What is the best Rocket League car in 2024?

What is the best Rocket League car in 2024?
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Jack Marsh

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13th Dec 2023 08:29

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If you want to be the best of the best in Rocket League, you'll need a car to match it, but you'll be forgiven for not knowing which one to choose, as there's plenty on the roster as of 2024.

Rocket League is all about precision, and considering the game's high skill ceiling, you'll want to ensure you have the best car possible so that you can pull off all manner of tricks and rise through the competitive ranks.

Best Rocket League cars

Dominus GT

an image of the Dominus GT, one of the best cars in Rocket League
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The Dominus GT is one of the leanest cars in the game, with a low and long frame. This makes the hitbox for the Dominus favourable to aggressive attacking players. Best used in doubles or duos, this body type is great for aerial control and redirects.

For players who are more comfortable in the air, the Dominus can be superior. Its long body is effective in keeping control in air dribbles and gives you slightly better angles for redirects compared to a medium-sized car.

It's also better for getting height on the ball off the floor, and its low centre of gravity means it hits the ball at the bottom, which pops the ball up quite high. This is effective, again, for aerial duals or to set teammates up with crosses.

It's most effective if used properly in attack, where its body design gives you scope to be more creative and pull off neat tricks and flicks. With it being so long, you also have just a slight advantage in a challenge where you will meet the ball earlier than a smaller car.

However, the Dominus does have drawbacks. Its shape may help in the air but struggles on the ground and in head-on challenges. Because it's so flat, it's hard to balance the ball efficiently on top of the car to dribble. Whilst not impossible, it's very difficult.

Even those who have appeared to master dribbling will find that more errors will be made with this car in comparison to other bodies. Furthermore, as previously mentioned, the Dominus will strike the ball at the bottom when it's along the floor, and this is a disadvantage in challenges.

The low shape of the body will mean that it will be easily outmuscled, losing many challenges that rely on brute strength. With this in mind, it's definitely the best car out of ones with similar shaped bodies, and we recommend that players ranked platinum or higher in competitive should use this if they prefer aggression and aerials.

Octane

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The Octane is a great car for all players, regardless of whether you're more of a casual player, and is used by over half of the professional circuit. Most gamers will tend to adopt this car, as it's regarded as the perfect all-rounder by most.

Whilst the Dominus leads to slightly more flamboyance, the Octane can do aerial tricks and redirects just as well if you master it.

Having a nice build for aerial duels with its smaller front, the Octane allows for greater control, allowing skilful players to pull off outrageous air dribbles and double taps. Its larger roof also allows for great ball control on the ground, making dribbling much easier than other cars, as the ball tends to sit nicely on top, allowing players to generate great accuracy in both dribbling and flicking the ball goal-bound.

The hitboxes also favour the Octane, as the taller body makes it immensely strong, and can only be outmuscled by a few cars, such as the Grog - most of which are very rarely used as it's harder to control. 

The main reason that people will not use the Octane is out of boredom for using the same car, or if you're one of the flamboyant freestylers who use the Dominus. 

Best unlockable car in Rocket League

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Fennec

The Fennec is a criminally underused car because you must unlock it to use it. Introduced in the 'Totally Awesome' Rocket League update, it's now only available through trades (or if you have any remaining crates), and limited availability is why you rarely see this car being used.

Its build is almost a mixture of the previous two cars, with a longer body and larger frame, performing similarly to the Octane, but with a longer front to be able to hit redirects slightly better.

Introduced way after everybody had gotten familiar with the Octane, its popularity has been a slow burner. As much of the process of choosing a car is down to personal preference and playstyles, the Fennec has had to try and steal some of the Octane's fanbase, which is pretty tough to do.

The main noticeable difference in the Fennec is the way it air dribbles, and many people prefer the Octane's front, as it's smaller and gives you a better view of the ball. This is mostly down to aesthetic reasons, but having a better view is always beneficial.

Regardless, if you're lucky enough to have unlocked this, it is worth giving it a go.

Best purchasable car in Rocket League

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The Batmobile

Who doesn’t love the Batmobile? Even if you’re not a Batman fan, you know it’s a sweet car. It comes in three variants in Rocket League, with the ’16 Batmobile being the most effective to use.

It's actually used quite a lot too, in a very similar way to the Dominus. The Batmobile has a long and low body, and with its futuristic build, glides through the air with style.

It’s very effective in aerial duels and redirects can be insane from this vehicle, so if you're planning to buy a vehicle in Rocket League, this one would be our pick.

Now that you know which vehicles are the cream of the crip, check out our Rocket League homepage for more guides like the rarest items, a breakdown of Rocket League's ranking system, and the best settings to use on PC, PS5 and Xbox.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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