Loot crates are the thing in today’s micro-transactions, some people hate it but people still buy it, yet we never really know what’s going to pop out. In a blog post, the developers behind Rocket League, Psyonix, tries to be a little more transparent with the rarity percentages behind their “Crates and Keys” loot crate system.
You can check out the drop percentages in their blog post below, so you can make the educated bet when dropping your cash in.
Hello everyone! Ahead of some of the major changes coming to Rocket League later this summer — like the introduction of Rocket Pass and our revamped progression system — we wanted to take a moment to talk about drop rates in our Crates and Keys system. Highlighted below are those rates for all five Customization Item rarity levels found in Rocket League Crates (along with odds for Painted and Certified attributes):
Rare Item: 55%
Very Rare Item: 28%
Import Item: 12%
Exotic Item: 4%
Black Market Item: 1%
Chance of receiving Painted attribute: 25%
Chance of receiving Certified attribute: 25%
NOTE: These drop rates have been the same since our Crates and Keys system launched in September 2016. Every Crate and Crate Series in Rocket League are subject to these rates, whether it was the retired Champions Series Crates or the next Crate we’re releasing later this summer.
Our Crate system uses a three-step process. When you open a Crate with a Key or Decryptor, the system first determines what rarity level to choose from — Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic or Black Market — based on the percentages listed above. Next, the system determines which item within that rarity group is dropped. If you’re receiving an Import-level Customization Item from the Impact Crate, for example, each of the three Import items in the Impact Crate have an equal chance of dropping. Finally, the system determines if the item will drop with Painted and/or Certified attributes.
If we do make any changes to drop rates, we’ll be sure to post the new numbers here on the blog. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to share your thoughts and questions with us on the subreddit and on Twitter.