Brawlout is the party fighting game, designed for couch play, online ranked matches and competitive tournaments.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (232) - 69% of the 232 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 20, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re releasing Brawlout in Early Access to get the community involved and to make the game you want to play. As it is first and foremost a fighting game, it’s crucial to get balance right. That’s why we’ll be closely monitoring all character matchups, both at low level and tournament level, to make sure all existing and new characters have their chance to shine. Your feedback is vital during this stage, so make your voices heard!

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Brawlout to leave Early Access at the same time it launches on all consoles, in 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include a full suite of single-player content, several new stages and at least 2 new characters. We plan to add and revise certain aspects of our fighting system, potentially adding in more familiar mechanics from other platform fighters.

Throughout Early Access, there will be regular biweekly updates with clear patch notes on what has been changed and added. Besides character balances, these will include bug fixes, network optimizations, UI tweaks and new features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Brawlout came to Early Access following a five-month closed beta period, along with live tests at events like EVO, Super Smash Con, BEAST, EGX, E3, Gamescom and PAX. Along with local multiplayer with up to 4 friends or with AI, Brawlout is playable online in either Ranked or friendly matches. There are private lobbies to practice with your friends, alongside live spectating and Brawlout TV, where players can check out specific match replays from around the world.

There are currently 7 playable fighters: Paco, Volt, King Apu, Chief Feathers, Olaf Tyson, Sephi’ra and Hyper Light Drifter, each with their own play style and strategies.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will most likely stay the same after the Early Access period ends. You will also keep all your progress and it will be the exact same game in your Steam Library.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“For a competitive game, it is absolutely crucial to maintain constant and transparent communication with our Early Access players. You can find our developers and community team on our official Discord, where we’re actively seeking feedback to get the game in the right direction.
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February 19

Brawlout’s biggest update just went live!

This major update brings Brawlout up to date with the console version, with new features and the start of Ranked Season 2

Juan from Guacamelee! joins the fight!

Introducing Character Variants
  • 10 Character Variants let you fine tune your combat strategy!
  • Use your hard-earned fighter skills, and spice it up with new special moves and slight balance tweaks on each Character Variant.

Customize your brawlers, with tons of store items!
  • Custom character skins
  • Exclusive gear items
  • KO Effects
  • Taunts
  • Player Avatars
  • Knockback Trails

Ranked Season 2 has begun
With the roster reaching 18 characters, the ranked leaderboards will start fresh
View the Ranked Leaderboards for Season 1 here:

New Features

New Achievements
Tons of new achievements, which give players extra rewards to help speed up the process of acquiring pinatas.

Mastery Skins
We’ve added two special cosmetics for each character that will unlock when players reach Mastery Levels 10 and 15 with them.

Daily Objectives and Rewards

New Taunt Emotes!
Tons of new emotes, including some of the first community-created ones!

  • Heavy performance optimizations
  • Online matchmaking improvements, for smoother online 1v1 matches
  • New Respawn Mechanic
    • Drop like a comet
    • Control where you land and when you want to break out
  • Short hop improvements: It’ll be easier to perform short hops, as the input window has been extended to 4 frames for the entire cast.
  • Smarter AI
    • AI opponents are now able to use DI (Directional Influence), both to escape combos and to dampen the impact of otherwise fatal blows. In general they should be a little harder to combo and KO.
    • In Practice Mode, players can now set the training dummy to DI in a specific or random direction, DI to escape combos, or to DI for survival.
  • Fixed certain inputs not mapping properly to specific buttons (such as mapping jump to a trigger button)

Character balancing

  • Reduced the range on her sprint attack by 20%
  • Reduced the damage and knockback of bair after the first couple of frames
  • Up tilt -> Up tilt part 2 is no longer spammable, as the second part now has a 15 frame landing lag

  • Reduced the damage and knockback of bair after the first couple of frames
  • Up tilt -> Up tilt part 2 is no longer spammable, as the second part now has a 15 frame landing lag

  • Reduced the range on her sprint attack by 20%
  • Reduced the damage and knockback of bair after the first couple of frames
  • Up tilt -> Up tilt part 2 is no longer spammable, as the second part now has a 15 frame landing lag

  • Forward air has sourspots, which deal less damage/knockback and send the opponent upward and out, instead of slamming them down
  • Forward tilt has less knockback growth, and slightly tweaked hitboxes (so it doesn’t hit opponents on platforms above him, or under him)
  • Less knockback on the second part of the up tilt when at the ledge, so it wouldn’t kill at very low percents

Olaf Tyson:
  • Removed the last hitbox on his jab special.

Chief Feathers:
  • Less hitstun/knockback growth on up special (firebird).
  • Small reduction in dash attack damage.

Senator Feathers:
  • Less hitstun/knockback growth on up special (firebird).
  • Sprint attack now has endlag.

Condor X:
  • Less hitstun/knockback growth on up special (firebird).

  • His Side Charge attack only does one sword swing and deals less damage/knockback, when only charged half-way. When charged more than 0.5 sec, it deals the same damage/knockback as before.
  • His Up Special Part 2 (Downward Slash) does AoE damage when hitting the ground, even if he doesn’t grab anyone on the way down.

  • Increased Stormcall’s damage to 7%
  • Added another hitbox and an extra frame to the air forward attack
  • Increased knockback growth on up tilt

  • Increased Stormcall’s damage to 7%
  • Up tilt makes him jump higher and does more knockback

  • Extended up tilt’s hitbox to reach lower down, so it wouldn’t miss shorter opponents like Paco.
  • Extended the size of Rooster Uppercut’s hitbox to cover into Juan’s lower body
  • Increased the damage on Forward throw (Das Boot) to 7%
  • Increased the damage on Back throw to 5%
  • Increased the damage on Up throw to 4%

  • Reduced the knockback on aerial side special to be more in line with the grounded version of the attack.
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December 1, 2017

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Just Updated

Brawlout’s biggest update just went live!

This brings it up to date with the console version, with some new features and mechanics as well.

Juan from Guacamelee! joins the fight!

Customize your brawlers, with tons of store items! Now open!

10 Character Variants let you fine tune your combat strategy! Use your hard-earned fighter skills, and spice it up with new special moves and slight balance tweaks on each Character Variant.

New Single Player mode: challenge tough AI opponents in the Arcade Towers!

  • Improved online networking connection quality
  • Stronger and smarter AI
  • New respawn mechanic
  • Daily Objectives, rewards and lots of achievements
  • Mastery Skins

Full patch notes:

About This Game

A new challenger has appeared in the platform fighter arena!

Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.
Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for.

Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.

Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout.

There are currently six original characters and two popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles.

Hyper Light Drifter is set to unsheathe his light sword while the legendary luchador, Juan, brings his full moveset from Guacamelee.

As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. With these Variants, Brawlout’s cast numbers 18 individual fighters. Find the fighter and Variant that’s right for you and tear it up on the battlefield.

Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.

As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in local multiplayer in either timed, stock or team battles. AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all. Train with Advanced Tutorials or go in for yourself in challenging Arcade Towers.

Brawlout’s online suite is suitably robust, with all of the following features:
  • A robust Ranked match system, complete with regional leaderboards
  • 1v1 casual matches for low-stress competition
  • 2-4 player private lobbies where players can practice or mess about to their heart’s content
  • The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays
  • Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays
  • Weekly competitive tournaments for those looking to prove their Brawlout skills

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT / AMD HD 6850 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 or above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 or better, ATI 7950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
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