Psyonix shares more details about Rocket League’s new Blueprints system
Psyonix has gone into more detail about Rocket League’s upcoming Blueprints system, which will replace the game’s random crates.
Under the new system, which is due to launch in December, at the end of a match, there is a chance for a Blueprint to drop. Players can then craft the Blueprint and get the item on it by spending Credits, a new currency being introduced.
“As we mentioned in the first blog on Blueprints, Crates that you have in your inventory at the time of the update will be converted to Blueprints from the same series,” the developer adds. “Any Blueprints that you receive from this conversion will appear in your inventory as ‘unrevealed’ Blueprints. You can reveal an unrevealed Blueprint at no cost to show what in-game item it can build. Once revealed, you can choose to create the item from that Blueprint for Credits. Only Blueprints that have been converted from Crates will be unrevealed.”
As for trading, revealed Blueprints, items from Blueprints, free items, and Credits will all be tradeable following the December update. However, unrevealed Blueprints, purchased items from the shop, Esports items, and Credits when trading for Credits are not tradeable. A full list of what is and isn’t tradeable under the new system can be found below:
- Revealed Blueprints
- Items that have been built from Blueprints
- Credits (As long as the other party in the trade does not include their own Credits)
- Free Drops
- Tradable legacy content acquired prior to the Blueprint system
- Rocket Pass items from Pro Tiers
- In-game event items
- Credits when traded for Credits
- Credits when traded for nothing
- Unrevealed Blueprints
- Items purchased from the Item Shop
- Bonus Gifts and Items received from Bonus Gifts (more on that below)
- Esports Shop Items
Finally, Decryptors, which are used to open crates without a key, will be removed from the game with the Blueprints update. Any unused Decryptors will be turned into “Bonus Gifts,” which are free to open and contain items from the Vindicator Crate series and first Blueprint Series.
Rocket League is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.