You’ll be able to earn loot crates full of rare items in Rocket League soon. Psyonix confirmed the addition today in a new blog post, which potentially couldn’t have been timed worse. It’s been recently demonstrated that loot crates and the rare items they offer within can be a bad thing, but Psyonix is promising they’ll take every step they possibly can to prevent illegal gambling from occurring.
The biggest measure of prevention will be to just not allow crates to be sold on Steam, the source of the scandal with Counter-Strike last week. “There will be no Steam Marketplace integration with crates. We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach.”
They’re also promising that, unlike Counter-Strike, crate items will just be neat things to have and bear no unfair tactical advantage. “We have a strict ‘Don’t Sell Advantage’ policy for Rocket League,” says Psyonix, “and we’re sticking with that.”
As for the normal method of getting items, it’ll remain unaffected. “This won’t affect or impact our current item-drop system in any way,” they said. “We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items, along with the occasional paid DLC just like we always have.”
Loot crates will be added to Rocket League next month.