Are you ready for some football?!
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A new but temporary game mode is coming very soon to Rocket League. The new mode, called The Gridiron, is the result of a partnership with the NFL for Super Bowl LV. It will see the American style football replace the football that the rest of the world enjoys.

The Gridiron will also offer up a new "Gridiron Guru" player title, NFL wheels for your vehicle, 20,000 XP, and the addition of the NFL Fan Pack to the item shop. I presume you'll need real world money to buy at least that last one.

It will begin on February 2 and run through February 8. It's not quite 1:1 with American football rules, but it will feature some key similarities. Here is what developer Psyonix says about this time-limited mode.

  • Gridiron is 4 on 4.
  • The standard Rocket League ball has been replaced with an American football.
  • Touching the ball attaches it to the roof of your car. In Spike Rush, the ball would attach to wherever your car made contact, but in Gridiron it will always attach to your roof.
  • If any player touches the ball, that player becomes the ball carrier, setting up the opportunity for hand-offs to teammates or steals by the other team.
  • The carrier can single jump, but double jumping drops the ball. You can also pass the ball by dodging.
  • Each goal is 3 or 7 points: 7 points are awarded if the ball is attached to a player when entering the opponent's goal, and 3 points are awarded if the ball is passed in or if the ball is loose. All own-goals are worth 3 points whether the ball is attached or it's loose.
  • Demos require Supersonic speed just like in standard modes.
  • Stay in bounds! You'll fumble the ball if you cross the line marked on the Arena wall.