Arguably, the most important factor to Rocket League’s success been the community that it has garnered since its release in 2015 and the multiplayer options that have been constantly improving since then.
Players all over the world have fallen in love with the ranked gameplay, varied game modes and most importantly, the ability to share these experiences with their friends.
Being able to team up and take on the world has always been such an excellent reason to play Rocket League. Though if your buddy played on another system, it was for a long time sadly not a possibility.
What is the Epic ID?
The EpicID is a code that allows you to add friends that play rocket league on different platforms. This allows you to invite them to parties, play matches together, and see their online status. This code consisted of your display name within Rocket League followed by a hashtag and a four-digit code. However, things changed since Epic Games took over.
How to find your EPIC ID in Rocket League
So, you have some pals you want to link up with on console and need to find your Epic ID. Thankfully it isn’t too hard to find.
When you’re on the main menu screen, simply hit the R2/RT button on the console or click on the friends tab on the bottom right of the screen on PC. This will open the friends tab which shows your list of friends and also your details at the top.
This will show your display avatar and your display name. This can be used as your EpicID.
Simply use the display name in the “Add Epic Friend” section, click on search and it should work without any problem.
At the beginning of the free-to-play update, you could only add friends via the Epic ID. Now you can also enter their Epic Username to add them as a friend! This makes it much easier.
If this doesn’t work, then here is how to find your EpicID:
- Login into your Epic account from your Browser
- On the top right of your screen, click on “Account”
- In the tab “ General” you should see your username and your EpicID
You can now copy this ID and send it to your friends so that they can add you as an Epic Friend on Rocket League.
The cross-platform update that brought RocketIDs (now EpicID)
Though this would all change in February 2019 when the friends’ update would make it possible for cross-play within Rocket League. This would be allowed through the introduction of Rocket IDs which changed to the EpicID after the free-to-play update.
How to add friends with the EpicID or the Epic Username in Rocket League
So, you’ve located your Epic ID or your Epic Username. Now you need to add a friend that plays on another platform and perhaps you don’t quite know how to do that. Don’t worry, it’s not a stressful process at all. We have included a step by step guide on how to add friends no matter on which platform they are. Here it is below:
- Launch Rocket league and get yourself to the main menu
- Open the Friends tab (R2/RT buttons) and select “Add a friend by Epic ID”
- Enter the players’ Epic ID or Epic Username
- Press search and find them
- Select add friend
It is also worth mentioning that if you are added by any friends via your Epic ID or Username, this will show as normal in your friend requests within the notification menu.
How to connect your Epic account with your Rocket League account
If you are played Rocket League before the free-to-play update then you probably want to preserve your progress and friend list in Rocket League. To do so, you will need to connect your previous Rocket ID to your new Epic Games ID. Let’s take a look at how you can do this:
- Open the Epic Games Launcher (or login into your account on a browser)
- Click on your username in the bottom left corner of your screen
- Navigate to the menu “Connections”
- Click on ‘Accounts’
- Select the platform you want to connect to epic
- Follow the on-screen verification process
Congratulation! Your account should be now linked to your Epic Account. If you receive an error message we recommend you checking out Epic’s troubleshooting page.
How to change your EpicID
It’s not possible to change your EpicID. However, you won’t need it because you can add your friends with your display name, and there is the option to change your Epic Name to something you specifically want. This makes it easier to remember if your name is auto-generated.
This Name can only be altered once every 2 weeks so bear that in mind before you select your new ID.
This is how you do change your display name in Rocket League:
- Login into your Epic account in our browser
- Go to your account info (General > Account Info)
- Click on the blue button next to Display Name
- Enter your desired new display name
- On the bottom of the page click on “save changes”
This will change your display name which you can use as your EpicID in Rocket League. Keep in mind that it can take a moment until the change is live.
It is also important to consider the requirements for your Epic Username if you choose to customize it. We will provide a list of them below:
- Must be between 3-16 characters long
- Accented characters are allowed
- Numbers are allowed
- Can’t start with a number
- Spaces are not allowed
- Symbols are not allowed
Play on all platforms!
Crossplay is something that has become popular within the gaming landscape over the last few years with many titles opting to include the feature. So it is pleasing to see Rocket League and Psyonix follow suit in this respect.
It allows players to link up and enjoy all the wonderful multiplayer aspects that Rocket League has to offer without the need for all players to have the same gaming systems.
It’s a service that is easy to use and incorporated seamlessly into the game. Plus, the game is so accessible that there have been little balancing issues from platform to platform. Allowing for a fair experience for all players participating in matches. Sadly there is no trading allowed which is a shame but overall, this system only further enhances Rocket League’s excellent multiplayer infrastructure.