Marathon Mode Ends: Rocket Arena To Shut Down In March
Rocket Arena, the team-based 3v3 arena fighter developed by Final Strike Games and published by EA, will be shutting down on March 30th. According to Final Strike Games, the game’s closure is unrelated to COVID-19 or any other recent world events, as the game was simply unable to reach and sustain a sufficient number of players. Those who have purchased Rocket Arena in any form will be eligible to receive a full refund.
Rocket Arena launched in July of 2020 with the release of its free-to-play ”Marathon Mode” game mode, which features no loot boxes and no paying-to-win elements. The game’s Marathon mode was praised for its lack of pay-to-win features, but ultimately did not generate enough players to sustain the game. Along with shutting down the game, all in-game stores, progression systems, and user progression systems and features will be shut down.
In a statement on the official Rocket Arena website, Final Strike Games said they are “deeply sorry for any disappointment” that the game’s closure may cause. They are working to ensure that all players are refunded for any Rocket Points or other purchases made in the game. The game’s official social media accounts, Discord server, and Forums will also be taken down. Final Strike Games thanked the dedicated players for their time, as well as its developers and community.
Rocket Arena will be shutting down on March 30th. Players who have purchased or plan to purchase Rocket Arena should be eligible to receive a full refund, and are encouraged to contact the publisher and developer for more information.