Rocket League Sideswipe is just regular Rocket League except for the part where it’s not. With a different map standardization, overhauled boost and flip resetting system and simplified controllers, the pocket version’s biggest similarity comes in the concept of car soccer.
This also begs the question: what else is different between the PC and pocket version of Rocket League? As we witness professional players feel the stock Octane, commonly known as the Stocktane, is overall a faster, heavier battle-car, rocketeers around the world are wondering what the best car in this iteration of the game is.
With as much evidence as it is available and with not a lot to go off from the developers themselves, here’s our take at the best battle car to rank up in Rocket League Sideswipe.
Are there hitboxes in Rocket League Sideswipe?
First and foremost, we will have to answer an important question on our way to find the best car in Rocket League Sideswipe, if hitboxes exist in the pocket version of car soccer.
A quick test with the first three battle cars available in the game (the Octane, the Merc and the Aftershock) plus side-by-side comparisons of said bodies reveals that despite the tallness of the Merc truck and long nose of the Aftershock, the point of contact with the ball remains the same across all battle cars.
This is one of the biggest findings so far when it comes to choosing the wheels that will accompany you in your Grand Champion journey so far, as GINX TV awaits developer confirmation on the absence of hitboxes. Some evidence can be found below.
What’s the best car in Rocket League Sideswipe?
Now that the cat is out of the bag, we can attempt to answer the question of what the best car in Rocket League Sideswipe is and the answer is: whichever one you like the most. With hitboxes hypothetically out of the way, it all comes down to aesthetics.
They say when you look good, you feel good and when it comes to Rocket League, if you feel good, you play good so choose wisely! Also, it wouldn’t kill rocketeers to choose a battle car that most closely resembles the standard hitbox of the game
Featured image courtesy of Psyonix.