Rocket League gets free Winter Games event next month

Brand new items and a festive ice-themed field land on 14th December

Winter is coming… to Rocket League! Starting 14th December, our previously-announced hockey-inspired Mutator Mode, now called “Snow Day,” will officially replace the “Mutator Mashup” online playlist.

Boasting an ice-themed field and a heavy, disc-shaped puck, “Snow Day” brings an awesome new twist to Rocket League’s classic, football-fueled gameplay. We know a lot of you have been waiting a long time to give this one a try, which is why we’re so pleased to finally confirm an official date for you!


Besides “Snow Day,” 14th December will also bring several new holiday-themed Garage items! Like October’s Halloween treats before them, the items from Rocket League’s “Winter Games” are limited-time goodies unlocked by simply playing matches (it doesn’t matter if you win or lose!). Though their chances of dropping are lower than a “standard” item’s, the “Winter Games” collection is also yours to keep once you’ve found them. Fail to get all the items before 4th January, however, and you’ll have to wait until next year to get them again!


Here’s the full list of upcoming “Winter Event” items:

  • “Xmas” Rocket Trail
  • “Blitzen” Topper
  • “Christmas Tree” Topper
  • “Sad Sapling” Topper
  • “Santa” Topper
  • “Candy Cane” Antenna
  • “Holiday Gift” Antenna

Prior to the Winter Games event, our next DLC, “Chaos Run,” will release next week on 1st December! You WILL NOT need to purchase any DLC to gain access to “Snow Day” or the “Winter Games” items, nor will you need the DLC to access our new “Wasteland” map that ships on the same day. If you’re down for some cool, post-apocalyptic exclusive Battle-Cars and customisation items, however, then Chaos Run is definitely for you.

See you next time!


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vV_PaRaSiTe_Vv 25 November, 2015 @ 17:03


I really appreciate that you guys give the maps away for free and let us choose to pay for the cosmetic items if we choose. Considering how this was free with PS+ and how frequently you’re updating and tweaking the game, I always feel more inclined to support your work by buying the DLC every now and then. :)

Carnivius_Prime 25 November, 2015 @ 17:47

I like to think I’d buy DLC items from them even if there isn’t anything among them I’d use purely just to show my support for the game and to keep it going. I love this game.


Thank you very much. In turn, we are really thankful to you guys for your response to the game. Hope you enjoy the new stuff!

Excellent, looking forward to it.

Love your game. Thank you.

Sounds cool to me!

Carnivius_Prime 25 November, 2015 @ 17:46

December’s an extra awesome month for us Rocket League fans then. Good times! :)


I can’t wait!!! It looks so exciting!

This game is the biggest hidden gem I have come across in years and the development team could teach many others how to do DLC the right way. Huge thanks to you all, keep up the good work and merry Xmas!!

Now this is a team that loves improving an already perfect game ! I don’t own a PS4 yet, but as soon as I get one, this will be the first game I install on it! I bought it for my PC but I need to run it on the lowest graphics ever and that takes away the magic of Rocket League… I hope to have my PS4 before January 4th, I don’t want to wait a full year for this goodies x.x

Thank you so much Psyonix for the monthy DLC ;)


Congratulations on getting that new PS4! We hope to keep you happy!

I really do love this, and I don’t want to sound negative, but…

Why replace Mutator Mashup? Wasn’t the idea to update that playlist with new settings every so often?


It’s so that we don’t split the audience. Part of Mutator Mashup’s role is to try out new presets/ modes. We plan on bringing them back as well — but because of the holiday season and the “newness” of the Snow Day mode, it made sense to us to leave it as the focus for the Online Mutator playlist.

Private custom games (offline or online) will still have all the same Mutator options they already did, though. So, if you liked Cubic, for example, you can still create a game with those rules.

Okay, that makes sense to me now. I’m excited to see what new things will happen with the Mutators. I will definitely enjoy Snow Day while it lasts though, because it is “cool” ;-)


Misclicked “unlike” and now only “already voted” appears. Sorry! I love both your games and DLCs!

I agree with those who say those PS+ and free updates decisions make people support you more by buying add-ons.


Is there any word on Partying with PC players?
I have a friend that i would really like to party up with for online matchmaking.

As it stands, we only play split screen on the ps4, but cant do online, as he does not have PS+

Wow! Wow! Wow! Nice shot!

so where is chaos run?


Where are the Winter Games?

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