Rock Band is celebrating the start of 2021 with its 20th season of Rock Band Rivals! We’re turning the clock back and revisiting 8 of our most popular previous challenges from the last 20 seasons, as voted on by the Rock Band community. If you still haven’t checked out Rock Band Rivals, we invite all RB4 players to join a crew and see what it’s all about! And if you haven’t played Rock Band on your all-new Xbox Series X, wait until you see the load times!
Join a Crew, Rock the World
From January 13 through January 19 (the first week of Season 20), everyone who owns RB4 will have access to the Rivals Expansion. That gives you exclusive access to Rockudrama, the hilarious campaign that sets you as the star of your very own live-action rock documentary, online Quickplay, and the eponymous Rivals mode, which is where the heart of the action is. Jump into Rivals by joining a Crew and competing head-to-head weekly. For those of you who haven’t played in a while, or have been curious about the Rivals Expansion, now’s a great time to check out all the cool stuff it adds to the Rock Band 4 experience!
Are You Ready to Rock?
The first challenge of Rivals Season 20 calls back to the first challenge from Season 1, “Ready To Rock?”, which highlighted our namesake: Rock music. We’ve refreshed the challenge with an updated song list designed to highlight the new Rock hits that we’ve released since 2017. We’re kicking things off with new DLC featuring songs from Machine Gun Kelly and Anarbor.
Play Rivals, Win Rewards
Each season of Rivals features an exclusive set of Rock Shop assets for each tier. To celebrate our 20th season, we’re giving you a chance at two sets of past Rock Shop rewards that were overwhelmingly requested by the community: The Season 11 instrument sets, and the elusive Season 0 t-shirts. There has never been a better time to jump into a crew, fight your way to Bloodstone, and collect them all.
Normally I’d say thanks for a great 2020, but you know…
This was a wild year, and through it all we’re just happy that so many people could find an ounce of comfort rocking out with their friends and family from a distance. We’ll be with you again all year bringing new songs to Rock Band 4, so don’t go anywhere!
Rock Band™ 4 Rivals Bundle
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-Online play: move the party online with matchmaking, public or private sessions, tools to maximize your DLC overlap and more!
-Rivals mode: Band together with friends across the globe to compete in this online multiplayer stats battle. Join Crews to prove your skill and crush your rivals.
-Rockudrama: An all new campaign mode telling the story of YOUR band’s triumph over adversity in the world’s first playable music documentary.
-Character creator with hundreds of customization options to perfect your look
-Access to future updates and songs exclusive to the Rivals community
-Pick up and play with a wide variety of supported USB mics or use compatible guitar and drum controllers for the full Rock Band experience.
Note: If you have Xbox 360 wireless music gaming controllers then you MUST purchase the “Rock Band 4 – Legacy Game Controller Adapter for Xbox One” (sold separately, while supplies last). This offer does NOT include music gaming controllers or a USB microphone.