5 Rarest Goal Explosions in Rocket League
By Jakob Lucas
Rocket League has an abundance of awesome goal explosions, but that doesn't stop the dedicated players from hunting for the rarest ones. The following list will showcase the five rarest goal explosions in Rocket League.
This list will not include any seasonal nor tournament reward goal explosions, instead, it will only include purchasable goal explosions or ones that be unlocked by playing both Casual and Competitive Playlists.
5. Paper Dragon
This explosion was introduced in January 2020 and then again in January 2021 as a part of the Lucky Lanterns event. The explosion was available on and off throughout the event. Part of the reason for its rarity is the limited time it was available in a limited-time event. Another big contributing factor is the high price tag associated with the goal explosion, as it cost 2000 credits when appearing in the shop.
4. Dueling Dragons
The drop was first released in the Velocity Series before rereleasing in Golden Pumpkin and Golden Latern drops. Now the Dueling Dragons explosion is a rare Black Market goal explosion only available from chance drops that players receive after the game. With all the other items able to be obtained in this chance drops, the Dueling Dragons goal explosion is one of the rarest in Rocket League.
3. Batman and T. Rex Goal Explosions
These two goal explosions were part of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack and Jurassic World Car Pack. The Batman v Superman DLC was released on Mar. 8, 2016 and the Jurassic World DLC was released on June 18, 2018, both in anticipation of their respective movies.
Adding onto the exclusivity of the Batman goal explosion is the fact that the goal explosion was no part of the original pack, but granted to players who purchased the pack as a bonus after the fact. Additionally, the explosion can only be equipped to Batmobiles.
Both of these DLC packs could only be purchased for a limited time and are no longer available. On top of that, none of the items from these packs are eligible to be traded.
2. Painted Reaper
The regular reaper goal explosion was already a rare one. Then, Psyonix went ahead and introduced the Painted variant of the explosion which quickly became one of the rarest and most expensive items in the entire game.
The price varies depending on the system players are using, but typically go anywhere from 10,000 credits for the basic Painted versions to up to 72,000 credits for the Titanium White version. This Painted goal explosion cements any player's status as a legend and will definitely draw as many eyes as credits spent.
1. Hot Wheels RC Rivals Set
This real life car pack went on sale Nov. 1 2018 and has since been discontinued, meaning production of codes for the associated goal explosion has long since stopped. Additionally, like some of the other explosions on this list, the Hot Wheels explosion is not tradable.
The rarity of this explosion is boosted by two things: how it was sold and how much it costs. As the goal explosion was sold in real life as a bonus to a product, many players were unaware of the explosion's existence while it was available. Moreover, even if players were aware of the explosion, they likely wouldn't have bought the toy car set for the goal explosion itself. The Hot Wheels RC Rivals Set was sold for a whopping $179.99 USD, deterring many from buying the set solely for the Rocket League goal explosion.
The goal explosion remains the rarest of all two and a half years later and will likely never be toppled from its podium.