Grand Theft Auto 5 players can enjoy car soccer without having to fire up Rocket League, thanks to a new mode in Grand Theft Auto Online. Bomb Ball, part of the Arena War update for GTA Online that went live earlier this week, offers a more explosive take on car combat sports.
While Rocket League is a good natured, non-violent car-based sport, Rockstar’s implementation infuses a lot more Mad Max into the formula. Here’s how Rockstar describes Bomb Ball in its update about GTA Online’s festive holiday updates:
Let’s face it: although you can get behind the naked aggression and anarchic mob-rule, you’ve never truly understood the rules of soccer. Well, new Arena War Mode Bomb Ball gets rid of all those fussy technicalities and restrictions on violence, and boils things down to the real heart of the matter: shoving enormous explosive devices into the other team’s half before they go off. Welcome to the beautiful game.
And here’s a sneak peek of some Bomb Ball carnage via Rockstar’s Twitter account:
Play Bomb Ball, the brand new Arena War mode in GTA Online— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 25, 2018
Earn Double GTA$ & RP on the Arena War Series, Client Jobs, Biker Contract Missions and more.
Also, take 25% off All Smuggler’s Run Aircraft and All Gunrunning Weaponized Vehicles.https://t.co/fZbUCJ4tbY pic.twitter.com/lE5CSWgbwk
Bomb Ball joins seven other Arena War modes, which run the gamut from capture the flag (with vehicles) to one-on-one deathmatch to trap-laden destruction derby races.