'Rocket League' Update: 'Dropshot' And Season 4 Coming Today

Dropshot for Rocket League is now available to play Psyonix

Rocket League will update on March 22 at 6 p.m. EST to introduce the new Dropshot game mode and end Season 3 competitive play. Season 4 will start immediately after, and Season 3’s rewards will be sent to those who participated.

Dropshot, the new game mode for Rocket League, takes volleyball and adds a crazy floor-is-lava type mechanic to it. The goal for each game of Dropshot is to smash the ball through your opponent’s half of an arena, while keeping the ball from touching your side. For more information on how the mode works, be sure to read our hands-on impressions with it. The mode is crazy and fun, while still managing to feel like a Rocket League game.

READ: 'Rocket League' New Game Mode: 'Dropshot' Is Volleyball Meets Floor-Is-Lava

As for Season 4, there will be plenty of big changes coming to competitive play. The biggest is the introduction of new skill tiers. Players now start at Unranked, and work up through Bronze 1 to 3, Silver 1 to 3, Gold 1 to 3, Platinum 1 to 3, Diamond 1 to 3, Champion 1 to 3 and at the very top is Grand Champion.

To adjust to these new skill tiers, player rating will not be completely wiped back to zero. Instead, you will be placed with players of roughly the same skill level as you, based on how you performed in Season 3. An example Psyonix gave was Season 3 Champions getting placed in Platinum tiers, and All-Stars and Superstars from Season 3 will be put into Gold tiers.

There are also a number of other smaller changes coming to Season 4, like shorter seasons moving forward, fewer divisions and tweaks to matchmaking. For a full run-down of all the changes, head over to the Rocket League site.

So what do you think? Are you excited to try out the new Dropshot mode? Will you be competing in Season 4? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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