Patch Notes v1.53 (Season 9 Update)

Patch Notes v1.53 (Season 9 Update)

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Rocket League is updated with the Patch Notes V1.53! In this Season 9 update, you will find out brand new content, together with some significant changes as well as several bug fixes.

The Headlines

  • Hot Wheels Rivals” Arena is currently accessible in Casual Playlists, Tournaments, Private Matches, and Offline Matches
  • Competitive Season 8 has come to its conclusion.
  • Season 8 Rewards (Rocket Boosts) are currently accessible for all eligible players.
  • Competitive Season 9 has started
  • The complete ‘Monstercat x Rocket League Vol. 4‘ EP is now approachable as a music playlist.

Patch Notes v1.53 (Season 9 Update)

New Content

Hot Wheels

  • ‘Hot Wheels Rivals’ is now accessible 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 approachable as a music playlist
  • ‘Monstercat’ Topper is now accessible
  • New Monstercat Flags have been attached to the game
    • ‘Muzzy’
    • ‘Infected Mushroom’
    • ‘Darren Styles’
    • ‘Gammer’
    • ‘Dougal’
    • ‘Tokyo Machine
    • ‘Bossfight’
    • ‘Pixel Terror’
    • ‘Sara Skinner’


Changes and Updates

Competitive Season 8

  • Competitive Season 8 has come to its conclusion. All the titles and items will be given to you for the highest rank you have obtained during the season. Season 8 Rewards are custom, non-tradable Rocket Boosts.
  • Receiving Season 8 Rewards is also dependent 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 already started
    • Season 9 brings the players a “soft reset” that needs you to do placement matches in every playlist to recalibrate.
    • Winning half of your placement matches will take you near your former season ranking.
    • League Rankings will be empty for a short time until the players finish their placement matches.
  • Ranked Extra Modes
    • Ranked Playlists for 3v3 Dropshot, 2v2 Hoops, 3v3 Rumble and 3v3 Snow Day are not accessible under the Extra Modes tab in the Playlist Menu.
    • You will have an exclusive MMR for every Playlist.
    • You will have to finish ten placement matches before achieving a Rank in every Playlist.
    • All Ranked Extra Mode Playlists will donate to your Season Reward Level
    • Extra Modes have been wiped out from the Casual Playlist tab
    • You will be given an option to hide your Rank in the new Ranked Extra Modes Playlists
    • Ranked Extra Modes won’t have leaderboards for Season 9.


  • The post-match XP screen has been made shorter and you can skip it now, and you will directly get to the End Match screen and lobby.
  • Consecutive Match Bonus has been developed from 50 XP to 200 XP.
  • Weekly Win Bonus has been altered from a multiplier to a flat amount of 2,500 XP for each eligible victory.


  • 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


  • Fixes a problem where focus could be lost when the party chat panel with the controller was closed.
  • Details window now displays in trades with only one item.
  • Older Replays recorded on Farmstead won’t crash the client anymore.
  • Solved a bug with bot behavior regarding the air dodge, rolling ad ball strikes.
  • ‘Best of the Bunch,’ ‘Squad Goals,’ ‘New Challenger’ and ‘Together is Better’ Achievements/Trophies now operate as intended
  • Club invites won’t block a player’s view while trading anymore.
  • If you check the ‘Friends Only’ League Rankings, it will now display all friends

Known Issues

  • RLCS Fan Rewards Decals probably won’t display all details in the trade window.
  • ‘Megabat’ Decal will probably cover the trim on Painted Car Bodies
  • Some Competitive pop-up messages probably won’t reference Ranked Extra Modes when they are supposed to.
  • Titanium White and Grey ‘Binary’ Painted Trails may have an identical look.
  • Throughout a trade, choosing, removing and re-choosing an item from an inventory stack will probably make the check mark vanish away.
  • [macOS] Game probably close after startup if a controller is connected and the “PlayStation Configuration Support” is enabled.
  • [Switch] If you remove and add a splitscreen user to the party again, the first player in the party roster will be hidden.
  • [Steam] ‘People Person’ Achievement/Trophy may not be opened for some players

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