Knockout City Released; Free Trial Underway

Get ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge, as EA has launched Knockout City, a crossplay multiplayer action game based on the game of dodgeball. There are all sorts of festivities to celebrate the game's debut, including the chance for everyone to play for free over the next nine days. The Launch Trailer has a look at gameplay, while this video has tips and tricks straight from the development team. Here's an itinerary:
To celebrate the game's launch, the Block Party runs May 21 @ 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC through May 30 @ 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC and includes a series of events including gameplay streams, team match-ups, developer challenges and more.

  • May 21: Block Party goes live at 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC
  • May 22: Community Crew Up gets under way as streamers invite their communities to help them reach in-game goals to unlock prizes for their audience. Watch Brie Larson, BrookeAB and Sykkuno form a team to play 3v3 live on Brie’s YouTube channel!
  • May 23: Start rocking custom Crew Logos, Crew Banners, and Player Icons from a few different content creators
  • May 24: Join the Knockout City Discord to play rounds of Knockout City with the dev team, chat about the game and hang out
  • May 25: Season 1 Kickoff: Welcome to Knockout City drops with a new map called Jukebox Junction, a weekly rollout of eight new Playlists, League Play, Season Contracts, Weekly Crew Contracts and more
  • May 26: Round 1 of Dodge the Devs, where players can take a whack at knocking out devs in-game for special prizes
  • May 27: Round 2 of Dodge the Devs!
  • May 28: Community Tournament Day 1, where 64 teams in North America and 64 in Europe will compete for a chance to be crowned victor.
  • May 29: Community Tournament Day 2, where the top 8 teams in both regions from Day 1 continue to compete for a $10k North American and $5k European prize pool
  • May 30: Block Party ends at 5am PT / 8am ET / 12pm UTC