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How to Get Alpha Boost in Rocket League

How can players get Alpha Boost in Rocket League
How can players get Alpha Boost in Rocket League / Photo courtesy of Psyonix/Epic Games

Frequently dubbed one of the rarest items in Rocket League, Alpha Boost is always in high demand and players are constantly looking for an opportunity to get their hands on it. First, getting a minute detail out of the way, Alpha Boost is a slang term referring to the "Gold Rush (Boost)" item, but for the purposes of this article, it will be called Alpha Boost.

For all those Rocket League players wanting for a new cosmetic to flex among your friends or in a random lobby look no further. It's an item so elite even the professionals love to tweet about its value. Here's how you can acquire Rocket League's Alpha Boost:

How to Get Alpha Boost in Rocket League

In order to get Alpha Boost in Rocket League players must first understand how the boost got its name. Like all games, Rocket League had alpha and beta versions of the game. Before the public beta went live some players were invited to test the game early, while it was the alpha version, which was only available on PC. Rocket League Alpha was live from Feb. 23 2014 to Aug. 10 2014. The game would officially launch nearly a year later, on July 7, 2015.

Upon Rocket League's launch, players who participated in Rocket League Alpha received three items, among them was the coveted Gold Rush (Boost). As only alpha players received the item it quickly became known simply as Alpha Boost.

Rocket League Gold Rush (Boost) Alpha Boost
Rocket League's Alpha Boost is among the game's rarest and most exclusive items, a title it will likely never lose. / Photo courtesy of Psyonix/Epic Games

Possessing the Alpha Boost immediately elevates a player's status and sends a message to the entire lobby, simultaneously looking cool while doing it. The mere nature by which a select few players first acquired it made almost every other player want it.

Unfortunately, for those who didn't participate in the alpha this boost has never been introduced to the Item Shop nor has it been a reward of any Tournament Playlist. The only way by which players can acquire it is by trading for it. Such an exclusive and elite item obviously doesn't come cheap, Alpha Boost will run interested players an astounding 860K-960K Credits, Rocket League's in-game currency. Players can buy 100 Credits for a dollar plus tax. This pricing means that players interested in purchasing Alpha Boost must shell out between $8,600 and $9,600 (plus tax)! Safe to say very few, if any, players can afford that for an in-game cosmetic.

Rocket League Alpha Boost Cost
Rocket League's Alpha Boost costs an unfathomable 860K-960K credits / Photo courtesy of Rocket League Insider

While almost everybody wants to have the Alpha Boost only a select few possess it and almost nobody will be able or willing to pay the necessary money to buy it. Sorry Rocket League fans, this boost is truly for the OGs.