The Ultimate Guide On Black Market Items in Rocket League (What You Need To Know)

What are the Black Market Items and how are they categorized? Find out the best ways to get the top Black Market Items in Rocket League

Black Market Items in Rocket League
Black Market Items in Rocket League

What are black market items?

Rocket League Black Market decals are a type of Rocket League item that are amongst the rarest and typically all Rocket League players want to get. They are unique, and unlike standard decals, Black Market decals (once called mystery decals) are applicable on all cars. 

Until December 2019, it was possible to drop these black markets in some crates. The crates contained special items such as bodies, decals, goal explosions, boosts, trails and wheels. After patch v1.70 of December 2019, the crate system has been removed in favor of Blueprints. Blueprints can be randomly obtained at the end of online matches. 

You can then craft the item from the blueprint by spending credits, trading the blueprint with another player, or keeping it in your inventory. 

How are black market items categorized?

Rocket league black markets are divided into Goal Explosions and Decals. That means for example that there are no black market cars or toppers in the game. There are a total of twenty-six decals and twenty Goal explosions obtainable in Rocket League. Every black market can be certified, but only some of them can be painted. 

The paintings are thirteen: Black, White, Grey, Crimson, Pink, Cobalt, Sky Blue, Burnt Sienna, Saffron, Lime, Green, Orange and Purple. And finally, a non-painted item is called "Default". 

On the other hand, certifications are fifteen: Acrobat, Aviator, Goalkeeper, Guardian, Juggler, Paragon, Playmaker, Scorer, Show-Off, Sniper, Striker, Sweeper, Tactician, Turtle and Victor.

The paint and certification system can increase the price of the Black Market. Only the most recent black markets can be painted. Also, you can trade them with other players or buy them for real money from the in-game shop. Since they are some of the rarest items in the game, many players try to get their hands on these items and consequently, their value is very high, reaching prices close to twenty thousand credits. Their price, however, depends a lot on the platform you play on.

Black Market Items are in the top list of the most expensive items in Rocket League and therefore also in the most expensive Rocket League Goal Explosions and most expensive Rocket League Decals list.

How to get black market items?

You can get Black Market Items via drops (blueprints or challenge drops), trade ups, on 3rd party sites like RL.Exchange, by trading them with other players or buying them in the in-game item shop (only on rare occasions).

Drops

If you’re looking for black markets for free, this is a simple, passive way to earn drops with the possibilities of a Black Market! 

Drops are a great way for a chance for a black market and they are pretty simply earned. You can easily earn them by completing weekly or seasonal challenges. The Black Market drop rate is pretty slim, but at the end of the day, you can always take your lower items and try the following way!

Trade Ups

Get a bunch of lower-tier items that you’ll never use from those pesky drops mentioned above? No problem! Rocket League has a great trade up system where you can trade 5 of the same tier items for 1 item of the tier above. This means that if you have 5 exotics that you never use, you can trade them up for a black market! Not the fastest way either, but if you aren’t picky the next option may be for you.

Item Trade-in Breakdown:  

  • 5 Uncommon = 1 Rare
  • 5 Rare Items = 1 Very Rare
  • 5 Very Rare = 1 Import 
  • 5 Imports = 1 Exotic 
  • 5 Exotics = 1 Black Market 

Need further explanation about the rarity of items? Check out our ultimate guide on the rarity system in RL.

Player to Player Trading!

Got a bunch of junk you’ll never use? Well, sometimes one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! 

Hit the scene, look for trades in your casual lobbies, put some feelers out there and see if you can find someone with a good trade! You never know what others are looking for and some black markets are pretty cheap so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and find the Black Market you’ve always wanted!

Blueprints and the Item Shop

Too lazy to wait for drops? Are you tired of dealing with people who think their Tora is worth every bit of 5000c? Blueprints or the item shop may be worth it for you! Black markets start at 2000c but they go up a bit depending on the paint or cert. 

You can still find a pretty good deal though depending on what is being offered. But hey, at the end of the day, 2000c and maybe 2 mouse clicks later and you have the Black Market you wanted!

3rd Party to the Rescue

If you want your Black Market now but refuse to pay those ridiculous prices then 3rd party sites are for you! Sites like aoeah.com or RL.Exchange (our recommended choice) tend to be much more reasonable when pricing their items and you can even pick up a wheel or 2 to go with that BMD if you’re looking for a whole set-up!