Rocket League Tips from your Average Player

Who needs to perfect the basics when you have style?

Rocket League has been out since 2015 and if you haven’t given it a go by now, then maybe its because rocket car soccer isn’t appealing to you and if that’s the case then what’s wrong with you. On the surface the game is simple: drive fast cars while trying to hit ball. I’m not here to say I’m good at the game, far from it, but here are some tips to help you get better.

1. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

You never know when you’ll just fall into the play.

2. Stay solid on Defense so you can create offensive opportunities

That floater though.

3. Winning the kickoff can put pressure on the defending team.

It’s as if the ball wanted to come to me.

4. Pair yourself up with a teammate that can get you goals.

What a play, you have to be supremely confident and arrogant to pull that off.

5. The softest pass can be the best setup.

No jumping required.

6. Position yourself for the best play.

Grapple and tackle.

7. Stay aggressive off the bounce, it helps to keep the defenders on their toes.

Also helps, when your teammate gives a softer pass than expected.

8. Attack double-teams

Sometimes teams get greedy, it’s better for one to attack so that your teammate can stay prepared on defense. They didn’t get the memo.

8. Pop-up passes will throw defenders for a loop.

It didn’t end with a spike, but you can see the defenders were lost with all those saucy passes.

9. Boost jumping makes everything better.

This mechanic is required to be successful at higher tiers. There’s a lot of risk if you miss, but it’s the only way to win 50-50 plays.

10. Teamwork makes the dream work.

Rocket League works best with a teammate who understands your tendancies. I tend to play chaotic, while my buddy Chris plays with control.

11. Sometimes being too aggressive can put your team in a bad position.

The attacker wasn’t aware of where their teammate was and put them in a difficult position. That laser redirect into their goal was the result.

12. Flicking forward isn’t always the answer.

Instead of flicking forward, just make solid contact with the ball. Sometimes you get cookies and other times you don’t.

13. Flying is the answer.

Especially when you have unlimited boost, look at that shit.

14. It’s about quality, not quantity.

This was Will’s only goal and it was fantastic. He ended that nightmare of a match only for the next match to feature a massive cube.

What I forgot to mention that’s incredibly important is that you’re going to have to learn how to dribble. Otherwise, you’re just gonna stop momentum on a breakaway like I do on a normal basis. I tend to make up for that by making good cuts on the ball and staying solid on defense. Dribbling would make up for a lot of errant shots, but what do I know, my car is a watermelon and it is glorious.

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