Rocket League will be getting a new tournament mode later this month, making it easier for players to compete with their friends, as confirmed via the Rocket League blog.
Players will be able to create tournaments or join other players’ tournaments. Tournament hosts will be able to set the capacity during the creation process. However, Psyonix has yet to confirm what other options, such a game types or mutator settings, will be available.
The feature will launch in beta via PC gaming platform Steam later this month. However, those playing via PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch will have to wait.
The Rocket League tournament beta will get underway on 21 February and will run until 23 February. Psyonix will then gauge the reaction of their user base ahead of a full launch.
Announcing the new mode, Psyonix developer Devin Connors said:
“The beta is purpose-built to help us test functionality and the new UI we have created for the Tournaments system.”
The developer previously announced that they expect the feature to be released at some point during March or April.
The addition of a tournament mode will make it easier to run tournaments, both professional and amateur, without the need for a third-party system.
How to join the Rocket League tournament beta
In order to join the Rocket League tournament beta test, it goes without saying that you will need a Steam account and a copy of the game.
To sign up for the beta, go to your Steam library and right click on Rocket League.
Select “properties” on the dropdown menu and then navigate to the “betas” tab.
Click on the dropdown box and there should be an option to select “tournaments beta”.
After selecting the tournaments beta, Steam should update Rocket League. You will then have access to the tournament mode when the beta begins next week.