The Rocket League dev team have announced that this year players of the massively popular futuristic multiplayer game will be able to compete for Stranger Things-themed content.
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The promotion period is Haunted Hallows and will run from 14 October to 11 November. However, players have until 14 November to use the Haunted Hallows currency they've amassed during the period.
In addition to Candy Corn, users will also be able to redeem Golden Pumpkins, which is essentially a type of loot crate that will drop item from the Accelerator, Velocity and Triumph crates.
So how will it all work?
Players will need to play games during Haunted Hallows and earn special Haunted Hallows currency, Candy Corn. Users will then be able to use Candy Corn to redeem items from the Haunted Hallows event store.
On offer this year will be:
• Camp Know Where Topper • Demogorgon Player Banner • DEMOgorgon Player Title • Hawaiian Hopper Decal • Scoops Ahoy Avatar Border • Starcourt Wheels • Stranger Things Boost
The Stranger Things-themed items will form part of Haunted Hallows. As such other Halloween themed items will also be available from the store during the month.
Based on the trailer for Haunted Hallows, it looks like there will be a modified version of the farmstead arena. The Arena will seemingly send players into The Upside Down.
The Upside Down is the parallel universe from the Stranger Things series, which is inhabited by the Mind Flayer. According to the official website:
"Enter the Farmstead (The Upside Down) arena for a limited time! Just watch out for the Mind Flayer…"
There's been no indication that the Mind Flayer will be able to interfere with matches, so it's most likely that the appearance of the Mind Flayer will be merely cosmetic.
A unique multi-player experience
Interestingly, this will also be the last Rocket League Halloween seasonal event that makes use of loot crates, with the game moving from loot crates to blueprints as of December this year.
Haunted Hallows will coincide with a title update that will bring quality-of-life improvements to the game.
With Rocket League one of the first titles to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 embracing cross-play, this looks like a great excuse to crank up some synth-wave; then, head back into the arena and take part in one of the more unique multiplayer games across all platforms.
Watch: Rocket League's Haunted Hallows/Stranger Things trailer