Rocket League and Hitboxes... a better love story than Twilight. It's pretty important that you at least know the basics of every car body type in order to rank up in the Battle Arena and get those sweet rewards at the end of each season.
Each Body Type has it own unique advantages and disadvantages, individual stats, and related cars. In this series, we break down each hitbox, look at their characteristics, and the cars available for them. This time, let's look at the Octane Hitbox, also known for being the same hitbox as our favorite vehicle: the Fennec!
Hitboxes in Rocket League are an interesting phenomenon. Prior to the Anniversary Update, or Patch v1.35, each vehicle had its own properties. To better balance Rocket League, Psyonix decided to introduce six specific hitboxes that all new cars had to fit into. This is where the fabulous Fennec comes in, as the Octane hitbox fits perfectly around it, something that many players absolutely love. Anyway... let's get on with things!
Rocket League Octane Hitbox: Dimensions
But why are dimensions important? Well, in the case of the Octane Hitbox, it has a shorter length, but it is the highest car. That means that the Octane has better ball control when hitting from the front or the side of the vehicle's hitbox.
Rocket League Octane Hitbox: Handling, Height, & Inclination
Rocket League Octane Hitbox: Handling
So, the higher the number here, the better (tighter) the turning radius is. Thus, when compared to other vehicles in Rocket League, the Octane Hitbox has a pretty middle-of-the-road turning radius. That makes the Octane Hitbox rather hit-and-miss when it comes to its handling. In other words: it's zippy, but not the zippiest. If that sounds like something you would enjoy, then the Octane Hitbox is for you.
Rocket League Octane Hitbox: Height & Inclination
The combination of the Octane Hitbox's height, inclination and handling make it a pretty reliable vehicle in Rocket League – and definitely one of the most popular ones. It has good ball control, is relatively zippy on the field, and is not overly high. As we said at the beginning of this article, the Octane Hitbox is great for ball control from the front or side of the car.
Also, keep in mind that these numbers might not be 100% correct, and may change with future patches and updates.
Which Cars Use the Octane Hitbox in Rocket League?
- 007's Aston Martin DB5
- Armadillo (Xbox One)
- Bone Shaker
- Fast 4WD
- Ford F-150 RLE
- Ford Mustang Mach-E RLE
- Harbinger / Harbinger GXT
- Hogsticker (Xbox One)
- Jurassic Jeep Wranger
- Luigi NSR (Nintendo Switch)
- Mario NSR (Nintendo Switch)
- Mudcat / Mudcat G1 / Mudcat GXT
- Octane / Octane ZSR
- Outlaw / Outlaw GXT
- Road Hog / Road Hog XL
- Sweet Tooth (PS4)
- Takumi / Takumi RX-T
- The Dark Knight Tumbler
Well, that was a long list! The Octane Hitbox is a pretty versatile beast, so it is no surprise that there is so much variety in our selection of available vehicles. Rocket League is all about that variety, that fun, and that balance. That's what you will get with the Octane Hitbox...
Now that this is all said and done, it's time for me to head off and eat pizza, try to get better in Rocket League, and chill. Again. Yes, I will enjoy it, if I just don't think too much about how my MMR is in the dumpster. Cheers.