rocket league most expensive items

Rocket League Most Expensive Items

While no one really expected it, Rocket League has become one of the biggest multiplayer games of all time since its 2014 release.

Starting off on PC and PS4 with just a handful of maps, game modes, and active players, the game has now spread across all major platforms, including mobile, and has amassed well over a quarter of a million players daily. Along with its player base, the feature list also grew, and like any popular online game, a heavy emphasis on cosmetic upgrades developed.

Rocket League builds a robust item economy to support its fast-paced gameplay—something to work towards besides a player’s acrobatic skill or laser-accurate shooting.

Having spent far too much time grinding for these items myself, I’ve decided to develop this guide investigating the most expensive items in the game. Here, you’ll find some basic tips regarding how the item economy works, along with fifteen items sure to make your eyes water!

Bottom Line Up Front

There’s quite a lot to get through, so if you’re just looking for the top items, here are the three most expensive out of the fifteen:

1. The White Hat (Value Incalculable, but considered to be worth well over 1 million credits)
2. Gold Rush (1 to 1.1 million credits)
3. Goldstone Wheels (500k to 700k credits)

Rarer items are also always the most expensive, and there is a hierarchy of nine rarity levels: Common, Uncommon, Premium, Limited, Rare, Very Rare, Import, Exotic, and Black Market.

Expensive items can either be found in Drops, created with Blueprints, or Traded with other players. I’d also encourage you to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of the article—you might find an answer to that burning question you’ve always had!


Rocket League Most Expensive Items

Here are the criteria I’ll use to select the following list of fifteen items:

Can be currently available or not: Invariably, the most expensive items are the most borderline unobtainable, with many of them only available through trading with other players that possess them. Because many of the most expensive items are in this category, they need to be included regardless.

Will include Black Market and Exotic items: With these items having to be modded into the game, there’s a debate as to whether they should be included as proper items at all.

But, I don’t think anyone can deny their influence, so I’ve made the decision to include them in this list.
Ordered from least to most expensive.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Items

10. The Gold Nugget

  • Value: 39K to 43K Credits
  • Rarity: Limited
  • Type: Antenna
The Gold Nugget | Psyonix

The Gold Nugget was one of the several Alpha Items given as a reward for those that participated in Rocket League’s alpha testing, making it not only a rare and expensive item but also among the game’s oldest items.

It’s impossible to buy this item unless you trade with someone who acquired it via the means I just explained, but if you did, you’re likely going to be paying a pretty penny for it. The item’s market value is 39 to 43 thousand credits, or $390 to $430 in real money. That’s a heck of a lot of cash to fork over for an antenna you can barely even see in-game!

9. Dominus Body Type (Titanium White)

  • Value: 56K to 66K Credits
  • Rarity: Import
  • Type: Car
Dominus Body Type (Titanium White) | Psyonix

The Dominus body type was already a highly popular body amongst fans, but it’s the titanium white variant that’s gained fame for its rarity and high price tag.

The item was only available in this color during January 2020 and again for a very short time in September 2021. As with many of the items on this list, there’s no way to buy this body type from the store (unless it comes back again for a special occasion).

You’ll have to trade with another player to get it, and for that, you can expect to pay around 56 to 66 thousand credits, or $560 to $660 in real money.

8. Reaper Goal Explosion (Titanium White)

  • Value: 58K to 68K Credits
  • Rarity: Import
  • Type: Goal Explosion
Titanium White Reaper Goal Explosion | Psyonix

The color white is somewhat of a juxtaposition to the figure of death associated with this ungodly goal explosion, but somehow, it works, making this one of the most sought-after of its type.

I’ve only seen this one in action a couple of times, but it’s a real spectacle when it goes off. It’s costing you between 58 and 68 thousand credits at the moment, which translates to about $580 to $680.

7. Dieci Wheels (Black)

  • Value: 62K to 72K Credits
  • Rarity: Exotic
  • Type: Wheels
Dieci Wheels (Black) | Psyonix

While the black color has supplanted itself as the rarest color for most items for no good reason, I’ve always considered these wheels to have an ominous allure owing to their color.

The inclination and angle of the thin spokes give way to what appear to be very dark depths, and as such, these wheels would be great to pair with an all-black exterior and goal explosion for a menacing countenance. The Black Dieci Wheels are thought to be worth 62 to 72 thousand credits, or about $620 to $720.

6. Mainframe Decal

  • Value: 80K to 90K Credits
  • Rarity: Black Market
  • Type: Decal
Mainframe Decal
Mainframe Decal | Psyonix

Hailing from the Black Market rarity category, the Mainframe decal assuredly remains one of the rarest decals a player can come across in the wild, and I find it to be a particularly attractive choice, too.

Many decals look somewhat out of place to my eyes once affixed to a car, but this has elegance to it. Of course, stylishness comes at a price, with this decal worth 80 to 90 thousand credits ($800 to $900).

5. Reaper Explosion (Black)

  • Value: 100K to 120K Credits
  • Rarity: Import
  • Type: Goal Explosion
Reaper Explosion (Black)
Reaper Explosion (Black) | Psyonix

And now we get to our first item to break into the $100,000 category: the Black Reaper goal explosion. It dates back to Rocket League’s 2nd-anniversary update from 2017.

As you’ll no doubt be accustomed to by now, the explosion attracts a frightful figure from between the goalposts that looks like a cross between the Grim Reaper and one of the Dementors from the Harry Potter series.

Like the other colors before it, it certainly stands out among the more basic goal explosion options. If you want to grab it for yourself, though, it’ll set you back a whopping 100 to 120 thousand credits, which amounts to between $1000 and $1200.

4. The Gold Cap

  • Value: 210K to 240K Credits
  • Rarity: Limited
  • Type: Topper
The Gold Cap
The Gold Cap | Psyonix

The Gold Cap was a PC-exclusive reward for those players who participated in the Alpha. One of the first items to appear as having a value in six figures, the hat has a market price of 210 to 240 thousand credits, equating to between $2000 and $2400.

It’s highly unlikely you’ll come across another player donning one of these, and if you do, you better hope you’re well off enough to buy it from them (though it’s highly unlikely they’ll be parting with it anyway!).

3. Goldstone Wheels

  • Value: 500K to 700K Credits
  • Rarity: Limited
  • Type: Wheels
Goldstone Wheels
Goldstone Wheels | Psyonix

The Goldstone Wheels came as an alpha reward and are the most valuable set of wheels available, and it doesn’t look like they’re going to lose that spot anytime soon!

Of course, they look the part, too; what could be more decadent than almost entirely gold rims with elegant teardrop spokes? Keep your eyes peeled, but again, you’ll only come across these wheels once in a blue moon, if ever. Their estimated value is currently 500 to 700 thousand credits, coming in at roughly $5000 to $7000.

2. Gold Rush

  • Value: 1M to 1.1M credits
  • Rarity: Limited
  • Type: Boost
Goldrush | Psyonix

Gold Rush is the second-rarest item in the game, and it’s also one of the most visually spectacular! Another Alpha exclusive item, players who use this item will immediately turn heads with their cars producing a dazzling golden rocket trail as they speed past.

I’d say that it’s definitely one of the most recognizable items you’ll cast your eyes upon on the pitch. Given the rarity, it’s unlikely you’ll actually see anyone with it, of course, and it’s going to be verging on impossible to get your hands on.

This item is one of only two to break into the one million-credit range, coming in just at or just over. In real money, Gold Rush would cost you an eye-watering $100,000 to $110,000!

1. The White Hat

  • Value: Incalculable (likely well over one million credits)
  • Rarity: Limited
  • Type: Topper
The White Hat
The White Hat | Psyonix

One item I’ve certainly never seen and likely will not is our number one entry.

There’s no item in Rocket League as priceless as the fabled White Hat. Originally, the hat was awarded to a group of white-hat hackers [an individual who uses their hacking skills for good] who successfully discovered many exploits within the game.

The item is estimated to be worth over one million credits, and it is thought that only thirty of them actually exist. There are a few users who are known to own the White Hat, including Drogings, Jeunez, Null, and Cobra.


Question: Most of these items feel like they’d take forever to acquire. Is it even worth striving for?

Answer: Ultimately, I consider working towards such items as supplementary to the gameplay, and I think that’s how you’ll find the vast majority of players to view it too. Decking out your car is a secondary goal, and striving for such expensive items goes even beyond that. Money is something you’re going to earn as you play, so my best advice is to play the game for what it is and enjoy it.

Question: Will this list change in the future?

Answer: Due to the developing nature of the game, many more expensive items will likely be revealed. Having said that, you can expect most of the expensive gear on this list to remain that way. A lot of the stuff on the list has retained its position for a long time, and the items have become consistent milestones for players over the years.

Question: I play the game across two different platforms. Why are some items priced differently on one system from another?

Answer: There can be a lot of factors that go into this phenomenon, from the player count on a given system and slight alterations in item availability. There’s also no trading between different versions of the game, so players can’t try to get a good deal on one platform and then sell it for more on another. It’s also worth noting that you won’t find that you can consistently rely on one system to have on average cheaper items than another, as it varies over time and on an item-by-item basis.

Rocket League Most Expensive Items: Conclusion

I hope this article was useful for you. Hopefully, you now have a much better idea of what’s worth saving for and what to discard (though you never know, maybe that elusive item will pop back up on the market!).

Alongside making use of the above website to check prices regularly, I also recommend joining the Rocket League board on Reddit. This is a great place to engage with the community and, more often than not, you’ll find out about new items and deals here first.

Also, be sure to check out our other Rocket League articles like the Rocket League Getting Started Guide or the Best Cars Guide. Thanks for reading Indie Game Culture!

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