Rocket League version 1.78 is now available on PS4 and Xbox One. According to the Rocket League update 1.78 patch notes, the latest update made improvements to Bump and Demolition detection. Apart from this, Rocket League patch 1.78 also includes stability and performance improvements.
Previously, a big update was also released with new features and changes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players were experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Rocket League version 1.78 patch is expected to resolve a few of these issues.
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Demolitions and Bumping
Added improvements to Bump and Demolition detection. It is important to note that even with these fixes, Bumps and Demos will never be perfect in online play due to latency.
The rules to trigger a Demolition are now as follows:
Supersonic Check [UNCHANGED]
You are in the Supersonic State (trails visible/active on wheels)
Supersonic State activates at 2200 speed (max speed is 2300)
Going below 2100 speed instantly exits the Supersonic State
Going below 2200 speed, but above 2100, remains Supersonic for one second before exiting unless you accelerate back above 2200
Speed Check [UNCHANGED]
Your speed in your forward direction is at least 2100 at the time of impact
Forward Hit Check [NEW]
The line connecting your Center of Mass to the Impact Location is within 40 degrees of your forward direction
Victim Hit Check [NEW]
The line connecting the Impact Location to the Victim’s Center of Mass is within [55-90] degrees of your forward direction
This angle scales based on the Forward Hit Check result
For all impacts within 35 degrees of your forward direction, this check uses a 90 degree angle
For impacts between 35 and 40 degrees of your forward direction, this check scales linearly from 90 degrees down to 55. This reduces “sideswipe” demos and other undesirable use cases
Bumps use the same set of requirements minus the speed / supersonic checks.
Rocket League version 1.78 fixed a bug preventing corner Boost Pills not giving players Boost when driven over
[Nintendo Switch] Fixed an issue preventing some players from joining Local Matches using non-Roman characters in the match name or host player name
Fixed ‘Decenium’ spelling error in ‘Decennium’ Wheels
Rocket League update 1.78 for PS4 is now available for download.