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 (1,343 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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February 27

Patch Notes: Beta v 1.6.2

Free Closed Beta sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com

Changes to the Ranked 1v1 patch based on your feedback!

1v1 Ranked

  • Improved matchmaking to decrease queue times, especially for the highest and lowest ranked players.
  • Rating is now visually represented by a tier system. Global rank will appear for top 100 players.
  • Rating is displayed during character selection for ranked players.
  • Rank and previous match history now display in the match preview screen when queuing for ranked matches.

Community Request
  • Improved input delay algorithm to more accurately handle larger variance.
  • The Unknown: In 1v1, players start on either side of the map. Items now spawn on the center platforms.
  • Improved item spawning logic to get a more ideal ratio of weapons to gadgets.

Powers
  • All Neutral Quick standing combos: Added cooldown time between casts.
  • Unarmed Air Heavy: Hurtbox more closely matches animation.
  • Unarmed Air Neutral: More consistently combos into the final hit.
  • Sword Quick: Reduced hitbox size. More consistently combos into the final hit.
  • Sword Air Side: Slightly increased time to hit and decreased Force on first hit. Decreased time to hit and increased Force on second hit. Decreased Damage per hit, but more consistently lands both hits.
  • Sword Air Down: Rehitboxed to better match animation.
  • Hammer Side: Reduced hitbox size. Increased distance traveled. Speed stat now affects distance traveled. Increased hit window, but Damage and Force decrease sooner.
  • Hammer Down: Adjusted hitbox. Hits farther forwards but has a reduced hit window. Reduced recover time, added a cooldown.
  • Hammer Air Side: Reduced hitbox size. Decreased time to hit. Hurtbox more closely matches animation.
  • Hammer Air Neutral: Rehitboxed and adjusted animation to make hit area of attack more clear. Increased time to hit.
  • Spear Air Side: Reduced hitbox size. Slightly reduced hit window and recovery time. Added a small cooldown between uses.
  • Spear Air Down: Brought spear closer to the body and rehitboxed. Slightly decreased distance travelled.
  • Katar Air Heavy: Reduced hitbox size. More consistently combos into the final hit.
  • Thatch Clear the Decks: Hits target upward with initial hit and leaps into the air for second hit. Slightly increased Force.
  • Thatch Broadside: Replaced most of the recover time with cooldown. Can attack quickly after firing, but increased time between consecutive uses. Increased Damage.
  • Gnash Heavy Rock Slam: Reduced Force. More consistently combos into the final hit.

Art
  • Removed a hitch on the miss animation of the Hammer Air Heavy.
  • Removed afterimage in the sword's aerial dodge animation.

UI
  • Improved fade in of the Main Menu background animation.
  • Pause window no longer plays its hide animation during gameplay, to prevent disorientation when resuming the match.
  • Build version now correctly displays during the character selection screen.
  • Improved screen transitions.

Performance
  • Greatly increased client performance during gameplay.
  • General client rendering performance improvements.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a rare crash that would occur during lobby chat.
  • Fixed a bug where grabs could treat a missed enemy as hit.
  • Fixed bug where players could sometimes click the character selection screen's back button after level voting.
  • Fixed bug causing rare crash when entering the main menu or the character selection screen.
  • Fixed visual bug with the main platform in "The Unknown".
  • Moving Platforms no longer move while a match is finishing.

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February 19

1v1 Ranked and Community Requests!

Free Closed Beta sign up --> http://www.brawlhalla.com

1v1 Ranked Queue!
We're finally unveiling one of the most requested features from the community. It's been a long road of making sure our player base was large enough, the netcode was up to snuff, and Legend balance was close enough to support competitive play.

That's just the start of this community driven patch though! We're also adding a new map with moving platforms, improvements to spectate, in lobby chat, local friends and bots in custom online, and more!

Check out the full Beta v. 1.6.0 patch notes:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/291550/announcements/detail/225515239916939640

Time to prove who the best of the best of the best is!

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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 | 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
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Early Access Review
Awesome concept. There are lots of people in the servers. AI is great to if you don't find people to play. Can play Local with friends. Controls are great, better if you have an Xbox controller, but Keyboard and mouse feels great too. Just get it already. Worth the price!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Oh boy where to start?
Possibly one of the few early access games i've had the pleasure of enjoying, brawlhalla stand alone 2D brawler that truly stands to make its own in the gaming world, enabling both local and online play with friends and many other brawlers around the world.
Though there has been contreversy over early access games, this provides an experience with tons of replay value, an active development team, with a community growing at an alarming rate thats already providing a collage of feedback to developers which will help shape the future of this ever-expanding game.

9.5/10

Pros
active AND friendly community
Solid gameplay
Stable netcode
Wonderful visuals
Balancing gameplay
Expanding roster of chracters

Cons
Early access game in closed beta that still has bugs to sort out with every release that may inconvenience other players

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
I saw myself surprised when I found out this was a free-to-play game. The game itself is of similarity to Super Smash Bros, with great design and detail. A very fun and pleasurable game to play when you just want to chill out.

I rate this game 10/10 - ✔Would recommend.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Early Access Review
Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla-atcha boy and we'll flyte it out!

This game is really fun to play with friends, it's a must get... and it's going to be FREE!

10 - 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Early Access Review
This game has a real charm to it. Some people will be quick to right this off as smash bros. type game, but I think the combat really flows well, setting a nice tempo for the matches. This makes it enjoyable for beginners or veterans to the brawl and fall genre.
This is a great game to play when you have people over, Or challenge yourself by trying competitive ranked matches online.
The developers seem very active which is a major bonus and right now you can get acces to the closed beta by going to
brawlhalla.com. (I was put on a waiting list for 2 days) Because of this giveaway, the community for this game is booming. which makes finding a match with new players fast and easy.
I can't wait to see what is in store for this game. I'd love to see more characters added!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Early Access Review
Very Fun Game to play with your friends and online with other people.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
I love this game it is an awesome brawler! I love the varied set of charachters and I am really excited for new charachters to come. The only thing I really want in this game is like some stuff to unlock in game so there is more of a point to playing then just having fun. But overall great game so you should support the developers and try out this beta!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
This has been a long time coming. Ever since the first iteration of Super Smash Brothers on Nintendo 64, I've been hoping and waiting for a PC version with online support. Now my personal Brawlhalla is finally here and it looks smashing already. Since this game is in early access right now, access is limited but I had no trouble getting in within a few hours of signing up. If you're interested in this game, definitely go and sign up for the closed beta right now.

Gameplay:
It is time to Brawl on PC! Since everyone and their dog has probably already played a version of Smash Brothers, you'll find this game easy to pick up and play right away, Hit an enemy enough times so that your next stronger move sends them flying off the arena, taunt with a nice pose, repeat. The familiar mechanics are all there in a very similar way. Light attacks, smash attacks, a distinct move set for every weapon and an unarmed moveset for when you have none. While in the air you also have access to a triple juimp (because double jump was apparently too mainstream). The dodge move is much more powerful than in this game's ancestor: You can dodge in EVERY direction, even up, down or diagonally. In the air as well. OP much? Not at all, since everyone can use it.

Graphics:
The graphics are okay. Not great, but far from bad. Some animations could use some more fluidity and the artstyle isn't really distinct enough to be memorable, you'll probably thoroughly enjoy what there is already. The health bar isn't really informative yet, unlike the % number in Smash Brothers you'll only get a colored indicator that lets you know about how far you'll knock back the enemy.

Sound:
While the sound design is nothing to write home about - it really isn't memorable and lacks impact - the music is FANTASTIC. You'll get the soundtrack stuck in your head even after the first match and find yourself humming along as early as the second. Here's hoping the sounds will get a bit crunchier as development progresses.

Free to Play aspects:
From what is there so far, it looks like cash shop purchases are cosmetic only. If this stays this way, I will gladly drop a few dollars here and there just to get the saltiest taunts and sexiest skins. As of right now there doesn't seem to be a way to earn currency by playing.

Early Access Notes;
For an early access release, this game is remarkably solid already. There's a nice variety in characters, average variety in weapons and a few usable items already. Stages are alright so far, those that exist are pretty distinct from each other. Netcode is okay, though the servers lump everyone together at the moment, as it seems, so expect some teleporting enemies every now and then.

For now, I can thoroughly recommend this game to everyone who likes Smash Brothers or fighting games in general. It is that good. Not just a clone or cash-in on the "I want Smash for PC!" audience but an actual possible contender-in-the-making for the genre throne. We'll see how this changes as development progresses, I'll keep updating this review as patches come in.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Early Access Review
Game is crazy addicting, and just the kind of couch party game that PC gamers need when friends come over
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Early Access Review
awesome game like the game play
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Early Access Review
Preety awesome. very smilar to "Super Smash Bro´s" which i did love and played a lot on gamecube!
Worth the money. makes fun and is simple. with my controller its even more comfortable BD
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
I played barely 20 minutes of this game and I want to insert my ♥♥♥♥♥ into my computer and have sex with it.

Imagine the 2D platform battle and fun of smash bro's combine with the characters from smite. Sounds ♥♥♥♥ing great right?, then go tell your friends about the game and they can play with you. Eventually it will turn into a all out battle for supremecy against your friends and you will either be completely satisfied or drown in a pile of salt.

Get the game 9/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Early Access Review
ERKEN ERIŞIM İNCELEMESI
I saw myself surprised when I found out this was a free-to-play game. The game itself is of similarity to Super Smash Bros, with great design and detail. A very fun and pleasurable game to play when you just want to chill out.

I rate this game 10/10 - ✔Would recommend.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Pretty simple and funny fighting game. Waiting for full release ^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
EARLY ACCESS REVIEW:

Brawlhalla wastes no time drawing parallels with popular video game brawler, Super Smash Bros. And the similarities are quite seen. But Brawlhalla manages to distinguish itself with its interesting weapon mechanic and quirky characters.

So far, battles are fun. The moves could maybe be a little more diverse, and feel a little more deliberate: sometimes, I would attack in a direction, but it wouldn't go exactly as I intended it to, or it would all be a general aerial attack instead of an aerial attack in a specific direction. Still, it's pretty cool for a beta.

Online play was bad since there's only a specific server located halfway around the world to me so the lag I experience is so intense. It's so bad that when I press a button, my character doesn't even move.

Still, I can't really demerit a game for something like that. I just hope they create more servers in the future so that everyone internationally can battle each other.

In all, a pretty great looking game so far. I can't wait to see the final product.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
Sure why not
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
AWESOME
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Early Access Review
It's essentially Super Smash Bro's for PC.

And I'm liking the game a lot so far because of it. It's fun, simple and competitive. It's in beta as of now though more content is being added to the game. Definatly get a beta key for the game and try it out.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Early Access Review
Nice.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Early Access Review
i can't count how many time i died with my own mines or bombs, epic game!
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