Rocket League update 1.53 is now rolling out for players on PS4 and Xbox One. According to the official Rocket League 1.53 patch notes, the new Season 9 Update brings new changes as well as various bug fixes and improvements. The biggest change coming with Season 9 is Ranked Extra Modes — as Dropshot, Hoops, Rumble and Snow Day shed their ‘Casual Playlist’ status and join the Rank-based ‘Competitive’ fray. Apart from this, Rocket League version 1.53 also added stability and performance improvements.

Previously, a big  Progression Update was released with new features and changes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players were experiencing a number of issues when trying to play. Today’s Rocket League 1.53 patch is expected to fix all these issues.

Rocket League update 1.53 for PS4 and Xbox One


Hot Wheels

  • ‘Hot Wheels Rivals’ is now available as a playable Arena in Casual Playlists, Tournaments, Private Matches and Offline Matches
  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Flag
  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Player Banner
  • ‘Hot Wheels 50th’ Wheels


  • The complete ‘Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 4’ EP is now available as a music playlist
  • ‘Monstercat’ Topper is now available
  • New Monstercat Flags have been added
    • ‘Muzzy’
    • ‘Infected Mushroom’
    • ‘Darren Styles’
    • ‘Gammer’
    • ‘Dougal’
    • ‘Tokyo Machine’
    • ‘Bossfight’
    • ‘Pixel Terror’
    • ‘Sara Skinner’

Changes and Update in Rocket League version 1.53

Competitive Season 8

  • Competitive Season 8 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Rocket Boosts
  • Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels
  • Reward Rocket Boosts:
    • Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Bronze’ Rocket Boost
    • Silver I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Silver’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    • Gold I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Gold’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    • Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Platinum’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    • Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Diamond’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    • Champion I or higher – ‘Season 8 – Champion’ Rocket Boost + lower Rocket Boosts
    • Grand Champion – ‘Season 8 Grand Champion’ in-game Title + all Season 8 Rocket Boosts

Competitive Season 9

  • Competitive Season 9 has begun
    • Season 9 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate
    • Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking
    • League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches
  • Ranked Extra Modes
    • Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are now available under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu
    • You will have a unique MMR for each Playlist
    • You will be required to complete ten placement matches before obtaining a Rank in each Playlist
    • All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will contribute to your Season Reward Level
    • Extra Modes have been removed from the Casual Playlist tab
    • You will have the option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists
    • Ranked Extra Modes will not have leaderboards for Season 9


  • The post-match XP screen has been shortened and can now be skipped, bringing you right to the End Match screen and lobby
  • Consecutive Match Bonus has been increased from 50 XP to 200 XP
  • Weekly Win Bonus has been changed from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP per eligible win


  • Discord button has been added to the News Panel
    • Clicking this button will minimize Rocket League and take you to, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server

Bug Fixes in Rocket League version 1.53


  • Rocket League update 1.53 fixed issue where focus could be lost when closing party chat panel with controller
  • Details window now appears in trades with only one item
  • Older Replays recorded on Farmstead no longer crash the client
  • Rocket League 1.53 fixed a bug with bot behavior related to air dodge, rolling and ball strikes
  • ‘Best of the Bunch,’ ‘Squad Goals,’ ‘New Challenger’ and ‘Together is Better’ Achievements/Trophies now work as intended
  • Club invites no longer block a player’s view while trading
  • Checking the ‘Friends Only’ League Rankings now shows all friends.


  • RLCS Fan Rewards Decals may not show all details in the trade window
  • ‘Megabat’ Decal may cover trim on Painted Car Bodies
  • Some Competitive pop-up messages may not reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to
  • Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may look similar after Rocket League version 1.53.
  • During a trade, selecting, removing and re-selecting an item from an inventory stack may cause the check mark to disappear.
  • [macOS] Game may close after startup if a controller is connected and ‘PlayStation Configuration Support’ is enabled after Rocket League 1.53.
  • [Switch] Removing and re-adding a splitscreen user to the party will hide the first player in the party roster.
  • [Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not unlock for some players.

Rocket League update 1.53 is now available for download on PS4 and Xbox One.