Rocket League Player Designs Mock-Up for Custom Balls

One Rocket League player shares their design for custom balls, with practically every aspect of the game except them being customizable.

Rocket League has a pretty robust customization system for player vehicles that it can be a bit overwhelming when first starting out. One thing that players cannot customize in Rocket League, though, are the balls themselves, but one player has offered some mockups of what Psyonix could potentially do if it went down that route.

Since its launch in 2015, Rocket League has become one of the largest free-to-play multiplayer games currently available. A game that is fun to play in just a moment-to-moment sense, but also has an insane amount of depth for those willing to commit themselves to it, players of all skills are on Rocket League daily. Part of the draw for many is the Garage where players can trick out their battle-cars with a variety of neat cosmetics earned from the seasonal battle passes and shop system. There are dozens of vehicles each with their own assortment of decals and paint jobs, allowing for every player to make their own unique ride.


RetroRadtacular posted to the official Rocket League subreddit a collection of interesting mock balls if Psyonix were to allow customization of them. In a post simply titled, “I made custom balls, hear me out Psyonix,” RetroRadtacular provides an image showing five unique ball designs as a proof of concept. Surrounding two battle-cars are soccer-balls themed as the Magic 8-ball, an actual 8-ball, an orange, a golf ball, and a clear, slightly opaque ball. Rocket League has replaced its traditional soccer ball with new objectives like a football and hockey puck for its football and hockey game modes appropriately.

Obviously, there are some logistical issues that would have to be figured out before such a customization option could be implemented. For example, when in a match online, is every player physically in the same Rocket League arena, or is everyone in their own individual arena with the game mapping their movements correspondingly to each unique location? While the former makes more sense and is probably more likely, there is going to be more difficulty allowing players to toggle the ball’s appearance if everyone is sharing a single ball. Conversely, the latter scenario would allow customization of the ball because the player would be the only ones seeing it, but game-wise the configuration is strange.

It is hard, though, not to see RetroRadtacular’s concept and say that it isn’t something that would be interesting. If Psyonix could figure out how to do it technically, it could be another item it offers in the seasonal passes, list in the Item Shop for players to buy, and trade among themselves. Furthermore, it gives the player more ownership of their experience, even if it is just changing a soccer ball to an orange. Kudos to RetroRadtacular for putting together the simple visual that clearly conveys the idea, nonetheless.

Rocket League is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Gamerant

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