Top 5 Free-to-Play Games You Should Try This Lockdown – Bonus Part 6

By Titus Abola

Rocket League I had to include Rocket League to this list because even though it’s not free-to-play now, it will be soon. Developer Psyonix, which was purchased by Epic Games a year ago, has announced that the game is going free-to-play on September 23, which is just a week from now. Why is this a big deal? Because Rocket League is a great game, easy to learn, fun for casual players and competitive ones alike, with a thriving and growing esports environment. In fact, if a non-gamer were to ask what esport is the best to introduce oneself to the scene, this is what I’d recommend because it’s the closest one to an actual sport. Anyone familiar with football/soccer or hockey would immediately get it. Going free-to-play will not only cause an influx of new players, it will also massively change the game’s progression system. For the first time there will be unified cross-platform progression and a revamped tournament mode. Seasons, each with a pass system to unlock various cosmetics, will be reset to Season 1 and new ranks will be implemented for those at the top of the ladder. For those who already bought the game, they get all previous DLC for free, along with some cosmetics. Just like Dauntless and Path of Exile, Rocket League is unique. It’s the only game of rocket-powered car soccer out there. And like a true sport, all the stuff you earn in progression is just cosmetic. The core gameplay – the five-minute match of non-stop high-flying action – will not change. If you’ve never played Rocket League, soon there will be no reason not to give it a shot. If you already have it and play it, the transition to free-to-play should be exciting. I know I can’t wait for the update to go live.

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