We all know that Africa has issues with gaming online. It has received all sorts of names from high latency, rubberbanding, teleporting to all other colloquial names. Well, Psyonix, the developers of Rocket League decided to step in to mitigate the problem.
The latest Rocket League patch 1.39 has now added South Africa(SAF) and Singapore(ASM) local servers.
Kwese Gamer had this to say about the update:
“New server region added in South Africa (SAF). New server region hosted in Singapore (ASM). ASC servers are now hosted in Taiwan. Added more servers in Japan,” a few lines in the notes read.
What that means is that local players will be able to play with lowers pings against other local players. This makes the game easier to compete in, as all players will in theory have the same ping across the board.
It also noted that it added improved CPU performance in online play when receiving physics corrections from the game server, in-game PsyNet Party invite window now sorts friends alphabetically, and revised certain sounds (Impacts, Wheel Effects, Car Jumping/Dodging) for local vs. non-local players to improve clarity and readability.
With the patch also came two pieces of new content: Batmobile Goal Explosion has been added to the ‘Batmobile’ Premium DLC, and three new community flags.”