Rocket League Gets Dropshot Mode, Competitive Season 4 on March 22

March 13, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

On Wednesday, March 22, Rocket League will receive a free update that adds the new Dropshot mode, which takes place on Core 707, a new hexagonal arena. Dropshot will be available in its own online playlist, and in both Private and Exhibition matches.

Here’s what to expect:

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 Rocket League update on March 22 will also see the beginning of Competitive Season 4, six new Trophies and Achievements, and more:

Season 4 Begins

  • It’s a new day for Competitive players as we kick off Season 4 and grant the wheel rewards to Season 3 players based on the highest competitive skill tier reached.

eSports Improvements

  • RLCS ‘Live Now’ Button – Just in time for the latest season of the Rocket League Championship Series, the Main Menu now boasts an onscreen notifier every time there’s an official Competitive stream.
  • Spectator Camera Improvements – We’ve listened to community feedback and added a Boost Meter and Rumble Power-up indicator for watchers in Player View.

New Arenas

  • Play on the jolting ‘Core 707’ stadium via the Dropshot playlist and brave the competition on the ‘Mannfield (Night)’ variant on all playlists.

Original Import Battle-Car

  • Endo – Available exclusively as a limited-drop inside the Turbo Crate

Turbo Crate

  • Our speed-themed Turbo Crate brings all-new exclusive Garage items to Rocket League!

    You could potentially find a new Import Battle-Car, animated Decals,

    Exotic Wheels, Black Market surprises, and more.

New Unlockable Crate Items

  • Suji, Xenosplash, Furry Paint, Kalos

As we learned last week, Rocket League has sold 10.5 million copies and developer Psyonix doesn’t have a cut-off date for support.

[Source: Rocket League (1), (2)]