Trade Ins have been temporarily disabled, due to ongoing issues with the Rocket League servers following the Season 3 launch. The big question is, however, how long will it be until Trade Ins are re-enabled, and why were Trade Ins disabled in the first place?
As usual, with a new Season come new problems. That's okay – Rocket League Season 3 meh... but the loot's kind of okay – but it's a tad annoying if we wanted to take advantage of Trade Ins, because they were disabled. Following the Season 3 launch on April 7, we saw some major server problems, and boy oh boy, did they cause a kerfuffle...
[UPDATE: July 22, 2021]
Rocket League Trade Ins Have Been Re-Enabled
Rocket League Trade Ins were re-enabled shortly after the writing of this article, and have remained available ever since. It turned out that server problems were somewhat to blame, and now that we're heading full-stride into Season 4, we are hoping that this next big transition is going to be somewhat less dramatic than the last.
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE: April 08]
What is Rocket League Item Trade Ins?
Rocket League Item Trade Ins is a system whereby you can trade items with other players in the Rocket League community. It's pretty sweet, allowing you to share cool stuff with your friends, and swap items that you don't want with other players. Who doesn't like trading? We do, and you should check them out... once they're working again.
Why Have Rocket League Item Trade Ins Been Disabled?
Psyonix has explained that Item Trade Ins have been disabled due to problems that are connected to ongoing server issues. Originally, Matchmaking was also not working, but that has now been fixed.
Matchmaking has been restored. However, Trade-In are currently disabled, and items acquired by players may not be visible for up to 15 minutes.
Disabling Trade Ins is important, as with ongoing server issues, Psyonix needs to make sure that all fraud protection services are working correctly.
When Will Rocket League Item Trade Ins Come Back?
Item Trade Ins should be back online relatively soon, as the issue was connected to server issues. Once those issues have been resolved, we expect that the Trade Ins will be reinstated. This could happen now, it could happen tomorrow, or it could have even been reinstated by the time you are reading this wonderful, wonderful article...
How Can I Use Rocket League Item Trade Ins?
- Jump on into Rocket League.
- Invite a friend, or another player into a party.
- Click, select, choose "Invite To Trade".
- You both have to agree to trade, and agree on what to trade.
Sounds simple, doesn't it? Well, that's because it bloody is! Rocket League Item Trade Ins are pretty great, because they allow you to expand and create a better collection in Rocket League, something many hardcore players are very passionate about. It is a shame that Rocket League Trade Ins are disabled, but we are pretty certain that they will be back really soon!
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