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Revision as of 19:34, 3 August 2020

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Rocket League
Rocket League cover
Linux Timothee Besset[1]
Linux Ryan C. Gordon
Pre-2019 Psyonix
2019-present Epic Games
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows July 7, 2015
macOS (OS X) September 8, 2016[2][Note 1]
Linux September 8, 2016[2][Note 1]
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Driving, Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Vehicles Automobile
Themes Sci-fi
Rocket League on HowLongToBeat
Rocket League on IGDB
Rocket League on MobyGames
Rocket League on Wikipedia

Rocket League is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person driving and sports game.

Key points

Cross-platform gameplay with all console players.[4][5]
macOS and Linux support was discontinued on March 10, 2020.[3] Online functionality is now only available on Windows.[6]
No real mouse camera control.

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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All versions require Steam DRM.

DLC and expansion packs

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Use the -nomovie command line argument[7]

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\Config\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Rocket League/TAGame/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Rocket League/TAGame/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252950/pfx/[Note 2]
This game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\SaveData\
macOS (OS X) $HOME/Library/Application Support/Rocket League/TAGame/SaveData/
Linux $XDG_DATA_HOME/Rocket League/TAGame/SaveData/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/252950/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Save games are cross-platform, but aren't automatically synced over.
Approx. 95.4 MB available.


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[8]
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[8]
4K Ultra HD
May need to set Widescreen resolution.[9]
Field of view (FOV)
Between 60° and 110°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
4x by default. See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA (Low, Medium & High) and MLAA. See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Adjustable up to 250 FPS.[10] Use RocketLauncher for no cap.[citation needed]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Forces all cars and team colors to the default, high-contrast orange and blue shades.

Widescreen resolution

RocketLauncher allows easily changing Rocket League's resolution (including for dual-monitor split screen).
Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Use the -ResX=YourWidth -ResY=YourHeight command line arguments and launch the game.
  2. Close the game, then remove the command line arguments.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Modify configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TASystemSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line MaxAnisotropy= and set it to 16.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Enable MSAA[12]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open TASystemSettings.ini.
  3. Find bAllowD3D9MSAA and set it to True.
  4. Find MaxMultiSamples (this should be directly above the line mentioned above) and set it to your preferred level of MSAA samples (2, 4, 8 or 16).


MSAA is not officially supported and can cause bugs.[11]
SSAA forced through the driver works (tested on AMD card). On Dropshot, requires tinkering with the in-game AA setting (disable/re-enable it) during gameplay to work again.


In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game camera settings.
In-game key/button map settings.
In-game key/button map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Under Camera, the Invert Swivel Pitch checkbox.
Controller support
On Windows: XInput, DirectInput and DualShock 4.
On OS X and Linux: any controller that works with the OS. May require configuration via Steam Big Picture.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Under Camera, the Invert Swivel Pitch checkbox.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Use X1nput[13]
DualShock 4 controllers
No haptic feedback support
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Use Aurora to add DS4 light bar support.
Connection modes V1, V2. Wired, Bluetooth.
Does not work with Wireless Adaptor.[14]
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput only.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Rapidly changes button prompts
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official Steam Controller bindings only.
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Mouse axes aren't bound to anything by default. Binding them to the camera will cause mouse movement to act like an analog stick, making the camera move at a constant speed and resetting to the default position instantly if movement stops.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Tested up to 7.1 output.[15]
No spoken dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be disabled with the -AllowBackgroundAudio command line argument.[16]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Mistakenly labeled on Steam as Portuguese.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Each player needs a separate gamepad. (or you can use x360ce to use keyboard + gamepads)
LAN play
Online play
8 Versus
Supports Crossplay with Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443
UDP 7000 - 9000
This game does not support Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Rocket League on Nvidia 3D Vision
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues unresolved

Low FPS after ALT-Tabbing

On some systems users may experience a severe FPS Cap reducing your FPS from the maximum of 250 down to possibly 60. A relaunch solves the issue, and there is likely a fix on the way.

Issues fixed

Controller not working

As the game does support all controller standards, it might be picking up some peripheral as primary controller, which can include mouse, tablet, webcam, etc.
Remove unused controllers[citation needed]
  1. Push Win+R and type joy.cpl then push OK.
  2. From Advanced settings... set your used controller as primary one and then push OK.
  3. Locate all unused controllers listed and either unplug them physically, disable them from device manager or with virtual controllers uninstall from control panel.

Not connected to Servers under Linux

Create a symlink for the CA Certificates to where Rocket League expects them[17]

sudo ln -s /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

Game fails to launch and does not create an error message

Steam will adjust user status to 'playing game' for several seconds, but fail to create a process for Rocket League, possibly giving an error that MSVCR100.dll is missing.
Repair Installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package[18]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\vcredist\2010.
  2. Run vcredist_x86.exe (it doesn't matter if you're using a 64-bit operating system).
  3. Choose to repair the installation.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11 DX9 can be accessed by putting -dx9 into the Steam Launch Options.
OpenGL 4.1 OS X and Linux only. No longer supported.
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
The 32-bit client is not supported, but you can access it by putting -dx9 into the Launch Options.[19]
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform 4.2.24[20]
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
ATI Radeon HD 4850
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon HD 5670
Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
Intel HD 4000 or Iris Pro
OpenGL 4.1 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Dual Core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Other Broadband Internet connection


  1. 1.0 1.1 Linux and OS X were discontinued on March 10, 2020.[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/252950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (252950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Timothee Besset on Twitter - last accessed on 2016-09-09
    "( I am working on Linux ports again! )"
  2. 2.0 2.1 In-Depth with the Rumble Update
  3. 3.0 3.1 Steam :: Rocket League :: March Update Releases March 10 - last accessed on 2020-03-12
    "The March Update will be the final update for Mac and Linux versions of Rocket League."
  4. USgamer • Rocket League - Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Cross-Play, Release Date, Features Everything We Know - last accessed on 2017-07-02
  5. Gamasutra - Rocket League to offer cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox One, PC, and Switch - last accessed on 2017-07-02
    "The PlayStation 4 however, which already allows Rocket League matches between Steam and PS4 players, was notably absent from that list until February 2019."
  6. Steam :: Rocket League :: Ending Support for macOS and Linux - last accessed on 2020-01-23
  7. Steam Community Guides - Skip Intro Movies
  8. 8.0 8.1 21:9 and Multi-Monitor Support / Custom Resolution :: Rocket League General Discussions
  9. And 4k resolution? :: Rocket League General Discussions
  10. Rocket League News: Dec. 18, 2015 – Ranked Rejoin Feature, UI Scalability/Max Frame Rate
  11. Psyonix Forums • View topic - MSAA ini help
  12. How to use MSAA: RocketLeague
  13. X1nput 2.0 - Xbox One Controller Impulse Triggers on (almost) any PC game
  14. Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2018-05-11
    Tested with both V1 and V2 just to be sure.
  15. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  16. (PSA)(Steam) You can set Rocket League to still play audio while you're alt-tabbed away.: RocketLeague
  17. Steam forums: Linux - Can not connect to servers
  18. http://www.psyonix.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=13760
  19. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2020-07-24
    Adding dx9 to launch options does launch the 32-bit client.
  20. Verified by User:Hawaii_Beach on 2017-01-14
    Searching for "gfxVersion" in RocketLeague.exe