Psyonix has revealed a new in-game event called Knockout Bash for Rocket League, and it takes place April 27th to May 10th, 2022. In this event, 8 players will crash their way through several new Arenas, all while utilizing the new Attack, Block, and Grab mechanics.

For full details on Knockout Bash and everything it includes, check out the bullet point breakdown below.

  • in the new mode, your goal is to knock opponents out of the Safezone or into Hazards to be the last player standing
  • once you’ve been KO’d 3 times, you’re out
  • surrounding the arena is a translucent dome called the Safezone
  • when a player is knocked out of the Safezone, they must return within 10 seconds or they will be KO’d
  • throughout the game the Safezone will shrink
  • after 6 minutes the match will enter Sudden KO, where every Attack or Throw is maximum power, and being knocked out of the Safezone causes an instant KO
  • each Knockout Arena contains several Hazards, including Spikes and a Laser Grid that lies below the platforms
  • touching a Hazard will result in an instant KO
  • Attack by dodging into opponents
  • Blocking will reflect Attacks back at your opponen
  • Hold the Grab button and dodge into an opponent to Grab them, then Dodge again to throw them
  • players will be Stunned after being hit by an Attack, while being Grabbed, after being Thrown by a Grab, or after having an Attack Blocked
  • while Stunned, you can free yourself by mashing the Break Stun butto
  • instead of locking on to a ball, the camera is now able to lock on to opposing players
  • players can jump in the air twice
  • players can dodge up to four times in the air
  • jumping has much more vertical force than other Rocket League modes
  • boost is a bit stronger in Knockout
  • boost will recharge whenever you’re not boosting while your wheels are touching the ground
  • 3 new arenas: Calavera, Carbon, and Quadron
  • unlock Spring-themed Items like the Florescence Wheels, Monarch Boost, or the animated Flutterby Decal
  • players can earn Golden Gift Baskets that unlock a mix of classic Items from the Victory, Accelerator, and Turbo Item Series
  • Twitch viewers will be able to receive the Bob’s Ramen Player Banner Twitch Drop by watching select Rocket League streamers

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