Some of those epic saves will soon be a little easier to pull off. Rocket League’s developer, Psyonix, is always on the lookout to making their 2015 hit even better. And this week, we got a tease of what’s coming in the game’s Autumn update. Transparent goalposts.
Psyonix describes it as “one of the most requested community features of all time.” And I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I saw the screenshot accompanying the news.
No more blind save attempts. Right now, you can still see the ball outline if you’re inside the goal. But you don’t know if the other team is setting up a shot. With this new change, you can see if there’s about to be a follow-up shot or pass and play accordingly.
It’s not just goalposts that will become see-through either.
“The same goes for players who hug Arena walls on offense or defense, because the quarterpipe will be see-through as well,” writes Psyonix.
Psyonix details how the transparency will work in their blog post.
It’s all about positioning. You have to be inside the goal for the transparency to kick in. Or, be riding on the wall. Otherwise, goal posts and the walls will appear solid.
It’s up to you to toggle the option. We’ve all played Rocket League the same way for two years. Even small changes like this one might not be something you want. It’s up to you if you want the transparency or not.
I like the choice. It’ll help defenders tucked inside the goal to see what’s going on as the ball rolls along the sides or right above it. And it’s not so much the ball I want to see. It’s the attackers who are trying to pass it down in front of the goal.
No word on when the Autumn update is boosting to Rocket League, or what else is coming to it. It’s probably safe to assume more features, a new crate, and a new map are on the way.
Rocket League on Switch gets the best car
Switch owners are getting a few exclusive Rocket League cars. Mario and Luigi colored cars were guaranteed and look good. But it’s the Metroid Samus Gunship that steals Mario’s thunder in today’s trailer.
Welp looks like I’m triple dipping once I get my hands on a Nintendo Switch. Rocket League is coming to Nintendo Switch this holiday.