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Rocket League's free-to-play launch will be September 23, update coming tomorrow that will add cross-platform account linking and more

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  1. Wes
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    I'm not pleased at all about this update requiring an Epic account just to play the game. And based on a spurt of negative reviews, it seems others feel similarly....

    I'm not pleased at all about this update requiring an Epic account just to play the game. And based on a spurt of negative reviews, it seems others feel similarly.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/252950/Rocket_League/

    5 votes
  2. [5]
    Deimos
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    Even if you're not interested in Rocket League, it'll be worth adding it to your Epic library once it launches for a $10 off coupon:

    Even if you're not interested in Rocket League, it'll be worth adding it to your Epic library once it launches for a $10 off coupon:

    September 23 is also the day you'll find Rocket League available for download on its newest home: the Epic Games Store! You can visit the Rocket League page now, and add the game to your wishlist so you're notified as soon as it's available. If you add Rocket League to your library between September 23 and October 23 you will receive a $10 EGS coupon that is redeemable on games and add-ons $14.99 and up.

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      mrbig
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      The link is not working for some reason.

      The link is not working for some reason.

      1. [3]
        rish
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        Is the link redirecting to this topic by any chance?

        Is the link redirecting to this topic by any chance?

        1. [2]
          mrbig
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          It works now.

          It works now.

          2 votes
          1. rish
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            Nice :). Probably just my phone, sometimes it redirects to same page on Tildes. I'll have to test in other devices before reporting.

            Nice :).

            Probably just my phone, sometimes it redirects to same page on Tildes. I'll have to test in other devices before reporting.

            2 votes
  3. sebs
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    It's sad, because since today we cannot play the game without creating an Epic account and since I'm opposed to the practices that Epic Games do with their anti-consumer movements I don't even...

    It's sad, because since today we cannot play the game without creating an Epic account and since I'm opposed to the practices that Epic Games do with their anti-consumer movements I don't even want to pad their numbers by creating a "fake account".

    I'm not gonna ask for a refund either because one, I bought it on a sale on amazon like 4 years ago for 5 bucks or so; and second, I still enjoy it for 4 years an put more than 1500 hs on this game.

    It's a shame that I feel that I'm not longer be able to play it because I love it, but I believe it's time to move on for me.

    gg

    1 vote
  4. mrbig
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    Will free players have access to everything? I paid for this—not that I care, just curious. Rocket League has enough safeguards to prevent widespread bad behavior from new players, so I’m not...

    Will free players have access to everything? I paid for this—not that I care, just curious. Rocket League has enough safeguards to prevent widespread bad behavior from new players, so I’m not concerned. And I won’t mind if they sell cosmetics for those that like this stuff.

    1 vote
  5. [11]
    tindall
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    And still no Linux support and no refund for Linux users who were completely ripped off. Absolutely despicable.

    And still no Linux support and no refund for Linux users who were completely ripped off. Absolutely despicable.

    3 votes
    1. Seven
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      My friends and I have been playing RL on Linux for months now. It's been working perfectly for all of us.

      My friends and I have been playing RL on Linux for months now. It's been working perfectly for all of us.

      3 votes
    2. [4]
      Wes
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      The game never actually supported Linux. It had a native binary but officially, they only supported SteamOS. When I contacted them for help with my controller rumble not working, they told me they...

      The game never actually supported Linux. It had a native binary but officially, they only supported SteamOS.

      When I contacted them for help with my controller rumble not working, they told me they didn't support Linux at all.

      I opted to just install it on my Windows partition instead. Maybe it would be better under Proton nowadays.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        tindall
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        Uh... A native Linux binary, right? That ran on the Linux kernel that powers Steam OS? Great, then their Steam page was false advertising.

        The game never actually supported Linux. It had a native binary but officially, they only supported SteamOS.

        Uh... A native Linux binary, right? That ran on the Linux kernel that powers Steam OS?

        they told me they didn't support Linux at all.

        Great, then their Steam page was false advertising.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          Wes
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          Correct. They released a Linux binary, but Linux was not a supported platform. It was probably easy to produce the binary with Unreal Engine, but they didn't want to deal with distro-specific...

          Uh... A native Linux binary, right? That ran on the Linux kernel that powers Steam OS?

          Correct. They released a Linux binary, but Linux was not a supported platform. It was probably easy to produce the binary with Unreal Engine, but they didn't want to deal with distro-specific bugs.

          Great, then their Steam page was false advertising.

          Maybe, but maybe not. The Linux-compatibility icon is specifically of SteamOS, not Tux. Outside of that I don't recall them actually claiming Linux support anywhere. If you scoured the internet you might be able to find something.

          3 votes
          1. tindall
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            Every three-platform Steam game has the following system requirements tabs. If it's not actually true that the game was guaranteed to function under whatever was written under that "SteamOS/Linux"...

            Every three-platform Steam game has the following system requirements tabs. If it's not actually true that the game was guaranteed to function under whatever was written under that "SteamOS/Linux" tab (almost certainly Ubuntu 18.04, among other things, as this is what SteamOS is based on), that's a straight up lie.

    3. [2]
      cfabbro
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      I played RL on Manjaro via Proton just fine for a few months last year, and by all accounts it still works well enough... though whether that will remain to be the case after this update we shall...

      I played RL on Manjaro via Proton just fine for a few months last year, and by all accounts it still works well enough... though whether that will remain to be the case after this update we shall soon see.

      2 votes
      1. tindall
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        Yeah, I don't tend to get too into multiplayer games on Proton/WINE ever since PlanetSide 2 abruptly stopped working. It sucks more to get cut off from a community you enjoy for essentially no...

        Yeah, I don't tend to get too into multiplayer games on Proton/WINE ever since PlanetSide 2 abruptly stopped working. It sucks more to get cut off from a community you enjoy for essentially no reason, than to never get into it in the first place (or second place in this case.)

        2 votes
    4. [3]
      undu
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      I got refunded on Steam, I had to try a couple of times to get it approved. I recommend you try the same.

      I got refunded on Steam, I had to try a couple of times to get it approved. I recommend you try the same.

      2 votes
      1. Adys
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        Same, got my refund. The trick was to be specific: you bought the game to play on Linux and are not able to play it anymore. They gave it to me without having to press them.

        Same, got my refund. The trick was to be specific: you bought the game to play on Linux and are not able to play it anymore. They gave it to me without having to press them.

        1 vote
      2. tindall
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        I sent a refund request every couple weeks for a semester or so before I got fed up.

        I sent a refund request every couple weeks for a semester or so before I got fed up.