Psyonix doesn’t have to keep adding new game modes. What’s here already keeps millions of players hooked every month. But they just can’t help themselves. The masterminds behind one of the most enjoyable games in years are putting a new spin on rocket car soccer formula. It’s called Dropshot. Let’s take a look.

I doubt it pulls me away from the traditional modes for long, but it looks like a blast. The new hexagonal Arena, ‘Core 707’ sets the stage for the new mode. Goal posts are out. Instead, the ball can crack the floor panels on either side of the Arena creating a way to score. It’ll take two hits with the ball to destroy each panel.

But the devs add another piece to the Dropshot equation. The new ball has three different phases. The more you hit the ball without it touching the ground, the more damage the ball does to floor panels. Phase 2 affects seven panels, while phase 3 damages 19 panels. While the idea is to drive the ball towards the ground, Psyonix wants to keep all the aerial shenanigans. Get ready for a steady dose of absurd clips on YouTube and Twitch as fans take advantage of the phase system.

Dropshot will also usher in the start of competitive season 4 when it releases on March 22. Which also means you have only a few more days to improve your highest ranking to earn rewards for season 3. This go around, it’s wheels. Man, I’m right on the cusp of Champion in Doubles. Here are the wheels you’ll get depending on your highest rank.

Rocket League season 3 rewards

The March 22 update also brings a new crate (Turbo Crate), Esports improvements and new achievements.

North America League play coming this Saturday

I’m no slouch at Rocket League, but I’m also nowhere near the levels of some of the top teams. I mean, just look at this absurd back pass from over the weekend.

I could pull that off, by accident.

North America League play will go down this coming Saturday starting at 3 PM ET. The shots, passes and saves you’ll see will be jaw-dropping.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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