Suppose you've ever wanted to experience the high-octane action and competitive thrill of playing Rocket League, except on rollerblades. In that case, Ubisoft's newest free-to-play 3v3 sports game Roller Champions is what you need.
Go head-to-head with your opponents while zooming at blistering speeds, tackling and dunking on the competition as you attempt to reach five points by throwing the ball through the hoop!
Roller Champions is set to be an experience like no other, and this guide will detail everything you need to know about the game, from its release date to its gameplay, features, system requirements, and more.
Roller Champions - Release Date and Trailer
With the game first announced in 2019, players have been waiting for an official release date from Ubisoft, and finally, they delivered. Roller Champions is slated for release on 25th April 2022.
Roller Champions (Release Date: May 25) | XBOX pic.twitter.com/q9A5fuV5ai— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) May 12, 2022
Roller Champions will be available for free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4, Playstation, and PC via Ubisoft Connect, with the releases for Nintendo, mobile devices, and other cloud streaming platforms pushed to a later date.
If you haven't already, you can check out the game overview trailer below to get excited about this brand-new Ubisoft game title.
Roller Champions - Gameplay
Roller Champions has a straightforward premise, comprising a 3v3 race around a velodrome-style arena where players attempt to score points using a single ball.
When a team has the ball in their possession, the aim is to complete a lap and trigger four gates around the rink. This unlocks the hoop, giving you the chance to shoot the ball and score points. The first team to obtain 5 points wins the match.
One lap around the track equals one point when you successfully dunk the ball. Completing two laps grants three points, and three laps earn you five points, thus winning you the game. Ultimately, the goal is to try to complete your laps and score your points before the opposing team can wrestle the ball away from you.
Teams can use different strategies and coordination to keep the ball safe when in their possession by faking out other players and passing the ball in quick succession. The offensive team can use momentum to slide, tackle, wrestle or overwhelm the other team to snatch the ball.
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If a team loses possession of the ball, their points are reset, and they have to complete a full lap again to regain the points they've lost.
Indeed, Roller Champions might look like a huge party with its vibrant art style, Tron-esque visuals, and unique character customization options; however, it boasts a competitive sporting experience under the hood that requires forethought, practice, and teamwork.
Roller Champions also sports a menu of game modes that offer tons of content and challenges. The different game modes are listed below.
Practice Mode - A no-stakes match that lets you get the hang of the basics in Roller Champions.
Quick matches - A mode that pairs you with players within your rank.
Custom matches - A customizable game mode, allowing you to choose your opponents, map styles, bots, and share voice chat.
Limited Time Modes - A mode that will throw random changes your way during the game, keeping you on your toes.
Ranked Matches - Playing in these matches will contribute toward your rank and allow you to climb the ladder from a garage skater to a world champion.
When completing ranked matches, players can unlock free items to customize their character and the game itself. Otherwise, they can purchase the season pass to unlock unique character cosmetics, rewards, and more.
Roller Champions - PC system requirements
Lastly, for PC players, the game is estimated to have some above-average system requirements but nothing too intensive for most gamers. The list of predicted system requirements is as follows:
Minimum PC requirements:
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805
- Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 360X or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 40 GB
Recommended PC requirements:
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz / AMD FX-8370
- Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: 40 GB
And that's everything you need to know for the release of Roller Champions.
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Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft