Rocket League, the world's most popular car football game, is going free on Steam for the weekend. The term "weekend" may be an understatement though since it kicks off on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 and wraps up on the following Monday.
Potential new players can try Rocket League out already and the free offer will stand until the end of the week, on Monday, 15 July 2019. The promotion is valid for both PC via Steam and Xbox One via the assigned store.
During that period, players will be able to play the full game for free, no walled off content. Rocket League is currently under heavy '80s influence and we don't mean anything illegal by that statement. It's actually the Radical Summer event that is going on, with Cassette collectables that can be earned through Online Matches.
These items can be traded in for unique in-game items inspired by the '80s culture. Furthermore, all players will have access to Casual, Competitive and Extra modes including the new limited-time mode, Spike Rush.
This may not be ideal though since other games usually have restrictions on entering ranked and competitive modes in order to prevent inexperienced players from inadvertently ruining the experience for veterans.
Anyway, all items earned during the free weekend will carry over to the full game, should the player decide to purchase the full version. It is currently $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.49 on Steam due to the 50 per cent discount that will be available until the free weekend ends.
Keep in mind that while the price is the same on the Microsoft store, console players will need the Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to play online.
In case you are not that familiar with Rocket League, the game holds one of the highest review scores on Steam with 92 per cent overall positive reviews and 97 per cent recent positive reviews. A review bombing happened when Epic Games purchased Psyonix and left the game's Steam future uncertain but Valve filters those reviews out by default.