Between learning flicks, flip resets and even new mechanics found in Sideswipe, nobody is paying attention to the in-game settings and how much it can help in taking your skill ceiling beyond anything imaginable.
Beyond your phone or tablets’ limitations, there are things that can be done so you can have more control over your car soccer and hoops matches so fret not, fellow rocketeer, here’s everything you need to know settings-wise for Rocket League Sideswipe.
Best settings for Rocket League Sideswipe
You will need to open the Rocket League Sideswipe app and tap on the cogwheel at the top right corner to open up the menu.
Click on Game Settings and make sure they look like this:
- Camera orientation: Always Defend Left
- Joystick Size: Small
- Joystick Anchor: Short
- Joystick lock: Unlocked
You can also adjust your control layout by clicking Configure at the top of the Game Settings, but this is only recommended for more experienced rocketeers who are used to what each button does and what they might need them for.
If you are changing the layout, you should also do it before you get used to the current controls, previous RL experience or not.
Both joystick settings are set to Medium as default but bringing them down to Small and Short respectively will open up your field of vision, especially if you are playing on a smaller phone screen compared to a tablet.
Keeping the joystick unlocked will allow your joystick finger to be placed on the screen wherever and the joystick will spawn right under it, keeping your focus on the ball, your car and the opponent’s rather than on trying to find the joystick silhouette on the screen.
And finally, always defending left is the biggest must in Rocket League Sideswipe. This way, you’ll keep your mechanics and muscle memory constantly going from left to right rather than adjusting depending on what side of the pitch the game spawns you.
With these tips and tricks, your touch screen will be thankful and Grand Champion-caliber in no time… unless you are playing with a controller.
Featured image courtesy of @Liefx.