Psyonix has signalled the klaxon to confirm that after going strong for many months of triumphant victories and last-minute heartache, Rocket League Season 1 is drawing to a close next month.
But with a transition to Season 2 now pegged for February, the developer has mapped out plans to overhaul the title’s ranking system, while slight tweaks to the divisions mean the in-game Rank Points will be removed entirely.
- To start, we’ve renamed ranked play “Competitive Matchmaking,” which will be tagged in the Playlists menu to differentiate them from casual matchmaking.
- In addition to the fresh playlists tags, we’re also removing Rank Points for Season 2. In the new season, all Divisions are based on your Skill Rating to remove the confusion of two points systems.
- We have replaced the ten Season 1 Divisions (Bronze I/II/III, Silver I/II/III, Gold I/II/III, and Platinum) with 12 new ones, especially tailored to Rocket League.
- The new divisions range from Prospect I at the bottom to Champion at the top.
All of this is in an effort to “de-emphasize the importance of single wins or losses” going into Rocket League Season 2, with the team at Psyonix keen to “put the focus where it belongs — consistently playing well and improving your game over time.”
No word yet on an official due date for the February update, though we’ll keep you posted as it nears launch.