How to 1v1 in Rocket League Sideswipe

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Rocket League Sideswipe just released last month, and it's already proving to be a popular take on the base game. As players start to pour in, it may be time to figure out which game mode is best for you, and 1v1 is a great place to start.

With that, here's how to play 1v1 in Rocket League Sideswipe.

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How to play 1v1s in Rocket League Sideswipe

It's actually quite easy to compete in 1v1s in Rocket League Sideswipe. You simply have to sign into the game via your Epic login first. From here, click the big blue button at the bottom that says "Play". The duel tab will let you 1v1 players online.

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Rocket League Sideswipe
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The key to this is that it is competitively ranked. You have to set up training to avoid playing ranked. You could always opt to play Doubles or Hoops if you aren't too confident in your abilities or connection.

What is Rocket League Sideswipe?

Sideswipe is a brand new Rocket League game for mobile devices. It uses a much more simplified control scheme to offer a 2D take on the game. It's more floaty and much more accessible for new players.

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If you're looking to fly around the map with ease, this is a pretty good game for you.

Some General Tips to win 1v1s

1v1s are all about reading your opponent. If they seem too aggressive, shadow them and punish their mistakes. If they're too defensive, push them to a point they aren't comfortable in.

Make sure to always have an eye on your own goal and push at the right moment. A good 1v1 player knows just when they need to counterattack. You often won't win through pure aggression or pure defence - shake it up until you get the win. Be unpredictable.