Streetball Roots Run Deep in Sovereign Heights
While the biggest names in basketball have traditionally come from Dunk House, there lives a hardcore group of Hoops mains who traded hardwood courts for asphalt. Located in the Sovereign Heights community park, The Block Arena is a new outdoor court with a huge reputation in the local streetball scene.
To celebrate its construction, we’re introducing The Block Party, a basketball-focused In-Game Event with some baller Block Party Challenge Rewards. Completing Event Challenges will reward you with the animated Double Dribble Topper, Game Time Player Anthem, a Very Rare Drop, and huge XP Rewards.
Looking for the soundtrack to your next big win? Players can take The Block back to the ‘80s with the shredding Jump Player Anthem, penned by the legendary Van Halen! This synth-heavy hit single is perfect for your next slam dunk and will be available in the Item Shop for a short time during The Block Party.
Get ready to show off your skills! Hoops will take over the regularly scheduled 1 p.m. PDT Competitive Tournaments Extra Modes slot on North American servers, and the 1 p.m. UTC slot on European servers during The Block Party.
The Block Party begins right now and will rock the house until October 18.
Under The Hood
With the launch of the first new Hoops Arena since the Mode’s initial debut, we’re also happy to announce our second episode of Under the Hood! This behind-the-scenes series features Psyonix developers as they dive into the making of Rocket League, with this episode focusing on The Block Arena, the surrounding Sovereign Heights scenery, and the history behind this Arena’s creation. Watch Under the Hood here.
Better get there early for a primo seat. The Block Party will run from October 12 to October 18.