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Rocket League AquaDome free update coming out in October

Rocket League will be getting a free content update next month, featuring a new underwater arena called AquaDome. There will also be two appropriately-themed car DLC packs.

Psyonix have announced a free update for their rocket-powered car version of soccer, Rocket League. The new arena is called AquaDome, and yes, it is located under the surface of the sea, and contained within a massive glass dome. Along with that come two new Battle-Car DLCs: slick, futuristic Triton and heavy research vessel Proteus. These bad boys, however, will not be given away for free – they will be priced at $1.99 each. The AquaDome update is planned for release in October, but no exact date was given. All the new content is shown off in this trailer:

Rocket League is an interesting variation on soccer, in which car drivers try to “kick” a giant ball into opponent’s goal. The game launched in July 2015 on PC and PlayStation 4 (in February 2016 on Xbox One) and quickly gained a large fan following. Earlier this summer, Psyonix bragged about some statistics regarding the popularity of their game: during its first year on the market 6.2 million copies of Rocket League were sold, along with 5.5 million DLC packs. The title is also a smash hit on Twitch, having attracted about 19 million viewers.

The developers have been regularly updating Rocket League with new content and are intending to do the same in the coming year. They also aim to increase the game’s e-sport value.

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