Patch coming to Rocket League next week, followed by a new free map

Though it only launched earlier this month, Rocket League has skyrocketed in popularity in what seems like the blink of an eye. Part of this likely has something to do with the game being free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month, but it's also just a really fun game.

To put it simply, Rocket League is soccer played with rocket-powered cars instead of human players. Despite that seemingly simple premise, the game quickly makes it clear that while it's easy to pick up and play, you'll have to stay with it for quite a while if you want to master its controls.

"We have BIG plans for Rocket League and our players, which is why you can expect to see plenty more from us over the next several weeks, months, and hopefully, even years," Rocket League developer Psyonix's Jeremy Dunham wrote on the PlayStation Blog when the game launched. It looks like he meant what he said, as the game has already seen its first DLC released, which added new cars, and now a new map is on the way.

The map is called Utopia Coliseum, and is based on the Utopia map from Psyonix's previous game, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars. Like all Rocket League maps, the differences are mostly cosmetic, but it's certainly pretty. According to a tweet from the developer, the map should be out in "a few weeks."

In the meantime a patch is inbound to fix a number of issues currently affecting the game. Version 1.03 of Rocket League will fix numerous crash issues with the Steam version of the game and add support for more controllers on the PC. Main menu rendering will also be improved, leading to less fan noise on the PS4. See Psyonix's known issues page for Rocket League for more information.

If you're a PS Plus subscriber and want to take a look at it, Rocket League is still available for a few more days. After that the game can be found for $20 on the PlayStation Store and Steam.