Knockout City is a popular virtual dodgeball game playable on the Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Players are pitted against each other on various maps, ranging from a large city to a small bedroom. It's one of the few dodgeball games that are gaining traction because of its re-playability and the fact that it allows players to use more techniques that simply throwing and catching a ball.
One of these techniques that many advanced players against other players is the Fake Throw. This maneuver makes their character perform the same animations as a real throw, except it makes them hold on to the ball. When the other player sees this, they're likely to attempt to perform a catch, but there ends up being nothing to use it on. This throws off their timing and allows the person performing the Fake Throw to hit them with the ball.
This is a simple technique, but is remarkably effective against new players. To perform it, follow these steps:
- Charge your shot as normal (Default: RT on Consoles, Left Mouse on PC). Do not throw it.
- While charging, perform the fake shot by pressing R3 (push on the right analog stick) for consoles, or F for PC.
That's all there is to it! Although it can work on both advanced players and new alike, other players can quickly catch on if you use it too often in a match. Change up your play styles to keep your opponents guessing!
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