Rocket League is set to remove all of its paid and randomised loot boxes in the wake of Epic Games’ acquisition of Psyonix.
The news was announced in a statement on the official Rocket League website, with the post stating that the companies are dedicated to ‘creating the best possible experience’ for players.
Sometime before the end of 2019, loot boxes will be pulled from the game and replaced with a system that shows players which items you’d be buying in advance. If you play Fortnite: Save the World, you’ll already be familiar with how this kind of system works.
Letting players see what they’ll be getting prior to purchase allows for transparency and means that gamers won’t have to empty their wallets in search of particular items. It also negates the highly-debated gambling aspect of loot boxes.
You can read the official statement in its entirety below:
Here at Psyonix, and Epic Games as a whole, we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world. In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized Crates from Rocket League, replacing them with a system that shows the exact items you’re buying in advance. This is similar to changes implemented earlier this year by the Fortnite Save the World team.
Rocket Pass Premium, DLC Cars, and Esports Shop items will continue to be offered for direct purchase alongside our new system.
We will share more information, including timelines and roll-out specifics, in the coming months.