Rocket League might have been around since 2015, but it’s only recently that it’s become a major player in esports circles. Although Rocket League tournaments have been held since the game was first released, it wasn’t until 2020 that the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) offered winning teams a grand prize in the six figures. With more professional teams than ever before and viewing figures that are slowly reaching the heights of esports favorites like League of Legends and CS: GO, Rocket League is finally entering the big leagues.
As such, it’s no surprise that major brands are taking note. In late 2022, Psyonix announced that Rocket Leagues would be joining forces with the luxury automobile brand Bugatti.
Bugatti Bursts onto the Rocket League Scene
Bugatti has long been synonymous with high-performance car design. Founded back in the early 20th century, the French manufacturer has put out some of the most iconic automobiles of all time. In recent years, models like the Chiron and Veyron have proved popular with gearheads with a small fortune to spare. However, it’s the Bugatti Centodieci that makes the transition from the real world to the virtual one.
The Centodieci is a perfect fit with the high-octane nature of Rocket League. The real-life Centodieci is one of the most sought-after cars of all time. The original EB110 was released back in 1991, while the modern-day iteration is even more exclusive, with only ten models produced.
The Rocket League Centodieci
The Centodieci you’ll find in Rocket League falls into the ‘Plank’ category of cars. If you like playing close to the ground and dribbling the ball across in-game maps, the Plank hitbox should be your vehicle of choice.
The Bugatti Centodieci was briefly available for 1100 credits. Included in the Centodieci bundle was the plank hitbox itself, as well as an exclusive Noire decal. Also included were exclusive Centodieci wheels and a unique player banner. What’s more, this limited-time bundle included engine audio effects directly inspired by the real-life Centodieci itself.
Did You Miss Your Chance?
When it comes to promo codes and premium battle cars, Psyonix doesn’t mess around. When they say something is available for a limited time only, they mean it. However, don’t be too dismayed if you’ve missed your chance to buy the Bugatti Centodieci. Rocket League fans previously jumped at the chance to buy their very own virtual Batmobile back in 2016. As with the Bugatti Centodieci, the Batmobile was quickly retried after a short sale window. However, Rocket League players were later treated to an updated Batmobile when Psyonix partnered with Warner to celebrate the release of The Batman in 2022.
Will the Centodieci make a similar return to Rocket League? Although you probably won’t find the same hitbox up for grabs anytime soon, it’s almost certain that Bugatti will want to continue its partnership with Rocket League.
In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for other exclusive deals and promotional events. To keep ahead of the crowd, check the RLCS schedule here.