Rocket League, everyone’s favorite car soccer game, has been at the forefront of discussions around online cross-play for several years now. Long before Sony agreed to play nice with the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One when it came to Fortnite, Rocket League studio Psyonix has been working to create unified player…
It’s a muggy, sleepy summer here in video game land, but esports does not rest. This weekend brings us a packed lineup of Smash, League, Heroes, and Fortnite, as well as multiple PUBG and Rocket League tournaments.
Pay-to-win games are garbage. Loot boxes are passe. Cosmetics are cute, but not a great incentive to keep playing. Game publishers have cycled through a bevy of monetization gimmicks aimed at keeping gamers putting cash into their games, some more successful than others. Now, more and more of them seem to be…
Rocket League will be getting new cross-platform friends lists sometime this summer according to the game’s latest development road map. Players will be able to search for friends and invite them to parties between PS4 and PC, and Xbox One, PC and Switch using a new type of in-game ID.
A standard competitive Rocket League team has three players, but sometimes it only takes one to slam the ball into the goal, even past all three opposing players.
Cloud9 has secured a neat 3-0 at the end of its match yesterday against Out of Style in the Rocket League championship series. Mariano “Squishy” Arruda was not content to let the game end at the zero, however, and caught the ball at just the last second for a game of keepie uppie.
Rocket League is a game with very little randomness. It’s mostly about the physics of rocket-powered cars slamming into giant balls. But during today’s Rocket League championship series matches, the one aspect of randomness in the game made a surprise appearance: respawning.
In today’s European play-in qualifiers for the Rocket League Rival Series, team Triple Trouble showcased some beautiful coordination in setting up a clean shot on the goal by bumping out the defenders.
Last year, Rocket League developer Psyonix added iconic Hot Wheels vehicles to its popular car soccer video game. This year, Hot Wheels returns the favor, recreating the video game in miniature with the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set.
Today’s grand finals between G2 and Paris Saint-Germain managed to go the full distance. It was the champs against the fresh-but-fierce PSG squad, and it all came down to a single goal in extra time.
The upcoming Twelve Titans Rocket League tournament will pit 12 players against each other in a winner-take-all one-on-one brawl. Isaiah Sharrieff was set to be one of those players who would play in the tournament in Scotland—until he revealed on Twitter that he had already played his first round and won’t fly to…
Until today, I only got my ass kicked at Rocket League indoors, on a couch, proximate to a television. Now that the beloved car soccer game is on the Switch, the realm of ass-kicking possibilities is infinite. I didn’t know I wanted this and I am so happy.
Mariano “Squishy” “SquishyMuffinz” Arruda’s Cloud9 team only finished third at this past weekend’s Rocket League season four finals in Washington, D.C., so Mr. Muffinz will have to settle for what might be the best single shot ever made in competitive Rocket League history.
The season four finals of the Rocket League Championship Series ended in a European grudge match, as its top two teams Gale Force eSports and Method clashed again in the grand finals.
Thankfully, Rocket League’s rules are a bit more straightforward. You can catch the season 4 championship series finals airing on the Rocket League Twitch channel right now.
Most Rocket League players have scored an own-goal at some point in their life, but having that moment happen on the championship stage can be a little demoralizing.
The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, Turner Sports’ next foray into esports broadcasts, will invite eight Rocket League teams to compete for a $150,000 prize pool. Twitch and YouTube will broadcast the tournament on December 1-3, and TBS will air three episodes highlighting the teams’ journeys on December 1, 8, and 15.
Rocket League is coming to the Switch on November 14. Soon you’ll be able to play soccer-but-with-cars inside of a car (that may or may not be playing soccer). It’ll cost you $20.
Despite very few radical changes over the last couple years, Rocket League always seems to have something new to teach me. Case in point: today, while browsing the community’s subreddit, I found this clip from user Whiffmiester.