Knockout City’s second season took players to a night out at the movies, but Knockout City Season 3 takes the dodge-brawler in a whole different direction. Launching Tuesday, October 5, Season 3: H@CKeD brings the competition to a decommissioned jail yard as they try to figure out who the hacker Z3r0 is and what they are up to in Knockout City. Additionally, Season 3 launches a whole new seasonal chase for players with the Brawl Pass, a Season Pass-like track of cosmetics to earn in addition to the universal randomized Street Rank rewards.
Check out the trailer for Knockout City Season 3: H@CKeD:
Knockout City is under assault from a mysterious hacker known as Z3r0, “an all-seeing eye which monitors the television, billboards, and even the Brawlers’ outfits.” The new map this season is the Alcatraz-like Lockdown Throwdown, an abandoned jail yard off the coast where some of the security measures are still active, and players caught by them could find themselves in a cage ball—or perhaps with a free cage ball to use to their advantage.
Additionally, Knockout City Season 3 will bring four new playlists and events over the course of the season, featuring new modes and ways to play, as well as new themed cosmetics (Velan and EA haven’t revealed anything about the events just yet, but Halloween seems to be a safe bet for one of them). Other new features include new crew contracts, new crew cosmetics (including motorcycles as vehicles, and crew horns for your vehicle), “a new energy drink, player voices, Chonky locations, bundles and shop items, and more.”
One major change for Season 3 is the addition of the Brawl Pass, an additional seasonal track of 100 tiers to chase, separate from the randomized Street Rank cosmetic unlocks. The Brawl Pass has both free and paid tracks—20 tiers of free content scattered across the entire pass, with the remaining 80 exclusive to premium purchasers. These rewards are non-randomized, including 45 cosmetics and over 1,000 Holobux.
This follows on from similar models seen in other live multiplayer games, providing a good incentive for players to play seasonally. 950 Holobux will get players the Premium Brawl Pass, while 2,800 Holobux snags the premium pass plus an immediate 25 tier unlocks. Six special Weekly Brawl Pass Contracts per week give players ways to gain Brawl Pass XP and level up their tiers. The Brawl Pass also introduces 10 Radio Transmissions to unlock, which brings more narrative to Knockout City, narrated by the DJ as a radio-style drama.
Knockout City Season 3: H@CKeD launches on October 5, 2021. If it follows the timing for past seasons, it should last about 10 weeks, with Season 4 expected to kick off on December 14th.