Brawlhalla is an epic platform fighter for up to 8 players online or locally. And it's free. Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with you friends. Millions of players. Frequent updates. Over twenty unique legends. Come fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla!
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Brawlhalla is an epic 2D Platform Fighter and is 100% free to play. We're currently adding features, content, balancing Legends and improving gameplay.

Early Access gives us a huge advantage - real-time feedback from you.

During Alpha and Closed Beta we received tons of amazing feedback that helped us steer the development of Brawlhalla. Now, in Open Beta we're looking for even more feedback as we continue to improve, adapt and expand the game based on player experiences.

Brawlhalla ultimately belongs to its players, and we're looking to you to help us in creating the best game possible for when we officially launch.

So get in, have fun, and brawl your heart out!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're aiming to launch Brawlhalla in the second half of 2016.”

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

“We will add more features, content, balance, social features, gameplay improvements, server support, and more over the course of Open Beta. You can check our development roadmap in the description for more details.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Brawlhalla Open Beta features online play with servers in NA, EU, and SEA. You can play in Ranked 1v1, 2v2, casual 4 player FFA online, in online custom lobbies or locally with friends. There are 17 legends to choose from. It's missing a ton of features and content we want to add before launch, but it's fully playable.”

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

“Brawlhalla will always be 100% Free to Play with no pay-to-win mechanics. Forever.”

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

“Player feedback is the single most valuable part of being in Early Access. Look for us on the steam forums, subreddit, or you can talk directly with us on Twitter and in-game. We've gone directly to players to ask for feedback on specific mechanics and design choices and will continue to do so during Open Beta. Another great way to give us feedback is to leave us a Steam review. We read every bit of every one.”
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June 22

2.17.1 Patch Notes

Hello and welcome to 2.17.1! We've got a brand new KO effect plus Wasteland Ada has arrived in the store alongside another pair of Darkheart weapons.  We've also added a number of combat fixes, bug fixes, and the new Legend rotation! See you online!



New Cosmetics!
  • Wasteland Ada
  • Darkheart Blasters
  • Darkheart Spear
  • High Score! (KO Effect)

Combat Fixes
  • Spear Ground Pound: Threat is now covered by a single constant Hitbox rather than flickering left-right Hitboxes.
  • Noncombat Hitboxes (generally used for ground determination) now only appear in the Powers Viewer, and are colored cyan.
  • Brought the Lance's tail closer to the player's center in the ground pound animation.
  • Lance Ground Pound: Adjusted animation to center ending location over lance thruster; Added some forward movement during startup to keep old threat; Adjusted Hurtboxes to better match animation.
  • Barraza Side Blasters: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Ember Side Katars: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit. (Credit ThePredator89316)
  • Fixed a bug where Ground Pound powers could cancel on ground collision while off the edge of a platform. (Credit yeecI)
 
New Legend Rotation

This week’s rotation features Ada, Bodvar, Ember, Jhala, Kor, and Sir Roland.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause loss of control when interrupted out of a Sword Side Air hit. (Credit Paulix92, Kawaru92) (Note, this is likely the cause of the "lost control of character" bug.)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented gravity canceled taunts while holding a Gadget. (Credit Snowbrawl)
  • Fixed a bug where the "Done" button wouldn't show up when striking maps in Couch mode.
  • Fixed Mac support for the Wii U Pro controller.
  • Fixed a rare startup crash that could occur while trying to load a controller settings file that had been corrupted.

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June 18

The Brawlhalla Championship Series Begins!



The BCS Begins Today!

Watch our first event, the $1000 2v2 tournament, today, June 18th on www.twitch.tv/brawlhalla from 1PM to 6PM EDT.

The Details


The Brawlhalla Championship Series is a 21 week marathon of official Brawlhalla tournaments leading up to the Brawlhalla World Championship and Expo on Nov.11th. From June 18th to Nov. 3rd, Brawlhalla competitors from around the world will brawl it out to determine who is the very best, and who to watch during the BCX. And ANYONE, can sign up.

However, there’s more at stake than just glory. We are holding Regional Qualifiers for each of our six server regions across the globe. The Winner of these 1v1 tournaments win travel and hotel at BCX this fall. BCS 1v1 and 2v2 tournaments will take place in both US and EU regions where the majority of our competitive community have been battling it out since the early days of Closed Beta.

$14,000 in cash. Plane tickets and hotels for the best in each region.

Oh, and did we mention we have a pretty hype announcement video too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE7jZ5sPi34

If you want more information or to sign up for the next event visit www.brawlhalla.com/bcs

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Reviews

“Little gems like Brawlhalla make PAX special... the controls (we played on an Xbox 360 controller) are great, the art style is awesome, and the characters range from a cowboy to a viking.”
Game Zone

“it is a ton of fun to play...Keep an eye on this one, I have a feeling it’s gonna be big.”
Gamers Bliss

About This Game

Brawlhalla: An eternal battle arena where the greatest warriors in history brawl to prove who's the best that ever was, is, or will be. Every match is an epic test of skill, speed, and strength, and every victory brings additional glory and bragging rights to the winners.

These slugfests are salted with powerful weapons and gadgets. Fighters scramble to grab swords, axes, hammers, blasters, rocket lances and more! Every weapon changes your play style and your options. Gadgets like mines, bombs, and spiked spheres add even more danger into the mix, letting fighters change the course of battle with a well timed-throw or carefully laid trap.

Brawlhalla is a free to play, 2D platform fighting game featuring both online and local singleplayer/ co-op modes.
  • Online Ranked 1v1 - A personal test of skill where you match up against a single opponent to claim untold levels of personal glory in Brawlhalla.
  • Online Ranked 2v2 - Bolster your ranks with a friend to prove your mettle, wit and teamwork in frenetic 2v2 battles.
  • 4 Player Online Free for All - Ranked or casual matches where four fighters enter, but only one can win.
  • 8 Player 4v4 & FFA - Because the only thing better than four legends vying for bragging rights is eight legends battling for bragging rights.
  • Local Free for All - Up to 4 players can play in free for all mode on one computer - perfect for friendly face-offs.
  • Local Custom Teams - Team-up on your local machine, by adding up to 4 bots into the mix for living-room level mayhem.
  • Local Single Player - Square off against bots in a three game tournament series. Perfect for warmups or score grinders.
  • Alternate Game Modes - Brawlball, Bombsketball and more provide ‘casual’ ‘party game’ ‘just for fun’ alternate game modes with completely different objectives and just as much competition.

Early Access to Open Beta available now for free!

Brawlhalla will always be 100% free to play, with no pay-to-win advantages and no in-game purchases to keep you from the action. In Open Beta there are a few things that we’ll be continuing to improve on, and a few things you’ll have special access to as a player who joins us in Open Beta.

Here's what you can expect if you get involved with Early Access today

  • Immediate access to this fun as hell game!
  • Online, custom, ranked, and local play modes.
  • Ten stages to fight on with five designated for 1v1 battles.
  • 17 Legends to chose from and a free 6 character weekly rotation, unlockable with gold earned through playing the game.
  • Unique signature moves, weapon combinations and stats for each character.
  • Bugs. Lag. Missing features. Abrupt changes and nerfs (probably to your favorite powers).
  • A constant stream of new features, balance tweaks and Legends to make the game better and better.
  • Excited Devs active on the forums eagerly listening to what you think!
  • Our eternal thanks (you're our favorite).

Development Roadmap


Just Added
  • Major Gameplay Improvements / Balance
  • Two New Legends
  • Gravity Canceling
  • Networking Improvements
  • Advancement System

Real Soon
  • More Legends
  • More Maps
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements
  • Additional Gamemode Support

Slightly Less Soon
  • Large Team Mode (4v4)
  • Clan Support
  • Weapon and Legend Skins
  • More Maps
  • More Legends
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Later
  • Full Player Profile and Statistics
  • Novelty Items
  • Official Crew Battle Support - Teams, clans, crews, guilds and bands of Brawlhallans can challenge one another in crew battles to claim which crew has the most powerful contenders.
  • Even More Maps
  • Even More Legends
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements
  • Launch!

But all of this will change based on what you tell us! We’re always listening to community feedback and value what players are telling us. Throughout Closed Beta the Brawlhalla community helped steer the direction of development multiple times to make Brawlhalla the best it can be.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 75 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 75 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note it will not work on 10.6.8.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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BoomerALB
( 279.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
You: Lose a game
Opponent : 'ez noob"

You : Win a game
Opponent "kys spammer"

gr8 game
gr8 community
very friendly
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Zhao Dongyue
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Very tiny and esay ,its really well worth playing. Skins could be paid with steam wallet. Not expensive. I like it . But the lag sometimes is crazy. 免费,不锁国区,没啥奢望了,我遇到的国人和亚洲玩家比较多!Asian players could be found easily.
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WalkyrieCorp FR
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
"Super Smash Bros" Like

Gratuit
Pas de Pay To Win
On paye uniquement les skins
Online ou Local
Clavier ou Manette
Matchmaking rapide
Plein de modes de jeux
Mis à jour fréquemment
Fun
...
200 Mo sur votre disque dur
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dante
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
brawlhalla is the best game i've ever play and have some fun times while playing with my friends too
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ItsWrayth! (Now a dev?!)
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Honestly,I thought this game would be better.
The match system,you basically get to play with OP players,when you JUST start playing the game.
If the devs would balance the match system,I'd like this game more.
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ZER0
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
.
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MindZius
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Very ♥♥♥♥ed
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parhanos
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
nice
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★XxeoN★
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Considering it was in early access and COMPLETELY FREE, i would say more people should buy it!

Love this game

10/10
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UltXFlame
( 84.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 27
Best Indie Platform game? Possibly! With a competivie gamemode that makes you want to kill yourself and break your laptop, awesome non-competitive gamemodes (that still make you want to kill yourself) and a huge, fun selection of characters to play with.

9/10

Would kill myself in rage again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
402.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
It's brutal. It's fast-paced. It's competitive as hell. It's pretty balanced. It's updated regularly. Its roster is huge. It's free.

If you see this game and you don't download this game and play this game, please consider the alternative.

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86 of 122 people (70%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
It has a dedicated GG button at the end of the match.

10/10 - Would hit GG again.
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77 of 120 people (64%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3
The game is good and bla bla

JUST PLEASE NERF KOR GOD DAMN
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
137.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
BEST INDIE PLATFORM FIGHTING GAME EVER?

I remember when one of my best friends talked me about this game, and how he was so hyped to try it out, I was sincerely skeptical towards the concept of this project, because I throught that it was going to be some sort of "pay2win" and not "free-to-play".
But I was wrong.
So wrong.
This game is simply amazing.
I haven't played before this any kind of platform fighting game and I must say that I will search for any other because I love this genre.
Returning to the game, it's continuously updated by the devs who always do their best to mantain the game as "fresh" as possible with patches and new DIFFERENT legends.
One of the best feature in my opinion is the fact that by playing you can have ANY character you want, you don't have to pay for ANYTHING, which is surprising, because in every free-to-play game I have tried, you always had to pay to see the real progress :D.

MULTIPLAYER SIDE:
Addicting.
Expecially when talking about the ranked matches (1vs1 or 2vs2), in which you can get from "tin alloy" to "diamond alloy", but it will be a really long journey if you're not a god, and don't get me wrong, this is good, because it will increase the lenght of the gameplay.
Sometimes there are some connection problems, which cause me lag, but it rarely happens.
I don't really get the new implemented feature which are the clans, because I don't know, there isn't the challenge side in these, you get your clan at the highest level possible with your friends at that's it, maybe I'm wrong.

ARTISTIC SIDE:
The graphics of this game are very simple but effective, the characters' animations always work and are well structured.
My biggest desire about this game is that maybe in a future there would be dynamic backgrounds, but the one who are there now are good tho.

BUGS?
With all my sincerity, I have seen only one bug from this game, I was playing against a player in "The Enigma", he jumped against a platform while it was moving and he got stuck in there for approx 6-8 seconds.
And that's all.

SHOP SIDE:
Well, as I said you're not going to pay for anything who is related to the progress in-game, you have to pay "a lot" imo, if you want some kind of decorations to your legends and other effects ecc.
Why this?
Because if you want, I say, an item which is worth 60 Mammoth coins, you have got to pay 6 dollars for 140 Mammoth coins, even if you wanted one item expect of two.
You would clearly say that I'm stingy, and you're right, but I think that more people would buy more things if there were an option of, I mean, 70 Mammoth coins at the approx half price of the 140 one, but that's my own opinion, take it how you want.

Considering all I said, I would vote this game as 8.5/10.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
Brawlhalla is, if a short lived, really fun game. It may be very similar to Super Smash Bros, but it has it's own twists and turns that make it its own
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
Recently got it and I must say its super fun.
I'm very glad I found this game and I plan to continue to play it a lot.

Only thing is that it appears as though there are a few problems with balance, but to me, I can overlook that.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
507.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
I think I will make a serious review this time and I think that after 500 hours my views of the game could somewhat stand.

Brawlhalla is a competitive brawler game similar to smash bros.
There is a nice selection of character that you can play, each having their own stats and set of two weapons. Each weapon has the same move set but characters have signature moves (or just strong attack if you will) that change depending on the weapon and character.

The gameplay at high competitive levels can be insanly complex so personally I know that there is massive depth to the fighting in this game but with that being said, like in most fighting games, there's always the group of players who decide to play in a very cheap way and do whatever they can to win.

The developers are hard working guys who listen and interact with the players. Once a week they do a developer stream, talking with the players and maybe showing off new characters and giving sneak peeks to new things in development. Seriously they are doing an amazing job keeping the game together.



I think I have said enough good things about this game but now it's time for me to say what I think is wrong with it, which may not be a lot but I do think they are important.


The community -
This one will be difficult for me to say as I met many amazing people in this community but this wont be an honest review if I don't share my opinions about it.

The communinty *unless you're in high ranks* can be absolutely horrible. Sure, every game nowdays has people like that but the amount of toxicity I've seen in lower levels is insane. Meh maybe I'm just a ♥♥♥♥♥ who can't take toxicity but you make it out for yourself.

The community on the brawlhalla subreddit is great on the other hand. Most of these guys are from high ranks but the subreddit really brings the good side of the community together! So even if you are on lower ranks and the toxicity gets to you, you can always go to the subreddit and talk to some really awesome guys.



The netcode -

Sorry devs and players who may disagree but if we really look at the netcode objectivly, I think we will see that it's pretty damn horrible at the moment. The amount of rollbacks and the teleports even when your internet is doing just fine is a bit too much.
I've seen players walk into attacks and having nothing happen to them, being hit from a weapon that wasn't close to me, or even walking into bombs, making the bomb explode but nothing happen to the player.

I think in high levels players learn to expect and deal with the netcode so they don't even notice anymore.
I don't know. This is just my opinion.

Overall this game is good. Don't get me wrong I like this game and even though I may not play it as often anymore, I still think it's a great game for people who are into fighting games.


If you want a score I guess I will have to give this game a 7/10. It's not perfect but it's good.

I hope my review could be of any use to you and I also hope that my sentance structure wasn't too horrible xd
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27 of 47 people (57%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
346.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 13
its lit
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 25
If you get mad easily don't play this game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Definitely one of the best free game I have played on steam, its fun with friends and even online or with bots ! wort trying out, go for it!
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