The Mustang Mach-E and '65 Shelby have both launched their way into Rocket League. What are their hitboxes, and what do you need to know about them?
It's official: the Mustang Mach-E and the '65 Mustang Shelby GT350R are both here, and they're both freakin' awesome. These sexy beasts are the hallmark of Rocket League's new Ford cross-over event, which also sees the American car manufacturer sponsor this week's RLCS Majors. What is Ford offering us, though? Well, two great vehicles in two great bundles. That's not all, though.
When it comes to new vehicles, like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the '65 Mustang Shelby, the first question that is generally posed by fans is "what is the hitbox", and for good reason. We will go into how these hitboxes affect the vehicles a little later, but to summarize: the hitbox defines how the car handles, so if you don't like the hitbox, you won't like the car... no matter how flippin' cool it looks!
What Is the Ford Mustang Mach-E RLE Hitbox?
The Ford Mustang Mach-E RLE features a stunning Octane Hitbox, putting it in the same class as the easiest handling vehicles in the game. The Octane is very high, but very short in length. Thus, you can expect very high quality ball control due to the high surface area at the front and back end of your vehicle. This especially goes for when taking over possession, as the vehicles sides are quite high, making it easier to quickly take control of the ball.
With an Octane Hitbox, the Mustang Mach-E doesn't have the best turning circle in the game, and this makes it a little bit difficult to handle. It's not the zippiest vehicle in the game, but that's actually okay, because what it lacks here it makes up for with reliability. The Octane handles the ball very well, and thus the Mach-E will as well. Ultimately, you're playing football, so that is the most important factor here.
If you want to read more about the Octane Hitbox, make sure to check out our detailed Hitbox Guide:
What is the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R RLE Hitbox?
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R RLE features a Dominus Hitbox, making it tremendously helpful for last-minute saves and defensive plays. This particular hitbox is the longest in the game, but unlike the Octane, it is insanely low in height. Thus, as we previously said, it's ideal for defense, as it has the extra length that allows it to reach the ball much quicker than its competitors.
In terms of handling, the Dominus is a tad better than the Octane when it's boosting. Surprisingly, despite its longer length, Dominus cars generally have a better turning circle than the Octane as well. This is one of the reasons why the debate between the Dominus and Octane is so stiff – they are similar, but the Dominus does trump the Octane in quite a few ways. In my humble opinion, considering that the Ford Mustang Shelby not only looks way cooler, but also features a Dominus Hitbox, it is the obvious choice to make here.
Again, if you want to read a little more about the Dominus Hitbox, check out our detailed guide:
It might seem that the hitboxes of various vehicles in Rocket League are generally the same, and thus it doesn't really matter which one you use. As you will see in all of our hitbox guides, it actually does make a big difference. In the case of this Ford Mustang crossover, you will find that the Mach-E has better ball control, while the Shelby is better for last minute saves and defending. The latter also looks a whole lot cooler, so that's what I'd recommend. Anyway, stay cool, and stick with EarlyGame for all of your daily Rocket League content!