Lucky Lanterns is the seventh special event introduced to Rocket League. During the event, players can earn exclusive Lunar New Year-themed items. Lucky Lanterns first appeared in 2020, and it returned in 2021.
In 2020, the event started on January 20 and ended on February 17. During the event, players could earn Red Envelopes to buy Lunar New Year-themed items. The event was originally scheduled to end on February 10, 2020, but on February 7, 2020 Psyonix announced that it would be extended by a week and everyone who logged into Rocket League through February 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PST (6:00 p.m. UTC) would be given 500 Red Envelopes.
On February 11, 2021 the Lucky Lanterns event went live with new items and ended on March 1, 2021. In 2021, there were no Red Envelopes and players simply completed special event challenges to unlock items (like other post-F2P events).
The following items can be obtained by completing specific challenges during the event.
|Icon||Name||Type||How To Obtain|
|Lucky Cat||Topper||Win 1 Online Match in any Casual playlist|
|Ox Horn||Topper||Play 3 Online Matches in any Casual playlist|
|Lantern Lift||Boost||Gain 2 XP Levels|
|Temple Guardian||Player Banner||Get 3 Saves or Epic Saves in Online Matches|
|Dragon (Merc)||Decal||Get 15 Assists, Clears or Centers in Online Matches|
|Golden Lantern||Other||Play 20 Online Matches (Repeatable 5 times)|
|Lucky Devil||Title||Get 10 Shots on Goal in Online Matches|
|Ozzy Ox||Topper||Get 1 Goal in an Online Match|
|Cherry Blossom||Boost||Get 3 Goals, Assists or Saves in Online Matches|
|Dragon (Breakout)||Decal||Earn MVP honors in an Online Match|
|Paper-Cut||Wheels||Get 10 Goals in Online Matches|
|20k XP||XP||Win 10 online matches (Repeatable)|
The following items were available to purchase using Red Envelopes. All items are classified as Limited rarity.
|Goodbye Nian||Player Banner||Free (Login Gift)|
|Rat Racer||Player Title||75|
|Spring Pagoda||Avatar Border||100|
|XP Level Up||Other||300|
During the 2020 event, two goal explosions featured in the event trailer were available in the Item Shop for a limited time.
During the 2021 event, Lantern Lift will make a return along with a new Paper Dragon (Crimson) and two Free items.
|Lantern Lift||Goal Explosion||2000||2020/2021|
|Paper Dragon||Goal Explosion||2000||2020|
|Paper Dragon (Crimson)||Goal Explosion||2200||2021|
|Short Fuse||Player Banner||Free||2021|
Along with the event, a new arena called Forbidden Temple was also introduced. It stayed in the map rotation permanently. The Lucky Lanterns 2021 event included the Forbidden Temple (Day) variant.