Rocket League's new mobile spin-off, Sideswipe, is successful in a myriad of different ways. The latest iteration of Psyonix's 2015 classic takes the same winning concepts that were made popular in the original, and puts them seamlessly onto a 2D-plane. It works surprisingly well, for a mobile game, and is one of the better things to come out of Psyonix for a while. Now it's out of beta, into the Pre-season, and you better get ready to rock 'n roll!
Talk of a Rocket League Mobile has run rampant over the years, but with Rocket League: Sideswipe's surprise announcement and beta back in March, we were greeted with a newly polished mobile game that answered our question "What on Earth has Psyonix been up to?" in the most perfect way possible. What's happening in Sideswipe right now, where can you play the game, and what else do you need to know?
Rocket League Sideswipe Season 2 Out Now!
If you are new to Rocket League Sideswipe and what to know all about what the game is and how you can play it, then skip this section and read the rest of the article! But if you want to know all about Season 2 of Rocket League Sideswipe, then you've come to the right place!
Rocket League Sideswipe Season 2 dropped on February 2 at 8 AM PST (4 PM UTC) for all available platforms. Psyonix haven't confirmed yet, how long Season 2 will go on for exactly, but we know that the halfway point has already been reached – so it shouldn't be too long until Sideswipe's next season will be released.
Coming with Season 2 are a free (!) Season 2 Rocket Pass as well as Season Challenges. With these, you can earn new items that will be available in Rocket League Sideswipe for the duration of Season 2, like the Dueling Dragons Goal Explosion or the Sunset 1986 Wheels. As part of Season 2, the developers will introduce new ways to play Rocket League Sideswipe as well, like Casual Playlists and a new 2v2 Volleyball Mode. You can see more detailed info on Rocket League Sideswipe Season 2 on the official website. Jump in an enjoy some mobile Rocket League!
Sideswipe includes a collection of different features, on stop of its standard multiplayer game modes and various cosmetic items and rewards. You can expect to play with friends in Private Matches, or to leap into Competitive Matches to try out your skill against players around the world, and climb up that worldwide leaderboard. There is even a Rocket Pass for Sideswipe, just like in the standard version of Rocket League. As we said, there really is a lot to love here.
How Do Ranked Matches Work in Rocket League: Sideswipe?
When playing Sideswipe, make sure that you are using your Epic Games Account to not only earn cross-game XP, but engage in Ranked Matches. Play Competitive Matches against players all around the world to climb up the worldwide leaderboard, scoring a "Bonus Win" in Rocket League for every new level up in Sideswipe. The same goes for earning Bonus Wins in Sideswipe for levelling up in Rocket League.
What's Coming in the Rocket League: Sideswipe Pre-Season Soundtrack?
Sideswipe is continuing Psyonix's, or indeed Epic Games' tradition of including a variety of up-and-coming as well as popular musical artists in their games. Rocket League has some killer Player Anthems, and Fortnite is famous for its musical guest stars, so it comes as no surprise that Rocket League: Sideswipe's Pre-Season comes with a selection of new songs for the game's soundtrack. Check out what's coming to the game:
- Anamanaguchi: Water Resistant (feat. 8485)
- Anamanaguchi & Flux Pavilion: Dreams
- Bensley: Control Me
- Feint: Fading Wind
- Justin Hawkes: That Look
- Koven: Light Up
- MYLK: Mermaid
- Protostar: There and Back
- Rameses B: Have Fun
- Tisoki: MADE 4 THIS
When is Rocket League Coming to Mobile?
Rocket League is already on Mobile, in the form of Rocket League: Sideswipe, which is about to enter Season 2. Sideswipe is a 2D version of the classic soccer game, and was released in its beta form, to very little fanfare, earlier this year. It's a 1v1 version of Rocket League, with two players battling it out to get their respective balls in the opponent's goal. The rules are pretty much the same, but everything has been condensed onto a 2D playing field.
Is Rocket League Sideswipe Already Available?
Yes, Rocket League Sideswipe is currently available on Mobile. It's 2D competitive gameplay is ideal for short rounds on public transport (assuming you have a decent mobile data plan and connection) and waiting at the bus stop. It's a gorgeous game as well, and runs well on all sorts of different phones, though you would probably want to make sure that your phone is up to snuff before jumping in.
Is Rocket League Sideswipe Available on IOS?
Rocket League Sideswipe is available on iOS. It's actually quite curious that it even released on Apple and Android phones, considering the ongoing lawsuit between Epic Games, Apple, and Google. The lawsuit resulted in the removal of Fortnite from the Apple Store, and later the Google Play Store. It was a pretty drastic move, and has seen many questions whether Rocket League will ever come to Mobile. Those same players had their prayers answered earlier this year, when Rocket League Sideswipe was announced and a beta was released.
Is Rocket League Sideswipe Available on Android?
Rocket League Sideswipe is on Android, despite the ongoing dispute between Epic Games and Google. Similarly to the ongoing kerfuffle with Apple, Epic Games had a falling out with Google, with Fortnite temporarily being removed from the Google Play Store. It is yet to be announced when that game will come back to both iOS and Android, but Rocket League Sideswipe remains firmly on both platforms.
How to Get and Install Rocket League Sideswipe
You can get Rocket League Sideswipe on most modern Smartphones, and the game is available both on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. To download it, you need to first make sure that you have enough storage space left on your phone, and that you are connected to a WiFi network so that you don't drain that precious data. You need to navigate to your respective store, make sure that you are logged into your respective account, and hit download. Your phone should automatically download, install, and do all the rest for you!
Honestly, it has been a pretty quiet release and people are not really talking about it all that much, but Rocket League Sideswipe is actually pretty solid. Now that you've heard a little bit more about the game, we hope that we have inspired you to download it onto your phone and play a few rounds. It's decently fun, and looks great for a mobile game. Check it out if you want, and don't forget to take a look of some of that great Pre-Season content.