Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, announced that it’s finally ditching the predatory loot box mechanics from the game. Instead, Rocket League will introduce a new system that will fully disclose the contents you’ll be getting for your premium currency.
By playing Rocket League you will have a chance to get a new Blueprint. It will contain full information on what you’re getting by spending your in-game currency. Here’s the full description of the new system by the developers of the game:
“After you play a match of Rocket League, you’ll have a chance to obtain a Blueprint; a new type of drop that will replace Crates. When you receive a Blueprint, it will show you exactly what item you can create from it, for a set price. Once they’re in your inventory, Blueprints will allow you to pay to create the item it offers and receive it immediately; or you can leave it in your inventory and choose to create the item later.
Like the Crate items that preceded them, Blueprints can drop with special attributes like Painted, Certified, and Special Editions.”
However, it’s worth mentioning that the Blueprints system is only one of the plans for the future to combat various loot-box restrictions in the world. The new system should make its way to all versions of Rocket League in December. Until then, Crates are still in the game, so if you enjoy the current system more, you still have some time to purchase those Crate keys and unlock some of the rewards. The new Vindicator Crate will come to Rocket League on October 3rd. It will be the final Crate featuring the new Sentinel Battle-Car and Neuro-Agitator Goal Explosion.
You can read all about the Blueprints system and revised Item Shop in a full blog post by the developer here.