Each pass, which lasts a few months, has challenges and other opportunities through playing Rocket League that allow players to increase the tier of the Pass, from which new unique customization options tied to that pass can be unlocked.  In December 2018, toy car brand Hot Wheels released a radio-controlled car (RC car) game set based on the game that features two RC cars that are controlled through Bluetooth devices, a play field, a ball containing infrared sensors for scoring purposes, and charging devices. " Alec Meer of Rock Paper Shotgun, in a restrospective review written two years after its release, shared similar feelings about the player experience in Rocket League.  In a July 2016 interview with IGN, Dunham stated they had done all the technical work and could enable cross-platform play between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions "within a few hours" of Sony's approval.
, Psyonix had observed the popularity of Rocket League matches on Twitch and other live streaming platforms, and in February 2016, were looking to use the game more in esports.
Some of these included a redeemable code that can be used within the game for unique customization items. , As part of this transition, the Windows version of the game was moved off Steam onto the Epic Games Store. ESports have become a huge industry for those looking to get into a professional level of competition on a digital level.
For example, during the latter part of December 2015, Psyonix introduced an ice hockey-based mutation alongside a special event featuring holiday-themed decorative items, replacing the normal ball with a hockey puck, and changing the floor to ice. An update in December 2016 introduced "Custom Training" sequences that can be created by players and shared with others on the same platform; players are able to specify the ball's path and the presence and skill of opponents on the field as to practice specific shots-on-goal over and over. Rocket League; Warcraft 3; World of Tanks; There are many other games for which people compete in but these are definitely the biggest.
 The DLC adds two more cars from Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, along with exclusive cosmetics for both.
Players can alter their car's orientation while midair, which combined with midair boosting allows for controlled flight.
, In 2017, the game was nominated for "e-Sports Game of the Year" and "Still Playing" at the Golden Joystick Awards, and for "Best Spectator Game" in IGN's Best of 2017 Awards. Browse through team names to find funny team names and cool team names. , A new game mode, Dropshot, was added in a March 2017 update. Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix's vice president of publishing, sees cross-platform play helps establish a stable player base and avoid the snowball effect that can cause isolated player bases on individual platforms to wane, particularly in the transition from one console generation to the next.  The game's second DLC pack, titled Revenge of the Battle-Cars, was released in October 2015.
Once a team scores, the floor on that side of the field resets to normal (while the floor on the scoring team's side retains any existing damage)..  Neil Bolt of PlayStation Universe shared a similar view, writing that the physics "causes frustration in 4v4 bouts where everyone ends up huddling under the slow-descending ball for long periods.".