Rocket League Introduces New Mode, Dropshot

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Mar 14, 2017
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Make your shot. Psyonix just announced that the wildly popular sports-action game, Rocket League is getting a mode later this month with a new arena in a free update.

Here’s an explanation on how exactly Dropshot works which involved using an electrified ball to create their own goals straight from the Rocket League blog:

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Our new game mode is all about Damage! Along with our usual stats like Goals, Assists, and Saves, Dropshot introduces Damage as a statistic — the more damage you do, the more floor panels break, and the easier it is to score a goal! Each panel can be hit by a ball twice — the first hit activates the panel, while the second breaks the panel, creating a new scoring opportunity.

The new ball has three different phases, each more powerful than the last, that determine how much damage is done when the ball smashes into the floor panels. The second and third phases are activated by multiple Battle-Car hits, so the longer the ball stays off the ground, the more powerful it becomes. While the first phase of the new ball only damages one tile upon impact, the second and third phases can damage up to seven and 19 panels, respectively.

The new update will include new achievements and trophies, paints, rocket trailers. The eSports content button will allow you to open up official streams.

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Dropshot is coming to Rocket League March 22nd on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. The start of Competitive Season 4 will also begin on March 22nd in this free update. Much like previous modes, Dropshot will have its own online playlist in both Private and Exhibition matches.

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