Friends Update Coming February 19

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Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Dirkened on Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:01 am

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You’ve asked for it, and it’s almost here. The Friends Update will go live in Rocket League to make Cross-Platform Parties a reality on February 19 (pending first-party certification)!

All Your Friends In One Place
The Friends Update will bring a new Friends List to the main menu. Here, you’ll be able to see the online status of all of your Rocket League friends regardless of their platform. The Friends List is split into four tabs: Friends, RocketID, Recent Players, and Alerts.

The Friends Tab will display your friends on your current platform. The RocketID Tab will show your online friends on all other platforms. After the update, every player will be auto-assigned a RocketID, which will be your username followed by four randomly-generated numbers. You may change the word portion of your RocketID at any time.

The Recent Players tab conveniently shows players you were recently matched up with or against. If you had solid team chemistry with a randomly-matched player, you can easily send that player a Friend Request from the Recent Players tab if they are on a different platform.

Finally, the Alerts tab will house all of your player interactions like Friend Requests, Party Invites, and Club Invites. Yes, Clubs are now Cross-Platform, too!

Check out the video below to see the new user interface and learn everything you need to know about the Friends Update.



Extra Mode Training, Competitive Season 9 Rewards, Weekly Win Display, and More
Extra Modes are coming to Free Play! Following the update, you’ll be able to jump into Dropshot, Hoops, Snow Day, and Rumble to practice for as long as you’d like. Soon, you’ll be able to train and prepare for your journey to Grand Champ in the Extra Modes!

Additionally, Weekly Wins will no longer be a mystery. The Friends Update will add the number of Weekly Wins you have left, which will appear on your XP screen following each game.

And, as you may have seen in our previous Roadmap Blog, The Friends Update will deliver your Competitive Season Rewards based on your placement in Competitive Season 9. Check out our Spring Roadmap to learn more about those rewards.

Here’s the Friends Update at a glance:
  • Friends List with Cross-Platform Parties
  • Competitive Season 9 Rewards, start of Competitive Season 10
  • Extra Modes in Free Play
  • Weekly Win Display
  • Additional Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • … and more!

We’ll be sure to share the full patch notes once the Friends Update goes live on February 19 at 10:00 a.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. UTC on all platforms.

In-Game Event Canceled and Replaced
You may recall that we also mentioned an upcoming In-Game Event in last month’s Roadmap that was planned for the February update. Unfortunately, due to multiple factors behind-the-scenes, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our original plans and focus on another In-Game Event later in the year instead.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the cancellation. To make it up to you, we'd like to give everyone the opportunity to get lots of cool in-game stuff via a weekend of combined Double XP AND Double Painted drop-rates starting March 7. The event will last four days and end on March 11. We hope you enjoy the extra drops and XP and hope to see you join us for the weekend!
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Tentacles on Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:27 am

Cool to see more club work being done, I hope this update includes a club preset.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby AlexCuse44 on Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Can I get a GG in the chat?
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 pm

What about chat between platforms? What about voice chat?
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Dirkened on Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:04 pm

kandzius28 wrote:What about chat between platforms? What about voice chat?


Voice chat will not be supported cross-platforms in the Friends Update. However, you will be able to chat with all players in your party despite which platform they're playing on.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:37 am

By the way I am not sure if there is some “suggestions” topic where players can give their ideas on how game could be improved. If there is one I couldn’t find. If not I believe it would be beneficial for psyonix to get all the crazy ideas from the community regarding lets say the visual part of cars or any type of add-ons, functionality and so on. I mean why in soccer type game we still don’t have possibility to put number on the car like 69, 666, 13 or whatever? Country flags is just antennas but what about if I could put it like my roof decal? I want to give free ideas and get nothing in return just the possibility that my idea might be implemented with new updates :) I just post it here since I don’t want to make new topic :) some shower thoughts.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Scyonite on Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:49 am

kandzius28 wrote:By the way I am not sure if there is some “suggestions” topic where players can give their ideas on how game could be improved. If there is one I couldn’t find. If not I believe it would be beneficial for psyonix to get all the crazy ideas from the community regarding lets say the visual part of cars or any type of add-ons, functionality and so on. I mean why in soccer type game we still don’t have possibility to put number on the car like 69, 666, 13 or whatever? Country flags is just antennas but what about if I could put it like my roof decal? I want to give free ideas and get nothing in return just the possibility that my idea might be implemented with new updates :) I just post it here since I don’t want to make new topic :) some shower thoughts.


Probably because people will go 80085 or 8008135.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:18 am

That is why you can limit it to 3 or 2 numbers
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Scyonite on Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:26 am

kandzius28 wrote:That is why you can limit it to 3 or 2 numbers


But if there's numbers I wanna be able to 80085 :cry: :cry:
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 am

Well then there will be someone who wants to put full PI number... lets not be over creative
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby NoOne-NBA on Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:19 am

kandzius28 wrote:By the way I am not sure if there is some “suggestions” topic where players can give their ideas on how game could be improved. If there is one I couldn’t find.

There's an entire forum for that, not just a single thread.

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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:28 am

Before I was angry at my wife when she repeated that I am bad at googling. But boy never was she more right about me than this one.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Scyonite on Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:27 am

kandzius28 wrote:Before I was angry at my wife when she repeated that I am bad at googling. But boy never was she more right about me than this one.


We had someone else that also was bad at googling in here before. He suggested using DuckDuckGo :cheesygrin: :lol:
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Dirkened on Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:05 pm

Hey man, I used to use DuckDuckGo and it was pretty good. I really liked the bang commands and wouldn't be against going back.
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby kandzius28 on Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:34 am

Nothing can help me with this one. And I thought I was bright guy. Nevermind... anyway is there any app on ps4 and xbox1 that could help to have voice chat with my friends while playing cross platform?
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Re: Friends Update Coming February 19

Postby Zengrath on Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:20 pm

Does this mean we now have in-game only friend list that doesn't require them to be on steam friends? Or for pc players do they still get added to my steam also? If I already have steam friends do they continue to work or do we import or add back in?

EDIT: got home, i see no difference, i'm assuming this just for cross play. my friend list is still steam. disappointing. I simply do not have any interest in adding people to my steam account just so i can play with people who aren't toxic a little more often and give people access to my information i don't want them having access too. I'm not sure how much longer i can deal with this horrible community getting worst every day. i tried play about 8 games tonight, 6 of which teammates rage quit 1 goal in. I complain about it and people just say, "it's just unranked don't worry about it". So it's perfectly acceptable to be toxic in unranked because it's unranked, and it's perfectly acceptable to be toxic in ranked, because it's ranked. This type of attitude from this community completely supporting this toxic behavior is why game is ruined and why just gets worst not better. I guess people don't understand i have a life outside of rocket league, on weekdays i may only be able to spend 1-2 hours playing. when i can only play 1-2 games in 1-2 hours without toxicity why in hell am i even bothering to play this game anymore? I'm only one out of 10 friends i know when rocket league came out that still plays for this very reason. the community which is extremely disrespectful. People don't treat others online like you do in real life anymore, as if i'm just a robot not a human being. And i'm always attacked all time without any proof, so often i see a teamate completely mess up, i don't care because it's a game, but then they attack me for not fixing thier issue, i'm always one at fault for the ball going to our goal and them completely whiffing and letting ball go into our net, like i'm supposed to i know when my teamates going to make a mistake. Why is it my fault? why am i not allowed to defend myself? Why would someone talk to me as if i'm a terrorist or rapist or something you should be mad at, i'm treated like im the worst criminal in the world if i make only 1 mistake. It's ridiculous. I just don't get it, i deal with people in customer service all day, co-workers etc. outside in real world people don't treat others like they do in this game. I quit online gaming in early 2000's due to community getting worst in games i played. i come back to rocket league to online gaming world only to see it 1000% worst then it was when i quit, and no one cares. guess time to give up any type of human interaction on the internet for good? I already don't do social media.
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