February update (v1.41) is live

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February update (v1.41) is live

Post by Rocket Chair » February 7th, 2018, 5:20 pm

The February update (v1.41) is live: https://www.rocketleague.com/news/patch-notes-v1-41/



PATCH NOTES V1.41

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THE HEADLINES
  • Please read our Spring 2018 Roadmap for more information on future features and our new Update release format!

    Competitive Season 6 ends and Competitive Season 7 begins

    Wheels are being distributed as Season 6 Rewards

    Victory Crate’ has been added
Complete list below...

NEW CONTENT

General
  • ‘Victory Crate’ has been added
CHANGES AND UPDATES

Competitive Season 6
  • Competitive Season 6 has ended. Titles and items will be awarded for your highest rank achieved during the season. Season 6 Rewards are custom, non-tradeable Wheels

    Receiving the Season 6 Reward Wheels is contingent upon successful completion of Season Reward Levels

    Reward Wheels:
  • 'Season 6 - Bronze'

    'Season 6 - Silver'

    'Season 6 - Gold'

    'Season 6 - Platinum'

    'Season 6 - Diamond'

    'Season 6 - Champion'
  • Season 6 Grand Champions will also receive the 'Season 6 Grand Champion' Title

    We will update the appearance of the 'Season 6 - Diamond' Wheels in a future hotfix or update.
Competitive Season 7
  • Competitive Season 7 has begun

    Season 7 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

    League Rankings will be temporarily empty until players complete their placement matches
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BUG FIXES

General
  • [Nintendo Switch] Fixed an issue with Party invites when the console language is set to Japanese

    This fix may apply to any non-English standard characters outside of the Japanese language selection

    Players will no longer receive an error message when trying to trade up the ‘Maximon’ Decal for X-Devil

    After leaving a Competitive Match early, Competitive Matchmaking ban messages now display time correctly in hours and minutes in languages other than English.
KNOWN ISSUES

The following known issues will be addressed in a hotfix before our next major update:
  • Appearance of the 'Season 6 - Diamond' Wheels

    Endgame Menu Division and Rank Up/Down notifications are not displaying

    Change Preset button in Endgame Menu is not working

    Lens flare opposing the car may appear in the main menu
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February update Follow-up

Post by Rocket Chair » February 17th, 2018, 5:42 pm

February Update follow-up and info for the spring update: https://www.rocketleague.com/news/febru ... follow-up/



FEBRUARY UPDATE FOLLOW-UP

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Hi everyone! We hope you’re all enjoying Competitive Season 7 so far, along with the Season 6 Reward Wheels. Starting, well, today, we plan on following every Content or Feature Update with a post to talk about issues that came up with that update (in this case, Rocket League v1.41) as well as address some issues we see you talking about on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and beyond.

Now that the February Update is out in the wild, we’re working on a Mini Update (along with the Spring Update and Tournaments Beta) that we’re aiming to release on March 5. This Mini Update would address several known issues you may be aware of, including:
  • Change Preset not working on the Endgame screen

    Division/Rank Up or Down not displaying on the Endgame screen

    Controller vibration strength
The Mini Update is only targeting a few issues on our radar, while our Spring (March/ April) Update will contain additional bug fixes for multiple platforms.

SEASON 7 PLACEMENT MATCHES

We’re a little over a week into Season 7 and many of you have completed your placement matches. We’ve seen some feedback on our soft reset format and we don’t want you to feel there’s unnecessary chaos during placements. With new seasons, we increase your ability to change ranks after the reset and this will naturally cause you to run into some players who were previously above or below your rank. This is totally normal and gives everyone a chance to recalibrate.

That said, we do handle Champion ranks and above a little differently, and we wanted to dig into that reasoning a little bit here. We clamp the skill of Champions and above down to a skill ceiling between seasons around Diamond 3 / Champion 1 and let them climb back to higher ranks during placement and beyond. This measure is necessary to keep the top end of the skill curve manageable and to avoid it inflating season over season.

This does cause some churn at those ranks that we’re discussing how to mitigate for future seasons. In the short term, this up-and-down is temporary and should settle sooner than later.

SEASON 6 REWARDS

Speaking of Competitive Seasons, our Season 6 Wheels were sent out with the February Update to all of you who qualified for Rewards. Keeping in line with previous seasons, we also revoked these Wheels from a number of accounts that were found to be abusing the matchmaking system. Matchmaking abuse may include boosting, being boosted by another player, win-trading, and other irregular activity.

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DIAMOND WHEELS AND TSUNAMI BEAM BOOST

Of course we saved the best news for last! First, we’re making a change with the Tsunami Beam Boost that came with the Victory Crate last week. After the February Update went live, we realized that Tsunami Beam had a chance of dropping with the Cobalt paint color. As Cobalt Tsunami Beam is very close to the original, we are removing all Cobalt-Painted Tsunami Beams and replacing them with Sky Blue-Painted variants. This will be automatic, will happen regardless if you received it as a drop or via trade, and is happening right now.

Next, we’re happy to share the changes we’re making to the Season 6 Diamond Wheel in our aforementioned Mini Update! We’ve taken in your feedback and addressed the Wheel’s look accordingly -- take a look at the Wheel above and let us know what you think on the Subreddit and on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you, and enjoy the Tournaments Beta next week!
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