Rocket League is a vehicular soccer game first released in 2015. The game features cross-play functionality, which means users from any of its seven supported platforms can play together. Unfortunately, developer Psyonix has announced that it will soon be ending official support for Rocket League on both MacOS and Linux.
“We want Rocket League to be the best experience possible for all our players,” writes Psyonix. “This includes adapting to use new technologies. This has made it more difficult to support macOS and Linux (SteamOS). Because of this, we will have a final patch for these versions in early March.”
Psyonix notes that the last patch for both versions will be delivered in early March. After the patch goes live, players on these platforms will still be able to play the game offline. Owners of Rocket League on MacOS or Linux can re-download and install the game on supported versions of Windows.
“The macOS and Linux (SteamOS) versions will no longer be updated or supported after the final patch. If you purchased Rocket League for Mac or Linux on Steam you can download the Windows version.”
Furthermore, alternatives such as Boot Camp for MacOS, and Proton or Wine for Linux could allow users to continue online play without switching platforms. However, these tools are not officially supported by the developers. You won’t need to worry about getting banned, as Psyonix itself suggests these tools. Head here to learn more about how to go about setting up Wine and Steam Play.
After the patch in March, MacOS and Linux versions of Rocket League will support the following features:
- Local Matches
- Split-Screen Play
- Garage/Inventory (Your existing items will not be removed from your inventory)
- Career Stats
- Steam Workshop Maps (Must be downloaded before final patch)
- Custom Training Packs (Must be downloaded before final patch)
And the following features will not be supported:
- Online Matchmaking
- Private Matches
- Rocket Pass
- Item Shop / Esports Shop
- In-Game Events
- Friends List
- News Panel
- New Custom Training Packs
- New Steam Workshop Maps
- League Rankings