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Rocket League is a sports-based game, it's essentially football with cars! Since it's initial release in July 2015, it has become a growing success. There are championships and eSports teams dedicated to this competitive Psyonix title, and it's becoming free-to-play! Those of us who have already purchased the game will receive some bonuses including every DLC released before it's a free-to-play update on release.

Rocket League Review Process

When I reviewed this game, I kept the following elements in mind:

  1. Depth of Gameplay

    Rocket League has 5 different game modes to play, online or offline, including; hoops, drop shot, rumble, snow day or, the classic, soccer. Whatever type of player you are, there’s a game mode to put your skills to good use and keep you gripped for hours on end.

  2. Enjoyable to Play

    Though it is very enjoyable to play, like most competitive games out there, it can become very stressful and bring toxicity with the wrong teammates.

  3. Is the Game Good to Stream?

    With the title going free to play, now might be the best time to stream it. Though Rocket League is currently sitting at 27th most-watched category on Twitch, using the playing with viewers tag will refine your search to appear amongst 30 live channels as opposed to hundreds.

Rocket League Free-to-play Trailer

Where Rocket League Could Improve

With Rocket League going free-to-play, there’s not much to fault in this title, my main concerns with the game were always value for money, and the content does lack for its original $20 price point. With the latest update you’ll receive every DLC released prior to the update, but do we really want them? This game has been out for over 5 years, if there was any DLC we really wanted, wouldn’t we have got it by now? I believe it would have been more appropriate for the game to offer an expansion of new content exclusively to those who purchased before the update only, as a way to celebrate the new free-to-play era of this title.

Another issue I have with this game is the same issue I have with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, which is the soundtrack. In recent months, Riot has addressed the fact that the soundtrack in-game may result in a DMCA takedown in a post on Twitter. Though they have offered a ‘temporary’ solution with the content creators safe Spotify playlist, it seems lazy not to have implemented a way to just remove the licensed tracks from your playlist in-game (especially given Rocket Leagues exposure on Twitch with the RLCS).

Should You Stream Rocket League?

Though it might be saturated by eSports wannabes, the free-to-play update will allow you the opportunity to team up or compete against members of your community and stand out amongst hundreds of streamers using the playing with viewers tag. This makes it one of the best games to stream on Twitch

It’s fun to watch, very enjoyable to play and, if you’re good enough to play competitively, has a lot of opportunities to move into the eSports industry as you grow your brand. 

If you are brand new to Twitch, however, it may not be the best title to try to show your personality. To be good it takes a lot of focus and can get quite stressful so may reflect that rage quitting side that you want to conceal for a little while longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Will Rocket League Become Free-to-Play?

Rocket League became free-to-play from Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

Where Can I Play Rocket League?

Rocket League will be available and free-to-play, on PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Linux, Mac, and PC via the Epic Store.

How Can I Improve My Rocket League Game?

Focused practice is always the best way to improve. If you can identify your weaknesses and continually practice them, even in your head, you can get better. Watch streams and YouTube videos created by professionals, especially those who talk through their actions. Try to emulate what they do. You can also hire a Rocket League coach to help you on your journey. 


Rocket League is a fun, fast-paced, competitive game to delve deep in with your community, for free!

About the Author


Arry, also known as ArryBo, is a full time Partnered Twitch streamer from the southeast of England! Video gaming and music are two of the passions he shares on his stream.

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