We've known about Rocket League's plans to go free-to-play for a while, but now developer Psyonix has confirmed the game will transition to a "free" experience next week on Wednesday, September 23rd.

As part of this, the developer will be introducing lots of new features to the game including revamped tournaments with automatically scheduled Competitive Tournaments every day, game-wide challenges offering items and XP, cross-platform progression, and streamlined Seasons and new Ranks.

And of course, this also means that Rocket League will be leaving Xbox Game Pass imminently.

Something to keep in mind however, is that you'll still require Xbox Live Gold in order to access Rocket League's online features when it goes free-to-play, as recently highlighted on the game's official website.

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