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 (761 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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"A Seriously fun game, a Smash Bros’- style brawler full of full of fast, varied and chaotic battles – Super Smash Brawlhalla."
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December 23

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.3.1

Free Closed Beta sign up --> www.brawlhalla.com

Tweaks to the 1.3.0 patch for the holidays!

Community Request

  • Quick Attack button now begins a charge throw like the Throw button and Heavy Attack button do.
  • Charge throws now start at the same velocity as the old quick throws.
  • Dropping through platforms is now harder to do on accident with a controller.
  • Changed spear ground pound sound while we rework it.

Gameplay
  • Bots are much more cautious about when they're willing to attack when recovering, and when they'll attack down in general.

UI
  • Added support for the Thrustmaster controller on PC.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a rare crash while playing online.
  • Fixed bug where announcer would repeat himself multiple times.

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December 22

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.3.0

New Map

  • Titan's End is now in and ready for epic brawling.
  • Stand tall before the fallen giant!

Community Request
  • The news panel is back.
  • Added a new Submit a Bug Report button in game.
  • Throwing at a downward angle is much easier to do with a controller.
  • Added a new music track, and shifted music around on existing levels to match better.
  • Reworked the sounds for the base attacks on Blasters, Swords, Hammers, Spears, and Rocket Lance.
  • Added new jump and weapon pickup sounds.
  • Character portrait is now used during map voting to remove confusion.

Gameplay
  • Improved bot performance on Stadium.
  • Bots are now more willing to engage and have fewer accidents.
  • If you're in offline mode at the end of a tournament, the game will try to reconnect and submit your high score. The connection status is now visible on the end of tournament screen.
  • Accidents now count as a kill for the player in Tournament Mode.

Art
  • Mouths now color swap correctly when using the horn.
  • New blaster FX added to all basic attacks.
  • The level "Stadium" is now called "Thundergard Stadium".
  • The level "Fjord" is now called "Kings Pass".

UI
  • Fix for showing highest score overall instead of by hero in Tournament Scoreboard.
  • "Local Match" option in the main menu is now called "Couch Party".
  • All window frames have had their colors updated.
  • Controller Support for the Battlefield 4 PS3 controller on PC.
  • Support for iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad on Windows.
  • Incorrect Version screen explains how to update to the latest version of Brawlhalla.

Performance
  • Fixed a potential desync.
  • Increased performance from UI pop-up windows.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the gray screen frozen transfer bug.
  • Team colors should no longer show all red team on the end of game screen.
  • Fixed music on Stadium to stop playing the old battle music.
  • Fixed bug that could occasionally cause transfers to fail for very laggy connections that try to leave multiple times.
  • Fixed bug where the clients could become permanently out of sync.
  • Fixed a bug where UI would show users as having died online when they hadn't yet.
  • Fixed a bug where Bomb and Mine Explosions would sometimes occur incorrectly and then continue to animate, despite the game correcting itself.
  • Fixed a bug where custom games would not start after fiddling with team options.
  • Fixed a bug where Shut Down text would appear after an accident.

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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 --> www.brawlhalla.com

Want instant access? The halls of Brawlhalla are always open to Founders! We have three Packs to choose from with increasingly cool Founders rewards.

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 | 315 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.

Roadmap

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

Later
  • 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

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
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Early Access Review
If you don't have Wii U or 3DS to play Super Smash Bros 4. Try this.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
A great little brawler.
The only bad thing is the online mutiplayer is a bit laggy at times. (I'm still using ADSL :( very sad and I'm in Australia)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
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Awesome game, would definitely play this again! Losing your character, especially when the map is fully zoomed out, can sometimes be a problem. Looking forward to what the developers come up with, lots of potential.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Early Access Review
Well worth signing up for beta on their website to get into ASAP.

+ little PC brother of Super Smash Bros
+ 4 player multiplayer
+ controller support
+ pretty solid for a beta
+ lots of fun

- a few bugs (namely hitboxes)
- lag in multiplayer
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
It's really nice to see a brawler on PC. Definatly alot easier to learn and play that SSB. I've been enjoying it alot so far and hope to see more from it in the future.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
When a Wii-U don't got yo back-

Brawlhalla at u gurl.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
This game remindes me of Super smash bros.The concept of the game is good and the game has nice chars. to play with.As an early access review i suggest the developer to add some more good moves to the chars.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
What can I say? For a game that is less than a month old in beta - it is great. I have encountered no bugs and have only good things to say about this game. Cannot wait for the new heroes and how this game is going to grow.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
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I tried beta and I must say that I liked it.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
Basically Super Smash Bros but better, to the Music and even to the moves. 9/10 Looking forward to what this game has to offer! <3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
This game is awesome. It's super smash brothers but better and with vikings!!!! :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
We're always interested in local multiplayer games we can play at the office, and this one is quickly becoming our favorite!

Amazingly great graphics (really great use of Stage3D I must say!), no bugs found so far. Well thought-out game mechanics. Some weapons (with certain characters) does seem to trump all others attacks, but once we discovered we could dodge, it became much more balanced.

I'd personally like to see more levels, and maybe with different elements (floating / moving platforms, traps, buttons to activate lifts). This would probably require quite a bit of gameplay testing to ensure new elements cannot be exploited / used in a clever manner to rake in a bunch of kills, so... just an idea!

Lovin' the small pickup items like bombs, proximity mines, flail balls and the horn to call out the flaming flying drones.

Just noticed in the trailer, it seems those flying drones not only attack the opposite players, they supply the horn-caller with a weapon (best? maybe just random?). So it's actually best to stick close to the point of origin where the call was made (you won't get hit by it anyways).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
TL:DR: This game is FUN, but not without it's flaws...
Major Pros:
-It's REALLY fun because it's alot like Smash Bros.
-Easy to find a match
-Controls are simple

Major Cons:
-It's REALLY fun because it's alot like Smash Bros.
-The animation framerate is pretty low for some reason.

Overall: 8/10
Bottom line: I think this game is a blast to play and you should definitely try it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
Awesome game.
Recommanded for people that like fast-paces acion and reflex based fighting
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Early Access Review
You can smash unkown players on the internet to all corners of the map , better yet it is more fun when you smash your friends . Easy controls easy to remember combos , 10/10 Would Play Again .
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Early Access Review
Really Fun, cant wait untill the friends option is avaliable because i me and my mate have to press find match at the same time and sometimes it dont work.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Early Access Review
It's a Smash Bros inspired brawler for Steam. It is pretty good. Can't wait for more content.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Early Access Review
This game is awesome I'm having a blast!!! For an E.A.G. it's polished as hell great characters and smooth controlls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
A very good game. My score: 10/10

- It's fun
- Play Online u Offline
- Game controller support
- Local multiplayer

Absolutely recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
Smash Bros On PC
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