Psyonix Announces New Modes Of May Event For Rocket League

Psyonix Announces New Modes Of May Event For Rocket League
Credit: Psyonix via Steam

Psyonix has announced the next event for Rocket League, and it’s a four-in-one deal! The developers posted an update today announcing the new Modes of May event, beginning in just a few days on May 1st.

The celebrations will be continuing throughout almost all of May, with different modes appearing each week. These modes will be available for four days each, with four different modes in all. With the celebrations continuing throughout the entire month, players won’t have too much of an issue if a given week brings a game mode they aren’t interested in.

This coming Friday, May 1st, the event kicks off with Dropshot Rumble. As you may guess from the name, this game mode will be combining the two current game modes of Dropshot and Rumble, bringing the chaotic ability-fueled ridiculousness of Rumble into the aerial-focused juggling mechanics of Dropshot. Combining power-ups to secure points or deny your enemy is certain to bring a new chaotic feel to an already-intense game mode.

After that, we have Beach Ball coming on May 7th. This 2v2 volleyball-esque game returns after its last Radical Summer showing by popular demand, letting players have a bit of beach-time fun as they practice their aerials.

May 14th will bring a game mode called Boomer Ball, which Psyonix is keeping quiet on the details of. They insist that they’ll have more to talk about as the mode approaches, only referring to it as a community favorite. The event will close out with a return of Heatseeker on May 21st.

“Each mode will begin at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) on their respective launch days, and will end at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC) on their end dates,” Psyonix states in their announcement via Steam. “Like other Limited Time modes, each mode will be unranked and found in a separate tab in the Play Online menu. They will also grant the same amount of XP as all other Online Playlists, so you’ll still Tier Up your Rocket Pass 6 level as usual.”

It’s nice to know that players won’t need to pick between progressing on their Rocket Pass 6 and enjoying the new game modes, especially given that the game modes have such a short run! Each will only be available for four days from its start, so make sure that you’re hopping into the playlist of whichever you want to play while they’re active. Once they’re gone, there’s no telling if we’ll get to see them again!