Rocket League celebrates Chinese New Year with a new map next week

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Videogames are all the time prepared to pounce on excuses to promote you hats, so naturally Rocket League is celebrating the Chinese New Year. The occasion kicks off on Monday. There can be new rims and such, accessible to purchase on the lately reworked and now barely cheaper retailer. I’m extra within the new Forbidden Temple Enviornment, which appears like a vibrant escape from this dreary January.

The Fortunate Lanterns occasion begins on Monday January 20th and runs till February 10th. You earn Crimson Envelopes by taking part in matches, and may redeem them for particular occasion gadgets or a random previous one from “Champion Collection 1, 2, and three”. The still-overpriced store could have new gadgets, too, and also you get a free one only for logging in.

Right here’s the occasion web page, and right here’s the Forbidden Temple map.

Rocket League does extra novel maps generally, altering the scale and format of the pitch. The enchantment of this one simply lies within the surroundings, nevertheless it’s fairly, innit.

I visited Beijing’s Forbidden Metropolis as soon as, which you might be completely allowed into, other than the truly forbidden bits. It’s wild. There are 12 particular person palaces with names like “Palace of Everlasting Longevity” and “Palace of Amassed Purity”. The halls of the outer courts are organised in teams of three that mirror the Quian trigram, representing heaven, whereas the residing areas within the internal courts are organized in teams of six, representing the Earth. Which is attention-grabbing, as a result of that’s the place the Emperor and his household lived, and my western mind makes me assume they’d be arrange within the heavenly bit.

There was a paucity of rocket-propelled automobiles.

Rocket League’s new yr nonsense begins on Monday, if you happen to’ve forgotten.

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