‘Rocket League’ has a new space arena and more customizations

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The only thing better than playing soccer with rocket-powered cars is doing it in outer space.

Rocket League‘s Wednesday update, dubbed Starbase ARC, introduces a handful of cool new features: a free space-themed arena, a DLC space-themed car, new items (both holiday-themed and not), arena preferences for matchmaking, a custom level uploader, customizable training, some redesigns for older content and color blind accessibility. 

That’s a lot of stuff, so let’s break it down.

Starbase ARC arena and car

The Starbase ARC arena isn’t just an awesome looking arena, it’s a completely new kind of map entering the competitive and casual playlists. The arena is octagonal instead of rectangular — just like the octagon map from the Rocket Labs playlist — so the field won’t be exactly what most players are used to.  Read more…

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15 amazing ‘Rocket League’ plays that explain why you aren’t a pro

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The second season of the Rocket League Championship Series just wrapped up on Sunday and the grand finals were chock-full of mind-blowing plays.

Since Rocket League‘s release in the summer of 2015, the level of talent in the professional Rocket League scene has sky-rocketed, and what better way to show that off than with a collection of the most jaw-dropping goals, saves and passes in the Season 2 grand finals.

In the series, FlipSid3 Tactics defeated Mockit Aces over two sets in Amsterdam, walking away with $50,000. FlipSid3’s squad is Mark “Markydooda” Exton, Francesco “Kuxir97” Cinquemani and Marius “Greazymeister” Ranheim. Mockit is comprised of Philip “Paschy90” Paschmeyer, David “Deevo” Morrow and Jos “Violent Panda” van Meurs. Read more…

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FlipSid3 Tactics tears through losers bracket to win ‘Rocket League’ Championship Series

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FlipSid3 Tactics defeated Mockit Aces in the Rocket League Championship Series Season 2 grand finals Sunday, taking home $50,000 and avenging their second-place finish last season.

The FlipSid3 Tactics squad of Mark “Markydooda” Exton, Francesco “Kuxir97” Cinquemani and Marius “Greazymeister” Ranheim edged out Mockit’s Philip “Paschy90” Paschmeyer, David “Deevo” Morrow and Jos “Violent Panda” van Meurs in two intense grand finals sets in Amsterdam.

Kuxir, Greazymeister and Markydooda holding up the RLCS Season 2 trophy.

Kuxir, Greazymeister and Markydooda holding up the RLCS Season 2 trophy.

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