Psyonix has announced one of the most baffling decisions in recent memory. As of December, Rocket League is ending item trading between players.
In a post on the game’s website, Psyonix says it’s removing the ability to trade items after seven years to “align with Epic’s overall approach”.
“We’re making this change to align with Epic’s overall approach to game cosmetics and item shop policies, where items aren’t tradable, transferrable, or sellable,” they said. “This opens up future plans for some Rocket League vehicles to come to other Epic games over time, supporting cross-game ownership.”
The last day players will be able to trade items between each other will be December 5. That just so happens to be the day before Season 14 is set to begin.
As far as what players will be able to do with their items, the company says it can just trade them in towards rarer items.
“The Trade-In system for Core Items, Tournament Items, and Blueprints will allow players to continue trading in eligible duplicate or unwanted items to receive a random new item of higher rarity,” they said.
If you make any trades before December 5, they will be final. Also, any third parties claiming to allow trades or sales after that time, Psyonix says, are “fraudulent”.
What do you think of Psyonix ending player-to-player item trading in Rocket League in December? For more Insider Gaming, check out details on the all-hands meeting Activision Blizzard had on Tuesday.