Press Release


Season 5 starts on Wednesday and everyone wants to see the new Arena variant, also 'Limited Time Mode'.
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SAN DIEGO – November 15, 2021 – Psyonix, the San Diego video game developer, announced that Rocket League Season 5 begins on November 17 on all platforms! The upcoming season blasts into space and will feature a new Arena variant, Rocket Pass, Limited Time Mode (LTM), Competitive Season, and more.


Rocket League Season 5 will include: 

  • Starbase Arc: Aftermath Arena Variant - The classic Starbase Arc Arena has been invaded by an evil force and will be available once Season 5 begins. Take a look at the new trailer, which features a reimagined version of the song "Player Of Games" made for Season 5 by the artist GRIMES, HERE

  • New Rocket Pass - The next Rocket Pass will be headlined by the Nexus car and feature items such as the Spacedirt Paint Finish, Hyperspace Animated Decal, and Cosmosis Goal Explosion. More information about the Season 5 Rocket Pass will be fully revealed next Tuesday, November 16.

  • Heatseeker Ricochet LTM - Players will be able to compete in Heatseeker action with a twist on three new Rocket Labs Arenas (Barricade, Colossus, and Hourglass) beginning November 18.

  • Additional Updates - There will also be general quality of life improvements to the game and Season 4 Competitive Rewards will be distributed shortly after Season 5 begins. For more information, read the latest blog post HERE.


Rocket League Season 5 will be live on November 17 following a game update on November 16 at 4 p.m. PST (12 a.m. UTC November 17), pending first party certification. If you or a member of your team is interested in Rocket Pass Premium codes, please let us know and we will send you a code when Season 5 is live.


Key art can be downloaded HERE



Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Epic Games Store, Rocket League includes nearly endless customization possibilities, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.


To learn more about Rocket League, please visit, "Like" it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter @RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news.



Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed video game developer and a leading expert in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 15 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®. Psyonix joined the Epic Games family in 2019.


© 2015-2021 Psyonix LLC. Rocket League, Psyonix, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Psyonix LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.




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