Trading in Rocket League is one of the crucial components nowadays. It allows less fortunate players to exchange items and friends to switch items instead of buying them. Players may also purchase those they seek from third-party services, although that’s forbidden. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t give out your account details or install shady software for trading or betting. If you decide to find traders outside the platform, only go for long-running third-party services that do in-app trading and have a good reputation. However, we will mainly focus on how to trade in Rocket League. Now, let’s dig into the reasons behind it and the procedure.
Instructions to trade items between players in Rocket League
Anyone that has played the game knows that the skins and accessories you acquire through PvE (Player vs. Environment) are often barely different from the regular skins. You would have to pay for Battle Pass or loot a ton of loot boxes to find the items you like. That is costly and can be a waste of money if the flashy item is not the one you need. While these are only cosmetic, they have value based on their rarity or appearance. Thus, you can exchange items you don’t need for those you do with a willing player. With that said, performing a trade with another player in Rocket League works like this:
- Find the willing player and add them as an RL friend.
- Invite the player to your party or join theirs.
- Click the player’s avatar on the side of your profile in the lower bar.
- Initiate a trade by clicking the Invite to trade option.
- A new window will now pop up, letting both players add as many as 12 items at once. Use the tabs in the top corner to filter items.
- Once you’re satisfied, click the Accept button. Otherwise, click the Cancel trade button.
Always scroll down to check all the items if you add 10 or more. Also, according to the RL trading dispute rules, the developers do not interfere with any player trades and will not reverse any account actions. Contacting Customer Support is viable only in special cases. Thus, ensure you don’t get scammed by following our tips below.
Know this before item trading
Although the procedure is straightforward, there are crucial things to keep in mind about Rocket League account item trading:
- You may find confusing information. Trading was introduced in September 2016 and was not cross-platform. However, after Epic Games purchased Psyonix in 2020, they enabled crossplay and cross-platform trading of some items between PlayStation, PC, and Xbox. Thus, if some blueprint was crafted on PlayStation, you may be unable to trade it with an Xbox player
- Accounts must enable two-factor authentication to trade
- Unless you played before Rocket League became free to play (summer of 2020), you must have earned at least 500 credits to gain the ability to trade
- A new account must have at least 50 minutes in online gameplay and at least XP level 30 to trade
- An account with XP level 30 to 39 can only trade 3 times a day, and only up to 2,000 credits
- XP level 100 to 249 can perform trades 10 times a day and only as high as 10,000 credits
- Accounts with XP level 250 and above are unlimited in daily trades and can give or take up to 100,000 credits
- If you’re playing Rocket League via Steam, you must add the player to the Steam friend list before trading
- Nearly all items are tradable, from Uncommon to Limited. Some exceptions include account-exclusive time-limited items such as Rocket Trails from Season 2
- All items, decals, wheels, crates, rocket boost, topper, player banner, and antenna have no trading constraints. However, keys are on hold for 7 days after purchase. If you unlock a crate with a key, the item inside will be locked for the remaining period
- Be wary of scams. Players can pull items off the trading list at the last second, convince you of a fake item value (overvalue theirs and claim yours is worthless), and pull all kinds of tricks
How does the Rocket League trade-in feature work?
Trading with players is not the only form in the game. The game developer also has a trade-in feature that lets you sacrifice 5 unwanted items you own for 1 random item of a higher rarity than the sacrificed ones. Here’s how trading in undesired items to get a random one works in Rocket League:
- Open the game and select Garage in the main menu.
- Go to Manage Inventory.
- Choose the rarity of an item you desire.
- Select the 5 items you want to trade in.
- Click or pick Accept to complete the trade. You’ll now get a new item of higher rarity.
Rundown of trade-in functionality
As mentioned, 5 items of the same rarity will give one of a higher one. Therefore, 5x Uncommon yield 1x Rare item. Therefore, the item trade-in breakdown is Uncommon → Rare → Very Rare → Import → Exotic → Black Market. Additionally, the reward will be drawn from the same series as the items you traded. You can sacrifice these items via the RL trade-in feature:
- Revealed blueprints
- Free items
- Free drops received after the match ended
- Some items from Competitive Tournaments
You cannot trade in items you got from:
- Item shop
- Fan rewards
- Bonus gifts
- Esports shop
- Event stores
- Golden items
- Rocket Pass
Trading Rocket League items via third-party services
Trading outside the game and trading for real-world money is not allowed. Rocket League banned outside trading, and it’s at your risk. However, there are plenty of unofficial Rocket League websites that connect players and let them trade in-game safely. Others only sell items online and deliver them via an in-game trade via proxy players or bots.
Also, some sites only do a market and pricing analysis based on the player. Finally, players that join the official Rocket League Discord can find a trading channel. We don’t recommend using these (perhaps Discord, after getting to know the player). However, the web market app can help you ascertain the value of your items and warn you of common scams.