Each crate has a unique "series" of items. Items in each crate are classified as Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market.
They can be unlocked with keys, which are available for sale in the "Manage Inventory" and "Crate Unlock" menus. Unlocking a crate will reveal a random exclusive item. There is also a chance of acquiring a certified or painted variant of said item.
Alternatively crates can also be opened using decryptors.
The following table shows an example of drop percentage when a new crate is released.
|5%||Phaseout||PCC, Turbo, Nitro, Overdrive|
Within a "category", crates have equal drop odds. So Velocity and Accelerator effectively drop 5% of the time, while PCC drops 1.25% of the time (as it shares with 3 others).
Crates can also be traded with other players.
- Rare Item: 55%
- Very Rare Item: 28%
- Import Item: 12%
- Exotic Item: 4%
- Black Market Item: 1%
- Chance of receiving Painted attribute: 25%
- Chance of receiving Certified attribute: 25%
The Crate system uses a three-step process. When you open a Crate with a Key or Decryptor, the system first determines what rarity level to choose from -- Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic or Black Market -- based on the percentages listed above. Next, the system determines which item within that rarity group is dropped. If you’re receiving an Import-level Customization Item from the Impact Crate, for example, each of the three Import items in the Impact Crate have an equal chance of dropping. Finally, the system determines if the item will drop with Painted and/or Certified attributes.
NOTE: These drop rates have been the same since our Crates and Keys system launched in September 2016. Every Crate and Crate Series in Rocket League are subject to these rates, whether it was the retired Champions Series Crates or the next Crate we’re releasing later this summer.
List of available crates
On May 22, 2017, Psyonix announced that the Champion Crate series would be retired in June, 2017, with other crates set to retire approximately six months after their initial release date.
All four Champion crates were officially retired on July 5, 2017.
Black Market items
Items listed here have a 1% chance of being found in crates, they cannot be obtained via Trade in.
- Main article: Decal
Black Market decals are unique in that they were once shown in the preview as an Octane battle-car partially covered by a purple hexagon-motif fabric. These decals were dubbed "Mystery Universal Decal" in the preview, which means that the Black Market decals are applicable to all Battle-Cars. Since the Patch v1.41, they can be previewed normally and are no longer dubbed “Mystery Universal Decal”.
- Main article: Goal explosion