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 Rocket League’s latest update adds a Battle Royale mode

Rocket League surprised many when the rocket car-powered football inspired game managed to not only feel good to control, but was also adaptable enough to cross into other sports. Now, as with MANY other games, Rocket League has gotten a battle royale mode.

Announced last week, Rocket League Knockout Bash is now available to play, with the team at Psyonix saying “In all of Soccar history, the triumphant path has always been paved with cooperation and teamwork. Now, let all alliances be cast aside with the introduction of the free-for-all LTM, Knockout”

From now until the 10th of May, players can engage in a destruction-derby where “only the strong survive as 8 players crash their way through several new Arenas”. Alongside your typical movement abilities, this new mode requires you to master three new moves: Attack, Block and Grab.

As with almost all BR games, players will need to be careful not to fall out of the ever-shrinking safezone as doing so for more than 10 seconds will result in a KO. Additionally, the arena is filled with various hazards which you must avoid while simultaneously pushing your opponents towards them – three KOs and you’re out.

The full list of rules and changes made for this mode is comprehensive and can be found HERE. Though this new mode is time limited, only staying until the 10th of May, the mechanics are seemingly deep enough to stand alone as its own game. It will be interesting to see what the fan consensus is regarding Knockout Bash, and whether it will eventually be extended into its own new permanent mode.

KitGuru says: Do you play Rocket League? What do you think of this new game mode? Should it be made permanent? Let us know down below.

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