Today the developers of the Rocket League unveiled the next free mode that will be coming to game next month, Dropshot.
Dropshot is a completely different way of playing the game where instead of the simple two goalposts at either end arena, Rocket League will pit you against another team in a brand new hexagonal arena called Core 707, where instead of pushing the ball into your opponent’s goal, you must destroy panels on the opposing team’s floor and score goals through the gaps that you created.
They explained more about it with the following:
Our new game mode is all about Damage! 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.
This new game mode will be released for free on March 22nd for Rocket League and will come alongside 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.
Check out the trailer below for a quick look.