Rocket League Teams Up With Grimes For “Neon Nights” In-Game Event

The latest in-game event for Rocket League will be called “Neon Nights,” featuring music and cosmetics themed after singer Grimes, who is perhaps best known for her song “Oversightand her relationship and child with tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. Ahead of her new album, BOOK 1, and single “Shinigami Eyes,” the singer has teamed up with the motorsport game to promote her brand and his music.

Neon Nights will give players the chance to unlock Grimes-themed items to enhance their rides, only available through new event challenges:

  • “Player of Games” Player Anthem
  • Player Anthem “Shinigami Eyes”
  • GRIMES gravitator
  • Space Queen Top Hat
  • braided trail
  • Grimes decal
  • Grimes wheels
  • Grimes Player Banner
  • Fireworks universal sticker (multichrome)
  • An incredible boost

The Heatseeker Ricochet mode will also return to the game for a limited time, during the Neon Nights event. Players will also be able to earn Golden Moons to unlock items from the Impact, Nitro, and Overdrive item series.

Neon Nights is Rocket League’s first musical artist-themed in-game event, but it’s far from the first time the games have had ties to popstars – Fortnite’s Ariana Grande in-game concert l last year attracted millions of gamers with its towering digital version of the little singer.

The Grimes event will run alongside the Lunar New Year celebrations, which gives players access to a free Year of the Tiger set, which includes a Tiny Tiger topper and a Tyger decal.

The event will run from January 26 to February 8, with “Shinigami Eyes” releasing on January 26.


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Jennifer R. Strohm