Rocket League, the most popular soccer game around the world, has attracted tons of global players. Each player is playing hard to improve skills so as to have a higher level. As we all know, it is not easy to rank up high in Rocket League. Here are some key skills to help you get high ranks.
While playing this sought-after game, you should stop caring about what rank you are. What you should do is to play the game for fun and you should not be upset if your rank is degraded because it sometimes occurs. Let us have a close look at the guides for each rank.
Bronze to Silver
Whenever I have coached Bronze players or watched Bronze players' replays, there are a couple of things that have always jumped right out at me. One is "ball-chasing" and the other is "whiffing" (missing) balls, quite often due to poor settings. Bronze players are often not using “Ball Cam” which should be used from as early as possible, as much as possible.
Due to the level of ball-chasing in the Bronze ranks, the best way to rank up from Bronze to Silver in this game is to play a defensive, supporting game. The most important thing in the lower ranks is learning how to defend. You should make sure you are able to save 100% of the shots in the Rookie Goalkeeper training pack, about 70% of the shots in the Pro training pack and ideally 50% of the All-Star pack, so keep drilling these when you first boot up the game to warm up.
When you know how to defend, the Bronze rank becomes easy. Just sit back, defend your net, and when the ball breaks free from all the chaos of the ball-chasers, you will often find yourself with a free attempt on the opposing goal. You can actually easily make it out of Bronze without ever needing to aerial.
Silver to Gold
For this rank, you should learn how to hit the ball hard and know how to improve aerial ability.The best way to hit the ball hard is to hit the ball with the nose of your car and front-flip into it by double-jumping while your analogue stick is pushed forward. This will allow you to clear the ball with power and put in some shots that few people at this level will be able to save. The best time to utilise this powershot is right after the ball bounces. This will give you the most power and the defenders are unlikely to react quickly enough. You should also learn to utilise dodges in your aerials. Once you jump into the air and boost up, you have a window of approximately 1.5 seconds to use your second jump to dodge (flip) your car into the ball.
Gold to Platinum
To break into Platinum, the key skills you will need to work on are your wall-play, your car control, and dribbling. In the Gold ranks, I often see people hit the ball up the wall and wait for it to come down again instead of following the ball up to hit it off the wall. This slows down play a lot and also allows your opponents to get a free shot off the wall.
Head into free-play. Just hit the ball towards the bottom of the wall and then follow it as it rolls up to hit it off. Do this from everywhere on the pitch, including above the goal and the corners as this is the most difficult part to get right.
Start learning how to control your car properly. See how the dodges work in relation to which way your nose is pointing. Utilise air-roll with your aerials to get that extra precision. A great training pack to use to master air-roll technique is “Biddles Consistency“ pack (Code: 55C9-36FE-613D-7F12).
Dribbling is a great skill to have in your repertoire at this rank as very few others in Gold will be able to do it, which means they are less likely to know how to defend against it. There are a few tutorials out there for dribbling and my personal favourite is by "Sir Timbers" on YouTube. (Note: PC users can download the free “Dribble Challenge 2.0” from the Steam Workshop which is a must-have in my opinion).
Platinum to Diamond
You need to learn how to position yourself well and trust in your teammates. But equally as important is learning how to recover quickly. This means, when you go up for a high aerial, you want to be landing on all four wheels, whether it’s back on the ground or on the walls. If you do land on the walls, try to land with your nose facing down so you can boost back down and recover your momentum quickly. Utilise power-slide turning and the half-flip, where you cancel a flip midway and rotate your car to get back on the wheels.
Diamond to Champion
At this rank, you need to know how to play fast and smartly, do intelligent rotations, passing plays, strategic bumps/demolitions, and "fakes" if you want to reach the next level. It is also essential that you miss the ball less, so go into some training packs that you find really difficult and grind them out until you can consistently hit the ball where you want it to go. Don't always aim for the goal on these shots but try to aim it at the walls for double-taps and the corner where the ground meets the wall to pop the ball back out to get another shot. Doing this will give you a great advantage in your competitive games as you will be learning how to play the ball around your opponents rather than just trying to get the ball past them. You can also use this to train your passes by imagining a teammate somewhere on the pitch.
With the above skills, you may know how to play to rank high in Rocket League. If you are lack of Rocket League Items , Keys and Crates to help you level up fast, it is highly recommended to buy them from a reliable store - https://www.igvault.com/Rocket-League-Items . Here you can choose from a bunch of professional game masters of in-demanded games to play the game and help you rank up fast. have fun!