Rocket League came totally unexpectedly and won over the whole world. A (just on the first look) simple game of football (soccer) with cars become a true phenomenon, and recently finished RLCS (Rocket League Championship Series) took the game into eSports waters. Developers of the game, Psyonix, decided to announce the newest update for the game during the finals event that took place in Hollywood, finals where iBUYPOWER Cosmic took the first place, becoming the first RLCS champions.
The new mode is named “Rumble” and it should bring to the game always a fun dose of chaos. Since “regular” modes favor skill over chaos and destruction (although destroying opponent’s car just before scoring a goal is a mix of skill and destruction), Psyonix decided to offer players a new mode in which they can really let off some steam.
Basically, the mode is like a regular Rocket League soccer mode, but with crazy power-ups. Power-ups flipping a regular match into a chaotic mix of soccer, Carmageddon, and old-school Mario Kart. Some of the power-ups include The Boot allowing you to literally kick an opponent’s car, and Swapper, with which you can swap places with an opponent.
There are eleven power-ups in total, with a full list available below:
- The Boot (Kicks an opponent’s car)
- Disruptor (Forces the opponent to drive uncontrollably)
- Freezer (Freezes the ball in-place)
- Grappling Hook (Pulls you towards the ball)
- Haymaker (Punches the ball)
- Magnetizer (Attracts the ball to your car)
- Plunger (Grabs the ball via plunger and cord)
- Power Hitter (Hit everything harder)
- Spike (Attach the ball to your car when you bump into it)
- Swapper (Change positions on the field with your opponent)
- Tornado (Sweep up the ball and cars into a giant funnel cloud)
Rumble is free and should arrive in September; the mode will be available in online and private playlists. Rumble is just a start, Psyonix announced that new mode is “just the beginning of a much bigger update,” and that in September players can expect more awesome stuff. Like all updates ‘till now, September update will be free for all owners of the game.
IF you remember, Psyonix stated that they are working on an update that will bring some of the most popular features asked by the player community. This just confirms developers are listening to the community, making Rocket League better and better by the day. The game is almost always among top ten titles played on Steam, even though it came out more than a year ago.
Written by Goran Damnjanovic.