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‘Rocket Arena’ July 14 Launch: What to know about new 3v3 shooter

Rocket Arena was one of the highly noted first-to-introduce titles during the EA Play Live 2020. Among all, it’s set to launch first.

during the Deeper Dive portion of the EA Play Live, Rocket Arena was an unexpected reveal. One of the details that made it more interesting is its fast approach release, which is already on July 14.

Let’s make sure that we dive further into the details of this exciting new game before the launch.

Rocket Arena game overview

Here’s what was revealed during the EA Play Live event. It is a 3v3 multiplayer shooter game centered within its own fantasy community that’s filled with Rockets.

The term “rocket” is heard to be used in different meanings—used as a verb, an adjective, the name of the arena, and for weapons used. The game also has its heroes equipped with “Rocket-powered” abilities.

In Electronic Arts’ website, the Rocket Arena‘s game overview reads:

Rockets control everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where you're never out of the action. Master your hero's unique rockets and abilities to rule the arena and become a champion.

Basically, the objective here is to master the use of Rockets and the hero’s abilities to emerge as the champion in this arena.

Modes of the game

There are three general categories, the 3v3 modes—consists of four game modes, the Ranked and the Social (other games call it Classic) modes, and the School of Rockets, which is basically a practice mode, but it’s divided into three—Tutorial, Practice, and Custom games.

Of course, all gamers are quite familiar with the practice mode. All games have it—Although, Call of Duty: Mobile just added its own in its recent new season update.

For the four 3v3 game modes:

Knockout — It’s a competitive mode wherein the main objective is to blast the opponents out of the arena with the use of rockets and hero’s abilities. The first team to reach the score target—which is by number of Knockouts—wins the match.Rocketball — This mode actually reminds us of a Quidditch game in Harry Potter—mostly because it screams the same intensity. The objective here is to pick up the Rocketball and aim to score into the opposing team’s goal. The first team to either reach the score cap or garner more points by the end of the timer wins the game.Mega Rocket — In this game mode, a large rocket (the Mega Rocket) will be launched into the arena. Once it lands, it’ll blast all players out and a capture zone will appear. Now, the objective here is simple—defend and capture the zone. For a team to win, the mechanic is similar to Rocketball—the first team to reach the score cap or garner more points gets named the victors of the match.Treasure Hunt — The last mode has two ways that players can execute to score points—Hold the treasure chest and Pickup Coins.

Rocket Arena Treasure Hunt Game Mode

The heroes of the Rocket Arena

There are 10 heroes already made available and First Strike did say, during EA Play, that a new hero will be introduced once the game launches—just like in Valorant. 

The EA Play trailer drop did feature two salient characters, Rev and Topnotch.

Rev looks quite similar to Mobile Legend‘s Layla, most especially with her big barrel launcher weapon.

Hopefully, more gameplay videos will be released in the days to come before its imminent launch. The game is set to launch on July 14, but its first official season will begin on July 28. By then, the devs will introduce its battle pass mechanics, which is called “Blast Pass” and the introduction of the newest hero.

Also, Rocket Arena will support cross-play gaming on the onset of the game’s release.

Images [1] & [2] courtesy of Rocket Arena/Electronic Arts

 

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