Rocket League fans will soon experience the third phase of the ongoing ’80s-themed Radical Summer event.
This is the final section of the summer-long scenario and brings with it a new Knight Rider DLC pack, a new limited game mode, and, of course, some new items. K.I.T.T., the famous smart-cart from Knight Rider, will be available for $1.99. Also in the pack will be K.I.T.T. Wheels and a K.I.T.T. Gullwing Topper for use on any of your cars.
It launches on July 22 at 10 AM PDT and runs until August 12. From there, the game will go back to its normal state until the next event.
The Rocket League update also brings in another new game mode — Beach Ball mode. This mode is a two-on-two match where the traditional ball is reskinned as, well, a beach ball. It floats around much slower than the regular ball, so you’re going to have to rethink your aerials a bit.
We’ll also be seeing new Golden Egg items and stuff in the event store that you can buy with real money. There will also be a “Last Chance” segment that gives you the opportunity to get any missed items from the previous phases. This will run until August 19.
The autonomous crime-fighting vehicle K.I.T.T. is reporting for duty just in time for the Television phase of #RadicalSummer! Sorry, self-driving capabilities not included. https://t.co/Iq37ghRxmY pic.twitter.com/hHea7cSVEz
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) July 16, 2019
So far, Radical Summer has proven to be one of the best Rocket League events since the game’s launch. It’s brought in a couple of enjoyable game modes — with the Spike Ball being Joystickr’s personal favorite. It’s the first time in a while that we’re seeing developer Psyonix experiment with different modes since Dropshot, and we think that they’ve successfully managed to bring back some players who had dropped from the scene for a little bit.
That’s not to mention that Rocket League has been performing fantastically in the world of eSports. It isn’t a “top-tier” sport just yet — like, say, Overwatch or League of Legends — but Psyonix is doing what it can to spread the word and make the world aware of its budding scene.
Who knows? Maybe, in the next few years, we’ll see Rocket League leading the charge for eSports in the mainstream, like on ESPN or in the Olympics. It’s just car soccer, so that isn’t too much of an ask!
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