There’s a lot of exciting news on the Rocket League front this summer. For one, the game will be giving players Rick and Morty-themed DLC next week, including antennas, toppers, a rocket boost and wheels. Also, Psynoix announced that year’s Summer X Games will feature a Rocket League tournament, with a $75.000 prize pool.
Rocket League, like many other online multiplayer games, is preparing a pretty fun summer for the players. For one, Psyonix is making a huge DLC update for the game, which will feature tons of new cosmetic items, achievements, cars, trophies, music, and even a new arena. The DLC is Psyonix’s way to celebrate the game’s second anniversary, and it will certainly make a lot of fans happy.
A part of the upcoming DLC, which will launch on July 5th, will be various Rick and Morty-themed cosmetic items. These include antenna tops of both Rick and Morty; Cromulon, Mr. Poopy Butthole and Mr. Meeseeks toppers, wheels colored like Rick’s portal, and a special rocket boost.
In other, and arguably more important Rocket League-related news, Psyonix announced that there’ll be a Rocket League tournament at this year’s Summer X Games. It will happen between July 13th and 16th and it will be streamed live via ESPN. The prize pool is $75.000. Josh Watson, esports manager at Psyonix, said the following in a press release:
The X Games and ESPN have done a great job of bringing attention to nontraditional sports over the years. Adding esports and Rocket League to that lineup is something we at Psyonix are very excited about.
Rocket League is not the first game to make a appearance at X Games. Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Halo 5: Guardians were all featured at some point, with Halo 5 being the esport of choice at last year’s Winter X Games.