Rocket League is one of the ultimate free-to-play games for modded cars, so it’s no surprise that a few members of our team have joined in on the craze. But which cars are god-tier and which are you better off relegating to the sidelines? To celebrate next month’s eagerly anticipated inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham, we’ve put together a host of the best and most controversial Top Trumps-style cars containing all the inside Rocket League secrets here.
There aren’t many real cars out there like the Octane, the MVP of Rocket League. In fact, this radio controlled car is probably the closest we’ll ever get to seeing the Octane in real life. Yet the Octane is a fan favourite with most players – both amateur and professional – and it’s no surprise given it’s one of the first cars players get access to.
With its tight turning radius and unmatched responsiveness, the Octane is perfect for fast plays – both on the ground and in the air. It fits well in its hitbox (i.e. how the ball and other cars interact with it), making it fairly easy to get to grips with.
Given its size, the Merc is arguably one of the best cars for defensive moves like blocking goals, and as it fits well in its hitbox, it can be one of the easier cars to get to grips with.
That being said, its size makes it slower to change directions and not as fast as other cars when boosted. If you want to brute force the match, the Merc is the way to go, but be warned that you might find yourself lagging behind in a fast-paced game.
Often compared to the Lamborghini Diablo GTR, this is a car with a blocky and old-school-style design. The Breakout is ideal if you’re looking for a car that can speed, and it’s also quite reliable on goal shots because of its flat hood.
If you’re wanting a car with a bit more finesse, the Breakout might not be the best option. It can feel a little clunky in the air, though that hasn’t stopped some players from pulling off some incredible air tricks.
You don’t have to be a diehard Batman fan to use the Batmobile (though it does help). Sleek in design and low to the ground, the Batmobile can be a great choice for improved control, especially when dribbling the ball.
The Batmobile is excellent at both ground and air shots, but be warned that some suggest it’s not easy for beginners to use. You might want to hold off until you’ve got a few dozen hours of gameplay beneath your belt.
Many believe the Fennec is OP as it shares the same hitbox as the Octane but manages to fill out the hitbox a little better, meaning you can get really accurate with your hits and it’s easier to understand how the ball and other players will interact with your car.
Bear in mind that the Fennec feels a little more bulky and heavy compared to the Octane, so if you prefer playing with a more lightweight car or you’re playing very fast-paced games, the Fennec might not be the best option. That being said, you might prefer the power offered by the Fennec, which only comes with bulkier cars.
Likened to the Pontiac GTO and the 1969 Dodge Charger, the Dominus is a beaut and it’s made even more attractive when you add your own decals to it. If you play offensively, this is the best car for you. Its popularity is second only to the Octane and is particularly popular with Rocket League professional players.
If you’re looking for a versatile car, the Dominus is a great option. That being said, it’s not as good as the Octane at defensive moves and dribbles.
Oh dear. Where to begin. The Scarab is a controversial car in Rocket League. Considered by most as silly, many will say that the only way you can win a match with the Scarab is by shocking your opponents into standing still by playing well with the Scarab.
The Scarab’s round shape means that it’s more difficult to control the direction of the ball. There’s also a big difference between the shape of the Scarab and its hitbox, so understanding how the car will interact with the ball and other cars can be a tad tricky.
Welcome to the world of car modifications
A major part of Rocket League is finding out which car you like driving the most and then kitting it out with the best decals, wheels, paints, and more. And that’s more or less what car modifiers do – they kit out their car with the best tech and their favourite features so it’s more personal to them.
If you’re considering exploring the wonderful world of real life car modifications, speak to Adrian Flux for an insurance quote first. As a specialist insurance broker, we offer affordable modified car insurance. And if you’re a young driver and have been quoted over £2,000? Give us a call. We aim to beat your best quote.