Rocket League gets a Battle Royale mode

Carcinization describes the evolutionary process by which a crustacean will eventually and inevitably evolve into a crab. Battle royale-ification is this process that happens in video games. Rocket Leagueplayed with the simple, yet elegant premise of “what if football was footballcar,Will undergo battle royale ification with its new game mode Knockout Bash.

Starting April 27, Knockout Bash will put eight players in a free-for-all to be the last car to drive. Knockout Bash will feature the characteristics of a typical Battle Royale mode: perma-death (in this case, instead of endless respawns, players get three KOs before a game is over) and an intrusive danger zone with an ever-shrinking battle arena.

Rocket League will add new actions and improve existing abilities to increase Knockout Bash’s destructive derby feel. Players will be able to grab opponents and throw them into danger. Double jumps now turn into triple jumps and will send players higher up, attacking cars will knock players further away, a well-timed block will ward off these attacks and players will be able to dodge four times in the air before the ability is reset. If a player is knocked out of the arena, they have a few seconds to return to the safe area before getting the KO.

Knockout Bash starts on April 27th and lasts until May 10th. May the odds always be in your carburetor.