Rocket League has featured player-to-player trading since September 8, 2016, where friends can trade cosmetic items with each other. It looks like the feature will be getting removed after over seven years as Psyonix announced it will not be in the game this Winter.
Starting December 5, 2023, at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET you will no longer lend, transfer, sell, or trade any items to other players in Rocket League. Psyonix said they are making this change to align with Epic’s overall approach to game cosmetics and item shop policies where any item isn’t tradeable or sellable. The developer claims this will open up future plans for Rocket League vehicles to come to other Epic games, supporting cross-game ownership.
If you have lent an item to a friend and don’t receive it back by December 5, that player will keep the item. Once the deadline hits there will be no way for third-party websites to sell you rare items in Rocket League. Lastly, you cannot undo any trades you’ve made in the past.
There are a lot of reasons for canceling player-to-player trading as more times than not real-world trading becomes a thing.
If you are an Achievement or Trophy hunter on PC, Xbox, or PlayStation you might want to complete any that require trading.