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Rocket Boosts are a customization option in Rocket League. They shoot out of the back of the battle-car when using boost, and depending on the car used, either shoot out in a single or double trail. Rocket boosts record the time of boost used while equipped.

Prior to July 5, 2017, rocket boosts were known as "Rocket Trails". They were renamed to avoid confusion with the new supersonic trails.[1]

Common

Rocket boosts listed here are unlocked simply by completing a certain amount of matches. Standard Red, Blue, Pink, Purple and Yellow are already unlocked at the beginning of the game.

On August 3, 2017, Psyonix introduced painted variants of some common boosts, which are classified as import rarity and can be obtained via the trade in system.[2]

Platform Exclusives

The Blamite Overthruster, Imulsion, Overcharge and UV Turret boosts are only available on the Xbox One version of the game. The Blamite Overthruster boost can only be equipped on the Hogsticker car and the UV Turret on the Armadillo car.

The Super Star and Wave Beam boosts are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. The Super Star boost can only be used by Luigi NSR and Mario NSR, and the Wave Beam by Samus' Gunship.

Very Rare

Very Rare rocket boosts can be found as a drop from completed online matches, or by trading up five rare items. Some others can only be found in crates.

Import

These rocket boosts are only available in crates.

Limited

These rocket boosts were only available for a set period of time, often during events before they were removed from the drop list. However, they can still be traded between players.

Alpha Reward

The Gold Rush boost was made available only to players who participated in the Alpha testing of Rocket League, and who also sent out invites to other people to participate in the Alpha. Additionally, it was available to PC players only.

Beat Saber

The following boost will be automatically rewarded as soon as you login to Rocket League[3]

Competitive Season 2

Players who participated in the Competitive playlists during Season 2 received these limited boosts as a reward when the season ended. Boosts were awarded to a player based on the highest rank they reached. These boosts cannot be traded with other players.

Popcorn

The following boost can be obtained by going to redeem code and entering popcorn.

RLCS Fan Rewards Phase 1

Players who registered for Fan Rewards and watched the RLCS enabled for item drops on Twitch starting from June 2, 2017 to January 28, 2018 could receive this limited item as a random drop during the live broadcast.

RLCS Fan Rewards Phase 2

Players who registered for Fan Rewards and watched the RLCS and RLRS enabled for item drops on Twitch starting from March 10, 2018 could receive this limited items as a random drop during the live broadcast.

Special Events

Halloween

The Candy Corn boost was available from October 18th to November 2nd, 2015, for Halloween. It was again available along with the new Netherworld boost from October 18th to November 4th, 2016. The developers have stated that the 2015 Halloween items will no longer drop in the future, which includes the Candy Corn boost.[4]

Haunted Hallows 2019

The Stranger Things boost was introduced as part of the 2019 Stranger Things-themed Haunted Hallows event. It was on sale for 120 Candy Corn.

Holidays

The Xmas boost was available from December 14th, 2015 to January 4th, 2016, for Holidays. It was again available from December 7th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017. The developers have stated that it will no longer drop in the future.[5]

Radical Summer

These rocket boosts are available for limited time in the multiple phases of the Radical Summer event.

'80s Blockbuster

The following rocket boost is characterized for being part of a famous franchise of the '80s. It cost 120 "Cassettes."

'80s Culture

This rocket boost is based in what characterized the culture of the '80s. It cost 120 "Cassettes."

Twitch Prime

The following boost can be obtained by linking your twitch prime account with your Rocket League platform of choice.[6]

Zag Toys

The Cold Fusion rocket boost can be obtained by redeeming a code find in limited or rare Original Mini's Pull-Back Racer from Zag Toys.

Premium

These rocket boosts are only available by purchasing their related DLC.

Note: The Batmobile, Outatime, and K.I.T.T. boosts are licensed. As such, they can only be used with their respective car bodies; they will not appear as a selection for other car bodies.

Xbox Customization Pack

The Xbox wheels orignally could only be obtained for Xbox Game Pass users however on July 15th, 2019, the Customization Pack was made available to all Rocket League owners on Xbox One.[7]

Rocket Pass

Rocket Pass 1

The following boost were only obtainable from Rocket Pass 1.

Rocket Pass 2

The following boost were only obtainable from Rocket Pass 2. Pickle was the only free tier boost.

Rocket Pass 3

The following boost were only obtainable from Rocket Pass 3.

Rocket Pass 4

The following boost can be obtained from Rocket Pass 4.

References

  1. Anniversary Update: Competitive Season 4 Rewards on Rocket League - Official Site
  2. Trade-In System Expansion Now Live on Rocket League - Official Site
  3. @RocketLeague on Twitter: "Beat Saber items are LIVE"
  4. Limited-Time Halloween Items Drop Next Week on Rocket League - Official Site
  5. Holiday 2016 Items Dropping Soon on Rocket League - Official Site
  6. Twitch Prime In-Game Content on Rocket League - Official Site
  7. Xbox Customization Pack on Rocket League - Official Site
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