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Rocket League trading

With our Rocket League trading guide, you can discover not only how to trade in Rocket League, but how to find trading partners too

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With the news that Pysonix and Epic Games are putting a stop to Rocket League trading, many are looking to offload as many unwanted cars and cosmetics as possible before the change comes into effect. So, if you want to join them and see off some of the junk you have lying around your digital garage, we’ve got everything you need to know in our guide below.

Should you be after even more Rocket League content, you can check out our Rocket League stats, Rocket League ranks, Rocket League servers, and Rocket League codes guides. We also have an article that answers a question: is Rocket League cross platform?

Anyway, here’s what you need to know about Rocket League trading.

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What is Rocket League trading?

Rocket League trading is a feature that allows you to swap something from your inventory with another player. However, the trading days are numbered, with the developer revealing that as of December 5, player-to-player trades are leaving the game.

Why is Rocket League trading ending?

After Epic Games bought Rocket League developer Psyonix in 2019, the publisher has implemented multiple changes to the game to sit within its wider brand. The biggest of these is the end of Rocket League trading, a mechanic that the community has always been a big fan of. The backlash to this decision is ongoing, especially considering the reasoning behind it.

The reason offered in the post announcing the end of the Rocket League player-to-player trading mechanic is “to align with Epic’s overall approach to game cosmetics and item shop policies, where items aren’t tradable, transferrable, or sellable.” The change takes place on December 5, so we’re interested to see how the community reacts in terms of player size following the controversial call.

How do I trade in Rocket League?

To do a bit of Rocket League trading, before it disappears completely, follow the instructions below. Unless, that is, you’re reading this after December 5, 2023. Following this date, the option to trade no longer exists.

  • Fire up Rocket League
  • Have another player join your party
  • Ensure that the pair of you have ‘player-to-player trading’ active
  • Tap the trade to trade button
  • Pick the items you wish to trade
  • Tap accept
  • Hold down the accept button

Where do I find players to trade with in Rocket League?

The best place to find players to trade with is via the hugely popular Rocket League fansite, Rocket League Garage. Here, you can discover many community members seeking to swap some goods. Better still, you can see exactly what they’re willing to trade, as well as what item it is that they’re after.

There you have it, everything you need to know about Rocket League trading. For more great titles to play, pull over to our car games list.