Rocket League Salty Shores Update Arrives

By Rebecca Smith, 5 months ago
Last week, Psyonix announced that Rocket League would be getting a new update this week, adding a new arena and loot crate. The Salty Shores update would also trigger the start of Season 8 for those who are really interested in the competitive aspect of the game. That update has now arrived.

Salty Shores

The full patch notes are below:

NEW CONTENT

Arenas
  • ‘Salty Shores’ is now available as a new Arena in all Playlists
  • ‘Wasteland’ (Night) is now available in all Playlists
Crates and Keys
  • ‘Impact’ Crate has been added
Monstercat
  • ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 3’ is now available to all players under Music Playlists
  • Monstercat Flags have been added
    • ‘Aiobahn’
    • ‘Bad Computer’
    • ‘Dion Timmer’
    • ‘Duumu’
    • ‘Instinct’
    • ‘Inverness’
    • ‘Skyelle’
    • ‘Soupandreas’
    • ‘Stephen Walking’
    • ‘Sundial’
S. Watercolour
  • ‘S. Watercolour’ Customization Items have been added
    • ‘S. Watercolour’ Player Banner
    • ‘S. Watercolour’ Flag
Decals
  • ‘Glyphtrix’ (Triton)
  • ‘Min-Spec’ (Masamune)
  • ‘ShapeRacer’ (Paladin)
  • ‘Tiger Tiger’ (Aftershock)
Toppers
  • ‘Goldfish’
  • ‘Palm Tree’
  • ‘Swim Ring’

CHANGES AND UPDATES

Server Reporting
  • You can now select the ‘Report Server’ button in the midgame menu to directly report a problematic game server to us for investigation
Competitive Season 7
  • Competitive Season 7 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 7 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Player Banners and Goal Explosions
  • Receiving the Season 7 Rewards is also contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels
  • Reward Player Banners:
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 1’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 2’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 3’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 4’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 5’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 6’
    • ‘Season 7 - Tier 7’
      • Season 7 Grand Champions will also receive the 'Season 7 Grand Champion' Title
  • Reward Goal Explosions
    • ‘Striker’
    • ‘Striker Pro’
    • ‘Striker Legend’
Competitive Season 8
  • Competitive Season 8 has begun
    • Season 8 brings a “soft reset” that requires you to do placement matches in each playlist to recalibrate
    • Winning half of your placement matches will land you near your previous season ranking
    • The soft reset will no longer compress Champion Tier players skill downwards. Instead, only Grand Champions will be compressed down to the top end of the Champion 3 skill range.
    • League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches

BUG FIXES

General
  • A player’s Rank now correctly displays on the post-match screen
  • Fixed an issue causing Orange team-specific Presets to incorrectly preload during matchmaking, causing them to appear late once the map loaded
  • Fixed Boost activation occurring one frame behind input when client runs above 60 FPS
  • Boost Audio and visual FX will no longer continue to play after boost is deactivated
  • Fixed an issue with physics state quantization that led to cars occasionally “settling” at inconsistent suspension heights (thank you to Rocket Science for reporting this)
  • Improved loading performance that was causing some players (particularly on PS4) to experience stutter in the first 5-10 seconds of matches
  • Fixed players who have initiated a Forfeit Vote being unable to see the Vote to Forfeit option afterwards
  • The “Keyboard Input Acceleration Time” option is once again available in the Options - Controls menu.
  • Fixed the “Favorite” button sometimes disappearing in the Garage Car Body tab
  • Fixed issues with car preview sometimes breaking when quickly switching garage tabs
  • Tread glow on ‘Season 3 - Star’ Wheels has been restored
  • FX on Draco Wheels have been restored

KNOWN ISSUES

[NOTE: If you go down a division after a win in a Ranked match, this is not a bug. The division down is attached to a previous loss that was reported to our database late. You are still receiving appropriate credit for the win.]

General
  • Painted ‘Twinzer’ lacks paintable attributes on the front of the body. This will be changed in our next update
  • Paint finish on the Batmobile may look different than before
  • You may be able to see edges of the ‘lighthouse’ that illuminates the map on Salty Shores
  • [macOS. SteamOS] Textures on some buildings in the background may be missing
  • On Salty Shores, some ground textures load a few seconds after reaching the Choose Team screen
  • In some cases, users may not be able to invite Party members to trade immediately after leaving a match
  • Images of Painted ‘K2’ and ‘Zeta’ Wheel variants may not display correctly
  • Player POV camera issues when spectating or viewing Replays
  • Voltaic Wheels may appear pixelated for some players
  • Moving quickly between the Showroom and Garage may cause Boosts and Trails to not display properly when viewing in Redeem Rewards and Crate Preview menus.
  • Some Gray Wheels (Voltaic) may appear similar to Titanium White variants
  • Black texture can be seen sometimes outside of the Neo Tokyo and Tokyo Underpass Arenas
  • Painted Voltaic Wheels may appear pixelated
  • Trails slightly off-center behind ‘99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Wheels
The Salty Shores update is available in game now. What do you think of the new arena?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.