We talked at great length about Psyonix's Rocket League, and for good reason. This is easily one of the most addictive sports games to come along in quite some time, combining the frantic action of soccer with racing in one sweet package.
This week the game became even cooler, as the developer released a new Supersonic Fury DLC pack that provides a number of new customizations, among other things.
Here's a quick overview of what players can expect from the newest additions to the game.
This content is available for all players free of charge, even if you purchase the Supersonic Fury DLC pack.
First up, there's a new arena called the Utopia Coliseum. For players who were fans of Psyonix's Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars (the predecessor to Rocket League), this will be familiar ground, as it has similar themes to an area in that game. However, it was modified to fit into the world of Rocket League, so feel free to give it a try.
Next up is a new Spectate mode. For those of you who wish to see how well Rocket League players perform on the field, this lets you view matches from any angle, anywhere from 1v1 to 3v3 matches. This is a great way to see how the experts play.
The 3v3 ranked mode was added by popular demand, allowing players to take on one another in competitions that matter. For those of you who are serious Rocket League devotees, this is a must.
On top of that, 70 new country flags were introduced, along with various customization items (offered as an apology for the servers being wonky during the game's launch) and a new single from Hollywood Principle called "Firework," which plays in the background.
That's all the free content. Now let's see what Supersonic has to offer in terms of paid stuff.
First up are two new battle car types. These are models you can switch to at any time, making your ride look more stylish as you race down the field in the hopes of scoring or blocking a goal. The Dominus is based on the classic American muscle car look, while the Takumi resembles a 90s era Japanese street racer, similar to what you might have seen with some cars in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Decals were added to the game for both of these battle cars, so you can stick them on the side to show off more of your racing persona as you compete in matches.
Paint types go a long way to personalizing your vehicle, whether you prefer a bright orange or a shade of dark purple. There are five to choose from in the pack, including Brushed Metal, Carbon Fiber, Metallic Pearl, Pearlescent and Wood. As you can tell, they cater more to the hardcore players in the game, but rookies can pick and choose their designs as well.
The Rocket Boosts consist of the smoke that pours from your tailpipe while you let loose on the turbo, and varies from hearts to confetti, depending on what kind of flair you want to add. The Supersonic Fury DLC adds Burnout and Nitrous rocket boosts, which literally make your car look like it's on fire. Both are worth trying out.
Finally, there are two new wheel types. The first is the Cristiano set, soccer-themed rims that fit the tone of the game. The second is the Spinner class, which give you, as expected, spinning rims. It's hard to see them in action when you're going fast, but after a goal, they do show off a bit of style, so you can rub it in the opponent's face.
That's about it for the Supersonic Fury DLC pack. While it caters more to those who prefer customization (since the general bulk of content is free), it's perfect for those who want to give their Rocket League cars a personal touch as they dominate their next match.