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How to download Rocket League

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How to download Rocket League: All your friends do nothing but talk about Rocket League , a sports video game released in 2015 for computers, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, in which the player aims to send as many balls into the opponent’s goal. What makes it so special? To take to the field and compete are not soccer players, but cars, called Battle-Car.

You, as a good fan of car and soccer games, have become intrigued and now you have decided to buy Rocket League. Before going physically to a shop, however, you would like to know if there are other solutions to have the game, perhaps even at cheaper prices. Did I guess? Well then don’t worry! With today’s guide, in fact, I will provide you with all the necessary information on how to download Rocket League .

Come on, let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s get to work immediately! Take another five minutes of free time, dedicate them to reading the next paragraphs and follow the instructions I am about to give you. I assure you that you will quickly understand how to buy Rocket League, download it and install it on your computer or on your console. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!

How to download Rocket League on computer

If you are wondering if Rocket League is available for computer, the answer is yes. You can download the game of Psyonix with a few clicks, directly from  Steam , the platform developed by Valve, which allows you to buy and download numerous computer games, often at advantageous prices. Would you like to know more? Well, let’s find out together how to buy Rocket League without going to a physical store.

Minimum requirements

Before proceeding with the download and installation of Steam and Rocket League, you need to find out if your computer has the  minimum requirements necessary for the game to function.

To play Rocket League, you must have a Windows PC, Mac or Linux / SteamOS computer with the following minimum requirements.

  • Operating system : Windows 7, macOS 10.8.5, SteamOS;
  • Processor:  2.4 GHz Dual core (on Mac Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz);
  • Memory : 2 GB (on Mac 8 GB);
  • Video card : NVIDIA GTX 260 or ATI 4850 (on Mac OpenGL 4.1 – ATI Radeon HD 5670, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or Iris Pro Graphics);
  • DirectX (Windows only) : Version 9.0c;
  • Free disk space : 7 GB.

For a better gaming experience, you must have a computer with the following recommended requirements .

  • Operating system : Windows 7, macOS 10.8.5, SteamOS;
  • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core (on Mac Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz +);
  • Memory : 4 GB (on Mac 8 GB);
  • Video card : NVIDIA GTX 660 or better, ATI 7950 (on Mac OpenGL 4.1 – ATI Radeon HD 5670, NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M);
  • DirectX (Windows only) : Version 9.0c;
  • Free disk space : 7 GB.

Download and install Steam

As mentioned earlier, the fastest (and most convenient) way to buy Rocket League is to rely on Steam . In order to start downloading your favorite games, you need to download and install the official service client, which is available for free for Windows, macOS and Linux.

To start the download of Steam, then connected to the official website of the service  and click on the green Install Steam button at the top, then press the Install Steam Now button to start downloading the software.

Now wait for the download to complete and proceed with the installation of the Steam client. If you have a Windows PC , then double-click the SteamSetup.exe file , press the Next button , put a check mark next to the item  I accept the license agreement and click Next again . Now, select the Italian language and press the Next and Install buttons to proceed with the installation: wait a few moments and when you see the message Completing the installation of Steam , press the Finish button to close the window and start downloading all the files necessary for the Steam client to work.

If you are using a Mac , open the dmg package you downloaded and press the Agree button , drag the Steam icon to the macOS Applications folder and you’re done. Now, open the Applications folder , double-click on the Steam icon to start the software and automatically download the updates necessary for its operation.

Once the updates have been downloaded, proceed with the creation of your Steam account, identical procedure on both Windows and macOS. Then press the button Create a new account and enter your data in the fields name on Steam (make sure it is available), password and email address , then type the characters displayed on the screen in the Enter characters field , affix the check mark next to the item I accept, and I declare that I am at least 13 years old and click the Next button . Wait a few seconds and you will receive an email containing an activation link: press on the Create my account item to activate your account and complete the registration process.

As a last step, click on the Continue button , enter the data just created in the Account name and Password fields and press the Login button to log in to your account.

Download and install Rocket League

To download and install Rocket League via Steam, start the client of the platform developed by Valve and press on the Shop item at the top, then type Rocket League in the Search in the shop field at the top right and press the magnifying glass icon to start the search.

Now, press on Rocket League (it should be the first result), scroll down the page and locate the item  Add to cart . At the time of writing, the base game price is 11.99 euros (the discounted price is 19.99 euros), but you can also choose the Rocket League Game of the Year Edition version (14.99 euros instead of 24 , 99 euros) which, in addition to the game, includes the Chaos Run DLC Pack, Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack and Supersonic Fury DLC Pack.

Made your choice, click the Add to cart and Purchase for me buttons , then in the Choose a payment method drop-down menu , select a payment method from PayPal , credit card ( Visa , Mastercard , American Express , JBC ), Skrill and Paysafecard , enter the data and press the Continue button to confirm the purchase.

Now, click on the Library item at the top, select  Rocket League  in the left sidebar and press the Install button , affix the check mark next to the items Create a shortcut on the desktop and Create a shortcut in the Start menu if you want to create quick links to the game and click on the Next and Agree items to start the download.

You can monitor the progress of the download by pressing on the item Download (present below), a section in which you can view the download speed, the time you started the download and the remaining time. In addition, you can press the Pause button to stop the download and resume it later by pressing the Resume button . Once the download is complete, press again on the item Library , select Rocket League in the left sidebar and click on the Play button to start the game.

How to download Rocket League on console

Rocket League is also available for the latest generation consoles such as PlayStation 4 , Xbox One and Nintendo Switch . The procedure for downloading and installing the game varies from console to console, but the steps to follow are similar for all game systems.

To download Rocket League to your console, first make sure that the Internet connection is active (via Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi network), then start the store and log in with your account. If you don’t have one, you need to create it by pressing the appropriate button and entering your personal data. Now, look for Rocket League inside the shop, press the button to add it to the cart , follow the purchase procedure by entering a valid payment method and start the download. Wait for the download to complete (the duration will vary based on the speed of your connection) and the game will be present on the home screen of the console.

Let’s take a practical example immediately: if you have a PlayStation 4 , press on the toolbox icon on the top right to access the Settings , press on the items Network and Configure Internet connection , then choose how to connect by pressing on one of the items between Use Wi-Fi and Use a network cable (LAN) , select the Typical option and follow the configuration procedure which, in the case of a Wi-Fi connection, entails entering the network password.

Now that your PS4 is connected to the Internet, go back to Settings , press the Account Management and Login to PlayStation Network items and enter your login information in the Login ID and Password fields . If you don’t have an account yet, select the entry New user of PlayStation Network? Create an account and proceed with the registration by pressing the Sign up now option .

Once you have logged in to your account, you just have to download the game. In the main menu of PS4, press the shopping bag icon to access the PlayStation Store , select the Search item at the top and type Rocket League in the search field. Now, presses on the items Add to cart and Proceed to payment , insert a valid payment method between credit card and PayPal , confirm the purchase and start the download. For more detailed information, you can read my guide on  how to play online on PS4 .

How to download Rocket League on smartphones and tablets

Rocket League is not available as an application and therefore it is not possible to download and play it on smartphones and tablets. All Rocket League fans can download  LaunchDay – Rocket League , a free application for Android and iOS devices , which allows you to watch videos of the game, participate in contests, download content and receive news.

If your intention was to play Rocket League via your mobile device, you can still consider one of the many alternatives available in the various stores. One of the best “copies” of Rocket League is Turbo League ( Android / iOS ), an application developed by Zero Four and available for free with the possibility of in-app purchases.