Rocket League celebrates seven years of soccer with the Birthday Ball event


  • rocket league going to be seven!
  • Join us in celebrating this lucky milestone with a new in-game event, the Birthday Ball.
  • The festivities will include the Heatseeker and Knockout LTMs, Birthday Ball Challenge rewards, and snazzy new anniversary outfits.

Rocket League has had countless updates and events over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the most significant milestones the game has had over the years!

  • 2015 – The successor to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, rocket league Shoot into the stratosphere with a massive launch.
  • 2016 – Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) celebrates its first World Championship, with iBuyPower taking first place.
  • 2017 – Octane goes back to school with the presentation of the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Spring Series.
  • 2018 – South America becomes the fourth region in RLCS and we launch the first Rocket Pass.
  • 2019rocket league joins the Epic Games family and adds cross-platform party grouping.
  • 2020 rocket league becomes Free to Play and introduces cross-platform progression.
  • 2021 Rocket League side slam launches on mobile, giving players high-octane gameplay on the go.

let the party begin

Enough about the past; Let’s push into the future! The celebrations kick off today with Heatseeker, a crowd-favorite mode where the ball drops into your opponent’s goal. After a week of magnetized matches, we’re switching over to Knockout on July 13! Use unique Attack, Block, and Grab mechanics to knock your opponents out of the Arena in this free-to-play game for eight players.


Throughout the events, players can also participate in birthday ball challenges to earn rewards. Unlocks the Golden Goat player banner and precious metal avatar border, plus a total of 300 credits.


formal black tie

Anniversaries only happen once a year, so get ready to party in the updated Item Shop! For just 100 credits, players can use the new Fancy Formal Fennec decal. Inspired by previous Octane and Dominus Tuxedo Decals, this custom look will have you celebrating in style. Players can also complete the sleek black and white outfit by choosing the coveted Titanium White Fennec.


Players have been loving the new gold painted items in Season 7, so let’s stick with gold! Choose the Spyder: Anniversary Edition Wheels or the Top Hat: Anniversary Edition Topper, both available in 24k glory. Celebrations begin on July 6!

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