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Rocket League Sideswipe is now available on iPhone and iPad

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What you need to know

  • You can now play Rocket League on your iPhone.
  • Rocket League Sideswipe is now available worldwide on iOS and Android.
  • Pre-Season is now underway with competitive ranks, customization, and more.

Rocket League Sideswipe is now available worldwide on Apple's best iPhones and Android.

The game's developers confirmed the rollout overnight:

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As announced mid-November, Rocket League Sideswipe's pre-season is now live, following the game's announcement earlier this year:

Prepare to hit the pitch like never before in Rocket League Sideswipe. Get into the fast-paced, arcade-style action from anywhere with the intuitive touch controls or with a controller. Hit your boost to go faster, or use it to get off the ground and into the air to pull off some amazing aerial maneuvers. Enjoy Private Matches with friends, or play Competitive Matches online with players around the world! Climb your way up the Competitive Ranks, and even crack the worldwide leaderboard. Hang out in the menus and customize your car to make it your own, and unlock even more items with Rocket Pass where players can unlock customization just by playing Online Matches!

The pre-season will let players play in online matches (with an Epic Games account), earn extra XP on both Rocket League and Sideswipe, and more. The game even features a unique soundtrack with singles released especially for the launch of the game.

Rocket League Sideswipe retains much of the formula that made its fully-fledged console cousin a success, however, games on mobile are much shorter, and feature 1v1 or 2v2 matches. As noted there's also an online mode and ranked competitive play, built around intuitive touch controls that have been tweaked and designed specifically for playing on a touch screen.

You can download Rocket League Sideswipe (opens in new tab) for iPhone and iPad now.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.