The newest big update for Rocket League is now avaliable across all platforms. Dubbed the ‘Tournaments’ update, it brings the game version up to 1.43.
Here’s the highlights of this update:
Players can now create and join Tournaments
Quality Connection Status icons will appear in the HUD if players are experiencing connection problems
Players can now receive a “Chat Ban” that restricts the banned player from sending chat messages in online play
[Nintendo Switch] Video Capture and ‘Quality Mode’ have been added
Expanded inventory organization and filtering in the Garage
Enhanced Crowd Audio
‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 2’ is now available to all players under Music Playlists
If you’d like to read the lengthy patch notes, you can click here to check out the post over on the official Rocket League blog.
In terms of the Switch version specifically, a lot of new features have been implemented.
Video Capture support is now avaliable (finally). Arguably even more interesting than that is that the game has gotten a graphical overhaul on the little system. Players can now swap between ‘Performance’ and ‘Quality’ mode. Performance mode offers 60FPS gameplay with a reduction in visual fidelity, while Quality mode boosts the resolution up to 900p (docked)/720p (handheld) and adds some fancy graphical effects. The catch is that the framerate is cut in half to 30FPS. Here’s the full rundown on all the Switch-specific changes:
Video Capture has been added
To use Video Capture, press and briefly hold the Share button (below the D-pad) and the last 30 seconds of gameplay will be saved as a video.
Switch players can now choose between ‘Performance’ and ‘Quality’ under the ‘Video’ tab in the Options Menu
Performance Mode (60fps)
Docked: Optimized for 60fps/900p, can scale down to 60fps/720p
Handheld: Optimized for 60fps/720p, can scale down to 60fps/576p
Quality Mode (30fps)
Quality Mode also enables several graphics features automatically, including Lens Flares, Light Shafts, Dynamic Shadows and Depth of Field
Rocket League v1.43 is now LIVE on all platforms!
?Patch Notes: https://t.co/4yME0HNEiS
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