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The action-packed robo-soccer game from Psyonix Studios, Rocket League, has recently revealed big changes to both player report functions and inventory trade-ups.

Trade-In Changes

Previously, players had the ability to trade-up 5 items of the same rarity for 1 item of the next rarity level. However, this was limited by which rarities could actually be traded up. In the past, only “Uncommon” and “Rare” items dropped.

With this update, players can now swap items up to the rarity levels of “Imported” and “Exotic”, check out the list below of what’s included. The hidden bonus is now players can receive new painted versions of the classic cars and boosts when trading up your horde of Very Rare boosts. The real gem is all of the newly available items from trade ups are guaranteed to be painted.

Import Items

  • Breakout
  • Merc
  • Octane
  • Road Hog
  • Venom
  • X-Devil
Rocket Boosts

  • Datastream
  • Flamethrower
  • Ion
  • Lightning
  • Plasma
  • Sacred
  • Sparkles
  • Standard
  • Thermal
Exotic Items
  • Alchemist
  • Almas
  • Dieci
  • Falco
  • Invader
  • Lowrider
  • Neptune
  • Octavian
  • OEM
  • Rat Rod
  • Spyder
  • Stern
  • Sunburst
  • Trahere
  • Tunica
  • Veloce
  • Vortex

A full list of updates is now available here.

Community Guidelines And Inappropriate Behavior

Lastly, while Rocket League has many fantastic individual community members as well as larger organizations who hold tournaments in their communities, there are inevitably hostile and rude players in the mix, especially in the now 34 million strong following. With this latest update, Psyonix is cracking down on “toxic” behavior with efforts to make the “Mute Player” and “Report” functions more visible.

In addition, a list of banned words will be added and those found using crude language in-game will face incremental bans, starting at a 24 hour ban and ramping up all the way to a permanent exclusion from the game. Psyonix has said the list of words will grow and evolve and will not be released to players.

This move shows a focused and dedicated effort on behalf of the developers to reduce the number of abrasive members of the community in order to preserve a happy and healthy game state. Which, let’s face it, can make or break a game experience for most players.

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