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How to Turn Into a Ball in Knockout City

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You didn't hear wrong - turning into a ball is one of the many fun things you can try in Knockout City, the new dodgeball game from Electronic Arts.

In Knockout City, players compete with other players in intense online dodgeball battles, and can pull off plenty of tricks with their teammates that are impossible in real-life dodgeball. One of these is turning yourself into a ball, so your teammates can launch you into the enemy and do massive damage. Here's how to do it.

How to Turn Into a Ball in Knockout City

To turn into a ball, press the right bumper - R on Nintendo Switch, R1 on PlayStation, or RB on Xbox. This will turn you into a ball that your teammates can subsequently pick up and throw. It's a great strategy to use when your team's lacking in ammunition.

When a teammate picks you up in ball form, they can also use a special attack that can't be accomplished with any other ball. Charging their shot completely allows them to perform an Ultimate Throw, launching you into the sky. You can control yourself in the air as you hurtle toward the enemies, and then create a massive area-of-effect shockwave when you hit the ground. Any enemy caught in the shockwave will be instantly knocked out.

Knockout city gameplay
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If you turn into ball form, it's a good idea to press the right trigger to call for your teammates to throw you. Be careful, though - enemies can pick you up and try to throw you just like any other ball. If you find yourself in an enemy's clutches, mash the button on the screen to break free of their hold. Alternatively, a teammate can tackle the enemy to make them drop you.

If you want to learn more tips and tricks, be sure to check out how to curveball and fake throw in Knockout City!