Rocket League Update 2.08: Patch Notes, Season 5, & More

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Let's dive into the first update of Rocket League Season 5, Patch 2.08. What are in the Patch Notes, what has been fixed, and what is changing in Season 5?
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Let's talk about Update 2.08, what's going on with the new Rocket League season? | © Psyonix

Ever since Rocket League Season 5 was announced, we've been waiting on the edge of our seats for this bad-boy to drop, shooting us all into space on this seesaw of life. There is quite a lot coming in Season 5, from the new Rocket Pass, to the new Battle Car, to the brand new Arena (which is not brand new at all), it's all rather exciting.

The thing is, though, that the most exciting thing about Rocket League Season 5 is not the selection of new content, it's not the new LTM, nor the predictably minimal selection of items. No, the most exciting thing about Rocket League Season 5 was the idea that Update 2.08 would come along and fix a bunch of the game's myriad of pressing issues.

Now, is this what has happened, now that this beefy baby has sat in the middle of Rocket League's field, crying foul at the last six-to-nine months of content? Has it reached our nerdy expectations, or has it fallen by the wayside just as Season 3 did back in March? We're here to take a look at the Update 2.08 Patch Notes, everything that has been added, and everything that has been fixed. Let's waste no more time, and get straight to it!

What is in Rocket League Update 2.08?

Rocket League Update 2.08 not only features all of the brand-new content coming in Season 5, but a solid set of bug fixes and known issues as well. This is exciting for any Rocket League die hard whom may, with our help, wish to make sense of the many bugs that dominate (in particular) the in-game garage.

Yes, Update 2.08 brings not only your standard set of Seasonal additions, but a whole variety of quality of life improvements that we have been crying out for throughout the last few months. What's more, Rocket League Update 2.08's Patch Notes reveal something even more important: Psyonix are on the ball, and they know exactly what needs to change in future updates.

Here's the deal, though, we can't just take you through the basics, you want to know the details, don't you? Well, here they are.

When is the Rocket League Update 2.08 and Season 5 Release Date?

Both Update 2.08 and Season 5 went live on November 17, 2021. This is applicable across the globe, as the game update was released ubiquitously across all platforms (as it always is). For those of you wondering whether you are able to download the update, check the following list (or read the previous bloody sentence!).

Where Can I Get Rocket League Update 2.08 and Season 5?

  • Epic Games Store
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Steam
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S

Rocket League Update 2.08 Patch Notes

Following are the complete Update 2.08 Patch Notes, taken from the official Rocket League website, and condensed to increase readability.

Rocket League Update 2.08 Patch Notes: New Content

  • New Arena Variant: ‘Starbase Arc (Aftermath)’ can be found in Private Matches and Free Play

Rocket League Update 2.08 Patch Notes: Changes and Updates

Player Reporting

  • The report reason list has been updated to include:
    • Text Harassment
    • Verbal Harassment
    • Match Throwing or Griefing
    • Intentionally Idle
    • XP Farming
    • Inappropriate Player Name
    • Inappropriate Club Name
    • Trade Scam
  • Report players via the Main Menu
    • You can now report players from the Recent Players section of your Friends List
    • Go to Recent Players, select the relevant player name, and choose Report Player
    • The report reasons listed here are identical to the reasons available during a match
  • You can now select more than one report reason
    • Example: If a teammate is harassing you in team chat, and is also own-goaling, you can select both “Text Harassment,” and “Match Throwing or Griefing”
  • When reporting a player for Text Harassment, press the Chat Log button to see chat lines from the reported player
  • A new pop-up notification will appear when you successfully report another player
    • To keep in-game visibility clear, this message will appear in the upper-left corner if you are reporting during a match

Rocket League Update 2.08 Patch Notes: Bug Fixes

  • Fixed controller focus bug on post-match celebration screen
  • Fixed appearance of the Tumbling Blocks Decal
  • Fixed appearance of the grill on Painted Tygris cars when non-animated Decals are equipped
  • Fixed a bug preventing Apex Wheels from being equipped on '99 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
  • Removed option to add friend as Epic Friend when they are already on your friends list
  • Fixed a bug preventing NFL Decals from showing up in Garage when using Filters
  • The Mood Slime Rocket Boost no longer appears over the top of certain car bodies when in the Garage
  • Fixed an issue preventing certain car movements from resetting the idle player timer

Rocket League Update 2.08 Patch Notes: Known Issues

  • The Distortion decal for Takumi takes on the secondary paint colour
  • The SMAA anti-aliasing option does not function as intended, and players may not notice any anti-aliasing effects while it’s enabled
  • While viewing a Replay, the "Change Game Mode" menu cannot be navigated when using a controller
  • [PC] Focus on the game client is occasionally lost
  • [Xbox One] Flashing lights on the ball may be too intense for some players
  • [PC] controller may randomly disconnect during gameplay
  • Some Wheels (Apex, Bionic, Patriarch, and ARMR) can not be equipped on some licensed cars like the Nissan Skyline
  • The SARPBC Theme Player Anthem is muted when streamer safe is enabled
  • [PC] When a party member leaves a tournament joined by the party leader, the party leader is rank disparity locked from the recently joined tournament while the remaining party members are closely ranked
    • This can be fixed if the party leader leaves the party, and reforms
  • [PlayStation, Xbox] May fail to reconnect to PsyNet if launching Rocket League while offline
    • If this occurs, reboot your game or console after online connection has been established
  • [PlayStation 4] While playing with a full Splitscreen team in Chaos mode, Rocket League may crash at the end of the match
  • [Nintendo Switch] Accounts with high density inventories (3000+ items) may experience a hang in the Car Customization Body tab
  • Party members may not successfully join a Tournament match

Well, folks, there you have it: Rocket League Update 2.08 is here, bringing with it Season 5 and a whole lot more. These are exciting times, with Season 5 being a small but steady step up from the last two seasons, and providing us with a fair amount to be excited about. Get hyped, and get downloading!