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.
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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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"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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May 29

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.11.0

New Specials

  • Bodvar and Orion now have unique powers for all Heavy Ground attacks with both weapons.
  • Just two left!

Community Requests
  • Guests can now rejoin online games after a disconnect.
  • When reconnecting to a game, the bot will continue to play until you do something.
  • PC support for VX-2 Gioteck.

Gameplay
  • Strength is now the second tie-breaker (after power priority) for simultaneous hits instead of Dexterity.
  • You can now throw proximity mines down through soft platforms.
  • Reduced threshold for snapping to a ground attack from the air by one tick.
  • Decreased the timing threshold for being able to get a down attack off while on a soft platform (Effectively -2 ticks).

Dodge Changes
  • Increased dodge velocity by 16%.
  • Decreased dodge duration from 25 ticks to 20 ticks. Total dodge distance down by 7.5%.
  • Added post dodge recovery of 2 ticks. (Pre 1.10 it was 4 ticks)
  • Increased ground dodge cooldown from 38 ticks to 50 ticks.
  • Letting go into neutral keeps a small amount of moment instead of killing it completely.

Powers
  • Unarmed Neutral Air: Slightly reduced Damage.
  • Unarmed Down Ground: Direction of Force is slightly less reliable; Can move and jump during the Recover Time only if the move hits; Added a short Cooldown between uses.
  • Sword Side Ground: Rehitboxed to better match animation; Increased Damage; Decreased Recover Time; Added a Cooldown.
  • Sword Neutral Ground: Increased Hitbox size.
  • Sword Down Ground: Second swing only occurs on hit; Greatly increased Recover Time on miss; Comboing is more reliable on hit; Extended hit window; Increased Hitbox width, decreased height.
  • Spear Neutral Ground: Decreased Hitbox Size; Increased Cooldown Time.
  • Spear Side Air: Slightly decreased Hitbox Size; Increased Recover Time.
  • Katar Ground Pound: Increased Force; Decreased Stun Time.
  • Axe Neutral Ground: Increased Hitbox size; Greatly decreased Recover Time; Reduced forward movement; Added a short Cooldown.
  • Sentinel Side Katar: Reduced Recover Time.
  • Hattori Side Sword: Reduced Force.
  • Hattori Down Spear: Increased Time to Hit.
  • Ada Down Blasters: Increased Cooldown Time; Increased Recover Time.
  • Ada Side Blasters: Decreased Time to Hit; Slightly increased Force.
  • Ada Neutral Spear: Greatly increased Time to Hit.
  • Ada Side Spear: Slightly increased Hitbox size; Decreased Time to Hit.
  • Cassidy Side Blasters: Decreased Damage and Force.

Levels
  • Temporarily removed Enigma1v1.

Sound
  • Added a new hit sound for the Blasters.

Art
  • Added more facial expressions to Nai's side and down spear specials.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed bug that allowed navigation to empty device options in the Controls Screen.
  • Fixed PC support for Logitech Precision.

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May 22

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.10.1

Custom Controller Bindings!

  • You can now create your own custom bindings for controllers!
  • Binds are remembered for each type of controller.

Item Pickup Changes
  • New formula for whether or not you can pickup an item. Please let us know if this helps with accidental pickups:
    • Increased radius from 150 to 250 when a player is too close to you to activate a pickup with Light Attack.
    • Shift radius off your center based on the current state of your player (down or left both shift it 125).
    • Throw button will always pick up an item, regardless of the state of nearby opponents.

Dodge Changes
  • Increased Dodge Speed by 12.5%.
  • Removed 4 frame post dodge recover before attacks.
  • Depending on your input, your velocity out of dodge will change (both x & y):
    • Forward: Keep your current velocity out of dodge.
    • Neutral: Stop in place after dodge.
    • Backwards: Get 33% of movement speed in opposite direction.
  • Dodge no longer auto-turns you after it is over.

Stats and Stances
  • All Legends now have 22 stat points (up from 20).
  • Legends now have 5 Stances that each set their full stat allocation.
  • Relics have been removed in favor of Stances.
  • All Stances are currently unlocked for testing.

New Specials
  • Hattori and Roland now have unique powers for all Heavy Ground attacks with both weapons.
  • Almost there!

Operation Supply Drop Charity!
  • Brawhalla Salute Taunt added to support Operation Supply Drop's 4th Annual 8-Bit Salute!
  • Available until 05/31/15, all proceedes go to OSD.

Community Requests
  • PC support for: Madcatz Fightstick TE; Logitech Precision Gamepad; Retrolink SNES controller and Nyko Airflo; Genius Maxfire Blaze 3.
  • Mac support for the Mayflash Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter.
  • OSX Yosemite support for Wired Xbox 360 Controller.

Powers
  • Blasters Side Air: Slightly decreased Hit Window
  • Hammer Recover: Fixed an issue where the hitboxes were inconsistent when used repeatedly.
  • Unarmed Down Ground: Rehitboxed to better match animation; Slightly increased distance traveled; Slightly increased Hit Window.
  • Unarmed Down Air: Reduced Hitbox size to better match animation
  • Unarmed Side Heavy: Reduced Hitbox size to better match animation
  • Nai Down Spear: Increased Recovery Time.
  • Nai Katar Neutral: Greatly increased Damage and Force; Increased Recover time; Decreased delay between initial travel and final hit
  • Vraxx Neutral Blasters: Now has charge up FX.

Gameplay
  • Legends can no longer move backwards during Air attacks as fast as you can move forward for: Spear Side Air; Sword Side Air; Lance Neutral Air; Lance Side Air; Hammer Neutral Air; Hammer Side Air; and Blasters Side Air.
  • Map kill line adjustments:
    • Twilight Grove: Increased Left, Top, and Right kill lines.
    • Brawlhaven: Increased Top kill line.
    • Grumpy Temple: Slightly increased Bottom kill line.
    • Titan's End: Increased Left and Right kill lines; Slightly increased Bottom kill line.
    • Stadium: Greatly decreased Top, Left, and Right kill lines.
    • Blackguard Keep: Greatly increased Bottom, Left, and Right kill lines.
    • Kings Pass: Increased kill line distance from Top; Slightly increased Bottom kill line.
  • Camera Bound changes:
    • Grumpy Temple: Left side of camera bounds slightly extended to match Right side.
    • Titan's End: Right side of camera bounds extended to decrease frustration with Bottom platform.
    • Mammoth Fortress: Right side of camera bounds slightly extended to match Left side.
  • The final transformation of The Enigma is now available in 1v1 Ranked!
  • Calmed down the middle bomb spawn in Bombsketball (less frequent spawns).
  • Bombs no longer slow character speed in Bombsketball.
  • You can now Taunt without losing respawn protection.

Art
  • Fixed waving hand for Cogsworth bot during high five emote. It is now upright.
  • Polish pass for Thatch's sword SFX.
  • updated Roland's lance fx animations to match the new color palette.

Sound
  • New Music while in a lobby! New Music after a game resolves!

UI
  • Minor lore edits.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug causing the cursor to travel to a phantom menu option in the pause menu when hanging out in the lobby or main menu screens.
  • Fixed a bug where Player 3 Wins and Player 4 Wins weren't showing up in couch mode.
  • Fixed a bug where playing quitting a local game before playing online would cause the last map you played to always be selected for practice mode while in queue. This was particularly noticeable when you got the Brawlball or Bombsketball map.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the game to lock up after attempting to spectate or join via friend's list.
  • Fixed a bug where Training Mode was clearing all but the most recent frame's hitbox.
  • Fixed a bug where the Training Mode hitbox display for the VALKRI call didn't clear for the duration of the power.

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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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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
24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.8 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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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
200.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Early Access Review
Most fun I've had in a while on a game. 1.Addictive 2.Competitive 3.Never Ends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
I'm smash bros player,
and i approve this. =D
good job developer! ^_^
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Early Access Review
Full Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfFvkY-mm7Y

Brawlhalla is a free to play 2D fighting game akin to Super Smash Bros only with a much heavier focus on being balanced and extremely competitive.

Positives

- In-depth Fighting System
- Great Character Variety
- Interesting Alternate Game Modes

Negatives

- Not Every Character is Unique Due to the 5 Weapon Balance System
- Lag is Sometimes an Issue with Strange Warping
- No Public Server List for Custom Matches
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
Fun game, free (or you can pay and help the devs), active community and friendly devs, the Super Smash Bros comparisons are accurate, but that game is also awesome so it is a positive.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Good game :)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
22.3 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
What i think of this game:
The Game itself isn't so bad, i like it very much for a ssb inspired game, but let's be a bit more clear.

-Pros:
1: The Game is Cool, character are cute looking and funny to see.
2:There are 2 special weapons for each character, that's kinda cool(in smash you have only 1 special move, shhh)
3:(talking abut the beta here) The lag isn't so high even if you play this in Europe(I'm italian and i never lagged once)
4:Hey, It's SSB on PC andd it will be f2p, what you want more? :D

-Cons:
1:The Abscence of a voice pack(pls add some cool voice for the chars T_T)
2:Skins for 2,66€ in the market, hey i know it's f2p but please....
3:Saw there will be even Characters to Buy with money... ok SSB4 has them too, but come on T_T
4:remember the point 2 in the pros? well i put it here too because there isn't much variety.... they are pretty much always the same, even if some has different skins depending to the chars(and different moves), that it's actually pretty cool.
5:No face changing, hey i know this is a beta, but i hope you'll change the faces of the characters when they get hit hard or lightly.... i saw some character with a creepy smile even when hit(maybe they are sado fans, but...)
6: the moves are pretty always the same and trying to combo them can be pretty hard...

SO, yeah, basicly even if there are lots of cons, i'm still talking about a beta game here. as i said already the game is awesome and can be fun, if you are thinking to get the beta key, DO IT
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
No WII U? No Problem Brawlhalla is here to save the day if you love Super Smash Bros.
It still on Early Acces and full of bugs, but they wont ruin youre fun, soon will be a crime not to have this game in youre library.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
This game is amazingly fun and fast paced. The combat is speedy and the controls are tight. Ranked 1v1 mode is a blast. Surprisingly latency isn't a huge issue. The servers are in Atlanta, GA (USA) but from Los Angeles I'm not seeing the latency.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Early Access Review
The one thing closer to smash for pc ! need I say more ??
Already spent 12 hours on this beast, gameplay is really fun contains
game modes like brawlball and bombsketball which change things up
and are hillarious, you can play with friends locally and Online and there is also
Single player mode and Ranked 1v1 which is really competitive !
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
This game is awesome a very cheap alternative if you dont play Smash Bros.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Ergh. Bahk! Ermahgerd. Between the mixed emotions of unrivaled superiority and fit-inducing rage I am feeling towards my roommates as a result of this game, I've managed a few breaths to write this review.

As a seeming homage to SSB, this platform brawler delivers lots of wonderful couch-seated gamepad-smashing fun. There are functional online modes with free-for-all 4-player and a ranked 1v1. I never experienced any lag being in New England (close enough to Atlanta, GA I guess). Certainly more servers will arise as people get their hands on this one.

Many mechanics are similar to your favorite brawler, SSB, but with some tweaks. The weapons system gives each character their specific weapons and there are fewer items overall. The simplified approach makes weapons worth having in the game and actually worth picking up. It also makes the game much cleaner and quicker with more overall focus towards play style.

The brawlball and bombsketball game modes offer an excellent change of pace if you (for some alien reason) get tired of beating on your friends all day.

Get some friends, get some gamepads, a big TV, your favorite chips and soda and go to town. Even laptop to TV is fine, I'm running no problems on my 2010 macbook pro.

Brawhalla is FTP, which is completely ridiculous to me. I would have paid $5 for this. Probably $10 or $15. The in-game purchases are entirely superficial as only skins for your favorite characters or weapons. So, w/e. ignore them if you must. but once you realize how great this game is, spend some money on something and tip your hat to the Devs. After I get some more practce in, you may find me as Ada or Hattori, probably with an added skin.

Now stop reading and start brawling!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
THIS GAME IS THE MOST FUN I'VE HAD PLAYING A GAME IN ALMOST A YEAR! 10/10 would recommend again!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
fiction game with fun ....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
Like Super Smash Bros. only more polished and pixelated. Enjoy people best 2D game I have ever played!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
Can't say I'm a fan of games like Super Smash Bros since it's always been somewhat hard for me to follow where my character is and I just button smash like no other. But I just played Brawlhalla's Beta for 14 mins and would like to say I LOVE THIS! The controls (even though I played with just the keyboard) are very fluid and so are the actions and movements in this game. Not to mention, I threw my hands into the air and shouted YEAH!!! as I won a gold trophy in a tournament...never happens in Smash...

Anyways it is very simple to learn the controls so you're not just hitting random buttons (if you play like me). For a Beta, wow, it's impressive. Give it a try!

I will definitely be playing more and am excited to try out the other characters. Hope to see YOU inside!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
Looking for a Super Smash Bros game on PC? This game is a very good alternative.

Fun to play this on PC, I've always loved Super Smash Bros and this is a good game to play if you want to play SSB on PC. :D

I'm glad to get into the Closed Beta, thanks developers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
great game reminds you of smash bros...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
Good game, fun to play. 10/10 !!!!
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