Update to Rocket League adds new Dropshot gameplay variant

Posted March 22nd, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Rocket League continues to churn out compelling content and the latest arrival is another spin on the game, known as Dropshot, which is available now in unranked playlists and for free.

Dropshot introduces ‘Damage’ as a statistic with the objective to break the floor and drop the ball in to score goals in a new hexagonal arena. The floor of the arena is separated into panels which are activated with one hit of the ball and then broken with the next. 

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“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.”

The update also adds an eSports button to watch events live, spectator mode improvements, new achievements, new car ‘Endo’ as a limited-drop in new Turbo Crates and other unlockables.

Changes and Updates

The new Dropshot game mode is now available in the unranked playlists. The goal of the mode is to break the floor with the ball on the opponent’s side, and knock the ball through the hole

AquaDome has undergone further performance optimization and its overall color saturation has been reduced

“Spell (Sando Remix)” by Hollywood Principle has been added to the soundtrack

In-game code redemption has been added

In the future, Players can go to the “Extras” menu, select “Redeem Code,” and enter codes to unlock in-game item


An “Esports” button has been added to the top of the main menu

The Esports button will take you directly to live, official Rocket League tournaments on Twitch, including live RLCS streams

This button will only be visible during associated live events

Spectators can now see a player’s Boost Meter and Rumble Power-up when in Player View

General Bug Fixes

Party Members can now rejoin Private Matches after exiting to the Main Menu.

Fixed a rare issue where items would disappear after a completed trade

The achievement “Rocket Genocider” has been fixed

Xbox One: Removing a split screen user from a party no longer ends the party

An issue with the Dominus GT tail lights not working properly has been fixed

Turning on/off Color Blind Mode no longer causes the field to change colors in Free Play

Players can no longer pass through the Arena wall on Double Goal (Rocket Labs)

Trading with one player in your party no longer prevents you from trading with other party members afterwards

Painted Items are now displayed correctly in the Trade-In menu

Lobos Wheels now have glowing eyes on both sides of your Battle-Car

The gun turrets behind the arena in Starbase ARC no longer shoot indefinitely

Fixed an issue causing Motion Blur to be incorrectly disabled on PS4 and Xbox One

Optimized the performance of the majority of the Rocket Trails in the gamerate items.


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Equip the Halo Topper and win a match on Starbase ARC

Brave the Elements
Complete a match on wasted land, under the sea, and in outer space

Damage Control
Win a Dropshot match via shutout

Full Course
Score a total of 18 Goals in Dropshot

x10 Damage a total of 320 panels in Dropshot