BMW partners with Psyonix’s Rocket League to show off new vehicle in-game.
The best of two worlds brings a new vehicle to Rocket League. The German car manufacturer, BMW, wants to celebrate the release coming later this November in real life by having Rocket League players test drive the vehicle in-game first.
The all-new 2022 BMW M240i will be available on all consoles (and PC) that offer Rocket League for players to buy and play with on Thursday, November 4, 2021. They announced the in-game car will cost 1100 credits ($9.99 USD) until November 10. The features include BMW M240i Wheels, Thundernight Metallic Decal, United In Rivalry Animated Decal, a Bavarian Hat Topper, and the BMW Player Banner. All the style while trying to score points on opponents.
The latest trailer reveals a cinematic experience of the real-life version of the car entering the game and scoring a goal in speeding fashion with its 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine.
The timing of the release comes leading up to the second European split in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) 2021-22, the BMW Rocket League Open—all the action happening November 5-7. The competition pits Europe’s best players fighting to win $100,000—featuring 16 teams, including Evil Geniuses, BDS, FC Barcelona, and Endpoint.
Additionally, BMW is one of the sponsors for the freestyle tournament that has 16 of the world’s best freestylers competing for the $25,000 grand prize. Here’s all the participants taking place for the freestyle competition:
BMW is no stranger to the eSports partnerships scene. In 2017, the car company was the official partner of Riot Games’ League of Legends European Championship (LCS) Summer Finals in Paris. Plus, they are partnered with five world-renowned esports organizations: Cloud9, Fnatic, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports and T1.
Both tournaments will run from November 4-10. The BMW Rocket League Open and BMW Freestyle Tournament will be streaming on Twitch and the Rocket League eSports YouTube channel, beginning with November 4, at 10:00 AM PST (5:00 PM UTC).