New 'Dropshot' mode comes to Rocket League

Justin Mahboubian-Jones
Photo credit: Psyonix / PA Images

From Digital Spy

Psyonix is always trying to make the Beautiful Sci-fi Motorsport Game more interesting. Last year it gifted us Rumble, a game mode for Rocket League featuring slapstick power-ups. This year, we're getting another all-new mode: Dropshot.

From March 22, all Rocket League players will be able to play Dropshot. The usual stadium-shaped arena is replaced by a hexagon that features an unexpected twist: there are no goals. Instead of scoring horizontally, players must slam the ball through the floor on their opponent's side of the pitch.

But it's not quite that simple. In order to open up a hole, players will have to hit the same spot on their opponent's side of the arena multiple times.

The entire floor is covered in mini-hexagons, and when a team of one colour hits the ball onto a hexagon of the opposing colour (i.e. on the opposition's half of the arena), it lights up. Touch the same hexagon a second time and it collapses, creating a hole in the floor through which teams can score.

Don't worry, only the ball can fall through the holes - cars will drive over any precipice without dropping downwards.

To make matters more precarious, if a car is struck multiple times by battle-car hits, then it becomes more powerful. If touched twice, then the ball damages 7 tiles upon landing, and if touched three times it can potentially damage 19 tiles. Yikes.

In addition to Dropshot, the update will include new trophies and achievements, as well as kicking off the new competitive season. You can read the update notes in full here.

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