highlights of this Rocket Pass is the new Wrapstar Decal and Franko Fone Wheels. They look very bright and colorful, unlike anything we’ve seen before in this style.


Wrapstar

Wrapstar (Honda Civic Type R)

Franko Fone

Franko Fone

Franko Fone

Franko Fone: Inverted


And finally, the featured Goal Explosion of this Rocket Pass is the new Savage Spray, which can only be described as a colorful graffiti-spraying monster of an explosion.


Savage Spray

Savage Spray


There are many more items available in this Rocket Pass — too many to list here. If you're on the lookout for a full list of items, you can find them all on our Rocket Pass items page, from the Explore tab (Rocket League logo) in the Rocket Pass section or Items tab in the app.


Maz

Maz

Wildstyle

Wildstyle

BPM

BPM (Global)

Ombre

Ombre (Honda Civic Type R)

Huntress

Huntress (Honda Civic Type R)

8-Ball

8-Ball

Founder

Founder

Maz

Maz: Holographic

Sprattle

Sprattle

Kingtress

Kingtress (Octane)

SYNgineer

SYNgineer (Global)


Car designer

All new items can now be used on the RL Garage car designer, as well as the new Sovereign Heights map. Who's getting the first design award with the new Honda Civic Type R?


New street arenas

Two new arenas are introduced with this season. One will be made available immediately, while the other will launch later in the season.


Sovereign Heights Arena

First up is the Sovereign Heights arena. A standard-sized Soccar map with a traditional grass field, surrounded by a beautiful city skyline (speaking of… maybe we’ll see the return of the Nissan Skyline this season?).

This arena is already live in the game and playable from all the standard playlists.


If you look closely, you will notice a PsyNet building on the outside of the arena. This is an Easter egg referring to Psyonix’s backend and database system for Rocket League, short for “Psyonix Network.” You have probably seen this name on player icons on the in-game scoreboard.


New Hoops Arena

Since the release of Hoops in 2016, we haven’t seen a single new arena for the game mode. That changes later this season, as we are finally getting a new Hoops arena! This time, on an outdoor court, inspired by street basketball. Like the Sovereign Heights map, this one also appears to be surrounded by an urban setting.

We don’t know much about the arena yet, apart from what was shown in the Season 8 trailer. The brief shots of it look very cool, and is sure to excite a lot of Hoops fans.


Tournament Rewards

Another wave of Tournament Rewards makes its way to you in Season 8. You can unlock an array of new items, including Black Markets, by competing in in-game tournaments. Some highlight-items this season includes the Starliner Decal and Amplidude Goal Explosion, which are both featured in the screenshot below.

By the way, if you want to be notified when the next tournament is about to start, check out our Tournaments page!


Amplidude

Amplidude

Dinosaurus

Dinosaurus

Hibachi

Hibachi


Season 7 Rewards

Now that Season 7 has ended, players are rewarded with new Boosts for their accomplishments in Competitive Mode. In-game titles will also be awarded for players at the Grand Champion and Supersonic Legend ranks.


S7 - Bronze

S7 - Bronze

S7 - Silver

S7 - Silver

S7 - Gold

S7 - Gold

S7 - Platinum

S7 - Platinum

S7 - Diamond

S7 - Diamond

S7 - Champion

S7 - Champion

S7 - Grand Champion

S7 - Grand Champion

S7 - Supersonic Legend

S7 - Supersonic Legend


More to come

As mentioned earlier, a new Hoops arena will be made available later in the season. Moreover, Psyonix has hinted at a refreshed Haunted Hallows event this Halloween, which is sure to bring lots of scary and creepy new items to Rocket League, and perhaps a new game mode — but that’s just speculative.


RL Garage’s take

As with the last season, we feel that Season 8 brings a fresh round of changes to the game. The street-themed update is cool. It feels like a side of Rocket League we haven’t quite seen before. Of course, it helps that the new items and arenas look outstanding.

The licensed Honda Civic Type R is an interesting choice for Rocket Pass. In a way, it feels off-brand for Rocket League to include a licensed car in a Rocket Pass, as those are typically reserved for DLC bundles in the Item Shop. But perhaps that doesn’t matter. In any case, the car suits the theme of the season really well, so can we really complain?

One thing we’re really happy to see, is that both versions of the Honda Civic are tradable.

The new arenas look incredible! The view of the city in Sovereign Heights is magnificent. And we finally get a new Hoops arena, which, we believe, is long overdue. Here’s hoping it sparks more interest in the Hoops community!

We wish this season would add a new Item Series, like we saw last season, but so far, this doesn’t seem to be happening. It’s possible that one will release later on in the season, but so far, Psyonix has made no mention of a new Item Series.

Overall, we think this season is far above average. Psyonix has outdone themselves again!

We would love to hear what you think about Season 8! Share your thoughts below. 👇

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TheRealMoxxie

20 days ago
The cars are the only thing interesting the rest is.. kinda meh
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SomberP

20 days ago
Yeah I was kind of disappointed looking through the items too. Especially the paint finishes, bricks and windows? Who’s ever gunna use those lol
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TheRealMoxxie

20 days ago
@SomberP exact. Is trash for me and not going to buy it
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DissolvedHeart

20 days ago
Exactly how I felt. Thought there was going to be some sick graffiti, really urban type of designs…then it turns out I just want the Civic. I do really like the Syngineer design at level 68 however. I do like how they did more designs specifically for the Octane instead of taking up Rocket Pass slots for a design for the Merc or Ripper or some other car no one uses.
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MidgetMoo22

20 days ago
I agree I think they try to over do it
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CrunchyFlea8900

20 days ago
@SomberP at least it is not as bad a season 6
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zImMarv01

20 days ago
YOOO THEY ADDED PHONK TO THE GAME LETS GO❤❤
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LMHonda95

20 days ago
Yes it op i thought i was listening to spotify hahaha
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GetYeeted247

20 days ago
thats probably the only thing im excited about ngl
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Invitus31

20 days ago
Season rewards must be a joke..
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Cyphisonia

20 days ago
say what u want but this season is one of the best
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MrCheezy

20 days ago
@isvxc if I had to put the seasons in order it would be S7, S5, S8, S1, S2, S4, S3, S6. This is considering everything like season rewards tourney rewards. Tbh S5 had the 2nd best tourney items and the best season rewards. This is my opinion you can argue but that’s your opinion
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Cyphisonia

20 days ago
@SpeedyPetey3 i wont lie tho, im depressed they didnt put gold items in this rocket pass. itd look sick on some of the items
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P0k3K1d955

6 days ago
@isvxc the gold light bar under the car would have looked insane!
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MidgetMoo22

20 days ago
Season rewards are bad and the tourney rewards are even worse, the pass is alr but the cars are the only thing worth getting so overall it's a fat L
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ToploadedGaming

20 days ago
I don’t understand. It should be easy to make items. Make clean wheels that look realistic. Stop with all the wonky childish designs, like Nomster. They make a Phoenix but instead of making it look menacing, or clean, it looks like it’s um, learning impaired. Barely moves. Still no gold fennec, octane. Just lazy. Thankfully the civic has the octane hitbox tho. But i’ll bet the hitbox placement is garbage. As far as tourney items, whats the point. They throttle your points after three placements, and even though no money exchanges hands, they still make you get random drops instead of just letting you redeem your credits for the items you want. I must have gotten over 200k credits for season 7, and all I wanted was a few colors of the Saul Obverse wheels to match with Interstellar. I only got 1, the default.
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The_Steve

20 days ago
I had 450000 Points, hot only 2 exotics, 2 Imports and like 3 rares
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ToploadedGaming

20 days ago
@The_Steve yea, people need to make tickets about this so they can maybe make it better. I would much prefer a credit redemption system. That or let us buy what we want with money.
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grphgrl

20 days ago
Heck, I don't even get excited about ball drops or tournament rewards, b/c i usually get repeats or decals. I worked my butt off last night to get my 3 balls, and every single one was a repeat. Trade my stuff up, still repeats. Can't sell anything,b/c all anybody wants to give for them is 10cr. We need a salvage option for stuff we don't want like on sideswipe
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DissolvedHeart

20 days ago
I just want more realistic wheels as well. And more realistic toppers as well like the snowboards and roof rack (hopefully the rerelease it in the item shop) and so on.
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SpeedyPetey3

20 days ago
This is definitely the coolest pass in a while... imo the only one to rival it would be the Rocket Pass 6 with ronin and Tokyo:) can't wait to start playing!😄
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NebulaRLG

20 days ago
The only items I want in this Rocket Pass are the cars, so I won't be buying the Premium Pass and I'll just trade for the cars. Also, the Season 7 rewards are one of, if not the most, boring, uninspired rewards we've ever gotten.
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DB_Tesla17

20 days ago
Actually no, it’s those trash dragon banners that they did once (the repeat for the previous season, they did the same thing just made them a robot)
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69-lemonade

20 days ago
Season 7 is till better than this except for the cars
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YaadieSimmo

20 days ago
Excited for the season and the edge light on the hondas! That amplitude goal explosion does look nice!
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Yokme

20 days ago
Y’all Ik it’s not good but at least your still getting 100 cr back
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epikcat11

20 days ago
never gonna give you up-
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Bombfire

19 days ago
IM SO HAPPY for SEASON 8
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ToploadedGaming

19 days ago
Wow, I cannot believe how horrible the tournament rewards are this season. Lazy af
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MaybeChase_rl

20 days ago
Definitely a good season. Can't wait to see where Psyonix takes the game next!
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KingAdamTV

20 days ago
This season is going to be insane, I know it
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Morbol

4 days ago
They should renew the rocket pass if that’s even possible, I have bought the rocket pass for the under glow. Nothing els comes to mind when you mention season 8 rocket pass :(
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P0k3K1d955

6 days ago
this might be 1 of the coolest maps I've ever seen!!!! honestly! just wow!
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grphgrl

8 days ago
Does anybody know how we were supposed to get the quartz paint finish?
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Cyphisonia

11 days ago
why does it worry me when people put “safe trades” on their trade notes?
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LGR_hefty

15 days ago
HAHAHA MY GRANDMA HAS A HONDA CIVIC
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Rojidana

19 days ago
Never gonna give you up
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JonoHST66

5 days ago
Never gonna let you down
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MerkWahlberg223

20 days ago
Last season was, by faaaraaar, the best items- Rocket Pass AND Tourney rewards; that we’ve had in quite some time!!! Wish they could all be that good & FUULLL of fiiiire/good lookin items.
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