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EA's newest game Knockout City is OUT NOW

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It's finally here - Knockout City is available to download right now!

Check out all the latest KO City news, including which platforms the game is available on along with a complete controls guide.

Latest - Knockout City OUT NOW

Knockout City is now finally available to download!

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OUT NOW: You can download KO City right now!

The hotly anticipated game is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Plus, the game is also on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play AND is free to play for 10 days from launch!

Knockout City release DELAYED on day of launch

Knockout City's official Twitter account has just announced that the release is delayed on certain consoles due to technical difficulties.

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DELAYED DODGEBRAWL: Knockout City's release is delayed due to technical issues

Thankfully, Knockout City's launch will only be delayed on EA Desktop, however, this also affects the launch on Xbox Game Pass on PC.

This does not impact Origin, Steam, the Epic Store, or console players (including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate players on Console).

Launch for those platforms is still on schedule at 1pm BST / 8am ET / 2pm CET.

Knockout City Release Date & Time

An official release date and time for Knockout City has been revealed.

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THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER: The Knockout City release schedule has been set

Knockout City arrives on Friday, 21 May 2021 at approximately 1pm BST / 8am ET / 2pm CET.

For more information on the upcoming KO City schedule, head to the Knockout City website.

Platforms

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The EA Original is playable on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, PC and Nintendo Switch - opening the game up to a huge range of players.

Plus, the game is also on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play AND is free to play for 10 days from launch!

Knockout City Controls Guide

Action PS4/PS5 Xbox One/Series X|S Switch PC
MoveMove L stickMove L stickMove L stickW/A/S/D
Move cameraMove R stickMove R stickMove R stickMove mouse
SprintHold L3Hold L stickHold L stickShift (toggle)
JumpXABSpace
GliderX (in mid-air)A (in mid-air)B (in mid-air)Space (in mid-air)
FlipYXQ
ThrowR2RTZRL click
Charged ThrowHold R2Hold RTHold ZRHold L click
Fake ThrowR2, R3RT, RZR, RL click, F
Curve ThrowR2, ORT, BZR, AL click, E
Lob ThrowR2, △RT, YZR, XL click, Q
Catch/DeflectL2LTZLR click
Dodge/TackleXYCtrl
SpinOBAE
PassL1LBLClick scroll wheel
Ball UpR1RBRAlt (hold)
EmoteD-pad UpD-pad UpD-pad Up1
MenuOptionsMenu+Esc

Of course, timing is everything in Knockout City.

The biggest thing to master is catching the ball, so make sure you practice this in the Hideout.

Ensuring you are far away from your opponent gives you more time to catch the ball, and it's important not to panic when the target border appears.

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A CITY TO BURN - You now have all the tools to conquer Knockout City!

If you can't see your opponent, it then makes sense to go for a combination of dodges, jumps, flips and using your glider.

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When attacking with the ball, utilising the fake throw can help you suss out the movements of your opponent, but the most powerful throw of them all is the curved throw, which is very difficult to defend.

Remember to charge up your throw to ensure you hit the target, plus, charging up a balled up teammates presents the opportunity of taking out multiple opponents in one fell swoop.

Knockout City Trailer

The reveal trailer for Knockout City arrived on 17 February 2021.

Gameplay Features

Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics.

Increase the strength of your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “Balling Up” at any time to get thrown (yes, like a ball) by teammates.

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Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience.

Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches, and dominate as a team to unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards.

Check out loads more details on Knockout City's gameplay features here.

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10-day free trial available

The studio has just announced an in-game Block Party, granting a 10-day free trial to all.

From Friday, 21st May at 1pm BST / 8am EST until Sunday, 30th May at 1pm BST / 8am EST, Knockout City will be freely available to all players on all platforms.

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FREE TASTER: Enjoy a 10-day free Knockout City trial before you choose to purchase the full game

It has not yet been made clear if you'll need a PS Plus subscription to join the fun.

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During this Block Party period, not only will you be able to sample the game for free, but there's a whole bunch of stuff happening in and out of the arena.

Livestreams, exclusive gear, community tournaments, and more are scheduled for the game's launch period.

If you enjoy what you play during this free trial, you can go on to purchase the game and your progress will carry over.

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