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How to win in Rocket Racing

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Nothing feels quite as good as placing 1st in a competitive racing event. And no matter your skill level, we’re going to drop in and figure out how to win in Rocket Racing.

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Best tips and tricks to win Rocket Racing

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Boost at the right time

Rocket Racing might feel familiar to those drift kings out there, but for the most part, anyone can perform well as long as you know a few key things. Boosting is a key feature in Rocket Racing, and can help you win races you didn’t think we’re winnable. That’s why you’ll want to build up your boost meter as fast as possible throughout the map. This can be done by performing drifts and boost drifts.

The game even has a Mario Kart-style boost at the beginning of the race. While you wait at the starting line, pay attention to the timing of the red lights and make sure to hit the acceleration button as soon as the green light goes off. I know for a fact this feature will help put you in a great position even before the race starts.

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When drifting, the longer you drift earns you more boost in your tank. Use boost during straightaways on tracks, and be sure to press the boost button a second time when prompted to get the maximum amount of speed. And for those expert drivers out there, go ahead and try to boost right before a turn, then start boost drifting into the turn. This will not only increase your speed throughout the turn, but it will also give you more boost as you’re using it.

Use shortcuts often

Not every track has them, but for those that do, shortcuts can be your best friend if you’re lagging behind the pack. There might be a waterfall to the left side of the track, or even an entire lane of track attached to the wall or ceiling that will give you a shorter distance to the end of the track. However, shortcuts can always be a double-edged sword.

If you decide to attempt a shortcut but make a mistake, you’ll lose even more time than if you chose to go the normal way. Because of this, make sure you analyze the tracks you race on, to find secret paths.

Study the tracks you race on

This tip might seem self-explanatory, but it’s something that’s helped me tremendously. Always remember, even if you don’t perform well on a track the first time, what matters is how you learn from it. If you got cut off by someone using a shortcut you haven’t seen, make sure to remember that for the next time you race on that track.

There might also be times when you lose a race because you didn’t use your boost at the right time on the track. Finally, above all, you’ll want to learn the track layouts to the best of your abilities. Because you never know when you might squeak out a victory thanks to the knowledge you learn.

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Alex Garcia is a freelance gaming journalist with over 20 years of gaming experience, and 2 years of professional writing. I stay up to date on the latest and greatest games out there, be they large AAA releases or a diamond in the rough indie game. I like to write about everything Vampire Survivors, and am an avid RPG fan, from Yakuza/LAD, Persona, Final Fantasy, and more. In my downtime you'll find me talking about the greatest invention known to man: cheese.