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Pysonix already announced that the next big event for Rocket League would be revealed soon, but no one could have prepared for this. In full ‘80s style, Radical Summer will last for nine weeks with new Premium Battle-Cars — such as Ghostbusters‘ ECTO-1 and Knight Rider‘s K.I.T.T. — as well as new items and more!
Three totally rad Rocket League events
The Rocket League event will last all summer, from June 10 until August 12. Throughout this period, the event will switch between three different sections, beginning with Blockbusters from June 10 until June 30. During this time, players will, as usual, earn a currency relevant to the event. For Radical Summer, what is more fitting than cassettes? You can use these cassettes to unlock items from blockbusters from the ‘80s, such as Marty’s hat from Back to the Future, moon-shaped wheels from E.T., Ghostbusters wheels, etc.
Following Blockbusters, we’ll move on to Culture, which runs from July 1 until July 21. After that, it’s time for Television. What kind of items we’ll get from these is yet to be seen, but it’s looking promising for Rocket League so far! What we do know, however, is which franchises we can expect this event:
- Knight Rider
- Back to the Future
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Goonies
- Karate Kid
- DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender
New game modes
During the Blockbusters period, we’ll get a new game mode called Ghost Hunt. Themed, of course, after Ghostbusters, players fire their proton streams to capture the ball and carry it to the opposing team’s containment zone (just try not to cross them, please). If you can manage to keep the ball in the containment zone for two seconds, you score.
Spike mode is the second game mode that was shown in the trailer. In this 3v3 mode, players will all get the Spikes ability from the Rumble game mode, which they can activate and deactivate at will.
The final game mode is Beach Ball, set, of course, on the Salty Shores map. Beach ball is a 2v2 mode with a larger ball, lower ball gravity, and the curveball mutator.
To get a preview of the Blockbuster items, check out the official announcement page! You can also see some more items, the new game modes, and the new Battle-Cars in action in the totally rad trailer above. We can’t wait to get back to the ’80s (or head there for the first time) in Rocket League. Can you? Did you live them or will you visit the decade for the first time? Let us know in the comments. And stay tuned to Daily Esports for even more Rocket League news!
Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.