Rocket League Hitboxes: All Car Body Types, Shapes, And Sizes
Each of the six Rocket League hitboxes differs slightly and is tailored towards the range of body sizes that are on offer. For example, the longer and smaller cars will slip into a different hitbox than the larger, more square, vans, and will help you control the ball efficiently. With over 100 cars in Rocket League, it can be rather confusing for new players, or experienced players looking for a change of pace, to pick the right car for their play style. Thankfully, the developers aren't evil geniuses and instead each car in the game has one of six standardised Rocket League hitboxes. With the Breakout, Dominus, Hybrid, Merc, Octane, and Plank hotboxes available, here's everything you need to know about the Rocket League hitboxes and which design will benefit your play style.
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Rocket League Hitboxes: Breakout Hitbox
As one of the more standard Rocket League hitboxes, the Breakout is a rather wide, yet surprisingly high, hitbox for its body type that is rather low to the ground. Not quite as low as the Dominus, the Breakout hitbox isn't quite as effective for freestyling or ball control but can be quite effective for casual players in aerials.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Breakout Hitbox are:
- Animus GP
- Breakout Type S
- Nexus/Nexus SC
Rocket League Hitboxes: Dominus Hitbox
The Dominus hitbox is one of the more popular choices in Rocket League, with most freestylers opting for this build alongside some of the more flamboyant RLCS professionals. With a hitbox that's almost square in width and length, the Dominus hitbox is great for popping the ball high into the air due to its low nature and acts as a great design for air dribbling.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Dominus Hitbox are:
- ‘89 Batmobile / Batmobile (2022)
- 007's Aston Martin Valhalla
- BMW M240i
- Chikara/Chikara G1/Chikara GXT
- Dominus / Dominus GT
- Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters)
- Fast and Furious Dodge Charger
- Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R RLE
- Formula 1 2021
- Gazella GT / MR11 (Hot Wheels)
- Guardian/Guardian G1/Guardian GXT
- Ice Charger
- Imperator DT5
- K.I.T.T. (Knight Rider)
- Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
- Lamborghini Huracán STO
- Maverick/Maverick G1/Maverick GXT
- McLaren 570S
- NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro
- NASCAR Ford Mustang
- NASCAR Toyota Camry
- Peregrine TT
- Ronin/Ronin G1/Ronin GXT
- Samus’ Gunship (Nintendo Exclusive)
- Tyranno/Tyranno GXT
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Rocket League Hitboxes: Hybrid Hitbox
Similarly to the Breakout hitbox, the Hybrid is one of Rocket League's least-used designs, although it can be good for air dribbling. Unlike others, the Hybrid hitbox extends past the nose of the cars in this group, adding an awkward element to normal hits but an interesting angle for directing the ball on the nose in mid-air.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Hybrid hitbox are:
- Fast and Furious Nissan Skyline
- Fast and Furious Pontiac Fiero
- Jäger 619 RS
- R3MX/R3MX GXT
- X-Devil / X-Devil MK2
Rocket League Hitboxes: Merc Hitbox
This chunky but funky build is quite a popular Rocket League hitbox, acting as the brute of the bunch. Not known for tricks and flicks, the Merc hitbox is only used by vans and the Battle Bus but will win most 50/50 collisions.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Merc Hitbox are:
- Battle Bus
- Nomad/Nomad GXT
Rocket League Hitboxes: Octane Hitbox
The Octane hitbox is by far the most popular of the six options, boasting the two of the three most-used cars from RLCS pros. Both the Octane (the most popular car in the entirety of Rocket League) and the Fennec both use this hitbox. Here, the Rocket League hitbox is evenly balanced, allowing for a good all-around play, which also means ground dribbling and shooting are easy to master.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Octane hitbox are:
- 007’s Aston Martin DB5
- Armadillo (Xbox Exclusive)
- Bone Shaker
- Fast 4WD (Hot Wheels)
- Ford F-150 RLE
- Ford Mustang Mach-E RLE
- Harbinger/Harbinger GXT
- Hogsticker (Xbox Exclusive)
- Jurassic Jeep Wrangler
- Luigi NSR / Mario NSR (Nintendo Exclusive)
- Mudcat/Mudcat G1/Mudcat GXT
- Octane / Octane ZSR
- Outlaw/Outlaw GXT
- Road Hog / Road Hog XL
- Sweet Tooth (PlayStation Exclusive)
- Takumi / Takumi RX-T
- The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler
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Rocket League Hitboxes: Plank Hitbox
Similar to the Dominus, the Plank is long and low, but is also wide, a bit like a mattress. The '16 Batmobile remains one of the most popular cars in the game due to its adept air dribbling, but you won't be winning many Rule 1s here.
The Rocket League cars that fit into the Plank hitbox are:
- ‘16 Batmobile
- Artemis/Artemis G1/Artemis GXT
- Twin Mill III.
All new cars will also fit into these Rocket League hitboxes, so keep an eye on any future releases to see if they fit your desired build and play style.
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