Knockout City State of Play Gameplay Spotlight

Knockout City

Electronic Arts (EA) have released a new gameplay trailer for Knockout City during the PlayStation State of Play.

As previously reported, the game tasks players into the wackiest multiplayer dodgeball matches. Use passes, charged throws, perfectly timed catches, trick shots, and fakeouts to win. You can pick up balls with special effects to gain an edge, or even turn into a ball so your allies can hurl you at foes.

On launch the game will have a limited time free trial on all platforms, and the full game will be available. The game will have five multiplayer maps, an “interactive environment” to hang out with a Crew and practice, six ball types, full character customization, cross-play, cross-progression, and all of the above modes and features at launch.

You can find the State of Play Gameplay Spotlight below.

You can find the full rundown via (Steam) below.

COMING SOON: 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!


  • Frantic and Fun — Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase 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 by teammates!
  • Crew Up —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. Pass, throw, and strategize as a team to dominate and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards!
  • Define Your Style —Show off your status and unique look through character and Crew designs with expansive character creation options. Customize your appearance, gear, and attitude, from body type and hairstyle to a custom glider and Crew vehicle to win, lose, and taunt animations.
  • Take On Knockout City — Battle it out with other Crews across dynamic maps all over the city. Each map’s special features make every match an intense, unexpected experience. Dodgeball thrives in back alleys with pneumatic tubes, on skyscraper rooftops, across busy streets—and even at the local burger joint and construction sites. While you’re dodging dodgeballs, watch out for moving cars, rooftop drops, and even a wrecking ball or two.
  • Strikingly Fresh Yet Familiar — It’s easy to pick up and play thanks to familiar controls, but practice is key to becoming a champion. On a level playing field, only the most skilled ballers stand out from the crowd. Use your knowledge to master the intricacies of the game for spectacular KOs.

Stay tuned for details about upcoming beta tests, limited-time events and more.

Knockout City launches May 21st for Windows PC (via Origin, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility.

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Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.