Combining soccer with racing, Rocket League is an outstanding physics-based game with high-flying cars. The gameplay is extremely addictive as it is, but take it online only, and you get one of the most engrossing multiplayer experiences in modern gaming.
Unfortunately, developer Psyonix stopped supporting Rocket League on Mac in 2020, which meant that online functionality was disabled for macOS players. Since then, the game was removed from Steam and became free-to-play on Epic Games for Windows only.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t play the game on Mac. In this post, we’ll teach you how you can play Rocket League on a Mac, including Intel and Apple Silicon models.
It’s the end of the year and Rocket League players can look forward to Season 9! As always, this changes the entire theme of the game, updates the Rocket Pass, and gives us a brand-new battle car. Everything you need to know about the upcoming RL season as well as its release date… right here, right now.
New Seasonal Theme Announced: Unleash The Elements
RL Season 9 won’t be as glamorous as Season 7 and its theme is not reminiscent of Need for Speed as in Season 8 either. Instead, it’s all about two elements in particular – fire and ice. They are obviously quite opposite and that also reflects on the new seasonal battle car as well as the arena.
As always, Psyonix has also uploaded an announcement trailer to YouTube. With this, you can hype yourself up for the new season and get a first glimpse of what hot (or cold) content you can look forward to.
Rocket Pass: New Tiers & Rewards
As always, one of the biggest changes will be the Rocket Pass, which will be updated with the launch of each new Rocket League Season. There will be a free Basic Pass again, as well as an enhanced Premium Rocket Pass – this one comes with additional tiers and rewards, but you have to purchase it using RL credits.
Emperor Muscle Car Introduced
As always, level 1 of the new Rocket Pass unlocks the seasonal Battle Car. In Season 9, you can get used to the Emperor Muscle Car – it even comes in four different versions that all look a bit different. In addition, there are of course other items with which you can further pimp your vehicle. Oh yeah… and its hitbox is Breakout, by the way.
Two New Stadiums: Forbidden Temple Fire & Ice
If you are interested in Rocket League lore, you should check out the background story on the official website. In any case, we will get two more arenas with the new RL season – or at least one arena with two different styles. Both the molten lava one and the wasteland of permafrost look really good… Psyonix has always been excellent with this type of stuff.
Season 8 Ends – Claim Your Competitive Rewards Now
The grind in Rocket League Season 8 is slowly coming to an end. Don’t move on too quickly, though, as there is one thing you should definitely do before the new content goes live in a few days: collect your Competitive Rewards! Depending on how far you climbed the ranks, exclusive rewards can be collected in-game. To be honest, they’re not as exciting as the Rocket Pass, but you at least can flex your rank.
And with all of that, you are well-informed about the start of the next Rocket League Season. In the meantime, you should check out the latest patch notes that prepare our favorite socCar game for the launch of season 9.
Ranked Season Gets Reset
In order to advance through the aforementioned tiers of the Rocket Pass and get those sweet rewards, you need to earn XP. You get them (obviously, duh) by playing one of the game modes in Rocket League. If casual gameplay isn’t for you, try some ranked games against real opponents – you start your journey at the bottom of the list and climb your way up the leaderboard through wins and decent performances.
The higher you climb in the leaderboard, the better the rewards are. And the more you play, the higher you will climb in the Rocket Pass. From time to time, Psyonix brings back or debuts different LTMs or Double XP events. You shouldn’t miss these – regardless of whether you’re free-to-play or not.