How much data does Rocket League use?
Many people have praised Rocket League’s exciting online multiplayer mode, where teams of two, three, or four players can compete in fast-paced soccer matches. Unfortunately, if you play this multiplayer mode on a fixed mobile data or hotspot connection, Rocket League can cut into your available mobile data or even push you over your monthly data limit.
Want to know how much mobile data you use online gaming? Let’s take a closer look at the data it takes to download, update, and play Rocket League. Of course, the easiest way to stay under a monthly data limit is to switch to an unlimited mobile data plan without bandwidth throttling.
How big is the Rocket League game download?
Downloading a game typically uses much more mobile data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that the file size is larger than the download size (which is compressed), and that the file size increases over time as developers release patches and updates for the game.
|Microsoft Windows||<7 GB|
|Playstation 4||1.45 GB|
|Xbox One||14.51 GB|
|Mac OS||<7 GB|
|Nintendo Switch||8.3 GB|
If you don’t have enough internet data to download Rocket League without putting a serious dent in your available online data, there’s an easy way to save data installing the game. Instead of downloading the game online, purchase the physical disk and install the game offline.
How big are the Rocket League game updates?
Psyonix occasionally releases patches and updates for Rocket League, which you can keep track of in the news blog. These updates vary in file size, but some patches can top 2 GB. If you’re worried about updates and patches pushing you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and instead manually install the updates when you have available data.
How much data does Rocket League gameplay use?
Rocket League uses around 30 MB to 40 MB of data per hour when six people play together (3v3), which is below average for an online game. The exact amount of data you use playing Rocket League depends on the number of players in your multiplayer game mode, your frame rate, and the tick rate of your server:
- The more players in a game, the more online data your internet network has to share with other players’ networks. This data includes information about player movement and data from the chat log. If you need to use less data, choose 2v2 games over 3v3 or 4v4.
- A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it run faster. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change your frame rate, you’ll need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
- The tick rate of your server also affects your data use. A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second.
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