Rocket League's New Rumble Mode Will Turn The Game On Its Head

The mode will be part of a much bigger update coming next month.

August 8, 2016 by Nate Hohl in News

During yesterday’s Rocket League Championship Series, developer Psyonix unveiled a new mode called Rumble which will be coming to its hit rocket cars game as part of a free update next month, and boy does Rumble look like it will be all sorts of fun! Basically, a Rumble match will play out in much the same way as a standard Rocket League match with two teams vying to knock a large ball into the other team’s goal. However, in Rumble there will be 11 different power-ups which players can collect, all of which have the potential to lead to major upsets, sudden momentum shifts, and crazy amounts of chaos. The 11 power-ups are listed below:

  • The Boot (Kick's an opponent's car)
  • Disruptor (Forces opponent to drive uncontrollably)
  • Freezer (Freezes the ball in-place)
  • Grappling Hook (Pulls you towards the ball)
  • Haymaker (Punches the ball)
  • Magnetizer (Attracts the ball to your car)
  • Plunger (Grabs the ball via plunger and cord)
  • Power Hitter (Hit everything harder)
  • Spike (Attach the ball to your car when you bump into it)
  • Swapper (Change positions on the field with your opponent)
  • Tornado (Sweep up the ball and cars into a giant funnel cloud)

Psyonix is positioning Rumble as the ideal mode for players who don’t care at all about fair, balanced play. The new Rumble mode will be part of a massive update which Psyonix has planned for a September launch, though sadly the studio couldn’t get more specific about the update’s launch window at this time.

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