Rocket League Adds New Game Mode "Hoops" and NBA DLC in April 26th Patch

By Kelly Packard, 6 months ago
If you weren't blessed with the height or athleticism to dunk a basketball, no big deal - now you can do it from your car. Your car that is wearing a top hat, no less. There's only one game that's combined hats, soccer, driving, insanely aerodynamic cars and now basketball: Rocket League.

Developer Psyonix announced their new game mode "Hoops" will be coming in their April 26th patch, alongside other requested features. Basketball in a soccer car universe is hard to describe, so Psyonix just released a video instead:

In a preview of the April patch earlier this month, "Hoops" was introduced alongside some other quality of life features:

New Mode – “Hoops”

The patch (scheduled for release late April), will bring the all-new, basketball-inspired game mode to the Rocket League community. “Hoops” will be available in Exhibition, Private Match or new Casual Playlist that pits players against each other in a 2v2 showdown. Look out for Hoops and its exclusive Arena, “Dunk House,” soon!

Replay Quick-Saving

One of the most common requests from our community has been to add a quick-save feature and that’s exactly what we’ve added in this update. Press the new “Save Replay” hot-key/ button at any time during the match and your machine will take it from there — no more waiting for the post-match screen!

Replay Naming

To go along with the new quick-save feature, we’re also introducing the ability to name and rename Replays. This means that players can soon name any new Replay in the post-game lobby or rename preexisting ones from the “Replays” menu.

What’s with that BOUNCE!?

From Wasteland to DFH Stadium, we’ve noticed the physics of the ball behaving in unusual ways (and so have you based on some of the videos we’ve seen). In the upcoming patch, we will introduce global changes to the physics behavior (with additional changes to the Wasteland Arena, specifically) to help ensure that the ball behaves as you would expect it to.
Though the "Hoops" game mode and other patch features will be part of a free update, Psyonix also announced an NBA tie-in for some paid DLC. The "Rocket League - NBA Flag Pack" includes access to all 30 official NBA team flags, and will be priced at $1.99 USD.

The developer also mentioned the following:

Grabbing the add-on gives you immediate access to all 30 NBA team flags, but even if you don’t pick it up at all, EVERY player who patches the game will have a free NBA logo flag that they can equip straightaway in any mode.The patch and DLC will both launch Tuesday April 26th. Psyonix will continue to release more detailed information, along with the official patch notes, as it gets closer to release.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.