In Rocket League, there are six different body types,
which are also known as hitboxes, for your vehicle. Each of these hitboxes have
their own dimensions and set of defining characteristics. These classes of body
types are Octane, Dominus, Breakout, Hybrid, Plank, and Merc. The latter was
released on September 16, 2020 and is exclusive to the Merc body and the Battle
Every vehicle body or battle-car falls into one of
these hitbox presets, and although they are different, the differences are
significantly small. As this game can be rather complex, the reasonable answer
is to use whichever car you currently feel more comfortable with. The vehicle
you use is the only choice besides the control you exert over your vehicle
during gameplay. Taking these things into consideration, let's elaborate on the
nuances between these body types.
This body type, along with Dominus, houses most of the
battle-cars available in the game. It's also considered one of the most
balanced and well-rounded body types, and the reason most likely is that it is
one of the default vehicles you get when you first start the game.
When compared to other presets, Octane is the best
all-rounder of the pack, taking into account the stats it possesses. One
notable fact is that Octane is the tallest hitbox with 36.16 units, the nearest
other hitbox being Hybrid. This gives the players some additional room for
control for ground-based gameplay, notable in dribbling. Unfortunately, it also
makes your vehicle easier to hit when they're going for demolitions.
The Dominus's hitbox tends to be regarded as one of
the better picks when you're looking for a vehicle with good handling in the
air and precision in the ground. This body type also has a large number of
battle-cars assigned to it.
The hitbox is known for its paddle-like frame,
especially when taking into account its dimensions. This body type makes it
easier to get under the ball and make trick shots, specially flicks. Most
freestylers choose this body type because of the precision it allows.
There are seven battle-cars in this category, which is
known for its evident flatness. It's the shortest, widest, and second-longest
of all the hitboxes with only 29.39 units of height. This flatness allows it to
make some ridiculous flicks and lets it get under the ball with ease.
Compared to the Dominus, this body type is slightly
longer and narrower. Just like the Plank and the Dominus, this hitbox can also
produce unreasonable flicks. The Breakout is also used in freestyling by some
people because of its similarities with the previous two hitboxes.
There are 10 vehicles in this body type group, having
in common that they all have questionable models. The vehicles that are in this
category are considered the worst overall when it comes to competitive
gameplay. Its stats make it weak on 50/50s and dribbling compared to the
Octane. Every other hitbox can do certain things better than this one.
As of September of 2020, the released patch gave the
Merc and the Battle Bus their unique hitbox, which may also include more
battle-cars in the future. Details of the hitbox are still unknown.