Rocket League is hands down one of the single best business simulation games ever made — and it also features some vehicular soccer mini-game that people sometimes play, too. Which is nice. But seriously, Rocket League has gone from strength to strength in the years since its debut, gradually amassing for itself a playerbase of tens of millions of players. And with the recent (and divisive) switch to Free-to-Play, that playerbase is only going to expand further.
More players means more actors in the enormous, dynamic economy of Rocket League shaped by the many thousands and thousands of trades that take place every single day. And with a growing economy comes more opportunity. Opportunities to finance the top tier rides and cosmetics that you see on high-level Rocket League streams without pulling out the wallet.
If you know what you’re doing, you can turn a small number of credits into a gargantuan fortune that you could use to purchase whole fleets of white fennecs with your eyes closed. The process is simple. But the patience and discipline required to grow your fortune can be hard. Down below we’ll run you through the basics of how to earn free credits in Rocket League.
How to Get Credits in Rocket League
1. Be Patient
When you’re first setting out to get credits in Rocket League without pulling open the wallet, remember: you’ve gotta start somewhere. Be prepared for a grind. The tips below will eventually result in thousands of credits — seriously, these are tried and proven tips on how to get credits curated from some of the game’s richest players — but, in the beginning, it’ll feel slow. Profit growth will compound with time. It’s all about re-investing what you make to make a little more next time, then a little more again, and eventually a lot more. Every, single, time.
2. Learn the Market
This means scrolling through group posts and trade sites and just putting eyeballs to price-tags. Lap it all up. It’ll come in handy. But don’t take any one price site as gospel — items with high volume and movement will be accurately tracked, but harder to sell items can be way out of whack just from a lack of reliable data.
Negotiation is a key life skill and one that will repeat benefits just as easily in the virtual world as the real one. Never be afraid to counter-offer. However unlikely your trading partner might be to say no, it doesn’t cost you anything to try. And you’d be surprised, people looking to move their items might be willing to dip a little below their asking price for the sake of getting the deal done — which only makes for a better margin on your end.
And make it a practice to ask for adds — again, the worst that can happen is they say no. But if they say yes, who knows where/when that add might come in handy later. The key is to consistently look to add value whenever and wherever you can. Counter-offers and asking for adds cost nothing and, over time, will reap significant rewards you would’ve otherwise missed out on for no good reason.
4. Find the Right Items and FLIP!
There are some staple items that will always, always sell for high value: any black market, Dracos, Zombas, Octanes, or Fennecs. Four great choices of Black Markets you should look to flip are Toon, Biomass, Solar Flare, and Labyrinth. These will all be a huge boon to anyone trying to get some momentum towards building their inventory.
The trick to flipping is simple: Check current prices for items that move well and aim to buy them for 50 to 100 credits under minimum (a smaller deficit will move it quicker) and then resell for the medium to maximum price. That means if the Solar Flare price range on PS4 is 200-300 credits, try to buy one for 100 to 150 and then flip it for 250-300. Rinse, wash, and repeat. This is the “meat and potatoes” of how to get credits in Rocket League.
Every time you make some profit, you have more to reinvest and reap a larger profit next time. With each cycle the total value of the items you’re flipping grows, allowing your total value to increase exponentially over time.
5. Start with Cheap Items
When you’re first starting out, relatively expensive items like Fennecs and Zombas might be a little out of reach. Take a look at painted uncommons, uncommons, noncrate rares, and noncrate very rares. These move fast because they can be traded up. Many high-level players recommend selling your NCVRs to people looking to trade up in hopes of that coveted Titanium White Octane. It’s up to you and how lucky you’re feeling. You can certainly cordon off your flipping stockpile from your trading-up collection, or you can go with the more reliable, steady income that comes with selling your NCVRs.
And there you go! The basics of how to get credits in Rocket League. It really is as simple as that, but remember to be smart and be safe! Read our article on How to Avoid Rocket League scams to keep any of the game’s many scammers from setting you back a few steps on your way to Rocket League riches.