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Why footballers love playing Rocket League

A growing number of footballers spend much of their spare time playing video games and Rocket League has become a popular choice.  Here’s why…

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A growing number of footballers spend much of their spare time away from the pitch playing video games and Rocket League has become a popular choice.

When it was released seven years ago, Rocket League seemed like a pretty bizarre game given it’s based around cars and football. However, it’s because of this unique combination that so many football players enjoy playing the game. Obviously footballers love any related to football, but they also adore fast cars so it’s no wonder so many players fell in love with Rocket League.

RL has grown to be one of the most popular games in the gaming industry, gathering millions of players from around the world due to its unique and highly thrilling gameplay, with footballers among their most loyal supporters.

Over this massive lifespan that started back in 2015, Rocket League has introduced a plethora of cars ranging from popular sports cars to highly luxurious rides. And since each and every car is different from one another in terms of attributes, knowing the best car can help you perform better in RL.

Footballers regularly join every-day regular players in competing in leagues on RL, so it’s important for all players to know everything about the cars available on the game so they can choose the best vehicle when playing. Not all of them are free, therefore you might need to find game deals in order to get them, but money shouldn’t be an issue for most top flight footballers considering the money they earn!

Here is a look at some of the best cars available on RL:


Mercedes Benz is a staple choice for many footballers in the real world, and it’s no different on RL. The Merc poses a threat mostly due to its large hitbox; the massive size of this vehicle makes it well suited to hitting balls when airborne, blocking goals, and blasting through opponents. If you want to race about the arena, the Merc may not be for you because it has somewhat lower stats for boosting and turning.

Still, players that prefer mass and brood strength will benefit greatly from this beast. It’s also a safe bet for newcomers to Rocket League as it gives you quite balanced stats to get your basics going with this car.


Next up is Nimbus, a relatively new car that not only looks slick but also serves as a fun and effective vehicle in a heated competition. While the Nimbus is a somewhat short vehicle with a relatively narrow hitbox, it is nevertheless an all-around solid versatile vehicle.

This should be on the radar of anyone who is used to playing with another great car, the Dominus because the feel and hitbox of this thing are eerily similar. However, the other characteristics weigh it down a little, and as a result, not many pro players utilize this car.


Dominus is more suited to those who value power and offense – so perhaps Liverpool attackers may like to use this car?! This thing can really pack a punch when it comes to hitting the ball, and it has a solid flat and medium height build that makes it rather dependable when it comes to controlling the ball when dribbling or flying.

Because of the length of Dominus’s hitbox, tricks like flicks and dribbles are much easier to pull off. On a car with a larger surface area, the ball is more likely to be held more firmly. Not only that but flicking the ball after a dribble is much easier. Because of the length of the hitbox, the back end of the vehicle may hit the ball forwards and upwards much more easily and powerfully.


Aside from having some of the best boosting and turning in the game, the Mantis is also a very long car that allows you to cover the ball with more ease at ground level. If you can see beyond this thing’s rather short and flat build, it’s one of the game’s shortest cars.

That is, you must jump more frequently, and it is a solid choice in a variety of areas. If used correctly, you may rock a really effective offensive game. Not just because of its mobility and width, but also because of its ability to perform great flips.


Footballers love super heros, so many will be drawn to the Batmobile – which is a DLC car that was added to Rocket League a while back. There are extremely well-respected professional players who are mostly known for their incredible 1v1 play, and it can’t be a coincidence that they all use the Batmobile.

The Batmobile has the third-longest and second-widest hitboxes. The main reason that players employ the Batmobile is since they are rumored to have won more 50/50s using the vehicle. This Is Critical For Rocket League Matches, Especially In Lower Level Ranked Games Where 50-50s Make Up Almost The Entire Gameplay. The Batmobile turns very similarly to the Dominus in that it is a flat car with a similar turn radius.

Breakout Type S

While this car has an unappealing blocky design, it may nonetheless be an impactful car due to its mobility and speed. Its somewhat flat top makes hitting balls directly into the goal more accurate and reliable. Combine this with its ability to glide more smoothly in the air and its dribbling effectiveness, and you’ve got yourself a rather safe and dependable pick for casual or competitive play.

The Breakout Type S Will Allow You To Control Your Aerials Smoothly As Well As Provide Great Dribbling, Possibly The Best Among All Cars. It performs well enough to earn a spot on this list.


Octane, the initial car you get when you start the game, is still one of the best cars in the game for a number of reasons. You receive relatively buffed-up automobile qualities, whether it’s speed, control, or the hitbox, to guarantee you have a good chance at winning.

Based on this car’s well-balanced features, you can perform some wild feats in the game. I’ve seen a number of pro players utilize Octane because of its quick handling through tight bends, which aids in pushing through difficult encounters.


Ending with the BEST car available in the game right now, we have Fennec, one of the recent additions to Rocket League. Fennec isn’t the most visually appealing car in this game, it looks like a plain box with wheels on it. So it may not appeal to footballers who prefer flashy luxury cars, but this car offers one of the best attributes in the game.

Fennec has about the same hitbox as Octane, but Fennec appears to have greater force behind each blast and is just as easy to manage. And even driving this car through the ground, it’s kinda easy to control, which helps you score easily, which is why it claims the top spot in our list.

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