Is Roller Champions, Worth Playing?

Roller Champions is just too mediocre to compete in the overcrowded, casual-competitive market, and as a result, its demise is not a case of if but when.

The Lowdown.

Product Details
Genre: Action
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Price: Free
Release Date:
Supported Modes:

It’s Rather Bland.

While Roller Champions’ developers have tried to keep things fresh by introducing new maps and the occasional mode, Roller Champions has a major problem, and that is every single map and mode is essentially played on an identical oval track, with the only cosmetic differences separating one map from another.

When combined with every player having the same skill set and every mode having essentially the same objective and mechanics, Roller Champions feels like a game with nothing new or exciting to offer after a few matches.

This resulted in Roller Champions failing to attract a sustainable community, lending credence to worries about the longevity of the game and concerns that Ubisoft could “pull the plug” at any moment, which ironically has resulted in reduced spending, lessened development, a diminished community, and an increased chance of Ubisoft opting to cut their losses, and sunset Roller Champions before the end of 2023.


No Internet Presence.

Roller Champions has no discernable internet presence, resulting in very few new players entering the dome.

At the time of writing this, Roller Champions has:

  • 0 Viewers or Streams on Twitch, and the most recent official stream had less than 900 viewers.
  • 5 Users online on the official subreddit, with the most active topic ironically discussing how Roller Champions was dead on arrival.
  • Virtually no Twitter presence, with the most recent official post having just four retweets, 27 likes and no comments.
  • Virtually no Steam community, with just nine comments during the first two weeks of May, and except for a thread bashing Roller Champions, less than 25 comments since the start of 2023.

With numbers like these, it’s easy to see why the remaining community feels that Ubisoft is at least considering (if it has not already decided) to sunset Roller Champions in the not-too-distant future.


Too Many Bots.

While I understand the need for short matchmaking times, most players can easily spot when they have been placed into a bot lobby. As a result, I and most of the player base have little motivation to play, with some players reporting that they were unable to find a single lobby where all six players were human, resulting in imbalanced teams and a general feeling of apathy and frustration as players are forced to play against or with bots, resulting in one-sided matches that feel unrewarding for everyone involved.

Diverse Character Creator.

While I do not have positive things to say about Roller Champions, Ubisoft did go to great effort to make the character creator as inclusive as possible, with a wide array of body types and skin tones being made readily available.


Earning Store Items.

Roller Champions is one of the only games where players are given a chance to unlock ANY cosmetic item from the cash shop just by playing the game, and while buying it outright is much easier than earning the 40k fans required to unlock a skin worth around $15, I must commend the developers for trying something new and making the game more welcoming to free players and those on a budget.

Roller Champions FAQ

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Platform Availability.

Roller Champions is available on the following platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Are The Developers Active?

How Many People Play Roller Champions?

As of April 2024, around 2500 people play Roller Champions on a fairly regular basis.

How Active Is The Roller Champions Playerbase?

Roller Champions is barely active, meaning that while finding full lobbies is possible at peak times in populated regions, matchmaking times are likely to be very lengthy, and for those in less populated regions, finding full lobbies may be difficult.

Is Cross-Platform Multiplayer Supported?

Roller Champions supports:

  • Cross-Platform Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Platform Parties.
  • Cross-Generational Multiplayer.
  • Cross-Generational Parties.
  • Cross-Platform Progression.

Is There Group Finding/Matchmaking Support?

Roller Champions offers the following matchmaking options:

  • Region-Based Matchmaking
  • Solo Matchmaking
  • Group Matchmaking

Are There In-Game Microtransactions?

The Roller Champions in-game store sells:

  • Cosmetic Items.
  • Cosmetic Item Bundles.
  • Premium Currency Bundles.
  • Premium Battlepass.

What Peripherals Are Supported?

The following peripherals are officially supported:

  • Console - Controller.
  • PC - Controller.
  • PC - Mouse and Keyboard.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Roller Champions is rated PEGI 7+ and contains the following:

  • Violence

Final Verdict.

Roller Champions is a decent concept and does a lot of things right. Still, it is just too repetitive to play for more than a few minutes at a time, and as a result, it was essentially dead upon arrival when it failed to break into the most played list of any of its supported platforms.

Is Roller Champions Worth Playing In 2024?

Honest Video Game Reviews has given "Roller Champions" a rating of 2/10, which means that it has some small redemptive value, but we cannot recommend it as we feel it is not worth playing for the average gamer.

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