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 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
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 discord.gg/rocketleague, where you can join the official Rocket League Discord server
Bug Fixes in Rocket League version 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
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
- Added fixes for some crashing issues with Rocket League update 1.53.
- Added fixes for stuttering and lag issues.
- Rocket League 1.53 has added stability improvements.
- Added other minor fixes with Shadow of the Rocket League version 1.53.
- Various UI fixes and changes.
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
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
[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.