Developer Psyonix is continuing to add content to Rocket League. Next week will see a free new mode introduced to the highly popular car-soccer game, adding the concept of damage via an electrified ball.
Here’s a rundown of the new Dropshot mode, via press release:
Launching March 22, Dropshot takes place in a new hexagonal arena known as 'Core 707.' Regular goalposts are nowhere to be found in the new stadium, so players must create their own dynamic scoring areas by using an electrified ball to break and eventually open the floor on their opponent's side. Once a goal has been scored, that side of the arena closes back up and the action begins anew until time expires. As an added twist, the electrified ball itself will gain strength as players continue to hit and dribble it, with harder hits giving it stronger damage potential that can be unleashed on the opposing team's floor to varying degrees.
The new mode is slated to arrive on March 22 in the US, so expect to see it around March 23 in New Zealand. It will feature in its own dedicated playlist.