Knockout City just got a next-gen update for Xbox Series X|S. This free update is live now and lets players choose between performance and quality mode via the settings menu. The options available are:
Xbox Series X: Native 4K at 60 FPS or 1620p (upscaled to 4K) at 120FPS
Xbox Series S: 1440p at 60FPS or 1080p at 120FPS
The Knockout City next-gen update also improves lighting, particles, ball lights, global illumination and shadows. Additionally, there’s a new game mode that’s part of Royale Rumble, known as KO Royale. This 8-person free-for-all gives players only one life per round and challenges them to win two rounds. KO Royale will be added to Knockout City’s playlist, meaning it’ll be part of the natural quickmatch rotation.
Knockout City is a team-based dodgeball-like game by Velan Studios that was released on the 21st of May this year for previous gen consoles and for PC, and is also playable on current gen hardware such as the Xbox Series consoles via backwards compatibility, and is formally part of Xbox Game Pass. The new upgrade.
This self-dubbed “dodgebrawl” multiplayer game features fast paced gameplay. It’s an accessible drop-in, drop-out experience not unlike Rocket League. The mechanics are fairly easy to learn and the complexity of the game comes out when you’re in the thick of a scrimmage making decisions about when it’s time to hit someone or avoid getting hit.
You can play Knockout City with no limits via Xbox Game Pass, but if you don’t have Game Pass (or EA Play) you can play up to Rank 25 before you have to pony up the cash for a full purchase — around $19.99 on the Xbox store. When it launched, it celebrated with a free trial that saw over two million players hop in for some dodgebrawl.
You can read additional details about Knockout City and its next-gen update on the game’s official blog. As stated, Knockout City is free to start on PC, Xbox consoles with a purchase necessary to play past Rank 25. Otherwise, it is fully playable on Xbox Game Pass.