Rocket Boosts are a customization option in Rocket League. They shoot out of the back of the Battle-Car when using boost, and depending on the car used, either shoot out in a single or double trail. Rocket boosts record the time of boost used while equipped.

Prior to July 5, 2017, rocket boosts were known as Rocket Trails. They were renamed to avoid confusion with the new supersonic trails.[1]


Rocket boosts listed here must be unlocked by playing the game normally and completing matches. Standard Red, Blue, Pink, Purple and Yellow are already unlocked at the beginning of the game.

On August 3, 2017, Psyonix introduced painted variants of some common boosts, which could be obtained via the trade in system.[2]

Platform exclusives

The Blamite Overthruster, Imulsion, Overcharge and UV Turret boosts are only available on the Xbox One version of the game. The Blamite Overthruster boost can only be equipped on the Hogsticker car and the UV Turret on the Armadillo car.

The Super Star and Wave Beam boosts are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. The Super Star boost can only be used by Luigi NSR and Mario NSR, and the Wave Beam by Samus' Gunship.

Very Rare

Very Rare rocket boosts can be found as a drop from completed online matches, or by trading up five rare items. Some others can only be found in crates.


These rocket boosts are only available in crates.


These rocket boosts were only available for a set period of time before they were removed from the drop list. However, they can still be traded to other players.

Alpha Reward

The Gold Rush boost was made available only to players who participated in the Alpha testing of Rocket League, and who also sent out invites to other people to participate in the Alpha. Additionally, it was available to PC players only.


The Candy Corn boost was available from October 18th to November 2nd, 2015, for Halloween. It was again available along with the new Netherworld boost from October 18th to November 4th, 2016. The developers have stated that the 2015 Halloween items will no longer drop in the future, which includes the Candy Corn boost.[3]


The Xmas boost was available from December 14th, 2015 to January 4th, 2016, for Holidays. It was again available from December 7th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017. The developers have stated that it will no longer drop in the future.[4]

Competitive Seasons

Players who participated in the Competitive playlists during Season 2 received these limited boosts as a reward when the season ended. Boosts were awarded to a player based on the highest rank they reached. These boosts cannot be traded with other players.

Zag Toys

The Cold Fusion rocket boost can be obtained by redeeming a code find in limited or rare Original Mini's Pull-Back Racer from Zag Toys.

RLCS Fan Rewards

Players who registered for Fan Rewards and watched the RLCS enabled for item drops on Twitch starting from June 2 to 2017, could receive this limited item as a random drop during the live broadcast.


These rocket boosts are only available by purchasing the related DLC for them.

Note: The Batmobile and Outatime boosts are licensed. As such, they can only be used with their respective car bodies; they will not appear as a selection for other car bodies.


  1. Anniversary Update: Competitive Season 4 Rewards on Rocket League - Official Site
  2. Trade-In System Expansion Now Live on Rocket League - Official Site
  3. Limited-Time Halloween Items Drop Next Week on Rocket League - Official Site
  4. Holiday 2016 Items Dropping Soon on Rocket League - Official Site