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Rocket League is getting a brand new game mode next week as fans can go from playing soccer with rocket powered cars to playing basketball. This game mode was originally teased in a tweet at the beginning of this month and developers Psyonix have finally revealed when it will be available via a post on their official website.

Starting on the 26th of April Rocket League Hoops puts a basketball twist on the usual rocket league formula. This update will be free to all players. Instead of trying to score a soccer ball in your opponents goal you’ll have to be juggling the ball up high to get it through the hoop. A trailer was released with this announcement showing off just what to expect including a new arena and look for the ball.

It isn’t just the new game mode though as you will also be able to get access to NBA themed flags. There is one flag, the NBA logo, that will be available to all players and then if you buy the Rocket League – NBA Flag Pack for $1.99 you will have access to flags with all 30 NBA logos on them.

This hasn’t been the first time that Psyonix has released a new game mode for Rocket League. Last winter they released a variant of the game called “Snow Day” where the ball would be replaced with a hockey puck and you played in an ice rink.

The post ended encouraging fans to keep an eye out for extra details that might be coming out about this update over the upcoming week.

What do you think of the release of Rocket League Hoops? Are you glad for a new game mode? If you could pick any sport to be put in Rocket League what would it be? Let us know in the comments below.

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.