Party System Tests This Month on Steam

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Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby Dirkened on Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:01 pm

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It’s party time!

Following the execution of our internal testing program, we're happy to announce that our first round of public testing for Rocket League's new PsyNet Party System will begin this week and continue throughout the month of October.

What’s the new Party System all about? Once the test is running, PsyNet (our name for Rocket League’s backend) will automatically sync with your Steam Friends List information and allow you to create a party inside of the game client, rather than using Steam's tech as you normally would.

If you’re playing on Steam, you will NOT have to update your game when the test goes live, as all of the changes will happen through PsyNet (and do not require additional downloads). Our initial party tests will be short -- roughly 24 hours or less -- followed by longer tests throughout the Autumn season. The screenshot below is what you will see in Rocket League when inviting friends through PsyNet instead of Steam.

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When do these PsyNet Party tests begin? PC players should keep an eye on the in-game blog and ticker this week and month (as well as our Twitter, Subreddit, and Facebook) for specific details.

If anything goes wrong during the test, don’t worry -- your game will automatically default back to the normal Steam Friends List in those cases. You will not have to restart your game client and all changes or rollbacks will be made automatically through PsyNet. Please bear with us as we continue to work out the kinks.

For our community members playing on Xbox One or PlayStation 4: None of these tests or changes will affect your game in any way, nor will it affect your ability to cross-network play in the same servers as Steam players.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information about the tests and everything else going on in the Rocket League universe.

 
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Re: Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby Machine on Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm

Great news!

I have one question: in the link you provided there are screenshots of the new "Tournament Beta". Are they made up, or there is a real ongoing alpha/beta? If this is the case, how can I get in?
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Re: Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby Kovash on Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:17 am

I believe the tournament feature will be launched for beta-test soon, and all steam users should benefit it.
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Re: Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby Homers1993 on Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:02 am

was needed, all steam games should have a party system inside game, its embarassing to need to go to steam bugged UI to click in a button to invite or to join party
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Re: Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby zGreenMachine- on Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:32 pm

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Re: Party System Tests This Month on Steam

Postby OuGMiMonPseudo on Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:36 pm

Will it be possible to sync the friends from the Xbox app in the future? So we can play online games with them
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