ONRUSH Details Its 8 Vehicle Classes and Special Abilities

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 24, 2018

ONRUSH Details Its 8 Vehicle Classes and Special Abilities

Article By 
Alan Walsh
April 24, 2018

Codemasters has detailed the special abilities of all eight vehicle classes in ONRUSH – its upcoming action-packed and visually-stunning MotorStorm spiritual successor launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles on June 5th, 2018.

Each of the eight classes in ONRUSH has a unique RUSH fuel with different special abilities and traits. To secure wins for your team, you’ll need to be proficient in whichever vehicle you choose and use its abilities and traits at the perfect moment. You can also swap vehicles mid-event, so if there’s something you aren’t happy in, feel free to exchange it for another vehicle upon your next respawn before you rush back into the action.

RUSH is the ultimate manifestation of boost and power that allows you to wreak havoc on your opponents and take control of the race – and each vehicle class comes with its own unique form of it. Have a look at the different abilities for each one below:


  • ‍RUSH: Firewall – RUSHing leaves a destructive trail of fire scorching the earth behind.
  • ABILITY: Crashbang – Your Tombstones are blinding when collected by opponents.
  • TRAIT: Tumbler – Earn RUSH directly from front and back flips.


  • ‍RUSH: Drain –  RUSHing drains boost from all opponents in range.
  • ABILITY: Slam – Heavy landings trigger a shockwave that makes nearby enemies vulnerable.
  • TRAIT: Show-Off – Earn RUSH directly from performing tricks.


  • ‍RUSH: Turbulence – RUSHing leaves a disruptive wake of turbulent air behind.
  • ABILITY: Touchdown – Timed boost landings are more effective.
  • TRAIT: Spiral – Earn RUSH directly from performing barrel rolls.


  • ‍RUSH: Bulldoze – Plow through opponents with a physically larger RUSH effect.
  • ABILITY: Airstrike – Improved magnetism on in-air attacks.
  • TRAIT: Daredevil – Earn RUSH from driving near enemies.


  • ‍RUSH: Rampage – Refill your RUSH gauge with every successful takedown.
  • ABILIT: Surge – Initial boost usage is more powerful but costlier.
  • TRAIT: Pinpoint – Earn RUSH directly from performing near misses.


  • ‍RUSH: Energize – RUSHing supplies nearby teammates with boost.
  • ABILITY: Restock – Drop boost pick-ups for your team when you boost.
  • TRAIT: Unite – Earn RUSH directly from driving near teammates.


  • ‍RUSH: Blockade – RUSHing drops a trail of blockades that slow your opponents down.
  • ABILITY: Shield – Give nearby teammates a shield that offers protection from big hits.
  • TRAIT: Impact – Earn RUSH directly from taking down opponents.


  • ‍RUSH: Blackout – RUSHing blinds any opponent following behind.
  • ABILITY: Shutdown – Hit opponents to temporarily disable their boost.
  • TRAIT: Bully – Earn RUSH directly from taking down fodder.

Codemasters also released a new video that dives deep into the different classes and abilities you can take full advantage of in ONRUSH. The new ‘Choose Your Weapon’ trailer highlights many of the different vehicles at your disposal and how you can use them to lead yourself and your teammates to victory.


So, there you have it – the eight different, unique classes of ONRUSH and each of their special abilities. Think you have what it takes for the RUSH? The Open Beta arrives in May and will be available to those first who pre-order the upcoming arcade racer on PlayStation 4 consoles. It will later be available to everyone on Xbox One and PS4 without pre-ordering the game.

ONRUSH will then launch on June 5th, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – with 4K resolution and 60FPS modes already confirmed for the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles. It will launch on the PC at a later date. For even more on ONRUSH, don’t miss our extensive hands-on preview with our first impressions of the MotorStorm spiritual successor, as well as our exclusive gameplay capture videos!

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.