Rocket League developer team has had its hands full of major projects -- from transitioning the 2015 title between Unreal Engines to releasing their first mobile version of the game.
With the birth of Sideswipe, rocketeers all over the globe are finding themselves once again at the base of that beautiful learning curve and, to everybody’s credit, that’s because there are only so many transferable skills when you go from 3D to 2D socCar.
Agile fingers and a basic understanding of rotations can get you past the first couple of bot rounds and then some, but to stay atop the car soccer and hoops leaderboards, you will need to learn how to dribble.
Fret not, fellow rocketeer, as here’s everything you need to know about dribbling in Psyonix latest release, Rocket League Sideswipe.
What is dribbling in Rocket League?
Rocket League dribbling happens whenever a player keeps the ball on top of the hood of the battle car as to not let it touch the ground and advance with it in an offensive possession.
Dribbling can be done on the ground or taken to the sky, the former being more advanced, called an air dribble. If done wrong, a bad dribble can give away possession and get the ball behind your battle car, and in a 2D space like Rocket League Sideswipe, that most likely will mean an open net for your opponents.
How to dribble in Rocket League Sideswipe
Because of the game’s 2D nature, dribbling has never been easier. To ground dribble, get your battle car under the ball by giving it a light touch at the lowest point of contact possible, keeping the ball on top of what would be your windshield. Advance with the ball on top of your windshield without it dropping by balancing driving forward and boosting and now you are ground dribbling!
To air dribble, you will need to stay behind the ball while advancing and hovering the pitch, so you would need to boost into the bottom corner of the ball furthest away from the opponents’ net to keep control through the air.
Free play is a great place to practice both controls, but nothing will ever beat the thrill to pull them off mid-game where the adrenaline might help your mechanics come dribble time.
Featured image courtesy of Psyonix.