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-five 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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July 27

Patch 2.21 - Patch Notes



Welcome to Patch 2.21! The Summer Event has come to a close, and new discoveries from the depths below Shipwreck Falls has revealed a new pair of monstrous skins that are now available in Mallhalla. We’ve also got some client performance improvements, balance changes, improvements to the user interface and bug fixes as we strive to make Brawlhalla better and better.  

 

New Skins
  • Shark Attack Thatch
  • Deep One Azoth
  • Tactical Blade (sword)
  • Trident Lancer (spear)
 
Summer Event and Mallhalla

After a ton of fun in the sun the Brawlhalla Summer Event has come to an end! Thanks to everyone who threw water baloons in Beachbrawl, took some time off on the beaches of Shipwreck Falls and picked up their very own pair of Heatwave Colors.  
  • The gold cost for Wu Shang has been reduced to 5400!
  • The final countdown has started for Odin’s Chest. Just three weeks left!
  • Summer event login bonus and Heatwave colors are no longer available. Thanks for a great summer, we’ll see you next holiday!
  • Beachbrawl will remain in-game!
User Interface
  • The game will now remember whether or not you left the chat box opened or closed across sessions
  • Removed older sparkle effect from the victor's podium when the scoreboard first displays
  • Chat box collapse and expand buttons now read more clearly and has been changed from a red alert icon to a blue chat bubble icon
  • Chat box notification icon for unread messages has been enlarged and made more obvious
  • Users will no longer receive chat notifications when other users join/leave the game lobby
  • Users will no longer receive chat notifications when other brawlers send the message "gg". Instead little chat bubbles will appear over the users podiums that say "gg"
  • Using the "GG" hotkey button during the scoreboard will no longer trigger the chat box to open
Client / Server Performance
  • Decreased overall memory usage.
  • Improve resize window time.
  • Improved client performance.
  • Improved core server performance.

Art / Animation
  • Hattori's Neutral Sword Signature FX now show on both sides of her instead of just in front.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause bots to become unresponsive or attack teammates.
  • Fixed bug causing certain assets in the inventory to now correctly display if the users window resizes while the inventory is open
  • Fixed bug causing the "equipped" token on items in certain categories in the inventory to sometimes reset itself to the item that was equipped when the window was first opened
  • Improved behavior of grabbed targets on wall collision to better follow the legend performing the grab.
  • Fixed some drop cases where a setup hit would bounce the target against a wall too hard to follow up correctly, such as on Gauntlet Side Air.
  • Fixed bug causing Kor and Wu Shang's portrait to not appear in the "Best Legend" UI inside the character select during Ranked 1v1
  • Fixed issue where several of the text headers were selectable via mouse for various windows in the top-right corner menu
  • Fixed rare crash that could bring the core login servers down.
  • Fixed bug that caused the camera to follow weapons too aggressively in 1v1. (Credit: /u/broskit)
  • Fixed bug causing users to click "Collapse Chat" button twice before it would register

Balance Changes

Blasters

The Blasters are a long range weapon, but its close range options seemed slightly too strong, so we are trading some Damage from its close range starters for a shorter Hit Window on the Side Air to increase the pace of play for both the user and the opponent.
  • Blasters Down Light: Decreased total Damage from 27 to 24.
  • Blasters Side Air: Decreased Hit Window from 12 to 10; Increased Variable Recovery on hit from 6 to 8; Increased Fixed Recovery on miss from 0 to 2.
  • Blasters Down Air: Decreased total Damage from 19 to 17.
 

Lance

We are speeding up the Side Air's Time to Hit for more reliable use as an approach, as it is slightly too easy to retreat from.
  • Lance Side Air: Decreased Time to Hit from 16 to 15.
 

Axe

The Axe has a number of solid ground options, but the areas of coverage among its attacks overlap slightly too much. We are decreasing the hitboxes at the top of the Side Light to better differentiate its options.
  • Axe Side Light: Decreased hitboxes at the top of the swing for less overhead coverage.
 

Bow

The Bow's air kit provides a strong sequence of attacks, both in speed and coverage. We are shaving some of these areas to provide a tighter feel with more room for counterplay.
  • Bow Side Air: Increased Fixed Recovery on miss from 1 to 2; Decreased backwards acceleration to be similar to other Side Air powers.
  • Bow Neutral Air: Increased Time to Hit from 8 to 9.
 

Gauntlets

The Down Light is receiving a Stun adjustment to ensure dodge windows before Signature attacks. Some Signatures are still great string options, so watch out!
  • Gauntlets Down Light: Adjusted Stun from 26 to a range of 26 to 22, resulting in consistent frame advantage on hit throughout.
 

Fixes
  • Unarmed Side Air: Fixed a timing issue with the animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
  • Unarmed Ground Pound: Fixed a timing issue with the animation on ground collision that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
  • Axe Neutral Air: Fixed a timing issue with the animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
  • Scarlet Neutral Lance: Fixed a timing issue with the animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
  • Sentinel Down Hammer: Fixed a timing issue with the animation that caused it not to match hitbox timing.
  • Bow Neutral Air: Fixed a case where the target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Wu Shang Down Gauntlet: Fixed a case where the target could be dropped before the final hit.

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July 20

Patch 2.20.2 - Vive la Révolucien!

New Skins
  • Vive la Révolucien (Lucien Skin)
  • Darkheart Lance
  • Darkheart Gauntlets
  • Darkheart Bow
 
New Legend Rotation
This week's legend rotation features Asuri, Barraza, Ember, Gnash, Jhala, and Orion!

Asuri
Weapons: Sword & Katar
Stats:4/7/5/6
Details:http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/Asuri

Barraza
Weapons: Axe & Blasters
Stats: 6/4/8/4
Details: http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/Barraza

Ember
Weapons: Bow & Katars
Stats:6/6/3/7
Details: http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/Ember

Gnash
Weapons: Hammer & Spear
Stats: 7/3/5/7
Details: http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/Gnash

Jhala
Weapons: Sword & Axe
Stats: 7/7/3/5
Details: http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/jhala

Orion
Weapons: Rocket Lance & Spear
Stats:4/6/6/6
Details:http://wiki.brawlhalla.com/w/Orion

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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.”
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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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antoniahdz04
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
It's Basically smash bros with guns and it's free to play and I know That they need legends to make that sweet sweet money but I Think that you should purchase legends with ingame coins and you can buy those coins with Real Money. Sure you can make more profit by making it 20 bucks or you can make them pay 5 dollars worth of coins to purchase 5 Charcters,But this game is Amazing! And it's early Access it has so Much Potentional.
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Bill Chiper #TeamValorFTW
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
A Super Smash Brothers on a computer
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IcyGIII
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Love this game
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☢Bounty☢
( 313.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
11/9 would spam again.
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Shoqx99
( 395.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
:)
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Shizuku-
( 54.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
I love this game, no words.
I just wanna mamooth coins too.
I'm sad
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DanielPotato
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Great game so much fun
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gamerdude5655
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
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Sausage Uchiha
( 46.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
THIS GAME IS COMEPLETE ♥♥♥♥!
BROKEN HITBOXES!
DAMAGE DOESNT MEAN ♥♥♥♥!
♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME!
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RealQwelch
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
I HAVE A GG BUTTON....WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?
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62 of 82 people (76%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
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11.4 hrs on record
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Posted: July 5
they gave me a gg button
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46 of 62 people (74%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
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Posted: July 16
You're here for a speedy review right? To sum up, this game is:

10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of the will
5% pleasure
50% pain
and 100% reason to download the game
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 9
My friend has been constantly asking me to play with him for quite awhile now.
I totally understood why after playing it. It's quite fun and feels like a lighter version of Super Smash Bros. If you like Super Smash Bros and enjoy free games / 2D brawl games, why not try it?
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
132.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 12
An awesome free to play game that you can sit down with your friends and play for a countless amoumt of time. The characters are very good and well balanced, and the artwork of the game is very nice. Would recommend!
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71 of 116 people (61%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
Recommended
87.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 7
Before I played:
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After I played:
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
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   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10
Broke a controller and I'm pretty sure it was thanks to this ♥♥♥♥♥torm of a brawl game. My thumbs have been worn down to stubs. My throat hurts from screaming. I creamed my pants. Would recommend.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
The game is very fun to play, and one can easily get addicted to it.

It's smooth,
It's fun,
It's dorky,
and it gets challenging.

So far my only complaint is the mammoth coins, instead of making it the only way to unlock skins, make them additional, like one can choose to either buy a skin or a chest with gold OR coins.

P.S: NERF Orion. Goodness that spear is O.P.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
70.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 21
Before I played:
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After I played:
/フフ         ム`ヽ
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
丶_ ノ 。   ノ、 。|/
   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人'彡)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 4
One of the few F2P games worth playing, this Smash Bros based fighting game has more to it than what you would expect at first glance.

It has plenty of gamemodes and a lively community in both the casual and the competitive scene. It is also really fun to play with friends.

The competitive is astonishingly well designed, pairing you with people with your own level of experience.

Definetely worth playing.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 8
A very simple and easy game to learn. Great for getting friends together and have fun. This game does a damn good job at being a step down from Super Smash Bros..



Online modes could have a better community, but it's what you'd expect from a game like this. Grinding can be annoying too, but I still reccomend this game, regardless of the cons.
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