One thing many gamers want to know is where they can buy Rocket League items, including crates and keys. The game has been around for a couple of years, and in that time, it’s become a big hit among players, and a popular eSports game as well, where tournaments are oftentimes serious business for the world’s best players. Rocket League trading is a good way to get yourself up to speed, and that would mean buying the best Rocket League crates/keys, or selling them for the best price so you can have enough to buy something you really want.
A Foreword For The Non-Players
For the uninitiated, Rocket League is a popular video game for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC that’s pretty much the equivalent of soccer, only if it was played by people driving rocket-powers cars. Though it can be played in single-player mode, it is most popular as a multiplayer game where you can be assigned to one of two teams, and the match mechanics are indeed quite similar to soccer in their most fundamental form — your objective is to score more points than your opponent by driving the ball into their goal. We don’t want to bore you with the finer points of the game, but whether you’re a would-be player or an experienced one, we’re sure you want to make the most out of your gaming experience and win some matches. And since you can do this via Rocket League trading of keys, crates, and individual items, that’s what we’re going to be telling you more about in this article.
Rocket League Crates
Rocket League crates were first introduced in September 2016, and these are best described as boxes filled with items that vary in rarity and in type — these may include bodies, decals, wheels, rocket boosts, and explosions. Regardless of their place in the rarity tier, you won’t find anything common inside these crates, as all items inside are Rare or better. And you can get crates via random item drops after you’ve completed an online match against another real player, or players. You will need to use Rocket League keys to open them, though we’ll get to that in a bit.
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These days, four crates are available as one of the best ways to get Rocket League item drops that are actually worth having. You’ve got the Player’s Choice crate, which was released in February; you get five Rare decals, four Very Rare decals, three Import bodies, and two Exotic wheels. The Turbo crate came a month after, and comes with five Rare decals, two Very Rare decals, two Exotic wheels, and one Very Rare wheel, Very Rare rocket trail, Import rocket trail, Import body, and Import paint finish apiece. At this point, we should inform you that the rarity tiers, in order, are Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market, as far as Rocket League crates are concerned.
The Nitro crate debuted in May as part of the Neo Tokyo/Tokyo Underpass update, and includes five Rare decals, two Very Rare decals, two Exotic wheels, and one Very Rare wheel, Import wheel, Very Rare rocket boost, Import rocket boost, and Import body apiece. Last, but not the least, the best of the available crates is the Overdrive crate, which will give you, three Rare decals and Very Rare trails each, two Rare paint finishes, Import bodies, and Exotic wheels each, one Very Rare wheel and Import rocket boost, and finally, four Black Market goal explosions.
Forthcoming updates for Rocket League may come with more crates among the trading options, so make sure to watch out for those in the future! Also bear in mind that it’s possible that the developers may retire older crates, such as the four Champion crates which were retired in July.
Rocket League Keys
Now this is where Rocket League trading comes in. As we mentioned above, Rocket League crates can only be opened with keys, and you can find them on a variety of online marketplaces. You can also trade them with your fellow players, as they are part of the Rocket League universe’s currency system.
Officially speaking, keys are priced at the equivalent of $1.49 USD for one key, $4.99 for five, $9.99 for 10, or $19.99 for 20, or its equivalent in pounds, Australian dollars, or Euros, depending on your location. These prices were first calibrated for Steam (PC) users in September of 2016, in the best interest of keeping all Rocket League currencies at the same price, regardless of a player’s country of purchase.
Tips For Rocket League Trading
You’ve probably been waiting for this part, as trading for Rocket League items is a key reason of why the game is so interesting. There are several websites that allow you to trade keys for items, not the least of these being Rocket League’s own website, where you can post trade offers, listing the items you have, and specifying the items you want. Now you can trade keys for items, items for keys, and even crates for other items; the choice is all yours. But when it comes to the trading process, you should always make sure that you read up on the items you are planning to trade, and take stock of the aforementioned price points on keys. You don’t want to be duped into a bad deal where you give up too much, only to get too little in return.
There are also third-party Rocket League trading sites such as AOEAH and PlayerAuctions where you can buy tradable keys and other Rocket League items at lower prices than the ones listed by Psyonix on the official game website. You may even find Rocket League crates that have since been retired — by this, we mean the Champion crate series that was phased out by Psyonix just a few months ago. Be sure you’re dealing with reputable websites like the ones we mentioned above, websites where there are no hidden fees or other catches involved. Again, take your time when shopping around for the best deals; look for the lowest prices available when buying. Also, if you choose to sell, look for the sites that offer you the best prices for the items, crates, or Rocket League keys that you’re planning to part ways with.
Last, but definitely not the least, it’s a good idea to shop at a third-party site, such as RLTPrices, for example, that has a system that allows you to report scammers, or search the names of players who have been accused of ripping off others in online transactions. It’s these unscrupulous individuals that ruin the Rocket League trading experience for everyone, so if you’re buying Rocket League crates, keys, or other items via a third-party source, it’s certainly a plus if there’s a way to do “background checks” on potential scammers, or report them in the off-chance they may have ripped you off.