Rocket League is getting another free mode, called Dropshot, that focuses on dynamic breakable floors in an all new arena.
Revealed on Rocket League’s website, Dropshot is a “brand new take on Rocket League gameplay” that sees players attempt to smash floor panels using the new electrified ball and score through the hole that is left. The arena in the mode is hexagonal and is called ‘Core 707’. The new mode will release on March 22 and will be free to everyone. Alongside Dropshot, there will be other additions including, new achievements and trophies, more Bodies and Rocket Trails, an Esports content button, the end of Competitive Season 3, and a new Skill Tier hierarchy.
The scoring system works just as it would in a standard match of Rocket League but now Damage is 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.”
Dropshot will come to Rocket League on March 22.