Rocket League Game Overview

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Developer: Psyonix

Publisher: Epic Games

Platform: Playstation, Xbox, Switch, PC

Genre: Arcade Sports

Release Date: July 2015

Price: Free-to-play

Rating: E for Everyone

Rocket League 101

  • A competitive Rocket League game will feature two teams of 3 players facing each other to see who can have the higher score before the 5-minute timer runs out. 
  • The game features full cross-platform compatibility (players on different platforms can party up together) as well as cross-save (transfer player save data across multiple platforms).
  • Both welcoming to newcomers and exhibiting an extensive learning curve for those passionate about honing their skills, Rocket League is a highly accessible esports title for those who may be unfamiliar with gaming.
  • To score, players must hit the ball with their cars into the opponent’s net and at the same time, preventing the opponent from hitting the ball into theirs. 
  • If the time reaches zero and the score is tied, an overtime will commence that ends only after a team has scored.
  • There are no positions like in typical sports. Offensive and defensive skills are necessary for every competitor. 
  • With each individual player controlling their own car, teamwork is an essential component of the game and can be the key to victory. 
  • Rocket League boasts a uniquely high skill ceiling due to its physics engine. Esports professionals and content creators are consistently discovering new and creative ways to outwit the opponent in “car soccer”. 
  • Players will need to achieve high levels of dexterity, quick-thinking, and communication skills in order to keep up with fast-paced gameplay. 

Mechanics

  • Basic mechanics of controlling your car in Rocket League: 
    • Drive/Reverse
    • Jump/Double Jump/Flipping (forward, backward, side)
    • Drift/Powerslide 
    • Boost (extra speed; see below for more details regarding boost)*
    • Aerial (using jump + boost to have your car “fly”)
    • Air Roll (spinning your car while performing aerial maneuvers)
  • *Players can pick up “Boost Pads” scattered around the arena in order to fill their boost gauge. The maximum amount of boost a player can carry is 100. 
    • Using boost will expend the boost gauge until it reaches zero. 
    • Boost Management is a highly vital mechanic involving the amount of boost a player is using in certain scenarios (conserve vs. expend). 
  • Combining these various mechanics, players can execute highly technical individual or team plays on both offense and defense.  

Extras

  • You will find a guide on how to build a custom match for Rocket League HERE.
  • View our Console & PC Overview HERE.
  • View PC Minimum System requirements HERE.

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