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 (1,604 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

Free Closed Beta sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com
A handful of balance changes for your weekend games!

Community Requests

  • Additional Mac support for Xbox 360 controller.

Powers
  • 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.

Gameplay
  • 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.

Art
  • 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.

Gameplay
  • 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.

Art
  • 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

Performance
  • 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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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 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 | 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.

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
83 of 108 people (77%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Meleehalla was better
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
Pros:
-A very promising and refreshing SSB alternative.
-Great art style and smooth visuals. Some what cartoony but not too childish
-High skill ceiling in terms of various movement+attacking skill moves, as well as stragegies for individual matchups and map control.
-No pay to win aspects w/ unlocking characters/items. (All store items are purely cosmetic)
-The cosmetics items (Hats) are nice! There is a Jet Set Radio costume/set for one character... Nuff said
-Still in Beta stages showing potential for large roster additions plus consistent balancing and shifting of current meta-game and tier-list
-Solid experience thus far w/ latency and net-code. (It should be noted that I live in Atlanta, GA where their dedicated US server is located)

Cons:
Maybe would like to see some sort of Story mode with bosses/challenges etc
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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Early Access Review
Very fun, and easy to play. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a fun game to kill time!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
I can't exclaim how happy I am with this purchase. It's a really good brawler game and lots of fun.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
This is the 4 player platform brawler for the PC that I've been waiting for. Local and online, sharp distinguishable graphics, and a well balanced fighting system. I'm having so much fun, can't wait for more characters and weapons!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 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 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
Great Smash Bros-like game. Can't wait to see where it goes.
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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.6 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 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
Brawlhalla is a fast paced platform fighter, that is best played with friends. This is a 10/10 frome me. This is in beta so any problems that do occur will probably be fixed ASAP.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER 10\10 IGN
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Early Access Review
The amount of improvements this game has been getting recently with new updates is making this game into the ideal platform fighter that PC gamers have always wanted. If you have a PC controller, there is no reason NOT to have this free game in your steam library.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
Have you played any of the super smash bros games? This game is super smash bros but you have your fists aswell as 2 different weapons that you pick up through out the game/round that have different abilities.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Early Access Review
Ever wanted Super smash bros on pc. Look no further, even though this game does not contain famous names as super smash bros, it's a game really worth playing. Will be better with its lag after release. But this one is a must try.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Early Access Review
Skill-based, brawl-type fighting game. Very fun to play, especially when there's Smash out there too. (better than smash, btw.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
176.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Early Access Review
Great game :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Early Access Review
While i right this review, i only have about 20 min of Brawlhala. But they are one of the best 20 min of my life, and this game is a definate buy. If you have extra steam game, use it on Brawlhala. It is like Super Smash Bros, but slightly more buggy. but that is the only problem i have with it. The online community is great, and it is over all one of the best steam games out there.
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