Rocket League Is Replacing Loot Boxes With 'Blueprints'

Because they suck (and also because they’re increasingly becoming illegal in some places, especially Europe), Psyonix decided in August to get rid of Rocket League’s loot boxes. They’re being replaced by something called “Blueprints”, which work.... kinda like loot boxes.

Currently Rocket League’s loot boxes drop at the end of matches, but have to be unlocked with keys that you pay real money for. Starting in December, the boxes are gone, and blueprints will drop at the end of matches instead. They’ll depict items/upgrades on them, which you can’t get unless you pay real money for them.

While the process is similar, the key difference is that you can see what’s on a blueprint, so you can decide if you want to buy it or not.

To compensate for the fact a less people are going to be spending money this way, the game will also be introducing an item store, which will sell “a wide variety of content including new items, legacy Crate content you might have missed out on, and the long-awaited debuts of items like the Titanium White Dominus”.

Both blueprints and the item store will go live as part of an update in December.


Comments

    I'm fine with this. Particularly as you can store the blueprints and buy them later (removing the urge to fork out on the spot whenever you have a lucky roll).

    It's still a shitty way to dole out unlockables, but given that the game was free for a lot of people at launch and has been getting great updates like cross play and 4k support consistently for 4 years... I think it'd be unreasonable to get mad.

    The developers deserve to keep making money if they keep updating the game and people are still playing.

    Finally, no more 'winning' shitty decals for vehicles you don't even own.

    This is good news! Now we know at least one developer gets it.

    Taking the 'Surprise' out of 'Surprise Mechanics'

    /s

    Should I use all my decryptors and crates now?

    While it's "better" than paying for a game of chance, you're now "winning" the chance to pay for something that is probably not what you want? Why not get rid of the whole thing and just have the store?

    Or at least make the prizes relevant to the store instead like discounts or freebies.

    So what happens when this new system kicks in and you still have crates left, with or without keys?

      An article elsewhere says "Rocket League keys will be converted into Credits. Crates, too, will be converted into Blueprints “of the same series,” Pysonix said."

        Can confirm this is what's going to happen, so it's probably better to stockpile crates now then opening.

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