Rocket League to add tournament mode in March or April, beta test next month

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Rocket League's long-awaited (opens in new tab) tournament mode will finally arrive in either March or April, developer Psyonix has said. Players will be able to test out these bracketed, single elimination tournaments for the first time next month as part of a Steam public beta.

The spring road map for Rocket League also revealed that March will see the arrival of new licensed premium DLC (previous licensed DLC has included tie-ups with the Fast & Furious franchise (opens in new tab)) as well as a spring event that will last into April. 

Looking beyond April, the developer is still keen to introduce cross-platform parties before the end of the year so that you can play alongside your friends on consoles. It's also working on new arenas, a revamp of the progression system to "make XP relevant again", and—very vaguely—"new features" for the game.

You can read the full road map here (opens in new tab), which includes plans for various quality-of-life improvements like item stacking (that will arrive in March or April, too). The next update, which will launch the next competitive season, is due on February 7.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.