Rocket League's Next Arena Is Finally Changing Things Up

Rocket League's Next Arena Is Finally Changing Things Up

One of 2015's biggest surprises, Rocket League, is getting a significant update in December, with a new map that will radically change how you play the game.

Even though developer Psyonix has added new arenas to Rocket League since it launched in July, they're based around the same template. Essentially, it's the same map with a different look. This worked to the game's advantage for a long time, as the unified design allowed inexperienced players to approach the game.

Wasteland, however, is different. Most importantly, it's huge.

Rocket League's Next Arena Is Finally Changing Things Up

The map includes a "completely-sloped perimeter, entirely different Boost placements, and a much more prominent, physically-wider pitch."

It's actually based on a similar map from the game before Rocket League, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars, which was released on PlayStation 3. If you don't remember it, you're not alone; not many played it.

Rocket League's Next Arena Is Finally Changing Things Up

Best of all, the new map is totally free! Alongside Wasteland, though, Psyonix is releasing a Chaos Run DLC that seems very much inspired by Mad Max and other post-apocalyptic films. With Fallout 4 recently released, that's good timing!

Here's what the $US3.99 DLC includes:

  • New Battle-Cars, Ripper and Grog
  • 12 New Decals (six for each new Battle-Car)
  • 2 New Paint Types (Camo and Sun-Damaged)
  • 2 New Wheels (Ripper and Grog)
  • 2 New Rocket Trails (Sandstorm, Nuts and Bolts)
  • 3 New Toppers (Boombox, Cow Skull, Mohawk)
  • 3 New Antennas (Bomb Pole, Radioactive, Retro Ball - Wasteland)
  • 5 New Trophies (PS4) and Achievements (Steam)

It's worth stating a second time: the map itself is free!

I've been off the Rocket League kick for a few months now, but maybe this is what I needed to draw me back in. I don't need more games to play, though!


    I've been playing R.L. fairly consistently size or came out, but recently I've really been sucked back in.
    I really need to learn how to fly properly - it's a real weakness of mine, particularly in 1 v 1 matches. So much lost time spent waiting for the ball to bounce!

    I started playing again the other day after a couple of MGSV full months. I'm still playing MGSV, but decided to give RL a go. I kind of sucked (more than usual haha) Most players I went up against are now expert or veteran and I'm still pro. Once I had a few games I picked it up again, but I need a lot of practice. Especially with flying, just like @stu

    This has been my fall back game ever since it come out - a few matches before bed, sometimes turning into more than a few. This new DLC looks pretty fantastic again, and for such a low price, it's great. I'll most likely buy every DLC pack from these guys on release, considering we got the game for free, love supporting this team and game. So much fun.

    Rocket league is great to mess around on when you need a 20-30 minute gaming kick, its still loads of fun and one of the only games I've ever bought DLC for because I got it for free through PS+ and for the amount I play it I don't mind dropping the whole $2-$4 on each DLC.
    I would like to see more new map types, with something interesting about them that seperates them from the other maps like ramps/obstacles etc.
    I understand why they are slowing drip feeding the audience and I appreciate their intent. I'm looking forward to future RL content

    These guys deserve my money. I can always go back and play some Rocket League with friends who can't get enough of it either.

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