Rocket League Rumble Mode Adds Grappling Hooks

Rocket League new Rumble mode looks like a lark: it adds a selection of new powerups including a grappling hook, a tornado, a freezer weapon and more. It’s due for release in September and there’s a pleasingly silly trailer below.

Psyonix have done a cracking job so far of not letting Rocket League calcify into a game for the hardcore, by continuing to add modes which undermine pure skill with extra japes. Basketball modes, hockey modes, and now this mode in which you can kick your opponents using extendable boots, hold the ball aloft with a portable tornado, or use a plunger to pull the ball towards you. There’s also the Disruptor, which forces an opponent to drive uncontrollably; the Freezer which freezes the ball in place; the haymaker which punches the ball with a extend-o-boxing glove; the Magnetizer which pulls the ball toward you; and the grappling hook which pulls you towards the ball.

The new mode was announced during the finale of the Rocket League Championship Series, the game’s first official esports tournament designed to cater to that high-level competitive play. I won’t spoil who won but you can watch the archived final on Twitch.

Rocket League Rumble is due for release in September.


  1. Czrly says:

    Gah! That’s the SECOND Twitch link I’ve encountered, today, and it has resurrected a perennial problem of mine: I’ve yet to watch anything on Twitch because I have yet to actually have the site work. For me, I just get a black video player. Buttons work. Site works. Video NEVER plays.

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      phuzz says:

      Could be your adblocker? Or have you tried other browsers?

      Wait, I know what will definitely work! Have you tried complaining about it on an completely unrelated website?

    • oWn4g3 says:

      The player is flash based but they are currently beta testing their html5 player which – once released for everyone – should improve watching streams quite a bit. Until then you can watch twitch using VLC or equivalent by using livestreamer with its handy twitch GUI. link to

  2. deadlybydsgn says:

    I just want to know why there isn’t a Rocket League kart racing mode yet. Seriously. Something akin to RL “look and feel” with Mario Kart type gameplay would be a gold mine.

    It’s understandable that they wouldn’t want to split their matchmaking pool/buckets by making it a new mode, but it would be different enough to justify a separate release title.

    • doodadnox says:

      That’s actually a great idea! How fun would it be if the courses were littered w/ shortcuts for people willing to fly, spin, and flip with varying levels of accuracy.