Rocket League Gets Cross Platform Parties In New Update

You can play Rocket League with friends who own other systems at last.

Posted By | On 19th, Feb. 2019 Under News

Rocket League

The long time coming cross-platform parties update is now available for Rocket League, the game which got full cross-platform play across all consoles a few weeks ago. Psyonix announced today that the new update, which also marks the official start of Season 10 for Rocket League, is available to download now.

Cross-platform parties allow you to play together with friends across different platforms when playing Rocket League. Until now, Rocket League’s cross-platform play has been restricted to random players from across all platforms, which allows for a bigger player pool, but doesn’t help those who want to play with their friends who might own a different system.

This obviously helps address that. The update also includes updates for the audio mixing for the game, as well as enabling new Extra Modes in free-play. All that, plus there are some big fixes as well. You can see the full patch notes on Rocket League’s website, and the cross-platform specific stuff below.

Friends List

The new Friends List allows you to add friends from other gaming platforms to Parties and Clubs.

Accessible on the bottom menu bar next to Party Chat, it has four distinct tabs:

  • Friends

This tab shows your Friends from the platform you’re playing on

You can invite these Friends to Parties and Clubs from this menu by clicking on their name

  • RocketID

This tab shows your Friends on other platforms that you’ve added via RocketID

From here, you can select “Add Friend by RocketID” to search for a friend’s ID

You can input their name if you don’t know their full tag to do a search

  • Recent Players

Displays the last 25 players you played with or against that you aren’t already friends with

  • Alerts

Shows any pending RocketID Friend Requests you’ve received as well as active Party Invites, Club Invites, and other Notifications

Your ‘RocketID’ is assigned the first time you log in using your name plus a random four-digit code

If your name doesn’t pass our language filter, you’ll be assigned a temporary, auto-generated name like Octane#1234

You can change your RocketID at any time for any reason via the RocketID Tab

  • Show RocketIDs: Hide your RocketID from displaying in your Friends List (Under Options > Interface)

Players can use this feature to hide their RocketID during a live broadcast

  • Notifications During Gameplay: Disable Friends List notifications during gameplay (Under Options > Interface)

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