Rocket Arena is a new 3 vs 3 multiplayer shooter from EA that got a surprise launch earlier this week.
The good news is that Rocket Arena is available on most leading platforms, including PS4, Xbox One and PC.
This means you can play Rocket Arena on both Steam and EA Origin, making for plenty of ways to enjoy the frantic action.
Rocket Arena has also launched with some leading features, including the support of Cross-Play between all platforms.
That means that whether you’re playing via PSN or Xbox Live, you should be able to find a friend to enjoy it with.
But while Rocket Arena shares much in common with other shooters, it is not a free-to-play game.
IS ROCKET ARENA FREE TO PLAY?
Gamers are searching for the answer to this question following the launch of the new title and it should be noted that Rocket Arena cannot be played for free.
Unlike Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone, or Apex Legends, Rocket Arena costs money to pick up and play.
The Standard Edition can be purchased for $29.99, The Mythic Edition can be purchased for $39.99, and features all content in the Standard Edition plus the Mythic Guardian Phoenix Jayto Outfit, the highest tier cosmetic available in the game alongside 15 custom effects, 3 Epic cosmetics, 2 Epic VFX trails, and 1,000 Rocket Fuel, enough premium in-game currency to purchase the Season 1 Blast Pass (for 950 Rocket Fuel).
Rocket Arena Standard Edition in the UK will cost closer to 24.99 on digital platforms, with the Mythic Edition retailing at 34.99.
As with many games like it, Rocket Arena has plenty of post-launch plans, with new content and playable characters coming to the game.
More news on what’s coming next to Rocket Arena can be found below, courtesy of EA:
“Final Strike Games has a slew of content planned for Rocket Arena’s launch and beyond. Rocket Arena will follow a seasonal model approximately around 3 months adding new characters and limited-time events featuring new maps and modes free for all players.
“Each season will dive deeper into the lore behind the heroes and the world of Crater while also introducing a wide variety of new cosmetics, a Blast Pass, new ranked season, and much more. The first season of Rocket Arena is scheduled to kick off on July 28, just two weeks post-launch, bringing a new playable hero – Flux, over 10 new playlists, representing Rocket Arena’s social, PvE and ranked modes and daily and weekly challenges.”
WHAT DOES ROCKET ARENA INCLUDE AT LAUNCH?
“Rocket Arena gives players access to all 10 playable heroes, which feature 100 levels of progression, 10 diverse maps, 22 gameplay changing artifacts, custom games, as well as social and ranked playlists.
“The game also includes four competitive game modes, a cooperative mode, a training level and practice mode, daily and weekly challenges and dozens of cosmetic items, all of which can be unlocked through in-game progression.
“Rocket Arena features several unique mechanics to amplify player experience, including the Blast Meter which tells players how far their opponents will fly as they attempt to knock them out of the arena. Players are also never out of the action.
“Once KO’d, players fly back into the arena to survey the scene and return to the fight, keeping all competitors on their toes. Additionally, every hero in the game’s colorful lineup has their own distinctive personality, playstyle and signature rocket launcher, with a high skill ceiling that allows players to show off a variety of advanced movements like rocket jumping while sniping, dodging and firing combos.”