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User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,740 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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April 24

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.8.8

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A handful of balance changes for your weekend games!

Community Requests

  • Additional Mac support for Xbox 360 controller.

  • Blasters Quick: Increased hit window per shot; Hitbox sizes increase slightly at the end of each hit window.
  • Blasters Air Side: Increased hit window per shot.
  • Blasters Air Down: Increased hit window per shot; Hitbox sizes increase slightly at the end of each hit window; Slightly decreased time to hit.
  • Blasters Side: Increased hit window.
  • Blasters Air: Increased hit window per shot, hitbox sizes increase slightly at the end of each hit window. Changed direction of Force to hit targets straight upwards.
  • Sword Air Side: Rehitboxed, reduced hitbox size; Slightly increased time to hit; Increased Cooldown time; Improved comboing from first to second hit; Reduced time between hits; Reduced minimum Force on second hit; Force of second hit is aimed less steeply downward.
  • Sword Air: Rehitboxed; Slightly increased hit window; Added a short cooldown between hits.
  • Sword Recover: Slightly increased time to hit.
  • Sword Air Down: Rehitboxed; Slightly reduced hitbox size; Slightly reduced hit window; Slightly reduced Force.

  • Removed control based directional influence. Going back to the drawing board.
  • General improvements to item-spawning logic. Should help prevent item starvation in 1v1.
  • Rebalanced Dexterity. High end is slightly lowered, middle is roughly the same. Low end has increased.

  • Fixed minor color swap issues for Bear'dvar skin.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where chat names were wrong.
  • Fixed a bug where names would be greyed out in custom lobbies.
  • Fixed a bug where jumping and firing certain powers on the same frame could result in a super jump.
  • Fixed several bugs related to jumping and firing the Lance Recover from the ground simultaneously.

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April 23

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.8.7

Queen of Salt!

  • New Vixen Ada skin in honor of Ms Vixen's PJ Saltan of Stream victory!
  • Long live the Queen of Salt!

Community Requests
  • Players experiencing suboptimal framerates will have greater consistency with button presses registering when using a controller.
  • Made it a bit harder for diagonally down inputs to be registered on controller so you don't accidentally fall through soft platforms.

New Specials
  • Gnash now has unique powers for all Heavy ground attacks with both weapons.

  • If you hit jump and attack in the same frame, you will jump and attack instead of just attacking.
  • VALKRI flyby hitbox has been adjusted to be more accurate.

  • Slight adjustment to Gnash torso art for clarity.
  • Small art adjustment to large platform in Mammoth Fortress for clarity.
  • Slight art adjustment to the bottom of the large platform in Blackguard Keep for clarity.
  • Improved alternate color schemes for Asgard Bodvar skin.
  • Fixed an animation frame where Bodvar's neck would stick out over his face during his Hammer Special

  • Improved rendering performance on older machines.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where some non-Recover durations during powers could be affected by Dexterity.
  • Fixed a bug where the in game rankings did not match the website.
  • Fixed an issue where Hardware Support was not being enabled.
  • Crash fix for rare server crash.
  • VALKRI flyby hitboxes are now viewable in training.
  • Fixed bug where random was still playing the select sound.
  • Fixed a bug where the main menu buttons would stop working after failing to spectate or join a friend.

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

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Each option gives you instant Beta access so you can start playing right now. They also include in-game currency and exclusive in-game items that you will automatically receive when we begin Open Beta.

Higher-tier packages include Beta Invites for your friends, so you can all start playing and kicking butt right now!

What Do You Get With Early Access?

Here's what you can expect if you get involved with Early Access today (this list will change as the game evolves, we will be adding and removing content and features for testing):

  • Immediate access to this fun as hell game!
  • Online, custom, and local play modes.
  • Four 4 person free-for-all maps.
  • A 1v1 versus map.
  • 11 characters to chose from
  • Special powers and stats for each character
  • Bugs. Lag. Missing features. Abrupt changes and nerfs (probably to your favorite powers).
  • A constant stream of new features 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).

Founders Pack

Instant Beta Access!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 320 Mammoth Coins ($15 worth)

*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Founders and Friends Pack

Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta Invite Codes!
Founders Nameplate | Exclusive Steampunk VALKRI | 860 Mammoth Coins ($40 worth)

*Founders Nameplate not pictured.

Collectors Edition

Instant Beta Access! | 3 Beta Invite Codes!
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.


Here's a quick look at where we're headed with the game right now.

Just Added

  • Major Gameplay Improvements
  • Two New Characters
  • Stats Overhaul
  • Lag Improvements

Real Soon
  • More Characters
  • More Maps
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

Slightly Less Soon
  • Large Team Mode
  • Weapon Skins
  • More Maps
  • More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements

  • Advancement System
  • Free Character Rotation
  • Novelty Items
  • Even More Maps
  • Even More Characters
  • Ongoing Gameplay Improvements
  • Open Beta

But all of this will change based on what you tell us!

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 added glory and bragging rights to the winners.

Clockwork VALKRIs salt these slugfests with powerful weapons and gadgets. Fighters scramble to grab swords, 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 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.
  • 4 Player Online Free for All - Ranked or casual matches where four fighters enter, but only one can win.
  • 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.

Brawlhalla Early Access is available now!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 75 MB available space
    • 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.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Simulator 2015. Well, for PC at least.
This is one AMAZING game, one AMAZING BETA! It can only get better. It is basically Super Smash Bros. Remixed. I know that everyone will now think this is a crappy knock off title, as everyone did with Terraria, but it really isn't. For a start, it is alot more contested, meaning CPU's CAN win games. Getting a KO is different too. Instead of knocking your opponent off the map, you need to SMASH them until they are out of returning range. Therefore getting kills really feels like an achievement everytime you do it. The score system has been kept simple, and understandable. 3 lives, once all 3 of your lives are gone, you are removed. In this case, simple is better. A wide variety of unique and enthusiastic characters for you to explore, each with different advantages and disadvantages to the game. The display is beautiful, you couldn't ask for much more with respect to the boldness and brightness of the colour schemes. It really makes the game vibrant. Your attacks are different for each character. You get a quick attack and a heavy attack, obviously quick attacks are less powerful than heavy attacks but can be pulled off to get an enemy away from you in desperate times. There are alot of gamemodes too, and enough people to play full length matches. But seriously, this game is only in BETA, and has the credentials of a full released title. It's a beta I'm finally proud to be part of, because as it stands, this game has full potential to expand and make it's way to new platforms. I'd seriosuly recommend getting over to the BrawlHalla website and signing up for this.
For a Beta Rating, I give it a 10/10 ALL DAY.
For a full game, I'd give it a 9.5/10. That's only because there is currently 1 beta server. However when it's out of Early Access more will be added. So it could easily get a 10 rating from me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Absolutely amazing game. Did you want the new SSB but you didn't have a wii u? Well Brawlhalla here to save your little nintendoless ♥♥♥. 11 characters I believe and after 4 and a half hours of play time I still haven't tried them all, and they are all fun with different playstyles and strengths and weaknesses. Multiple weapons each character (legend) has 2 of these weapons they can use, further increasing the diversity of playstyle. Unlike SSB, hit boxes in this game actually make some sense, and it has the unique feature of being able to grab onto the side of the wall. This game also has SKINS. Not only just skins for legends but also weapon skins, death animations (TBR), taunts, probably some more future things you will definently waste your money on (which I have avoided so far). Quality game, get your friends in for an amazing party game, or play online relaxed, or some competitive 1v1 ranked. I don't see this at all as a SBB clone but instead a very good alternative in the form of a pc game. Once it's released I presume more and better servers will be around and the occassional lag spikes will go away. Tons of money to be wasted, tons of replay value, and tons of fun.
I give it a solid 9.5/10
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
If you don't have Wii or Wii U, this game is one the best choice
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
139.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
Great game especially consider it's in beta. Majority of characters are fair and fun to play against. Some weapons can be a bit annoying to fight against at first but everything has it's weakness and a way to avoid. Extremely skill based and has given me hours of fun so far.

Some weapons have little to no "true combos" which might have you leaning towards certain characters at times, but the real fun in my opinion is finding a character you enjoy and master it.

Also I've thrown my headset across the room multiple times after losing ranked games. Not to mention everyone at bronze says "eZ" whenever they beat you regardless of how close they were to losing.

Great game though, great game! 7/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
If you're a fan of Super Smash Brothers, get this ♥♥♥♥ing game right now!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
142.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Most fun I've had in a while on a game, addictive, competitive and never ends.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Early Access Review
So I got my key working today and started playing brawlhalla. I'm a big fan of SSB series and that was the point that brougth me here.
I just want to say a few things about the game that I don't like, instead of saying what I like, because that's EVERYTHING ELSE.

The main thing is, the fight is intense, but it remains pretty empty withouth good sound. You have music, you have a commentarist appearing sometimes, but that's not enough. The sound needs more work, more things happening, not only hits and some comments but characters doing sounds! I want to see and hear my character hit the enemy wih a hammer, I really want to.

The second thing is the strong attack. I just think this game neds more strong attacks in the air, not only two. I know is hard to aply a change like this now, but I just wanted to let you know about it.

There are more little things, but that's the main stuff. Thank you for reading!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Early Access Review
Freaking awsome for just beta. It's just like smash bros and I'm soo happy that someone had finally created a game like smash bros but for pc. Although there are a couple cons though such as skins and taunts being purchasable with real money. I would like to see this feature evolve from being only gettable through paying, maybe something like after sooo many matches with a character you can choose a random box and that box will have a skin pack for your character youve been using. Although I do understand them having it right now due to it being in beta and probably needing funding I would like to see it change in the future. One feature that I am extreemly posetive that everyone will pleed for is workshop, If you add steam workshop capabilities to this game then it will sell like theres no tomorrow and by that i mean let us create our own characters and maps then upload them to workshop for other people to download even if its not new characters its just skins for characters it would still be nice to have. It could be like contagion or left 4 dead with the workshop where to play the map everyone needs the map installed but the skins are only client side. all in all I give it a 9/10 for the quality and amazement of this game for just being in beta and I feal that it is going to be amazing when its fully I love the ability for local play like on the same computer but also having online( it's sadly a feature that we need to see more of to make our single player exsperience more freindly where you can sit with some palls)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
This is a great game. The fighting is good, and very satifying when you land a kill. I havent played that long, only a little over an hour at this point, but the only complaints I have is that you cant change controls up. Being a veteran SSB player, it feels nice to use a controller, but for about the first 40 minuted i would find myself trying to use the SSb4 controls on my Xbox controller. I tried to change it in options, but sadly you cant change the control scheme. Also, ranked 1v1 is nice, but i experience major lag sometimes. Not FPS lag, but the opponent will just stand there, ill kill them, then 5 seconds later their life comes back, and it says I was the one that died. Im sure the lag thing will be fixed soon, though! I would defenitly recomend!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Early Access Review
Great game overall, especially for something that's in beta.
-Similar to Super Smash Bros
-Easy to learn, and difficult to master
-Perfect game to play with a couple friends
-Fast paced
-Well balanced

Negatives, most of which is simply because it's beta:
-Few items (2 weapons, a mine, a bomb, a spike-ball, and a war horn)
-Few types of weapons (Sword, Hammer, Lance, Spear, Blades, Guns, and Axe, with every character limited to 2 of these)
-Combos/movesets are too similar for bare-handed and weapon combat.
-Choosing your favorite character mostly boils down to only who you think looks the coolest and which 2 weapons you are best at using
-Multiplayer has some issues

Overall, get it. It's super fun at its current state and can only get better with updates
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
I would very much recommend this game. I was a big fan of Super Smash Brother for Nintendo 64 and this game is very similar to that in terms of game play feeling. It does take some time getting used to the differences, when do you which attack and how to fight against each weapon. Give it an hour, focus on how your champion work and you will learn very fast.

I would very much recommend this game if you like brawlers. I have found no bugs so far even though it says early access. I would go as far as say it is a full game. Everything needed to enjoy it is place without any hassle.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Early Access Review
Super smash bros for PC

Definitely worth a download at least

Pros -
Great combat system
Pretty good matchmaking
Ranking system for 1v1 Battles (online play is 1v1 or 4 player free for all)
Cool weapons (a little unbalanced at the moment, but not too bad)
Good selection of characters for an indie game
Cons -
Customizable items aren't that great (I suppose this could be a pro for people who hate microtransactions)
Some overpowered abilities (people exploit this in 1v1 sometimes)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
From just about 30 min of gameplay, this game has proved itself plenty times. It also has perfectly executed all of the things that are required in a super-smashy game.
- Fluid combat and gameplay
- Wonderful music that goes really well alongside the gameplay
- Decently intelligent AI
- And finally, an well balanced pool of characters to choose from

Although I did experience a lot of issues on the multiplayer side with a lot of latency and lag, single player was amazing <3 The character hitbox sometimes seemed weird and it just needs a bit more polish. More content would be nice which I will definitely be looking forward to (char customisation, more maps and chars, etc.) and after all, it is only in early access :3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
I don't have many hours on this game but I have played through all of the game modes and this game is super fun to play, and hard to stop playing. Basicly, unless you really dedicate some time to SSB or are really fast at learning controls it starts out and is for a while just spammy. This game has done everything Nitendo has done but made it better just for the fact its on pc. The only thing you miss when playing this game compared to SSB is that you don't get to play as that one Nitendo that you have worshipped all your life, but Brawlhalla has some great characters and also shows you their stats. In the end this game would be ♥♥♥♥ if Nitendo would get their head out of their buttox AND MAKE GAMES FOR THE PC DANGIT, but they dont so if you aren't a die hard WII fan I would tell you to buy this game right now.

PS: Nitendo has announced they were gonna go into the phone bussiness! LIKE WTF!!!!! You are gonna make crappy Iphone gams but not PC GAMES!?!?!!?!?!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
It's a pretty fun game, even in it's early stages. Being as it's free you can't go wrong no matter what. It's like Super Smash Brothers, but with a fresh set of characters to choose from. It's a bit "spammy" at times and other issues like lag and whatnot need to worked out and in some cases nerfed but overall, fun game. Only down-side about this game really is that the amount of people that play.. really isn't all that much. It needs a much more active community. I also experience plenty of issues with simple connectivity even though I know people are online. Sometimes I literally have to close out of Brawlhalla and come back to be able to connect into a game again despite it saying "online". Note. This review was written as of April 21st, so I am sure it will get a lot better in the future. When I first started it's.. way different than it is now, so they're definitely working on it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Early Access Review
I EXTREMELY recommend this to anyone that enjoys brawlers. It will keep you interested for a very long time. So my overall score is TENOUTTATEN.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Early Access Review
Very fun addictive game! Similar to smash bros. Will never get board of this game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
this game is fun , you have to play it :D
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
i highly recommend this game really fun
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
i love this game! its like super smash bros. for pc. the gameplay is great and i love the characters. i give it a 10/10.
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