Rocket League trading: how to set up the best trades

Channel your inner Derek Trotter with these top Rocket League trading tips

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Rocket League trading can be a confusing thing to try and get to grips with. It’s also a part of the game that some players will never engage with for even a second, but for others, it represents one of the most fascinating aspects of the game.

If you’re looking to become part of this group, then you’re going to need to know how to trade in Rocket League, but also how to make sure you’re getting a fair trade no matter what you’re trying to get your hands on. For that, you’re going to need some tips, and boy, do we have plenty of those for you.

So if you’re trying to channel your inner Derek Trotter, then here’s everything you need to know about Rocket League trading, including organising trades, checking prices, and bartering. Clear some room in that garage for decals, wheels, and toppers – you’re going to need it.

How to trade in Rocket League

The first thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that you won’t be able to trade unless you’ve purchased at least 500 Credits or an equivalent value in cosmetics, like the Starter Pack. This is to avoid fraud, apparently, but also only applies if you picked the game up after the free to play update in September 2020.

As long as you’ve done that, all you need to do to trade in Rocket League is load up the game, invite whoever you want to trade with to a party, then click on their profile on the bottom of the screen and choose “invite to trade.”

Then you’ll both need to select which items you want to trade, and once you’re both happy with the terms, then you can then accept the trade. It’s worth noting that there’s no way to reverse a trade in Rocket League, which means you need to be 100% sure that you’re ready to give whatever you’re trading away. That’s easy enough if you’re showering a friend with gifts, but a lot harder to manage if you’re trying to make a serious go of getting into Rocket League trading.

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How can you check Rocket League prices?

It’s useful to have a baseline when bartering for different items, and given that’s basically what you’re doing when trading in Rocket League; it’s a good idea to consider everything’s value in Credits.

With that in mind, you want to keep a good resource handy, and the one that most people use is Rocket League Insider, which has an easy to understand UI. This site will give you a current Credit value for any given item, the Blueprint for an item, and will also show you any price fluctuations over time.

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If you’re trading with the sole purpose of finding a specific item, then it’s a good idea to make sure what you’re offering and what you’re getting in return is roughly equal value. Depending on how much you want something, you may want to offer more than the item is worth, but just make sure you don’t get ripped off when trying to do so.

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How to organise a Rocket League trade

The options within Rocket League are fairly limited to try and stop people getting scammed, but it means that trying to get into trading is a bit rough without knowing where to go. One of the resources that a lot of people use is Rocket League Garage, which actually has an entire trading section that you can use to look for or offer items.

You can also search around for Discord servers. A good place to start is the official Rocket League Discord, which has a trading section.

As ever though, make sure you’re careful when using third-party sites and trade stations. Even if you’re going for doing a trade that’s been organised officially, never trade for anything other than what you were offered, always check the value of the trades, and definitely never give away any password details or personal information about yourself, no matter where you’re putting together these trades.

So there you have it, a quick guide to Rocket League trading. Hopefully you can nab some bargains on the market and pick up new skins for the best Rocket League cars.