Rocket League Transformers: All About the New Bundle
Rocket League is one of the biggest online games in the world, attracting more than 6 million active players every day. Many factors contribute to its popularity, such as dynamic gameplay, great customization options, a huge community and, most importantly, an incredible amount of fun. However, thanks to the fact that RL has already made history in the entertainment industry, this title stands out for one more thing, namely the number of impressive collaborations with the world’s biggest IPs.
Today, we’ll introduce you to the latest partnership that Epic Games has presented to its fans, namely Rocket League and Transformers.
What You Need to Know About the Transformers
Transformers is a huge media franchise that spans multiple industries and goes way back, as the idea was born in the early 1980s.
In 1984, the American toy company Hasbro intended to create a whole new line of products centered around robots that could transform into cars. First, it partnered with Japanese manufacturer Takara to create the models, and then, in collaboration with Marvel, came up with an entire backstory for them. In fact, the comic book company also undertook the production of a TV series that was meant to tell the story of the Autobots and Decepticons. Both the toys and the show were released around the same time.
The new products quickly proved to be a hit, leading to feature-length animated films and an entire franchise of live-action movies, the first of which, Transformers, hit screens in 2007, and the latest, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, in 2023.
The entire series is on the list of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
DLC Bundles in Rocket League
Rocket League has been on the list of the most popular games for years and therefore already has quite a few iconic collaborations under its belt. Brands see great potential in creating special bundles that players can then access, as it allows them to reach new audiences and promote their products. Here’s a list of some of our favorite partnerships Epic Games has entered into over the years:
- Rocket League and Lamborghini
- Rocket League and Fast&Furious
- Rocket League and McLaren
- Rocket League and Jurassic Park
- Rocket League and Formula 1
In addition, you can read our list of the best movie cars available in Rocket League and see what iconic vehicles are driving around the RL arenas.
However, if you are a fan of classic Rocket League skins and not special edition objects, remember that you can buy all the top items on RL.Exchange.
Transformers in Rocket League
As we have already mentioned, Transformers is a series that tells the story of robots that turn into cars. As such, it shares one huge factor with Rocket League, which is, of course, cars.
It was only logical, therefore, that sooner or later these two huge powerhouses of the entertainment world would join forces, and what better occasion than the release of a new movie. And so in June of 2023, to celebrate the arrival of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, Epic Games announced its first-ever collaboration with this legendary film franchise.
What Is Inside the Transformers Bundle?
The limited edition Rocket League Transformers Bundle was announced on June 13 and was scheduled to hit the Item Shop a day later, where it would be available for purchase throughout the week. Its contents included the most iconic part of the blockbuster films, the Bumblebee car. However, the vehicle wasn’t the only thing players could get by buying the pack. All the items included in the DLC are:
- Bumblebee Car (Dominus Hitbox)
- Bumblebee Engine Audio
- Bumblebee Wheel
- Optimus Prime Goal Explosion
- Blueprint Bumblebee Player Banner
- Two Transformers-themed Player Titles
The cost of the bundle was 2,500 credits.
In addition, as part of the partnership, players could also purchase:
- Optimus Prime Goal Explosion
- “Transformers Theme” Player Anthem
The items cost 800 and 300 credits, respectively.
Does the New Bumblebee Car Transform in Rocket League?
As soon as news broke of the addition of a new bundle to Rocket League, players wondered: will the Bumblebee vehicle be able to transform into a robot like in the movies?
Well, Epic Games immediately announced that the car will indeed feature a rare animation of the robot mode. However, the developer also indicated that it would not be controllable and would not appear in the arena, only in the Spotlight after the game. Of course, this was met with disappointment by many fans, but at least they would be getting a taste of the real Transformers Experience.
Rocket League is a great game that allows players to express both themselves and their love for iconic movie series such as Transformers. If you’re a fan of RL as well as a fan of robots turning into cars, be sure to read all about this great DLC bundle!