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Rocket League Tournaments beta coming next week

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Rocket League's Tournaments mode, which will allow players to create and join bracketed, single elimination tournaments, will be available next week for a brief beta test (opens in new tab). Starting on Wednesday, February 21 at 10 am PST, players can opt in to the Tournaments beta branch on Steam and test it out until Friday, February 23 at 5 pm PST.

After the start time, you can join by right clicking Rocket League in your Steam library, hitting 'Properties,' navigating to the 'Betas' tab, and selecting the 'Tournaments Beta' branch. Once you've done that, the beta client will replace your standard, live client. You won't lose any of your player data, and though you won't be able to play ranked in the beta, deselecting the beta branch will revert you to the live version at any time.

Tournaments will be officially added in the Spring Update, sometime in March or April. We also learned recently that the existing alternative modes like Hoops and Snow Day may be getting their own ranked play (opens in new tab) at some point—though the idea is currently being discussed, not necessarily actively worked on. More of what's ahead can be seen in Psyonix's latest roadmap (opens in new tab).

Update: As a Snow Day enthusiast I had to ask, and yep, Psyonix tells me we'll be able to set up tournaments with custom game modes during the beta.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.