Psyonix Releases Electrifying Gameplay Trailer for Rocket League’s New ‘Dropshot’ Mode (VIDEO)
Less than a week ago, Psyonix VP Jeremy Dunham announced his company’s long-term commitment to their hit soccer-with-cards game Rocket League, stating that the developer would prefer to focus on supporting the original game, rather than making a sequel and splitting their fan-base. Now, just a few days later, Psyonix is putting their money where their mouth is, releasing a new gameplay video for Rocket League’s new game mode, titled ‘Dropshot.’ Check out the gameplay trailer below, which features a brand new electrified ball, and some awesome new music to go with it.
Dropshot blends elements from both volleyball and Counter Strike: Source’s old ‘breakfloor’ maps to create a unique gameplay twist that puts a larger focus on slamming the ball down with your car, rather than simply just scoring goals. The new mode takes place in an octagonal arena, with the floor comprised of hexagons with a split down the middle, denoting each team’s territory. The goal of this new mode (pun intended) is for players to open up the opposing team’s floor by slamming the ball down into the hexagonal tiles in order to break open the floor. If any member of your team was the last one to touch the ball, then the ball takes on your team’s color, and is completely harmless to your floor. If your team manages to hit the ball into a hex on the opposing team’s side, the hex starts to glow. If the same hex is hit again, it completely breaks away, leaving a gap that the ball can fall through to score your team a point, but one that cars can drive over without falling in themselves. The ball will also charge itself up if it has been a while since it has touched the floor. When the charged ball hits the opposing team’s floor, it will cause an area-of-effect, damaging other tiles around it.
Once a team has dropped the ball into their opposing team’s floor and scored a point, the tiles are completely reset, but only on the side where the goal was scored. This helps balance out the gameplay and allow for an easier comeback from the losing team. This should also force teams to have a healthy mix of offensive and defensive play. Since the winning team’s floor does not reset, it makes it all the more important for that team to protect their floor.
Psyonix will be dropping Dropshot into Rocket League next week on March 22. Rocket League is currently available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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