They can be unlocked with keys, which are available for sale in the "Manage Inventory" and "Crate Unlock" menus. Unlocking a crate will reveal a random exclusive item. There is also a chance of acquiring a certified or painted variant of said item.
Each crate has a unique "series" of items. Items in each crate are classified as Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market.
Players can obtain Keys by purchasing on their specific platform's marketplace in sets of 1, 5, 10, and 20.
Keys have a "trade hold" that prevents them from being traded to other players for 7 days from the time of purchase. As such, keys used to obtain items from crates will transfer the remaining "trade hold" time from the key to the item.
How to obtain crates
See How to obtain category for details.
List of available crates
- Player's Choice Crate
- Turbo Crate
- Nitro Crate
- Overdrive Crate
- Accelerator Crate (due September 28, 2017)
The following crates have been retired as of July 5, 2017:
On May 22, 2017, Psyonix released the following announcement:
Black Market items
Items listed here have a very low chance of being found in crates.
Black Market decals are unique in that they are shown in the preview as an Octane Battle-Car partially covered by a purple hexagon-motif fabric. These decals are dubbed "Mystery Universal Decal" in the preview, which means that the Black Market decals are applicable to all Battle-Cars.