Brawlhalla is a 2D platform fighter and 100% Free to Play. An eternal battle arena where the greatest Legends ever brawl to prove who is the best that ever was, is, or will be. Every match is an epic test of skill, speed, and strength, and every victory brings glory and bragging rights to the winner.
User reviews: Very Positive (13,289 reviews) - 91% of the 13,289 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Recent updates View all (117)

February 5

2.7.1 Patch Notes

Community Request

  • The Level/Map/Realm Select Screen no longer has a timer on it for Training Mode.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a rare bug where the flyby graphics would bug out after using the Don't Leave Me Hangin' taunt.

  • Fixed a bug where the chat box would flicker after leaving the scoreboard page.

  • Grid size of the Legend roster can no longer change between Tournament mode and other modes which fixes a rare crash some were experiencing.

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February 4

2.7 Patch Notes

We're excited to be introducing a new Legend this patch - Koji the Samurai!

Koji The Samurai Has Entered Brawlhalla!
  • Available now for 7200 Gold
  • Weapons: Bow & Sword
  • Strength: 5
  • Dexterity: 8
  • Armor: 4
  • Movespeed: 5

New Legend Rotation

Ada

Asuri

Queen Nai

Scarlet

Sir Roland

Teros

Gravity Cancel Taunts
  • Updated Taunt Recover Times to better match animations.
  • Smoothed Axe's enter and exit taunt animation
  • Brought all min charge times on taunts down to 60 frames or less if possible (highest is maybe 70).
  • Normalized all taunt gravity cancel lengths to 60 frames, after which you start to plummet.
  • Cleaned up some bad finish transitions on min charge taunts.
  • Added support for Gravity Canceling Taunts

Map Improvements
  • Improved the variety of item spawn locations on Thundergard Stadium, Shipwreck Falls, and Twilight Grove (will result in less item overlap). Additionally, increased the rate with which items spawned on the main platform in Twilight Grove (increased from 25% to 57%).
  • Items can now spawn on the main platform in Great Hall.
  • Greatly decreased the frequency with which items spawn on the moving platforms in Blackguard Keep. It is now 18% of the time down from 40%.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where the dodge delay after missing an attack was not always consistent, especially for attacks that have different recovery times based on whether the attack hit or not. The dodge delay for missing an attack is now 7 frames (down from 12, but that 12 was usually starting from too early in the attack).
  • Fixed a bug where the UI would show up in front of an offline game.
  • Fixed a bug where hints were not being shown during the match preview screen for ranked 1v1 and Ranked 2v2 games.
  • Fixed bug where menus would reposition strangely and go pixelated after you minimize or alt-tab.
  • Possibly fixed the giant spike ball bug.
  • Possibly fixed the tiny characters on the podium bug.
  • Possibly fixed the tiny character frames mid-match bug.
  • Fixed a bug where Taunts could be affected by Dexterity.
  • Fixed a bug where you can leave a matchmaking queue right as it found an opponent.
Drop Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that could cause hurtbox checking to be a frame off from physical position. Was likely the cause of increased drops recently.
  • Trying a new algorithm to help prevent drops, added to the following powers:
  • Axe Neutral: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit; Removed some changes that were made to prevent drops but had negative impacts on the power - First swing applies full damage instead of acting as a multihit, decreased the Hit Window on second swing from 7 to 5.
  • Ember Neutral Bow: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Asuri Side Katars: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Spear Neutral Light: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Spear Down Light: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.
  • Brynn Down Axe: Fixed some cases where target could be dropped before the final hit.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
203 of 233 people (87%) found this review helpful
264 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
"No, no, no.. I am not mashing buttons randomly, it's pure skill." ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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78 of 95 people (82%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
217.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
me vs 90% of the people, goes something like this

< when i win >
me: gg^^
opponent: OMG GET A LIFE SPAMMER S1HIT CHEATER NooB !
(opponent left )

< when i loose >
me: nice 1
me: gg
opponent: noob so ez omg uninstall noob is that bought account u like tin get rekt scrub thanks for elo idiot hahaahahah!
(opponent left)

< 10% of the people if i win or loose >
me:gg that was intense
opponent: yeah it was gg dude :D
me: cya :)
opponent: wp bb :D
(opponent left)

11/10 Would get roasted almost by everyone again c:>
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
Since the Post-Napoleonic Era, Steam users have been tirelessly searching for new ways to beat up friends and strangers. Brawlhalla is one of the latest and greatest in the development of tools to achieve these noble ends.

The game delivers a 2D Super Smash Brothers-esque experience to the PC, enabling you to beat up people by means not necessarily limited to beating up your keyboard and suicide bombing that would make Osama Bin Laden proud.

Brawlhalla offers a rich array of characters. You can pick from the following eight-fingered legends:

-A sentient suit of armor powered by Iranian weapons-grade Plutonium,
-Cowman the Unbroken,
-Super Mohawk Obama,
-A Norse man with a small sword and big bear balls,
-Cuauhtémoc’s snake charming love child born from his affair with Queen Isabella,
-Diesel-powered Mad Max,
-The infamous Burgundian Baguette Burglar of Bordeaux,
-Asgard’s mini golfing and pole vaulting champion extraordinaire,
-A spooky scary skeleton,
-A demonic mosh pit ninja,
-The guy who formed the United Kingdom by subjugating Scotland and Ireland with nothing but his beard,
-The girl who made Britannia rule the waves and the sky with lots of steam,
-A cyclops alien Crip from Planet Ferguson (contrary to developer propaganda, Roldakk-9 was actually the city of Ferguson, Missouri),
-A wolf-riding elven Greenpeace activist,
-The gun-toting, law-enforcing cowgirl who inspired Chuck Norris to become a Texas Ranger,
-G.N.A.S.H. Genocidal Neolithic Abominable Smashing Homosapien,
-A heroine from a hi-tech cyberpunk future who is surprisingly adept with a primitive spear,
-A homeless guy from down the alleyway who acquired a sword and a pirate hat,
-A davage anthropomorphic tiger who drove the British out of India. Gandhi promptly took all the credit.
And the lastest addition,
-A teleporting samurai who materializes wooden planks out of thin air.

In your quest to savagely beat up your friends as well as strangers, you will have a variety of signature moves and weapons at your disposal. These include:

-The Helicopter,
-The Upside-Down Helicopter,
-The Black Lives Matter Hammer,
-A little Birdy,
-Mini golfing with a Battle Axe,
-Storm Surge from Hurricane Katrina,
-A Tractor Beam,
-Roundhouse Kicks,
-Old-Fashioned Uppercuts,
-Jousting,
-The Dust Bowl,
-Hiawatha Snake Magics,
-Slow-Motion Gunplay,
-Pretending to play a xylophone in midair on someone’s face with a pair of pistols,
-The Broadside Cannon Barrage,
-The Incredibly Versatile Human Torpedo,
-The Baguette Butcher,
-Using a massive hammer as a pooper scooper,
-Spiky Balls,
-and Land Mines.

Overall, after sustained play, your friends will go down in flames and your keyboard will go up in smoke. Therefore, Brawlhalla provides a satisfying experience.

For the price of free, it is outright foolhardy to skip out on this game.
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43 of 56 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
483.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Early Access Review
So good game to spend your time. Pretty recommended !
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Early Access Review
- NO, this is not a Steam ripoff of Smash! -

I bought the game because it looked like a free Mac version of Smash on Steam, and needless to say, I didn't have very high expectations for it. HOWEVER, after hours upon hours of gameplay, I can say that this is a fantastic game and is more entertaining to me than Super Smash Bros. Get it now, man.
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