Rocket League fans, prepare yourselves for more off the walls fun later this month. Literally, off the walls, as a new mode will require you to cause mayhem on the opposing team’s side of the arena. Dropshot sounds like messy fun, so let’s see what it’s all about.
Psyonix are adding “dynamic breakable floors and an electrified ball, all within the confines of a new hexagonal Arena, ‘Core 707’. Instead of pushing the ball into your opponent’s goal, your objective is to destroy panels on the opposing team’s floor, and score goals through those gaps.”
Anyone remember playing an old Atari game called ‘Breakout’? Well, this may sound somewhat familiar:
“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.”
Then again, it could turn into a crazy version of volleyball, as both teams try their best to keep the ball airborne and out of their own half. It definitely sounds like a lot of fun though!
Psyonix will release Dropshot on March 22, as well as a host of other changes coming to Rocket League, including new achievements/trophies, painted Bodies and Rocket Trails, an Esports content button, the end of Competitive Season 3, a new Skill Tier hierarchy, and more!