Rocket League Sideswipe for Android and iOS: how to download, install, gameplay and more

Psyonix Studios’ long-awaited title Rocket League Sideswipe is now available on Android and iOS devices. This is the mobile version of the popular game called Rocket League for consoles and PC. The mobile version comes from the same developers and offers the same aesthetics as the original game from 2015.

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In March 2021, Psyonix Studios teased about a possible release date for Rocket League Sideswipe. Psyonix Studios specifically designed the game for mobile users while retaining the gameplay from PC and console versions. Since March 2021, the company has been running beta and alpha tests in several regions. On November 15th, the game started rolling out for Oceanic, and now it is available worldwide.

What is Rocket League Sideswipe?

Rocket League Sideswipe or originally known as “Rocket League” is a vehicular soccer game. In the initial phase, the game was only available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox, macOS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch. The new mobile version of the game follows the classic car soccer formula and features 1v1 or 2v2 matches with single and multiplayer modes.

Rocket League Sideswipe mixes multiple genres of video games to create something new, and the formula works pretty well. Gamers who like fast-paced action games adore this concept of genre-bending and vehicular gameplay. The game is designed in such a way that leaps in two or three gaming genres, giving you endless action with modified vehicles.

Before releasing it on global platforms, Psyonix Studios started the regional beta and alpha tests via Google Play Store. Upon successful testing, Rocket League Sideswipe is finally released for Android and iOS devices.

Rocket League Sideswipe gameplay

Rocket League

Rocket League Sideswipe follows the classic game mechanism from the original Rocket League. The gameplay consists of a football field and vehicles. The goal pools are elevated from the ground and, vehicles need to use the extended ramps to make a goal. There are three options to control the vehicle’s – jump, push and dash. The joystick allows you to accelerate the vehicle in two different directions. The winners are decided by the number of goals taken by a particular player.

There are some tricks you can use to maximize your chances of winning. This includes increasing the vehicle speed and customising the loadout settings. You can perform a few tricks as well which includes Air Rolls, Air Roll Spin and more. Though the level of customisation is still less as compared to the console version of the game. However, with enough practice, you can easily climb up the score ladder in no time.

Rocket League Sideswipe modes

Just like the original, Rocket League Sideswipe also features different gaming modes and as a next-gen game, it features online multiplayer mode as well. Here is a quick look at the different modes you can play in the new Rocket League Sideswipe.

1v1 and 2v2

A fast-paced mode where you can play the face-off matches with 1v1 and 2v2. This mode allows you to learn the game mechanism and get better at it. Once you’ve cleared this mode, you can compete online with other players from around the world. 

Online matches

Every major mobile video game is online right now, and Rocket League Sideswipe is no exception. You can set up private rooms to enjoy private matches with friends and compete with strangers on the internet. The keys to winning in online matches are skills and practice. 

Rocket Pass and Seasons

Rocket League Sideswipe features Rocket Pass every now and then, which can be redeemed for new items. In each season, you can find Rocket Passes through the game. Collect passes in Competitive modes to earn Player Titles and increase your rank. 

Vehicle customisation

Vehicles are a core part of the game, and to make things a little more interesting, players can customise their vehicles by combining parts, wheels, decals, and more. The customisation tab is available inside the game, and players can earn new items by participating in online matches and seasonal Rocket Pass.

Hoops mode

The Hoops mode or Hoops is a classic Rocket League mode where the goals are replaced by two baskets. In order to play this mode, players have to dunk the basketballs into the baskets and whoever scores the most points win the game. Hoops mode is available inside the Extra Modes tab and can be played in both offline and online modes

How to download and install Rocket League Sideswipe on Android?

Here is a quick walkthrough to download Rocket League Sideswipe on Android smartphones and tablets. You can visit Google Play Store and follow the instructions below to download and install the game on your devices. 

  • On Google Play Store, search for Rocket League Sideswipe. 
  • Tap on the first search result by Psyonix Studios.
  • You can also click here to visit the download page directly. 
  • Tap on the green Install button and download the game on your device. 
  • Once installed, close the Google Play Store app and go to the home screen to play Rocket League Sideswipe. 

How to download and install Rocket League Sideswipe on iOS?

Rocket League Sideswipe is now available for both Android and iOS devices. You can easily download the game on your iSO device by following the step-by-step instructions below. 

  • On your iOS device, open the Apple App Store.
  • Search for Rocket League Sideswipe and tap on the app overview screen.
  • Make sure you’ve selected the game from the correct publisher.
  • You can also click here to visit the download window directly.
  • Tap on the Get button.
  • Enter your iOS password to authenticate the download.
  • Install the game on your device and wait for the download to complete.
  • Once completed, close the Apple App Store and tap on the game’s icon on the home screen.
Ashish Khaitan

Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.