Take me down to a knockout city where the grass is green...
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EA has just released the Velan Studios developed game Knockout City, the team-based multiplayer game that brings dodgeball to the digital world. Sorry, it's actually "dodgebrawl" as this press release is telling me. Players are able to pick up the game for free from now through May 30.

Players will experience fast-paced gameplay throughout five maps with interactive environments. Ball types? This game has them to the tune of "six distinct ball types." Players can even become the ball, allowing their teammates to throw them at enemies.

Knockout City includes cross-play and cross-progression. Up to 32 friends can team up to form Crews in order to take on other Crews. Both individual characters and entire Crews are customizable thanks to "hundreds of cosmetic items and progression levels including outfits, hairstyles, gliders, taunts, KO effects, and more."

To celebrate the game's launch, the Block Party runs May 21 @ 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC through May 30 @ 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC and includes a series of events including gameplay streams, team match-ups, developer challenges and more.
  • May 21: Block Party goes live at 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC
  • May 22: Community Crew Up gets under way as streamers invite their communities to help them reach in-game goals to unlock prizes for their audience. Watch Brie Larson, BrookeAB and Sykkuno form a team to play 3v3 live on Brie’s YouTube channel!
  • May 23: Start rocking custom Crew Logos, Crew Banners, and Player Icons from a few different content creators
  • May 24: Join the Knockout City Discord to play rounds of Knockout Citywith the dev team, chat about the game and hang out
  • May 25: Season 1 Kickoff: Welcome to Knockout City drops with a new map called Jukebox Junction, a weekly rollout of eight new Playlists, League Play, Season Contracts, Weekly Crew Contracts and more
  • May 26: Round 1 of Dodge the Devs, where players can take a whack at knocking out devs in-game for special prizes
  • May 27: Round 2 of Dodge the Devs!
  • May 28: Community Tournament Day 1, where 64 teams in North America and 64 in Europe will compete for a chance to be crowned victor.
  • May 29: Community Tournament Day 2, where the top 8 teams in both regions from Day 1 continue to compete for a $10k North American and $5k European prize pool
  • May 30: Block Party ends at 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC
Players who decide to purchase Knockout City for $19.99 during the Block Party will gain access to rewards they can show off immediately including an epic outfit, hairstyle, glasses, glider, intro pose, KO effect, player icons and 500 Holobux*. EA Play members will have unlimited access to the full game from May 21 onwards and not only will they receive all the aforementioned rewards, they will also receive an exclusive member-only reward, the Epic Ready Up outfit. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also have access to the full game and exclusive member content through their access to EA Play**. If an even bigger bundle is more their style, fans who purchase the Deluxe Edition during the event will receive the base game, all aforementioned Block Party rewards, all Deluxe cosmetics and an additional 1000 Holobux for $29.99.
EA says that Knockout City will "feature tons of new content each season, available at no additional charge." The first season begins May 25. Post launch support includes new maps, modes, balls, limited time events, and more.

Knockout City looks to retail for $19.99 (USD) for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and the Switch.