Rocket League’s damage-based Dropshot mode is now available on Xbox One and PC

Rocket League on Xbox One and PC just got a free update which includes the long-awaited Dropshot mode. Dropshot mode takes place in a hexagonal arena called Core 707. Players must destroy floor panels which can only be damaged by two successful drop shots. Destroying the panels limits the driving space available to the opposing team and secures victory. The new mode is all about damage so now that statistic is included along with assists, goals and saves.

The update along brings a slew of changes which include, but aren’t limited to, performance improvements, amendments to playlists and seasonal items. Psyonix provided the patch notes which are as follows:

Main Changes

  • Dropshot game mode is now available in the unranked playlists.

  • Neo Tokyo has been removed from Casual and Competitive playlists

  • Turbo Crate has been added.

  • Seasonal Easter items can be acquired between March 22 and April 17.

  • Season 3 of Competitive play is ending and Season 4 begins.

New Content

  • Core 707 is now available when playing Dropshot.

  • Mannfield Night is now available in all playlists.

  • Painted versions of the Endo Battle-Car and Tachyon Rocket Trail are available from the Turbo Crate.

  • New achievements have been added like Brave the Elements, Full Course and Registered Voter.

  • 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.

  • You can now redeem codes from the in-game menus.

  • Arena Preferences have been added like if all players in a lobby dislike a map, it will now never appear.

  • The Trade interface has been updated.

  • Free Play Training and Custom Training options have been tweaked to make them more accessible.

  • Xbox One players can now bind Air Roll Left and Air Roll Right from the Controls menu.

  • Xbox One players can now disable Light Shafts in the Video menu.

  • The default binding for Create Party and Invite Players has been changed to X on Xbox controllers.

Bug Fixes

  • The Boost Meter now rounds down when you have a fractional amount of boost.

  • 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.

  • On 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 Color Blind Mode on or off no longer causes the field to change colors in Free Play.

  • Players can no longer pass through the Arena wall on Double Goal.

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

  • 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 Xbox One.

  • Optimized the performance of the majority of the Rocket Trails in the game.

Dropshot is a worthy addition to Rocket League and it’s no surprise the game has sold over 10 million units so far. Aggressive post-launch support keeps gamers engaged, just take look at Minecraft or Grand Theft Auto V. Here’s hoping Psyonix continue supporting the game with stellar content for many years to come.

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