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Best controls and settings in Rocket League Sideswipe

Here are the settings and controls you must know of on your way to getting Grand Champion in Rocket League Sideswipe!
Rocket League Sideswipe is taking the car soccer scene by storm as both pros and casuals alike are finding metas and exploits in order to rank up to the peak of the mountain -- some, for a second time.

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. 

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Rocket League Sideswipe is the latest Psyonix release and it’s taking rocketeers by storm. (Picture: Psyonix)

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.

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These are the best Rocket League Sideswipe settings, of course until professional players share theirs… (Picture: Psyonix)

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.

 

Make sure to follow us at @33Boost on Twitter for more Sideswipe news, content and giveaways and check out our dedicated Rocket League GINX TV section.

Featured image courtesy of @Liefx.