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Our examiner, Rich Adams, first checked Rocket League 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 days ago.
For children, the e-sports-style competition of online play is a big draw, but they will also enjoy playing with other family members in the same room. Young players will spend time practising mechanics (ability to control the car on the ground and in the air), rotation (intelligent positioning in relation to a teammate and competitor cars), and kickoffs (racing to the ball at the start). They practice the mechanic side of the game using training packs to repeat hard manoeuvres.
To get started use the tutorial, free play modes and play with other family members. It will seem near impossible at first but with practice, you can start to develop better control of the car and the ball.
This game is good if you want to:
- Play games good for autistic diversity
- Raise aspirations through esports
- Make your own playground adventure
- Play games not needing fine motor control
- Be world champion
- Compete On Separate Devices
This game has been the inspiration for the following activities:
Cross-Platform: You can play against people on different systems: Xbox One, Switch, PC and PS4.
You can play this game in the following styles:
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although younger players can enjoy mucking around with the cars and the ball, Rocket League only really comes to life as you get the level of skill to play competitively. It can then become an avid hobby and introduction to esports for teenagers.
Our Game Pathways reveal how 13 - 15 year-olds play this game:
- 15 - 13-year-old: Finding His Game
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
- You need a subscription to play online:
Rocket League used to include "loot box" style items you paid to unlock, but this switched to Blueprint items that you can see before you purchase. You can purchase a premium Rocket Pass that unlocks content including new premium customizations, battle-cars and player banners. It also gives an XP Boosts to speed progression.
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Release Date: 28/08/2018
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Players: 1-4 (8 online)
Accessibility: 31 features
Components: 3D Third-Person
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