The Rocket League: Starbase Arc patch notes are too long, let’s just watch this video instead

By Brenna Hillier
8 December 2016 01:57 GMT

Rocket League: Starbase Arc makes me feel like a teenager watching Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet to avoid reading Shakespeare.

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Rocket League players can now enjoy the delights of Starbase Arc, a big free update with a new arena and stacks of new features.

Rocket League: Starbase Arc was revealed at The Game Awards after some heavy teasing about a major December update, so we knew quite a lot about what was coming. The key highlights are:

  • Starbase ARC arena
  • New antennae, decals and trails
  • New holiday items
  • Support for new premium DLC
  • Custom Training has been added on all platforms.
  • Players can now set Arena Preferences on all online Playlists.
  • “Champions Crate IV” can now be found rarely after online matches.
  • The “Gizmo” and “X-Devil” Battle-Cars have received a visual upgrade.
  • Steam Workshop support has been added for map creation on PC.
  • Color Blind support has been added.

However there’s actually a lot more going on in this Rocket League update, to the point where the 1.25 patch notes are just painfully long. Look, why don’t we just enjoy the nice new BTS video posted above instead?

No? Oh gosh, okay, here are the Rocket League Starbase Arc v 1.25 patch notes – but you will need to hit the on the Rocket League website for fine detail on these points, because there’s a limit to how many bullet lists I’m willing to nest.

New content

  • Starbase ARC is now available in all playlists.
  • Wasteland (Night) is now available in all playlists.
  • Utopia Coliseum (Snowy) is now available in all playlists.
    • Utopia Coliseum (Snowy) will stay in all online playlists through early 2017.
    • Utopia Coliseum (Snowy) is a permanent addition to the Snow Day playlist.
  • Satellite Antenna
  • Video Game Awards Flag (Updated for 2016)
  • Noclip Community Flag
  • NZXT Community Flag
  • SDMN FC Community Flag
  • Vikkstar Community Flag
    DLC Battle-cars
    Added Vulcan DLC Battle-Car, including:
  • Six new Decals:
    • Combat
    • Cryo Flames
    • Medic
    • Space Worm
    • ARC
    • Armada
  • One new Wheel:
    • Vulcan
  • Flower Power (Merc)
  • The following skins have received a visual upgrade when used on the upgraded Gizmo and X-Devil:
    • Lightning
    • Flames
    • Skulls
    • Stars
    • Stripes
    • Tech
    • Wings
    Rocket Trails
  • Lightning Yellow Boost
    Holiday 2016
  • New Year’s 2017 Glasses Topper
  • Elf Hat Topper
  • Nutcracker Antenna
  • All Holiday 2015 items:
    • Xmas Rocket Trail
    • Blitzen Topper
    • Christmas Tree Topper
    • Sad Sapling Topper
    • Santa Topper
    • Candy Cane Antenna
    • Holiday Gift Antenna

Changes and updates

  • “Champions Crate IV” can now be found rarely after online matches.
  • The “Gizmo” and “X-Devil” Battle-Cars have received visual upgrades.
  • Custom Training
  • Color Blind Support
  • Postgame Highlights
  • Master Volume Control
  • Controller Deadzone
  • (PC) Steam Workshop Map Support
  • Arena Preferences
  • Rocket Labs Updates
  • Seamless Bot Replacement

Bug Fixes

  • Car customization will no longer be lost when equipping a licensed vehicle. Any incompatible items will now be re-attached when switching back to a non-licensed vehicle.
  • Aquadome wall distortion has been removed to fix double ball image issue.
  • Framerate on Aquadome has been improved for lower-end PCs.
  • Batmobile no longer “bounces” upon landing from a jump or aerial.
  • Players will no longer be randomly banned from matchmaking after a crash.
  • PS4 account data now properly loads when splitscreen is in use.
  • UI will no longer display the “New Item” indicator if the new item is a Crate and you have Crate notifications disabled.
  • Players no longer forced into matches if Party Leader joins a match.
  • Green shades of paint added to the primary car color selection in a previous update now work correctly in online matches.
  • The new Dualshock 4 controller is now natively supported on the PC version of Rocket League.

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