Rocket League Update 1.05 out Now, Adds Ranked Season 1 & Much More

September 10, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Released today on PlayStation 4 and PC, Rocket League update 1.05 marks the start of Ranked Season 1, allows PC players to filter out PS4 players in matchmaking, improves Utopia Coliseum, and more.

Developer Psyonix adds, “As our v1.05 rolls out over the next two hours you MAY run into issues connecting or playing the game. Apologies.”

Here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update, which is 522MB:

The Headlines

  • Ranked Season 1 Officially begins
  • Added multiple Ranked Season Divisions with post-Season Division placement rewards
  • Added “Ranked Solo Standard” back to the Online match queue
  • Made multiple improvements and adjustments to the Utopia Coliseum arena
  • PC players can now filter PlayStation 4 players out of matchmaking search
  • Added Music Player interface to all menu screens
  • Added “Featured Video” to in-game blog roll
  • Added multiple “Spectate” mode improvements
  • Added 12 new Community Flags, 2 new Chivalry Flags, and 20+ new Country Flags
  • Repaired sound-related crash scenario that caused the game to crash on the loading screen after multiple matches

New Content

Antennas

  • Added “Community Flags”: Angry Army, Anne Munition, The Attack, EMD1, ESL, itmeJP, MLG, Razer, Saudi Gamer, Serious Gaming
  • Added “Video Games”: Chivalry – Agatha Knights, Chivalry – Mason Order
  • Added “Country Flags”: Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Comoros, East Timor, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kosovo, Lesotho, Macau, Mauritius, Puntland, Réunion, Solomon Islands, Somaliland, Suriname, Swaziland, Western Sahara

New Features

Online Play

  • Added “Find New Match” option to Ranked endgame screen
  • PC Players can now filter PlayStation 4 players out of matchmaking search

Ranked Season

  • Season 1 has officially begun and all leaderboards have been reset
  • The “Solo Standard” 3v3 Ranked Playlist has been re-added
  • Season Rankings are now based on Rank Points (RP): Rank Points are gained or lost based on Player skill rating, teammates’ skill, and the opponent’s skill (like the Pre-Season rating); Rank Points change consistently throughout the Season unlike the Pre-Season skill rating, which changed less and less the more games that were played; Earning 100 RP will promote Players to the next Division, but dropping below 0 RP will demote them to the previous Division; The Player’s initial division is seeded based on their Pre-Season skill rating
  • Ranked Divisions are now separated into: Unranked, Bronze I, Bronze II, Bronze III, Silver I, Silver II, Silver III, Gold I, Gold II, Gold III, Platinum (Top 100 Players)
  • Reaching Silver, Gold, or Platinum division rewards players with special reward items at the Season’s end
  • Note: Season 1 will last for the next several months. An end date will be announced several weeks in advance

UI/UX

  • Added Music Player interface to all menu screens
  • Added “Featured Video” to in-game blog roll
  • Added “Video Games” sub-section to Garage Items/ Antennas
  • Spectate Mode: Added persistent nameplate that shows username and stats for all players
  • Spectate Mode: Added the ability to focus on the ball while in Flycam
  • (PC) Spectate Mode: Controls now support hotkeys for camera switching between players or free cam

Changes and Updates

Online

  • Ranked Pre-Season is now over (see above)
  • Improved overall connection reliability

Arena – Utopia Coliseum

  • Daylight has been changed to earlier in the day
  • Overall lighting effects and ambiance have been improved
  • Level boundaries are now more clearly defined
  • Added new arches around the outside of the playing field (because it looks cooler)
  • Player start positions and Boost placements have been standardized to match other maps

UI/UX

  • Moved “Save Replay” option lower in the post-game screen so it is not selected by default
  • (PS4) Controller audio has been switched to “Off” by default for single-player, but can be toggled back on via Options menu (Splitscreen controller audio still defaults to “On”)

Garage Items

  • Antennas Moved to Video Games folder: Blacklight, Blacklight: Retribution, Edge of Space, Fenix Rage, Shadowgate, Strike Vector EX, Unreal, Warframe, Warframe Chroma, Warframe Excalibur, Warframe Loki, Sweet Tooth

Bug Fixes

General

  • Direct Input and XInput controllers no longer stop working when played together
  • Improved protection against corrupted save data
  • Repaired boundary-collision issue that would sometimes allow players to exit the arena
  • Fixed random invisibility bug associated with large Boost pick-ups

Audio

  • Fixed issue that caused in-game sounds to drop in and out
  • Repaired sound-related crash scenario that caused the game to crash on the loading screen after multiple matches

Maps

  • Utopia Coliseum: Fixed issue that would sometimes allow the ball to fall through the bottom of the map

UI/UX

  • (PS4) Text chat now properly works after suspend/ resume
  • (PS4) Corrected issue that caused PC players to appear nameless to PS4 players following suspend/ resume

Details on the next paid DLC pack for Rocket League are expected in the next few weeks.

What do you think of today’s update?

[Source: Psyonix, Rocket League (Twitter)]

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