Knockout City - Can You Heal and Gain Hearts Back? If so, How?

By Sam Woods

May 21, 2021

Today sees the release of Velan Studios and EA’s Knockout City.

The fast-paced dodgeball title is sure to attract a huge audience following a successful beta, a ten-day trial period and a release as part of the fantastic Xbox Game Pass and EA Play.

As with all new titles, players have a bunch of questions, including whether you can heal in Knockout City, and if so how.

Here’s the answer to that question.

Knockout City Multiplayer — What to Expect from EA’s Dodgeball Game

Knockout City – Official Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

Knockout City – Official Gameplay Trailer | PS5, PS4

How Does Damage Work in The Game?

Players spawn into each game with the grand total of two hearts.

Each of these hearts signifies one life, effectively meaning players have two lives.

During the frantic battles, as players lob dodgeballs back and forwards at each other, it’s imperative that you dodge as not doing so means you’re going to get hit and as you guessed, every time you take a ball to the face, you lose a heart.

Can You Heal in Knockout City and Get Those Hearts Back?

In some competitive titles, like Call of Duty, you automatically heal after avoiding damage for a set period of time. In others, ala Apex Legends, you need to use certain items. In Knockout City, it’s neither.

Unfortunately, there’s no alternative method either and there is simply no option to heal in the game. Once you lose a heart, it’s gone for good and as soon as you lose both, you’re knocked out.

Fortunately, due to the nature of the title, after you lose both hearts, you respawn pretty quickly and will be back in the fray in no time.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

Video Trailers

King's Bounty II - Official Gameplay Trailer
Mario Golf: Super Rush - Accolades Trailer
Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

Read more of Sam's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know