- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player) (8 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 21st May 2021
- 21st May 2021
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
Bold strategy pays off
Republished on Wednesday, 28th October, 2021: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of November 2021's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. We've already waxed lyrical about Knockout City, but it's a message worth repeating: this is a fantastic online multiplayer title...
How to get better and win in Knockout City
Knockout City is the new "dodge-brawl" multiplayer PS4 game from EA and Velan Studios. It's available now, and if you ask us, it's well worth checking out for its simple but super-fun gameplay. If you're just getting started in the dodgeball-obsessed world of Knockout City, you might find yourself...
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Thanks for the memories
In a somewhat surprising announcement, it seems like dodge-brawler Knockout City's days are numbered after developer Velan Studios revealed that Season 9 of the F2P multiplayer will be the game's last. Servers will be switched off on 6th June, but game director Jeremy Russo says there is still a ton to look forward to before...
New poison ball incoming
Here's another reminder from us that Knockout City is a proper hidden gem of a multiplayer game. Now that's out of the way, let's talk about what's coming up next in the free-to-play dodgebrawler. Season 8, named High Society Heist, is kicking off soon, bringing a bit of film noir flair to the experience. The new season...
Mutant Mutiny kicking off soon
Despite its satisfying dodgeball-inspired multiplayer and a move to free-to-play, Knockout City does feel as though it's merged into the background a bit. Developer Velan Studios is stepping things up for Season 7, however, as the game is about to get its first big crossover. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be...
Here are the patch notes
We've been banging the drum for Knockout City since its initial launch a year ago, and it remains a super-fun multiplayer title. Until today, the game has been free to start, allowing everyone to get a taster before locking the game off behind a paywall once you reach a certain progression milestone. That is no longer the...
Plus: new ball, expanded hideout, more
Earlier this year, developer Velan Studios announced its intention to re-launch Knockout City as a free-to-play game. The excellent multiplayer dodge-brawl title has always appeared to be perfectly suited to this model, and it's soon to adopt this new approach. News of the shift has been known for a while —...
Velan Studios now self-publishing
Knockout City has always been free-to-start, allowing players to enjoy the game up to a certain point before hitting a paywall. However, there was always the feeling the dodgebrawling multiplayer title should just take the free-to-play route. As it turns out, developer Velan Studios agrees, because that's exactly...
EA's indie push is where it's at, says Stephen
Electronic Arts gets a very bad rap these days. While I'd agree that the publisher isn't quite what it once was — and it certainly has made a bundle of mistakes over the last five years or so — it isn't quite as negative as all that. I'm not here to defend it for any missteps or misfires; that's a...
This will probably wind up being a contentious inclusion in our Game of the Year countdown, but it really shouldn't. Knockout City is an online-only multiplayer game with broad appeal, fuelled by frequent post-launch updates and battle pass-style progression. While many will condemn it for those reasons, we strongly believe that this title...
New map! New modes! New things to unlock!
It feels as though Knockout City only got started with its third season very recently, but it's actually been going for nearly two months now. Time flies! Season 4 of the dodge-brawler is now closing in, and this time, the theme is Alien Invaders. As you can see from the trailer above, the game is going...
It's a Knockout
Push Square has been singing the praises of multiplayer dodgebrawler Knockout City ever since its beta released this spring, but the title’s inclusion with PS Plus gives us another opportunity to wax lyrical about what is undoubtedly one of the best games of the year. If you’ve yet to download it and give it a try, then our...
Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City™, where you settle the score with EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES. Brace yourself for outrageous fun and intense competition in an all-new take on team-based multiplayer games.
Customize your character and form a Crew with friends to start your Knockout City takeover. Knock out opponents with trick shots and coordinated teamwork while dodging and catching balls flying across the map. No ball? No problem! You can literally ball up, roll into a teammate’s hands, and become the ultimate weapon!
A variety of outlandish ball types, locations, and game modes keep it exciting. Plus, each season introduces new maps, ball types, rewards, events, and challenges! Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!