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Psyonix is soon ending its support for Mac and Linux for Rocket League. In a brief announcement post, Psyonix said that its cars-playing-soccer game will no longer support Mac and Linux players as of March 2020. For players on those platforms, Psyonix will launch a final patch in March to disable all online features — including matchmaking.
Mac and Linux players will still be able to start up the game to play local and split-screen game modes but will be barred from other online features entirely.
Mac and Linux Rocket League fans who purchased the game on Steam will still be able to play the game on a Windows machine without having to buy a new copy of the game, of course, but the question is whether they’ll have the system for it.
Psyonix recommends Mac and Linux players who still wish to play Rocket League consult their support page, which also has direct links on how to set up some alternatives, such as Apple’s Boot Camp and Steam’s Proton app, in order to keep playing the game, albeit in ways that are not officially supported by Psyonix.
Psyonix announced a full feature list for the offline version of Rocket League via its own support site:
- Local Matches
- Split-Screen Play
- Garage/Inventory (Your existing items will not be removed from your inventory)
- Career Stats
- Steam Workshop Maps (Must be downloaded before final patch)
- Custom Training Packs (Must be downloaded before final patch)
The studio also announced the online features the game will lose after the final patch:
- Online Matchmaking
- Private Matches
- Rocket Pass
- Item Shop / Esports Shop
- In-Game Events
- Friends List
- News Panel
- New Custom Training Packs
- New Steam Workshop Maps
- League Rankings
Rocket League is currently available (and supported) on six platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. If you’re a Linux or Mac player, you may want to download the Steam Workshop Maps and Custom Training Packs before that platform support drops to four.