Rumble is a game mode added on September 8, 2016.
Rumble is an epic battle royale-style addition which released on September 8th 2016 and comes stacked with randomized power-ups. Whether you’re equipped with the Haymaker, the Swapper, or the Tornado, each one of the 11 new power-ups brings an extra dimension to the classic Rocket League formula.
Like the "Hoops" and "Mutator" modes before it, Rocket League Rumble will appear in Online Playlists, Private matches and Exhibition matches. You can also select Rumble-specific Mutators for Private and Exhibition matches, including Slow (20 second cooldown), Spikes Only, along with the categorized modes Civilized, Destruction Derby, and Spring-Loaded. The default online queue is only available in Standard (3v3).
Each player has a 10 second power-up timer that resets at each kickoff and after a power-up is consumed and its active timer is expired. Once the power-up timer hits 0, a random power-up becomes available to activate at the player’s discretion. An unused power-up does not expire and is available until used. So a player may hold onto a power-up and wait to use it, but, one used, the 10 second timer restarts to give them another power-up. Power-Ups reset a goal reset and if there are 10 or less seconds remaining in the match, the timer will change to give it to them at c. 1 second left. (Note: If the timer IS one second, players will IMMEDIATELY get their first power-up.) Only one power-up is available to a player at any time.
In the online Rumble mode, the same power-ups are distributed to both teams (i.e. each team will get Plunger, Disruptor, and Spike to start, for example), and each team has the same power-up queue that is handed out to their members chronologically as they use their power-ups. This is not the case in non-3v3 private matches where power-ups are granted at random between players.
While timing and positioning when using the power-ups are critical, there are general counters between power-ups where they are more or less effective against each other.
Here are the power-ups and what they do:
The following trophies relate specifically to Rumble:
Activate every power-up in Rocket League Rumble
Freeze an opponent's shot before it can score
- Before patch v1.31, the arenas AquaDome, Utopia Coliseum (except the snowy variant) Beckwith Park and Wasteland were never played in the Rumble online playlist.
- On September 12th, 2016, the Rocket Labs arenas Pillars and Octagon were added in the Rumble playlist, along with Cosmic on October 4th, 2016. Octagon was removed on December 7th, 2016, being replaced by Double Goal.