Rocket League April Update Detailed: Hoops Mode, Cosmic Arena, Flags, and More

Everything you need to know about Rocket League's April patch.


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Rocket League developer Psyonix has detailed the latest patch for its competitive soccer-with-cars title. Among other things, the update introduces the new 2v2 Hoops mode.

Hoops matches take place on a map called Dunk House and, to coincide with the basketball theme, officially licensed NBA flags have also been introduced. All 30 team flags will be available to buy, but everyone gets a free NBA logo flag.

A Witcher medallion antenna, Euro Truck Simulator cosmetics, and three items from Team 17's upcoming Worms W.M.D have also been added. The full list of changes, tweaks, and new additions can be found below.


  • Added “NBA Flag Pack” DLC, including…
    • (DLC) 30 NBA team flags
  • Added NBA Logo flag
  • Players can now auto-save replays mid-game
  • Players can now name/rename Replays
  • “Hoops” playlist is now available in Casual playlists, Private Matches and Exhibition.
  • New “Cosmic” Arena has been added to the “Rocket Labs” playlist
  • Multiple Bug Fixes


  • Added “Community Flags”
    • AbleGamers
    • Rocket Beans TV
  • Added “Country Flags”
    • Andorra
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua
    • Aruba
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Bermuda
    • British Virgin Isles
    • Cayman Islands
    • Cook Islands
    • Curacao
    • Dominica
    • Falkland Island
    • Faroe Islands
    • Gibraltar
    • Grenada
    • Isle of Man
    • Kiribati
    • Maldives
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia
    • Montserrat
    • New Caledonia
    • Palau
    • Saint Kitts
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome
    • Seychelles
    • Tahiti
    • Turks & Caicos
    • Vanuatu
    • Vatican City
  • Added “NBA Teams”
    • (DLC) Atlanta Hawks
    • (DLC) Boston Celtics
    • (DLC) Brooklyn Nets
    • (DLC) Charlotte Hornets
    • (DLC) Chicago Bulls
    • (DLC) Cleveland Cavaliers
    • (DLC) Dallas Mavericks
    • (DLC) Denver Nuggets
    • (DLC) Detroit Pistons
    • (DLC) Golden State Warriors
    • (DLC) Houston Rockets
    • (DLC) Indiana Pacers
    • (DLC) Los Angeles Clippers
    • (DLC) Los Angeles Lakers
    • (DLC) Memphis Grizzlies
    • (DLC) Miami Heat
    • (DLC) Milwaukee Bucks
    • (DLC) Minnesota Timberwolves
    • (DLC) New Orleans Pelicans
    • (DLC) New York Knicks
    • (DLC) Oklahoma City Thunder
    • (DLC) Orlando Magic
    • (DLC) Philadelphia 76ers
    • (DLC) Phoenix Suns
    • (DLC) Portland Trail Blazers
    • (DLC) Sacramento Kings
    • (DLC) San Antonio Spurs
    • (DLC) Toronto Raptors
    • (DLC) Utah Jazz
    • (DLC) Washington Wizards
    • NBA Logo
  • Added “Video Games”
    • Euro Truck Simulator Rig
    • Goat Simulator – G2
    • Goat Simulator – Goatenna
    • Portal – Wheatley
    • Witcher Medallion
    • Worms W.M.D.
    • Worms W.M.D. Grenade
  • Toppers: Worms W.M.D.


  • The “Hoops” 2v2 mode has been added as an unranked playlist, and is also available in Private Matches and Exhibition mode at any team size.
  • Exhibition and Private Match now have a “Game Mode” selector. The mode you select determines which maps you can choose – for instance, “Hoops” can only be played on the “Dunk House” map.
  • During Overtime, the in-game UI clock now counts upwards to indicate how long the overtime has lasted.
  • New “Cosmic” Arena has been added to the “Rocket Labs” playlist
  • After scoring in Free Play, there will no longer be a 3/2/1 countdown.
  • “Dunks” stats has been added with this DLC.
    • When a player scores a basket/goal with any NBA flag equipped, it will increase your stat on that NBA flag.


  • Players can now trigger an automatic replay save mid-game, so they don’t have to wait until the match concludes and remember to save it then.
    • Auto-Save is triggered by holding the activation button during gameplay. When triggered, the save will be queued and a message will appear in the chatbox indicating the action. A replay tick mark is automatically added to the replay at the timestamp the player triggered the autosave.
  • Players can now manually name (and rename) replays.
    • Select “Save Replay” at the end of game and the user can now provide a custom name.
    • Users can also rename replays in the frontend.
      • Mouse/Keyboard – A pencil icon appears when mousing over a replay. Clicking the Pencil brings up the rename dialog.
      • Controller – Pressing Triangle button on the Replay menu brings up the rename dialog.


  • Spectators will no longer see Camera Shake in Player View if the option is disabled
  • Fixed a rare issue that would allow the ball to exit the arena

Rocket League, the game has now reached 14 million users, though the game has not necessarily sold that many copies.

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