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The EK9 Honda Civic Type R is part of Rocket League Season 8

The EK9 Honda Civic Type R is part of Rocket League Season 8

The JDM cult-classic hot hatch will b available as part of the Season 8 Rocket Pass, continuing a run of real-world vehicles.

Yet more real-world automotive goodness is on the way to Rocket League, and this time it’s not a James Bond tie-in, the latest Ford SUV or a Ferrari.

No, it’s something much more cult. The Japanese domestic market Honda Civic Type R was the third car outside of the NSX and Integra to receive the special performance edition moniker. Model number EK9, to be extra-nerdy, we can go even more in-depth because this is the pre-facelift model built between 1997 and 1998 thanks to the orange-coloured rear indicator lenses.

Turns out watching old Best Motoring episodes wasn’t a waste of time…

Also featured within the Used Car pavilion of Gran Turismo 7, in the real world, this features a banzai 1.6-litre engine generating 176bhp at 8,000rpm. In Rocket League, performance is equalised and it will use the Octane Hitbox.

Honda Civic Type R Rocket League

The JDM special is part of the Rocket Pass Season 8. Players can simply play the game, with no additional cost, meaning players can unlock a windowed paint finish, chocolate chip antenna and a Krush decal.

Upgrade to the paid Rocket Pass Premium for 1,000 credits and you will unlock the Honda. There are further customization items to unlock, and a Tier 35 there’s a ‘tuned-up’ variant of the Civic to acquire.

Alternatively, there’s the Rocket Pass Bundle for 3,000 credits (currently 33 per cent off at 2,000 credits) which includes the Type R and unlocks 12 additional tiers.

Sovereign Heights Arena Rocket League

For reference, it costs £3.75/$4.99 for 500 credits, £7.50/$9.99 for 1,100 credits, £18.75/$24.99 for 3,000 credits, or £37.50/$49.99 for 6,500 credits.

Alongside the new car, the Sovereign Heights Arena is a new venue for all players and the Haunted Hallows Returns annual spooky game mode will return too.

Rocket League Season 8 will be live on 7th September following a game update on 6th September 2022 across PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.

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