Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced that a new mode will be coming to the popular rocket-powered soccer game as part of a free update. This mode is called 'Dropshot' and is the latest is an increasingly growing line of new modes being added to Rocket League.
Dropshot is a brand new take on Rocket League gameplay as we introduce 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.This update also introduces a new arena especially made for the new Dropshot mode. This map, which has been given the name 'Core 707', features dynamically breaking floors that crumble after hitting it hard with the ball, creating a hole for the opposing team to fall into, giving your team an advantage. These gaps won't just be dangerous to players, though. To score a point, you'll need to break a part of the floor to create a goal. This means you'll have to try to score points without falling into any of the holes made by both your team and the opposing team.
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.According to the announcement, the ball you use in the Dropshot mode has 3 phases that force you to adapt quickly or risk walking away from the match with a loss.
- Phase 1: Only damages one tile.
- Phase 2: This phase will activate by "multiple Battle-Car hits" and can damage and break multiple tiles in one big swoop with a maximum of 7 tiles per hit.
- Phase 3: The ball does the most damage in this phase, breaking up to 19 panels with every hit.
Rocket League's 'Dropshot' mode is set to release for free on March 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.