FREE Closed Beta sign ups at www.brawlhalla.com! A 2D platform fighter where the best of the baddest-ass warriors in history battle each other in an eternal tourney of champions for bragging rights, infinite mead, and the pure pleasure of delivering a beatdown.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,817 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“Brawlhalla is a fast-paced, super fun, brawl and fall fighting game that we've been loving the heck out of here in the office. Now we need your help!

We're currently adding features, adding content, balancing characters, and improving gameplay. Early Access gives us a huge advantage - real-time feedback from you.

During Alpha and Closed Beta access will be limited, but once we go to Open Beta we will be a free to play game. These Founders Packs are designed for people who want to get in early and help us shape this game. They offer Early Access plus big thank-you rewards once we release. If you aren't convinced you'll have a blast in Brawlhalla just yet, why not wait and check it out when we open things up to everyone?

Get in, have fun, and brawl your heart out!”
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Packages that include this game

Buy Brawlhalla - All Legends (Current and Future)

Includes 2 items: Brawlhalla, Brawlhalla - All Legends (Current and Future)

Buy Brawlhalla - Berserker Bundle

Includes 3 items: Brawlhalla, Brawlhalla - All Legends (Current and Future), Brawlhalla - Valhalla Pack

 

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"If your searching for a great Super Smash Bros alternative, this is the game for you. Smooth controls and great fighting movement."

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August 27

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.6.2

Small patch but some important bug fixing. These notes include 1.6.1 and 1.6.2. Thanks for all the reports and testing!

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug where weapon skins weren't selectable.
  • Fixed issue that would cause the server to becoem unresponsive.
  • Client crash fix when receiving a message about rejoining before the client had fully initialized.
  • Fixed bug where pause menu would sometimes not work.
  • Fixed bug where camera shake and explosions would be excessive on death.
  • Fixed client performance issue with 1.16.
  • Fixed a few instances of Unknown (Unknown).
  • User has left the game messages is fixed in FFA and 1v1 Rank modes.
  • Fixed a bug where players would see spectator chat when they would join new lobbies.
  • Fixed a bug in the FFA queue where it would not find a full group.

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August 26

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.16.0

Hey everyone, this patch is one of our last big moments on the road to Open! The main update in this patch is our free 6 Legend weekly character rotation and some great server queueing improvements. Getting this live is a major step towards opening the flood gates for all players. Next stop localized ranked mode, new game mode queues (2v2 anyone?), and then it's straight on to Open Beta!

Legend Rotation

  • Legend rotation is now live!
  • Play with a free 6 character weekly rotation.
  • Unlock Legends permanently with Gold earned by playing the game.
  • Closed Beta users can choose one of the current 15 Legends and unlock them for free! (Thanks for playing so early!)
  • Founders and Founders & Friends purchasers have all of the current 15 Legends unlocked.
  • Brawlhalla Collectors Pack now includes the All Legends (Current and Future) pack (retroactively and future purchases).
  • All Legends will be unlocked for testing when playing in Training Mode so you can always try them out!

White and Black Colors
  • Prestige colors White and Black are now purchasable for individual Legends with Gold.
  • White requires the Legend be at least Level 10 and costs 10,000 Gold.
  • Black requires the Legend be at least level 25 and costs 25,000 Gold.

Store Updates
  • New Item Skin: Dreamshard Spear added!
  • New Taunt: Facepalm added!
  • Adjusted Mammoth Coins options to line up with store prices better.

Community Requests
  • You can now play Free for All matchmaking with a friend!
  • You can now spectate a friend through multiple matchmaking games without having to leave and re-spectate.
  • You can now form a group that can take turns playing matchmaking games.
  • If your profile is private, the friend's list now tells you.
  • Room number has been moved to a dedicated spot in blue text just underneath the game mode header in the character select screen.
  • Tweaked when Knockout confirmations show up during online matches to address "False Knockouts".
  • Brynn and Teros now have their name announced!
  • Changed the red hitboxes in training mode to magenta in an effort to avoid the confusion that the colors indicate strength.
  • PC support for Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3-in-1; GameCube controller using Raphnet adapter; Saitek P2500 Rumble Force; and Additional support for PS2 controllers.
  • Mac support for Esperanza PS3 EG106; and Tomee SNES controller.
  • Controllers can now be disabled so you can use JoyToKey if there's a conflict issue with your controller.

Powers Bug Fixing
  • Unarmed Neutral Heavy, Sword Down Air, Hammer Down Air, Spear Neutral Air, Spear Recover, Axe Neutral Air, Hattori Neutral Spear: Slightly angled direction of Force.
  • Axe Ground Neutral: Fixed some cases where a target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Blasters Down Air: Fixed a case where targets could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Katar Ground Neutral: Fixed some cases where a target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Katar Recovery: Fixed a bug where hitboxes would change slightly on consecutive uses; Fixed some cases where a target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Lance Neutral: Fixed a bug where targets could dodge out between hits.
  • Lucien Neutral Katar: Fixed a case where targets could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Orion Side Spear: Fixed a case where targets could be hit without receiving Damage or Force.
  • Thatch Down Blasters: Fixed some cases where the cannonballs could hit without applying Damage or Force.

Art
  • Fix visual popping when turning from ready with Axe.
  • Smoothed Hammer's Run-Start Stop animation.
  • Shifted a foot that was out of place in Hattori's character select idle animation.
  • Smoothed animation on Pistol Neutral.
  • Smoothed and changed posing on Pistol Air Neutral animation.
  • Smoothed recover animation on Pistol Air Down.
  • Minor animation tweak on Brynn's Side Axe Recover.

UI
  • The "Buy Mammoth Coins" button in the store is no longer just a little plus sign, instead it if a full size button labeled "Buy Mammoth Coins".
  • Mission UI now has a disconnected state.
  • Friends list now has a disconnected state.
  • Mission UI window frame is now shorter and its information is more condensed.
  • The header for browsing items already owned by the player will now be more verbose about the viewed item's type.
  • Clicking on the mission display at the top right of the main menu or legend select screen will now hide it.
  • Adjusted the Name Floater Position and art.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause hand colors to display incorrectly in the store.
  • Bug report has been expanded from 4 lines to 5.
  • Only armed mines show up in front of players. Unarmed mines no longer do.
  • Added an initial loading screen; Now that pause before the game launches actually tells you what it is doing!
  • Owned items will now sort to the bottom of the list in the store when changing categories.

Performance
  • Greatly improved server performance.
  • Removed a lot of server spikes.
  • Hopefully fixed the server performance degradation over time.

Bug Fixes
  • Bödvar found his umlauts and added them back to his Lore page.
  • Fixed a bug causing certain map names to get cut off in the level roulette animation.
  • Fixed a bug where certain powers could ignore targets while against a wall.
  • Fixed a bug causing the ranked 1v1 match preview screen to sometimes not update correctly
  • Fixed a rare race condition where you could quit out of pre-matchmaking practice mode at the same time you got placed into a game.
  • Fixed a rare bug where you could enter pre-matchmaking practice but not actually be in the matchmaking queue on the server.
  • Fixed a rare bug where no available gameservers would be found.
  • Fixed a bug causing Health Bar to display a gray color instead of white when a Legend has taken zero damage after re-spawning.
  • Fixed a bug where hitting a target on the corner of a platform with a thrown weapon could connect but fail to apply Damage or Force.
  • Fixed a bug where it wouldn't let you pick White fang gnash or Asgard Bodvar right after updating to a new patch in offline mode.
  • Fixed a bug where Brawlball and Bombsketball weren't always giving credit for xp even when the player was active enough.

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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

Founders Program


Interested in joining Closed Beta? Sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com

Want to get more involved in Early Access? We have two Packs to choose from with increasingly cool Founders rewards.

They both include in-game currency and exclusive in-game items that you will automatically receive when we begin Open Beta.

What's Available 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.
  • Nine stages to fight on with four designated for 1v1 battles.
  • 15 characters 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 characters 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).

Valhalla Pack



Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 430 Mammoth Coins ($20 worth)

*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Collectors Edition



3 Beta Invite Codes!
All Legends (Current and Future) | Collectors Nameplate | Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins | Collectors "Champion of the Brawl" Bodvar Skin | Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect | Founders Nameplate | Steampunk VALKRI | 3400 Mammoth Coins ($150 worth)


*Collectors "Asgardian Elite" Weapon Skins usable by all characters.
*Collectors Nameplate, Founders Nameplate, and Collectors "Flames of Ragnarok" KO special effect not pictured.

Roadmap

Just Added

  • Major Gameplay Improvements / Balance
  • Two New Characters
  • Stats Overhaul
  • Networking Improvements
  • Advancement System

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

Slightly Less Soon
  • Large Team Mode (4v4)
  • Weapon Skins
  • More Maps
  • More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Later
  • Full Player Profile and Statistics
  • Novelty Items
  • Clan Support
  • Even More Maps
  • Even More Characters
  • 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.

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. Competitors from all eras slug it out in devious and challenging arenas. Every match is an epic test of skill, speed, and strength, and every victory brings additional glory and bragging rights to the winners.

Clockwork VALKRIs salt these slugfests 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. When the final version launches it will include:
  • Online Team Brawl - The most popular format, two teams of up to four warriors face off in a frenetic, no holds barred brawl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please note it does not currently work on 10.6.8, but we are working to resolve that and will update this page as soon as we have it fixed.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
Lets detail my experience in this game thus far:

Decide to queue for a ranked match, so I select my favorite character, a minotaur wearing 3D glasses, ear piercings, ripped leather pants, and a leather jacket. He also holds an electric guitar as a battleaxe. My opponent is a half-bear-half-viking ♥♥♥♥ baby dressed as a trucker and holding a stop sign. He starts beating me with it, and I hit him with my guitar so hard he flies off the world. Three times. My next opponent is a wild west marshall, dressed in a full space suit holding ray guns. She beats me. Then I fight a Knight!... dressed in a tennis outfit holding, you guessed it, a tennis racket. I beat him ezpz. Then I fight a caveman wearing a school mascot costume with a megaphone on a stick and a foam finger. His megaphone doesn't feel hollow. rip. Then I fight a half-ninja-half-demon dressed as Bruce Lee. I didn't even try to fight Bruce Lee.

10/10 would play ranked again.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Early Access Review
Best arena brawl game on PC.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Early Access Review
Even in EA this game is polished and worth the price tag. It borrows just enough from the Smash Bros series to feel familiar but implements a few larger, new ideas to give the game more depth than its influences. The competitve players should be happy to hear that most of the balances made to the game are based around 1v1 matches with 4 player FFA being a sort of party brawler mode. I can't recommend this game enough, especially if you are the type of person who is looking to get a Smash Bros fix away from a Nintendo console. Be warned though, you might not want to go back.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Early Access Review
I have played this game for like 2-3 hours straight and i can tell you that its very simliar to Super Smash Bros. except that its on the computer and has very diffrent gameplay styles.

While there need some improvments like balancing and animation fixes it feels like a finished product and i will say that i had no trouble what so ever with this game. I recommend that you check out the controls because it doesnt have a introduction but again its not a issue because the controls are pretty basic one button = one command.

When it comes to the connectivity it usually depends on the persons internet capabillity and speed because while i didnt have any lag issues i have noticed that my opponent just stands there and suddenly react. This is something that needs a tweak but im sure they are trying their best to fix it.

The main menu is pretty staright forward. Online, Single-Player, Custom, Couch Party or Local and Finally Ranked 1v1. I have tested all these modes and i had no problems with them at all, The Ranked 1v1 is my favorite mode.

MY LIST OF IMPROVMENTS:
Fix more modes for the Online mode because free for all gets exciting so many times.
Improve the internet connectivity so less lag
Fix the ladder on ranked because i find it hard to climb to another leauge.
Animations. Some animations looks like they his but not really.

MY OVERAL SCORE : 8.5/10
While its a fun game i had some problems with the internet and lag which are just pet peeves of mine but if fixed i be sure to spend another 3-4 hours because i can not deny how fun it is

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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Early Access Review
Constantly flying and mashing buttons to stay alive against friends and foes.
10/10 would believe i can fly again.
SPAM THE HEAAAVVYYYYYYYY
*VICTORY SCREECH*
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