Rocket League Patch Notes 1.61 – Update Version April 16

Rocket League Patch Notes 1.61 – Update Version April 16

Rocket League Update 1.61 is now available for PS4, Xbox One PC and Nintendo Switch.

The biggest change in this update is the inclusion of HDR for PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. Previously, the HDR was exclusive to the Xbox One X version of the game. In addition to the PC and the Nintendo Switch HDR is now available on almost all consoles.

Replay FX mode has been added so you can take screenshots in replays.


Rocket League Patch Notes 1.61


Rocket Pass Challenges

  • Challenges are a new way to unlock Tiers in Rocket Pass and the Rocket Pass Premium Upgrade
  • Select ‘Rocket Pass’ from the Main Menu, then select the ‘Challenges’ Tab in the upper-left corner
  • Each Challenge is worth three, five, or eight ‘Tier Points’
    • Earning ten Tier Points by completing Challenges will unlock your next Rocket Pass Tier
    • Earning a new level via the progression system is worth now worth ten Tier Points
  • When Rocket Pass is active, three new Challenges are added every Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT / 5 p.m. UTC
    • An additional three Challenges (six total) are available to players with the Premium Upgrade
    • Challenges must be completed within their week-long period
    • If you purchase the Premium Upgrade more than one week after a Rocket Pass is released, you will earn Tier Points for completed Premium Challenges, so long as their requirements were completed during their original week-long period

Replay FX

  • You can now enable Replay FX within the Replay Viewer
  • While viewing a Replay, press the Share button (PS4), View button (Xbox) or F key (PC) to bring up the Replay FX menu
  • The Replay FX menu has seven options, including:
    • Focus Distance (Controls Depth of Field Distance)
    • Focus Blur (Controls how intense DOF Blur will be)
    • Focus Strength (Controls how much DOF Kernel will affect far plane)
    • Green Screen (with Red, Green, and Blue options)
    • Image Filter (with ten filters to select from)
    • Image Filter Intensity
    • Vignette
  • Replay FX options apply to an active Replay or when paused so you can take a screenshot
    • Use your platform’s screenshot function once you have a shot set up with your Replay FX of choice

Crates and Keys

  • Crate drop rates can now be viewed in-game on the Crate Preview Screen
  • Players in Belgium can no longer open Crates with Keys due to government regulations
  • Players in the Netherlands can no longer open Crates with Keys due to government regulations


  • [PS4, Xbox] You can now invite players on the same platform to your party without adding them to your Friends List
    • Select Create a Party, then select the Search function using Square (PS4) or X (Xbox)
    • This will bring up your console’s PSN ID/Gamertag search window
  • HDR is now supported on PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S
    • HDR requires a compatible television/display and HDMI cable
  • [Xbox One X] Reduced default color saturation when HDR is enabled
    • This new default setting is present on PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One S when HDR is enabled on those platforms
  • Steering and Aerial Sensitivity Controls now be adjusted in increments of 0.01 instead of 0.1



  • Fixed an issue that delayed steering, throttle, and handbrake input by one physics frame
  • Jump ball now behaves correctly on Dunk House (Hoops) in Free Play
  • Vehicles should now respawn correctly after resetting the ball on Steam Workshop maps
  • In-game voice chat icon will no longer appear when voice chat is disabled
  • Players can now reconnect more than once if they crash or disconnect multiple times during a Ranked match
  • Biomass no longer removes color from trim on some Painted Car Bodies
  • All appropriate ‘Snowy’ maps will now appear when playing the Snow Day game mode
  • ‘Shots on Goal’ now correctly register as a stat when playing Hoops
  • Rebalanced audio on the ‘’89 Batmobile’
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players with very large Customization Item inventories to crash when scrolling through their Garage or Inventory
  • Fixed a bug causing some players to crash when leaving a Custom Training pack
  • All items should now display correctly when viewing in the Crate preview screen
  • [Switch] Fixed a bug causing the game to freeze when using a player profile not linked to a Nintendo Account
  • Previous Party Chat messages no longer carry over into Training, Private Matches or Online Matches


  • [Switch] Depth of Field controls are disabled in Replay FX
  • Players may see an “XP not received” message despite earning 50 or more points
  • Audio may drop out during a match for some players
  • Friends List notifications will not appear while viewing Replays
  • An incorrect error message may appear if you try to change your Rocket ID if PsyNet is down
  • [Switch] Upon entering a match, some players may not be immediately brought to the Player View Camera
  • Some players may see overlapping item-loading icons when starting the game after receiving a large number of new Customization Items
  • [Rumble] Some players may not be able to pick up boost after being hit with the Disruptor power-up
  • Crates received while playing may not stack with Crates in inventory, but they will stack correctly after a game restart


Source: Psyonix

Written by: Carizma

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