Rocket League Update Will Help Improve Your Skills With New Custom Training Mode

Rocket League is one of the games that, as they say, is easy to learn but difficult to master. To help you improve your skills, developer Psyonix is rolling out a new update that adds a Custom Training mode. As explained in a blog post today , this lets you create a custom training sequence to help you develop the skills you want to focus on, going beyond Rocket League's existing tutorials. When creating a Custom Training sequence, you will be able to specify the map, what kind of training sequence it is (striking or goalie), how difficult it will be (rookie, pro, all-star), and what "tag" would best describe it--options are things like dribbling, wall shots, and aerials, among other things. From there, you can get into creating a specific sequence. "What you'll see first is your 'Shot List' that contains every shot you've set up as part of your new sequence. From here you can pick a shot to edit, add new shots, or delete ones you don't want to keep," Psyonix explained. When editing a specific shot, you can place the car and the ball wherever you want. Then, you can specify the direction and speed of the ball--you're also provided a trajectory preview to see what will happen. You can also test the shots in real-time and make changes as needed. Check out the animated GIF below made by Psyonix to see what this looks like. The new Custom Training tool also lets you upload your creations to share them with the wider community. Uploading a sequence generates a unique alphanumeric code that you can then send to friends; alternatively, there will be a "browse" tab to find training sessions that way. Even after you've uploaded a training session, you can continue to edit it. If someone marks yours as a "Favorite," they will be notified when a new version is available to download. Sharing across platforms is not available, but Psyonix said it's working with Microsoft and Sony to allow this. Psyonix also hopes to have cross-platform play available between competing consoles available someday . The Custom Training Browse tab will feature the top 50 most-downloaded sequences on your particular platform. This launch of Custom Training is just the beginning, Psyonix said. The developer plans to make the browsing experience better by adding search and filtering tools and more "sorting" methods that highlight sequences that are "trending" instead of only the most-downloaded ones. Psyonix also plans to add more sequence options in the form of more "types" beyond striker and goalie, as well as more options like the ability to start the car with velocity, among other things. Read the full blog post to learn more. Custom Training comes to Rocket League in the game's next update, but Psyonix did not say when it will arrive.