Rocket League fans on Steam can participate in something extra special this month. Developer Psyonix announced this week that they will be holding an open beta this month for tournaments.
Tournaments has been on Psyonix’s radar for quite some time. Last year they announced that it would be one of their main goals in the new year and it looks like they’re living up to their word. Unfortunately for now, this will only be for PC gamers, who will access this beta through Steam.
“The beta is purpose-built to help us test functionality and the new UI we have created for the Tournaments system,” the announcement says. This beta will allow players to create their own tournaments for themselves and their friends, as well as join tournaments created by others.
If players want to go back to competitive playlists, they will have to actively exit the beta to do so, as they will not be available within it. However switching back and forth from the beta will have no affect on players progress or XP.
You can view the teaser for tournaments below. The beta will run from February 21 at 10:00AM PST until February 23 at 5:00PM PST, so don’t waste any time checking it out. Psyonix is looking for lots of feedback from players in order to make tournaments the best it can be once it is ready for a wider release. The full announcement is available on the game’s website.
Unfamiliar with that logo at the beginning of the video? In the same post, Psyonix also announced that, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of their game Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars, they will be including that logo in all their trailers this year.
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars, the 2008 Ps3 title, is technically the prequel to Rocket League, but was released to much less fanfare and middling reviews. Anyone interested in checking it out to see the roots of Rocket League can find it on Steam or as a part of the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus.