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Welcome to Cirque du Brawlee! Awesomenauts 4.4 brings a massive batch of cool new features, and the Open Beta is available to all players right now for to try them out.

On the Streamisho today, we unveiled the biggest feature coming in Update 4.4: Weekly Brawls! Every week we'll have a new event for you to play, and during the Open Beta we'll be testing a whole bunch of them. Once Update 4.4: Cirque du Brawlee launches, these Weekly Brawls will be live from every Thursday until late Sunday... and you're getting a new Brawl every weekend.

To kick things off, the Beta currently has the Girl Power Brawl active. This boils down to a regular match of 'Nauts, but you only have access to female 'Nauts. That means your selection is limited to Coco, Raelynn, Penny, Nibbs, Dizzy, Ayla, and Ksenia!

The Brawl available in the Beta will change in a few days, allowing you to try out some of the other Brawls we've got lined up for you. We'll keep them a surprise for now... but how does an All-Rocco Deathmatch sound, for starters?

On top of these Brawls, the Open Beta also includes the features we revealed last week. Try out some of the new Daily Missions and the new Livetiles in the main menu, and give us your feedback on the extensive balance changes that are included in this update.
To access the Open Beta, all you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Right-click Awesomenauts in your library and select "Properties"
  2. In the DLC tab, make sure the "Awesomenauts - Beta dual-load PC" is checked. If you're playing or Mac or Linux, tab the DLC for that OS instead.
  3. Head to the "Beta" tab and switch to "beta - public channel".
  4. Wait until the beta is downloaded (this can take a while).
  5. Start the game
  6. Select "Play Awesomenauts Beta" and hit "PLAY".
If you want to discuss these balance tweaks or want to share your thoughts on other features in the Beta, please head over to the Official Awesomenauts forum. While we try to gather feedback from all our different channels, it's easier for us to keep track of the different opinions and arguments if the discussions are centralized!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
Awesomenauts 4.4 is right around the corner! This action-packed update will go into Beta next week, on September 20th, and we've already revealed the first couple of features that are included on the Streamisho!
  • Daily Missions - Starting in Update 4.4, you'll receive a new mission every day. These missions challenge you to play or win a certain number of games, play certain game modes, try out different characters from a specific roster, and more. Completing a mission will earn you a sweet Awesomepoint bonus. For new players, these missions will be aimed at helping them understand and explore what Awesomenauts has to offer, while more experienced players will receive missions that focus on winning matches!
  • Overhauled main menu - We're giving the main menu a new lick of paint! Once you log in after Awesomenauts 4.4 has gone live, you'll notice that the main menu not only lists your currently active missions, but a bunch of additional tiles also highlight your recent accomplishments, milestones you're close to completing, and various other aspects of the game worth highlighting!
  • New modding features! - The modding community continues to create awesome new mods (like this awesome Ghostbusters mod by EgyptFalcon) and we want to provide them with the tools to make their mods even better! In Update 4.4, we're adding the ability to add custom particles to your mods, as well as change turret settings. Want to create a turret that shoots Derpl nukes? Now you can! Want to create a cool mod where a turret shoots at players to heal them? Say no more! We've got you covered!

Interested in how all of this looks in practice? Catch the VOD for the Streamisho! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4DQSMoPIGc And that's not all! The biggest feature we're adding in the update is still a secret! Come back next week to learn all about the update and try it out in the Open Beta for yourself!
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A new season has started! Enjoy!

This means everyone gets a fresh start at climbing the leaderboards. Since a new season is essentially a leaderboard reset it also means that the matchmaker won't know player skills for a while, so expect matchups to be all over the place for a few days.

Everyone has been reset to the default ranking of 10,000. Note that new players will still have a lower rating because anyone with less than 100 matches automatically gets reduced rating. So new players won't notice the reset as much as more experienced players.

This reset only influences your leaderboard rating. You'll keep any character and account progress you've made.
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The final celebration weekend gives the last free skin, and it's another sweet one! Log in to Awesomenauts on Steam this weekend and you'll automatically receive the Shinobi Rocco skin for free!

On top of that, the quadruple 'First Win of the Day' bonus is active yet again! So be sure to play to win this weekend!

See you online!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
Another weekend in the month of August means that we've got another free skin lined up for you! Log in to Awesomenauts on Steam this weekend and automatically receive the Leon Legionnaire skin for free!

On top of that, you're also able to grab a quadruple 'First Win of the Day' bonus from today until Monday morning! Get in there and start racking up those points!

See you online!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
As we continue to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Awesomenauts on Steam this month, this week is probably the most awesome of them all! All players are able to try out every single 'Naut in the game, including the recently released Commander Rocket, this entire week!

Awesomenauts has a roster of 32 diverse characters and this is your chance to take all of them for a spin. Try out a new character in online matches or try out cool character-specific mods that you were never able to try before!

We hope to see you online!

If you're attending Gamescom this week, make sure to visit the Awesomenauts booth in Hall 10.1, booth A41, register for a free Roboscoop key, meet the devs, and win cool prizes. See you there!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
Step up your game with a Digital G skin, which you'll get for free just for logging in to Awesomenauts this weekend! That's right - log in and receive a free skin. Yours to keep. Forever.

On top of that, you're able to enjoy a quadruple XP and Awesomepoint bonus for your first win of the day all weekend, so get in some games between now and Sunday and gain some additional levels!

The free Digital G skin and quadruple First win of the Day bonus are available until Sunday night!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
Awesomenauts 4.3: Ready to Rock it! is now live on Steam, so log in and try out the latest Awesomenaut to join the cast: Commander Rocket!

What this character lacks in burst damage and size, he more than makes up in the ability to relentlessly harass his opponents in a lane. His auto attack stores up several missiles over time that you all fire at once, allowing Rocket to deal tremendous damage when harassing enemies in a lane with hit & run tactics. His first ability, Rocket Launcher, fires off a huge rocket that travels a fair distance and deals significant damage, while also knocking away enemies. Rocket himself will also be launched backwards by recoil, which experienced players will be able to use to deftly move themselves around the map with!

His final ability, Laser Trap, launches a small device that (after a little charge-up time) starts spinning around and blast enemies within range with lasers. It deals a lot of damage to enemies unable to escape, and is therefore especially powerful when deployed in chokepoints on the map or when teammates help CC enemies!

Want to know more? SlowWolf has released a great character showcase video that covers everything you need to know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW--cFM8vHw
Commander Rocket is now available to every player who owns the All Nauts Pack and can be unlocked with Awesomepoints in-game for everyone else! If you don't have enough Awesomepoints available you can purchase the new character directly from the store. http://store.steampowered.com/app/561567
Commander Rocket launches alongside an awesome Commander Cook-It skin that transforms the grizzled veteran into a chef loaded to the brim with food-puns and vegetables in his launcher! Check him out in-game! http://store.steampowered.com/app/634012
We've got more awesome stuff lined up for you throughout the month, and you'll want to return tomorrow to redeem a free Digital G skin (which you get just for logging in) and start enjoying a quadruple XP and Awesomepoint bonus for your first win of the day! This all ties in to the events we've got lined up to celebrate the five year Anniversary of Awesomenauts on Steam, and we hope you'll join us!

If you're visiting Gamescom next week, make sure to drop by our booth in Hall 10.1 - booth A41, and play some games with us, say hi, and win cool prizes!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
It's Monday, so a brand new weekly rotation has started! Try out Gnaw, Coco Nebulon, Skree, and Admiral Swiggins for free all week!

Dominate the battlefield with Weedlings and poison your enemies as Gnaw, or use Lightning Ball to ambush and push around your opponents with Coco. Admiral Swiggins, a character designed by the community in the original Design A Naut contest, allows you to lunge at opponents with your anchor and them lock them down. Doing so means you temporarily trade your powerful melee attack for a tricky ranged attack though, so make sure to adjust your playstyle accordingly after initiating.

Finally, rounding out the weekly roster is Skree - a technoshaman that made his home on the Starstorm Station. His chain lightning is especially dangerous against bunched-up enemies, and his sawblades give him a powerful zoning ability. His second ability, which summons a totem, doesn't deal any damage but allows Skree to block off escapes or lines of fire... so don't underestimate it!

The weekly rotation is available to all players with account level 6 or higher!
Awesomenauts - the 2D moba - Mitaki
As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Awesomenauts on Steam this month, we've got another great weekend event lined up for you!

Log in to Awesomenauts this weekend and you'll immediately get the Officer Lonestar skin for free - yours to keep forever! On top of that, you're getting a quadruple XP bonus for your first win of the day thoughout the weekend.

So log in, play some games, and lay down the law with your new Lonestar skin!
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