Released in July 2015, Rocket League is a popular vehicular esports soccer video game.

Developed and published by Psyonix, the Rocket League video game was first released on PlayStation 4 and Windows. It was later launched on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Rocket League is contested between two teams comprising up to eight players each. The two teams compete using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into the opposition’s goal and score more points than the opposing team.

Featuring single-player and multiplayer modes, Rocket League is played both locally and online.

One of the most important rules that players must follow while playing the game is the Rule One in Rocket League. Here, we delve into the rule that most Rocket League players abide by.

What is Rule One in Rocket League?

Rule One in Rocket League refers to an unwritten rule that is created by the community that the players must follow. 

It is broadly accepted that players must never break a “lock” in Rocket League. A lock in Rocket League occurs when two players drive at each other and it causes the two cars to get stuck or locked together.

The expectation from the Rocket League community in such instances is that when a player is in a lock, one must keep pressing the right thumbstick to make sure they do not get kicked for inactivity as they may be stuck for a long time.

In essence, what Rule One in Rocket League denotes is that when two players find themselves in this situation, neither of them should break the lock by driving off. 

Although not a hard and fast rule, it is widely accepted by the Rocket League community and veterans of the game.

If Rule One is broken naturally, it is fine. If other players knock into you or the other knocked player and breaks the lock, it is completely fine. 

Globally, it is debated whether teammates should be allowed to intentionally break locks. However, according to the players, locks can be broken only through natural play.

Higher-ranked players who are part of the community are more likely to follow Rule One than the beginners, who may not be aware about the existence of such a rule in the first place.

As already alluded to, while Rule One in Rocket League is not formally enforced, it is officially acknowledged by developer Psyonix and the wider gaming community. 

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