Ah, what about this magnificent game that is Rocket League! This game had one of the best marks our editorial staff could give! What the hell is Rocket League? Technically it’s football with cars. Competitive, addictive, enjoyable… The words are missing! And yet many cannot help but play it. It’s cool, only a lot of them are not good! Let’s say what it is, Rocket League requires mastery, dexterity… It’s not a game suitable for casual players since you’ll soon find yourself facing some very good players. But don’t be afraid! Gamers Time has called on the French player Hugo” kyojiNs” B., who has won several awards in Rocket League competitions! We will make you the player that no team can do without!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN (OR DISCOVER) IN THIS ROCKET LEAGUE GUIDE
Here are some tips and tricks found here and there in the jungle that is the web. But the vast majority of these tips come from our gaming experience, as well as that of kyojiNs. The key to becoming better (if not the best) on Rocket League is to remember the principle of football. If you know the basics of football, you probably won’t have any trouble applying these few tips. You will see that the rest is ultimately just common sense, and teamplay.
MASTER THE TUTORIALS
The game offers two tutorials, a basic and an advanced one. Play them both, and master them. Everything you learn will be more useful to you than you think. Remember the differences between each jump: the jump to shoot, clear the balloon, do aerials…
“My advice to get started is to spend a lot of time in training. Try to achieve 80% in All-Star in all 3 modes. You can also practice dribbling in free training mode,” explains kyojiNs. “What I also recommend is to play several seasons with the bots to start the game smoothly,” he continues.
THE CHOICE OF YOUR CAR
We often forget it, but each car has its own behavior, role and hitbox. The choice of your car is essential, since you have to try them all to find the one that suits your style of play. As kyojiNs explains.
“The most versatile car is the Dominus. The most manageable is undoubtedly the DeLorean and for those who don’t have a DLC, but who like aerials… it’s the Octane you need. She does her job well from the beginning. Afterwards, the player will adapt his car to his style of play, the choice is more personal than anything else! For more gameplay tips on how to play Rocket League as a sport, click on this link.
DON’T JUST RUN INTO THE BALLOON
You see that in almost every game, it makes you cry/shout. The six cars (if you can call them cars) drive stupidly after the balloon like angry chickens. Would you play football like that? No, so don’t play like that in the Rocket League. The best thing to do is to stay away if the ball is played between 2 or more cars. Take the opportunity to charge your boost. The balloon will be ejected quickly, and you will be ready to intercept it. And who knows, you’ll probably clear the ball and score?
KyojiNs specifies that “for boosts you need to know one thing. An opponent without a boost is a fragile opponent! You have to take them all at the first opportunity, especially in 1 to 1! And even in all circumstances, never give the opponent a boost! »
THINK ABOUT IT, AND PLAY AS A TEAM
Do you know why the game gives you points when you put the ball back in the middle? That’s because passing passes is part of the basics of football, so it’s part of the Rocket League. If you have the ball, and are near a wall, don’t bounce it! You might cross it for the opponents and take a goal. Instead, pass it to a teammate in the middle of the field. Even if there is no one there, the ball could be aligned with the opposing goals. This will earn you points.
“For that, you have to work on your speed, which comes with time. I recommend that you dry the free game to learn how to catch as many as possible,” explains kyojiNs. “Training and experience, that’s all there is to it! »
PLAY AS A TEAM!
Teamwork is vital. Playing with friends makes it easier, but if you play with strangers there are other ways to do epic actions for the team. When you “spawne” near the cages, volunteer and play goalie: it is someone who clears the ball or tackles at the last minute to put the ball back into play. Stay in your position, don’t try to score alone after defending. We’ve already played games where we’ve scored because the goalie thought he was in luck, and had deserted his position.
KNOW HOW TO DEFEND AND ATTACK WHEN IT IS NECESSARY
This is accompanied by the advice above (play as a team). He has no shame to defend! Everyone wants to score 100 points and win all the glory, but the games are made of defense, midfield and attack. Some will find it a mischievous pleasure, by defending, to deprive the opponent of the ball he thinks he is scoring. If you are well placed in defence, you have recovered the ball and no one is in front of you: go for it! A good defender can improvise by attacking if the timing is right.
“In this kind of situation, you have to think carefully and anticipate the trajectory of the balloon before kicking it. Above all, it is necessary to pay attention to the movements of the teammates. It is just as important to take into account their movements as those of the opponents!