Brawlout is the party fighting game, designed for couch play, online ranked matches and competitive tournaments.
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Mixed (261) - 68% of the 261 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 20, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We’re releasing Brawlout in Early Access to get the community involved and to make the game you want to play. As it is first and foremost a fighting game, it’s crucial to get balance right. That’s why we’ll be closely monitoring all character matchups, both at low level and tournament level, to make sure all existing and new characters have their chance to shine. Your feedback is vital during this stage, so make your voices heard!

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect Brawlout to leave Early Access at the same time it launches on all consoles, in 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include a full suite of single-player content, several new stages and at least 2 new characters. We plan to add and revise certain aspects of our fighting system, potentially adding in more familiar mechanics from other platform fighters.

Throughout Early Access, there will be regular biweekly updates with clear patch notes on what has been changed and added. Besides character balances, these will include bug fixes, network optimizations, UI tweaks and new features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Brawlout came to Early Access following a five-month closed beta period, along with live tests at events like EVO, Super Smash Con, BEAST, EGX, E3, Gamescom and PAX. Along with local multiplayer with up to 4 friends or with AI, Brawlout is playable online in either Ranked or friendly matches. There are private lobbies to practice with your friends, alongside live spectating and Brawlout TV, where players can check out specific match replays from around the world.

There are currently 7 playable fighters: Paco, Volt, King Apu, Chief Feathers, Olaf Tyson, Sephi’ra and Hyper Light Drifter, each with their own play style and strategies.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will most likely stay the same after the Early Access period ends. You will also keep all your progress and it will be the exact same game in your Steam Library.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“For a competitive game, it is absolutely crucial to maintain constant and transparent communication with our Early Access players. You can find our developers and community team on our official Discord, where we’re actively seeking feedback to get the game in the right direction.
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March 27

1.2.14 patch notes

  • The optional connection info's ping display is now color-coded and will turn yellow or red at higher latencies.
Match setup:
  • Added an "automatic" option for input lag in online private lobbies. This is the new default option.
  • Added the ability to share stocks with teammates when one player is out of stocks.
  • Aerial side special can no longer be land canceled, landing with the attack out results in 14 frames of endlag
  • Side special's mine can no longer be used at long range without meter to spend on the attack.
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March 24

Patch 1.2.12 - Matchmaking improvements

New features
  • "Show Connection Info" option added to gameplay settings. When enabled, players will see ping and input lag values in the top right on the character select screen and in online matches.
  • In 1v1 and ranked matches, input lag is now set automatically between 4 - 7 frames of delay before the match starts (before it was always 5)
  • Players can now play arcade while matchmaking
  • Players can now navigate menus with the Dpad
  • the rematch UI now properly displays confirmation of your own choice
  • fixed a bug where Volt/Vandal neutralB lightning would sometimes be invisible
  • fixed a bug where Volt/Vandal sideB projectile was sometimes invisible
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Just Updated

Brawlout’s biggest update just went live!

This brings it up to date with the console version, with some new features and mechanics as well.

Juan from Guacamelee! joins the fight!

Customize your brawlers, with tons of store items! Now open!

10 Character Variants let you fine tune your combat strategy! Use your hard-earned fighter skills, and spice it up with new special moves and slight balance tweaks on each Character Variant.

New Single Player mode: challenge tough AI opponents in the Arcade Towers!

  • Improved online networking connection quality
  • Stronger and smarter AI
  • New respawn mechanic
  • Daily Objectives, rewards and lots of achievements
  • Mastery Skins

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About This Game

A new challenger has appeared in the platform fighter arena!

Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.
Rather than slow-paced defensive battles, Brawlout goes all-out with the lightning-fast aerobatics which platform fighters are famous for.

Striking the balance between the growing competitive scene and the genre’s party game roots, Brawlout hopes to cater to the veteran platform fighter, the casual fan and the newcomer looking to make their mark.

Each character in Brawlout has their own unique playstyle, catering to specific character archetypes seen in other fighters. Whether you’re a die-hard grappler or a rushdown fiend, there is a fighter for you in Brawlout.

There are currently six original characters and two popular indie characters to choose from that allow for varied play styles.

Hyper Light Drifter is set to unsheathe his light sword while the legendary luchador, Juan, brings his full moveset from Guacamelee.

As well as cosmetic skins, each original Brawlout character has three Variants; alt versions of the character with different stats, outfits and even new moves. With these Variants, Brawlout’s cast numbers 18 individual fighters. Find the fighter and Variant that’s right for you and tear it up on the battlefield.

Combined with familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and airdodging, Brawlout adds some extra mechanics seen in other fighting games. The Rage Meter builds up as you both deal and take damage, allowing you either break combos with the Rage Burst or unleash hell with the Rage Mode. The Rage Burst pushes opponents back, breaking their combos and allowing players to create some breathing room at the cost of half their Rage Meter. If the meter fills, you can activate the Rage Mode, increasing the knockback you deal while reducing the amount you take.

As for modes, Brawlout has all you’d expect from a normal platform fighter and then some. Up to four players can compete in local multiplayer in either timed, stock or team battles. AI opponents are also available if you want to practice your team combos with a friend, or if you need to fill out a free for all. Train with Advanced Tutorials or go in for yourself in challenging Arcade Towers.

Brawlout’s online suite is suitably robust, with all of the following features:
  • A robust Ranked match system, complete with regional leaderboards
  • 1v1 casual matches for low-stress competition
  • 2-4 player private lobbies where players can practice or mess about to their heart’s content
  • The Brawlout Network where players can check their fight stats, match history and replays
  • Brawlout TV which allows for live spectating and watching of specific player replays
  • Weekly competitive tournaments for those looking to prove their Brawlout skills

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GT / AMD HD 6850 / Intel HD Graphics 4400 or above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
    • Processor: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 or better, ATI 7950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad or Controller Recommended
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