Rocket League is getting an eight-sided, VR-themed arena

Psyonix's soccer-meets-cars hybrid sets foot in the Octagon in September.


Psyonix published a blog outlining additions and changes coming to Rocket League, not the least of which is an eight-sided arena themed after a VR space.

"The Rocket Labs playlist adds another stadium to its lineup with the debut of 'Octagon' this September! Available for both Online and Offline Exhibition play, 'Octagon' is VR-themed like other Rocket Labs Arenas, but the large, eight-sided walls are what set it apart."

Psyonix has other changes coming down the pipe. Besides a "rumble" mode where you fight other players using random power-ups, the game will receive variants of Urban Central (Dawn) and DFH Stadium (Stormy) playing offline and online, and in private, exhibition, and playlist settings.

Those maps, along with Rumble mode, will be released in Rocket League's September update.

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    August 15, 2016 1:53 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Rocket League is getting an eight-sided, VR-themed arena

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      August 15, 2016 1:57 PM


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      August 15, 2016 2:21 PM

      Cool. I've wanted to see a more normal (but still different from the main type) arena like this since the game launched. When they first announced that coliseum map I thought it would be shaped like this.

      Makes far more sense that goofier ones with ramps and walls and shit. It's too bad you can't choose which Rocket Labs maps you want to play. So you're at the mercy of random choice with all the other experimental maps in rotation.

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      August 15, 2016 2:26 PM

      That sounds pretty cool. I think I'd rather see that in ranked rotation than Neo Tokyo.

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        August 15, 2016 2:27 PM

        God I fucking hate neo tokyo. HAAAAATE

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          August 15, 2016 2:48 PM

          I really enjoy that one, despite hating the early version. I wish I could play it more than 0.1% of the time. It never pops up for me. I can pick it any time vs AI but it's not the same.

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      August 15, 2016 2:40 PM

      what about FPS driver mode?

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        August 15, 2016 2:47 PM

        That'd be fun in VR but hard as hell

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      August 15, 2016 2:55 PM

      More Rocket Car? Yes please!

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      August 15, 2016 2:56 PM

      when are they taking wasteland out of ranked?

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        August 15, 2016 3:04 PM

        Probably never.

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          August 15, 2016 3:05 PM

          Then that's when Psyonix can have my money. "Probably never"

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            August 15, 2016 3:08 PM

            You already have the game, Jerkwater Johnson...

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              August 15, 2016 3:22 PM

              Notice they waited until after he got the game to add Wasteland to ranked. HOW DEEP DOES THIS GO?!

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        August 15, 2016 3:30 PM

        It is kind of strange how they have these weird non-traditional arenas in ranked mode, when 90% of the maps are exactly the same and what people expect to play for competition.

        I feel like they probably should ditch them in ranked, or make them more frequent so people can actually get better with the non-standard geometry they offer. They're too rare with all the other normal maps in the same pool.

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          August 15, 2016 4:58 PM

          Yeah, move the fun stuff to Rocket Labs. Keep ranked standardized.

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          August 15, 2016 5:26 PM

          Wasteland seems tolerable now that they added neo tokyo to ranked, the sides destroy the flow of the game

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        August 15, 2016 6:44 PM

        wasteland is fine, neo tokyo is trash

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      August 15, 2016 5:28 PM

      You know what? This is still game of the year for me. I keep going back to it as my "I have 20 minutes to kill" game. It's just so much fun, even when I'm losing. Glad to see they're still supporting it.

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