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Rocket League Grand Champ explains how to perform insane 180 wavedash flick

Published: 7/Mar/2020 21:32

by Alan Bernal

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Rocket League players are always looking for inventive ways to get the ball across their opponent’s goalposts, making this variation of a 180 wavedash flick an invaluable move to master.

Reddit user ‘semxi,’ who describes themselves as a Grand Champion, shared a gameplay clip of them stringing together a few tricks to squeak the ball past a defender in a Ranked 1v1.

To pull off the move, they combined the elements of a couple of well-known Rocket League mechanics, namely the Breezi flick (named after pro player George ‘Breezi’ Rusiecki), a 180-degree turn, and a wavedash backflip to cap off the goal.

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Instead of completing the breezi flick, semxi mixed up the move with an insane wavedash 180.

After dribbling a botched shot from their opponent, semxi controlled the ball on top of their car as they took it down the field to line up a shot.

Before the halfway part of the pitch, they started with the first part of a breezi flick by popping up the ball while tornado spinning as it floated above them.

Instead of completing the breezi, they landed on their front left wheel at the halfway mark of the field and slid into a 180-wavedash that resulted in a light backflip tap to thrust the ball toward the net.

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The entire sequence is incredible to watch in real-time, but slowing down the clip shows just how much precision was required to successfully pull off the trick.

The player was relieved to hit the flick since it admittedly took a bit of luck on the opponent’s decision-making to get the window of opportunity to nail the shot.

“Yes, it was quite lucky that the guy left after he messed up his freestyle,” semxi said. “It gave me an opportunity to hit this shot that I thought I would never hit.”

semxi via Reddit
The Rocket League player’s trick managed to squeak into the goal just out of the defender’s reach.

Instead of shadowing semxi to possibly throw off their possession, the opponent went for a full rotation on the outside of the field – giving the player just enough room to bank it near the top right corner of the goal.

Landing this mechanic on a constant basis seems situational and incredibly difficult to master, but it would make for one of the most powerful tools for Rocket League players to take into their games.

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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League Season 1 is underway, but many players felt like Tournament Challenges were too difficult. Fortunately, Psyonix responded quickly and made them easier.

Rocket League has developed in leaps and bounds since it’s release back in 2015. The player-base has increased exponentially since the game became free-to-play, and the competitive scene is alive and well.

Rocket League’s fun and unique gameplay are what draws players in. However, Psyonix has always been pro-active and implemented player feedback into the game, which keeps them coming back.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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It’s hard to find a game that mixes genres as well as Rocket League.

Still, that process has to start somewhere, and it often happens when enough players voice their opinions on social media. In recent weeks, Psyonix has been rocked with a wave of concerns about two Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges. 

The first one is the Stage 2 Challenge ‘Make It To The Quarter Finals In 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments’. The consensus was that this was too difficult, at least for most casual players.

“Can we talk about the Season Challenges Stage 2 task which requires us to make it to Quarter Finals 4 times?” wrote one player. “I think it’s not okay to tie this to performance and making it to quarterfinals.” 

“This ruins the fun for me, and since it’s a free challenge, we NEED to perform it,” he added. It was one of several threads on the issue. However, it was upvoted more than 150 times and sparked a discussion with 100 comments.

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Rocket League tournaments are arguably the game’s most intense mode.

The second one is the Stage 3 Challenge ‘Get 200 Assists in Online Matches.’ Again, players felt like this was too difficult to achieve. But this time, it was more about how long it took to do.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to get 200 assists,” said one player, who called for a petition to remove it. “It took me half the season to get 40. I’m sure [there are] people also in the same boat. I guess I just think it’s [a] ridiculous number to hit in half a season.”

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Assists in Rocket League are almost as important as goals.

Fortunately, Psyonix heard and have already responded. “After seeing your feedback over the last few weeks about some of the Season 1 Challenges, we’ve decided to make two changes,” they said.

The first challenge has now been changed to ‘Play in 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments.’ This means players only need to compete in four tournaments rather than make four quarter-finals.

The second challenge has also been changed to ‘Get 50 Assists in Online Matches.’ That means the number of assists has been decreased from 200 down to 50, which takes a quarter of the time to do.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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Psyonix have already made two of the Rocket League Season 1 Challenges easier.

“These changes are live now,” they said. “If you don’t see them live in your game just yet, please restart and they should appear as intended.”

Rocket League players are thrilled with the changes. But perhaps more importantly, they’re content knowing that Psyonix always seems to have their back in the end, although it can take a bit of time.