Shortly after releasing the NFL decals, Rocket League has launched a Super Bowl game mode.

15:07, 29 Jan 2021

Epic Games and Psyonix has never shied away from experimenting with Rocket League and pushing Soccer to the limit. Sometimes straying away from the fundamental car football game modes with limited time antics, the developers have always been keen to incorporate as many sports into the game as possible.

Over the years we've seen Basketball (Hoops), Hockey (Snow Day), and thanks to the inclusion of Rocket Labs and the innovative imagination of former professional Treyven "Lethamyr" Robitaille, even games such as Racquetball.

Now, following the collaboration with the American National Football League (NFL), which saw each team in the league get their own personalised decal, Rocket League is now adding a Super Bowl-inspired game mode: Gridiron.

Rocket League NFL Rules

Played in four versus four, "Gridiron" will add a calculated approach to a combination of Chaos and Spike Rush game modes. With the ball attaching to the top the car, players will have the ability to dribble or pass, with a double jump or dodge flinging the ball in the general direction.

The full set of rules is as follows:

  • Gridiron is 4 on 4.
  • Touching the ball attaches it to the roof of your car. In Spike Rush, the ball would attach to wherever your car made contact, but in Gridiron it will always attach to your roof.
  • The carrier can single jump, but double jumping drops the ball. You can also pass the ball by dodging.
  • Getting the ball over the touchline will result in either 3 or 7 points.
    • 7 points are awarded if the ball is attached to a player when entering the opponent's goal
    • 3 points are awarded if the ball is passed in or if the ball is loose.
    • All own-goals are worth 3 points whether the ball is attached or it's loose.
  • Demos require Supersonic speed just like in standard modes.
  • Stay in bounds! You'll fumble the ball if you cross the line marked on the Arena wall.  
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So, get your skates on and ankle-breaking jukes at the ready, as starting on February 2, Rocket League is heading to the Super Bowl. Think you've got what it takes to become Christian McCarffrey?

 

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