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Rocket League

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Rocket League
Rocket League cover
Developers
Psyonix
Linux Timothee Besset[1]
Publishers
Psyonix
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows July 7, 2015
macOS (OS X) September 8, 2016[2]
Linux September 8, 2016[2]
Rocket League at Wikipedia

Key points

Cross-platform gameplay with all console players.[3][4]

General information

Official forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
All versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Aftershock
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Back to the Future
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Chaos Run
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
DC Super Heroes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Esper
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fast & Furious '70 Dodge Charger R/T
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Fast & Furious '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hot Wheels Bone Shaker
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hot Wheels Triple Threat
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Hot Wheels Twin Mill III
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Jurassic World
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Marauder
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Masamune
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
NBA Flag
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Official Game Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Official Game Soundtrack, Vol. 2
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Proteus
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Revenge of the Battle-Cars
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Supersonic Fury
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Triton
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
Vulcan
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
x Monstercat Vol. 1
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
x Monstercat Vol. 2
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
x Monstercat Vol. 3
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux
x Monstercat Vol. 4
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Linux

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the -nomovie command line argument[5]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\Config\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Rocket League/TAGame/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Rocket League/TAGame/
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Rocket League/TAGame/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Rocket League/TAGame/SaveData/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save games are cross-platform, but aren't automatically synced over.

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[6]
Ultra-widescreen
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[6]
4K Ultra HD
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[7]
Field of view (FOV)
Between 60° and 110°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
4x by default. See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA (Low, Medium & High) and MLAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Adjustable up to 250 FPS.[8] Use RocketLauncher for no cap.[citation needed]
Color blind mode
Forces all cars and team colors to the default, high-contrast orange and blue shades.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

RocketLauncher allows easily changing Rocket League's resolution (including for dual-monitor split screen).
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Use the -ResX=YourWidth -ResY=YourHeight command line arguments and launch the game.
  2. Close the game, then remove the command line arguments.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Modify configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TASystemSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line MaxAnisotropy= and set it to 16.

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Enable MSAA[10]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TASystemSettings.ini.
  3. Find bAllowD3D9MSAA and set it to True.
  4. Find MaxMultiSamples (this should be directly above the line mentioned above) and set it to your preferred level of MSAA samples (2, 4, 8 or 16).

Notes

MSAA is not officially supported and can cause bugs.[9]
SSAA forced through the driver works (tested on AMD card). On Dropshot, requires tinkering with the in-game AA setting (disable/re-enable it) during gameplay to work again.

Input settings[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Under Camera, the Invert Swivel Pitch checkbox.
Controller
Controller support
On Windows: XInput, DirectInput and DualShock 4.
On OS X and Linux: any controller that works with the OS. May require configuration via Steam Big Picture.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Under Camera, the Invert Swivel Pitch checkbox.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
No vibration support. Support possibly through DirectInput.
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes V1, V2. Wired, Bluetooth.
Does not work with Wireless Adaptor.
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Mouse[edit]

Mouse axes aren't bound to anything by default. Binding them to the camera will cause mouse movement to act like an analog stick, making the camera move at a constant speed and resetting to the default position instantly if movement stops.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Tested up to 7.1 output.[11]
Subtitles
No spoken dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be disabled with the -AllowBackgroundAudio command line argument.[12]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
No spoken dialogue
Dutch
No spoken dialogue
French
No spoken dialogue
German
No spoken dialogue
Italian
No spoken dialogue
Portuguese
No spoken dialogue
Russian
No spoken dialogue
Spanish
No spoken dialogue
Turkish
No spoken dialogue

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Each player needs a separate gamepad.
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443
UDP 7000 - 9000
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support[edit]

Issues unresolved[edit]

Low FPS after ALT-Tabbing[edit]

On some systems users may experience a severe FPS Cap reducing your FPS from the maximum of 250 down to possibly 60. A relaunch solves the issue, and there is likely a fix on the way.

Issues fixed[edit]

Controller not working[edit]

As the game does support all controller standards, it might be picking up some peripheral as primary controller, which can include mouse, tablet, webcam, etc.
Remove unused controllers[citation needed]
  1. Push Win+R and type joy.cpl then push OK.
  2. From Advanced settings... set your used controller as primary one and then push OK.
  3. Locate all unused controllers listed and either unplug them physically, disable them from device manager or with virtual controllers uninstall from control panel.

Not connected to Servers under Linux[edit]

Create a symlink for the CA Certificates to where Rocket League expects them[13]

sudo ln -s /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

Game fails to launch and does not create an error message[edit]

Steam will adjust user status to 'playing game' for several seconds, but fail to create a process for Rocket League, possibly giving an error that MSVCR100.dll is missing
Repair Installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package[14]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2010
  2. Run vcredist_x86.exe - It does not matter if you are using a 64bit install of your operating system
  3. Choose to repair the installation

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 4.1 OS X/Linux only
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform 4.2.24[15]
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista SP2 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 2.5 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4850
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Gamepad or Controller Recommended
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5670
Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
Intel HD 4000 or Iris Pro
OpenGL 4.1 compatible
Linux
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) 2.4 GHz Dual Core 2.5 GHz Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7950

References