'Rocket League' basketball update lands on April 26th

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'Rocket League' basketball update lands on April 26th

Rocket League's quest to include every major sport continues. Psyonix has revealed that its game's promised basketball mode, Rocket League Hoops, will arrive as part of a free update on April 26th. For the most part, it's exactly what you'd expect: instead of shooting horizontally to score (as with the existing football/soccer and hockey modes), you have to toss the ball down into a giant hoop. That definitely changes the game mechanics, though, as those fanciful aerial and wall shots are now much more important. The only catch is that it's a two-on-two mode, so it won't be quite as wild as you might like.

The add-on only includes one new B-ball-specific arena, but there's more to the upgrade beyond that. There's a physics tweak to make the ball behave more like you'd expect, and you can both quick-save replays as well as rename them to help remember classic matches. And yes, there's some paid content coming as well -- you can buy an NBA-themed flag pack if you just have to rep your favorite team in the virtual world.

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