Rocket League Announces New Gridiron Event for Super Bowl Week

Published 01/29/2021, 11:02 AM EST


Psyonix, the developers behind the popular arcade style game Rocket League, announced their new event as part of their collaboration with NFL for Super Bowl LV Week. Players can play the high octane game of football on the football field decked with hash marks and the NFL logo with the new Gridiron Event.

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Announced on the Playstation blog, the game also brings back the NFL Fan Pack that contains Octane Decals of all the 32 NFL teams available for 800 credits. They also announced the new Event Challenges with huge experience points and rewards.

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Rocket League brings NFL Football with Gridiron

It is the game’s latest mode after Psyonix brought back Rocket Labs as a Limited Time mode two weeks ago. Gridiron replaces the ball with an American Football, and the football also attaches itself with the roof if there is any contact on it making the players the carrier, and players can then hand it off or opponents can steal it from them.

There is also a new points system, with 3 points being awarded if the football enters the goal without a carrier, and 7 points if the football enters with a carrier. Players can single jump with the football but double jump will remove the football from the carrier’s roof. There is also an additional rule of losing the football through a fumble if it leaves the arena.

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Three New Event Challenges for the week

The Gridiron event also brings three new event challenges for Super Bowl LV Week that players can complete from February 2 to February 8. Players can gain massive rewards for completing all three of the challenges which includes new NFL wheels, 20,000 XP and The Gridiron Guru Player Title.

Super Bowl LV will be on the February 7, as the NFC champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the AFC champions Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa Bay, Florida. This will be the second time star quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes meet in the NFL playoffs as the two best quarterbacks of their generation.

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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