Brawlhalla is an epic platform fighter for up to 8 players online or locally. And it's free! Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends. Millions of players. Frequent updates. Over thirty unique legends. Come fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla!
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October 10

Weekly Rotation (October 10th) - New Synthwave Chest warps into Mallhalla! We also updated the Legend rotation, added new sale items, & more!

This week we’ve changed the Brawl of the Week - try your best in Betrayal! The new Synthwave Chest has warped its way into Mallhalla with three new exclusive Skins! We also changed items on sale in Mallhalla, reset missions, and updated what Legends are on the free-to-play Legend rotation.

New Synthwave Chest
We’ve added new tech within our algorithm to allow Chest releases on off-weeks, allowing for more Chest rotation opportunities! Introducing our new Synthwave Chest for a limited time in Mallhalla!
  • Three exclusive Skins: Overdrive Lucien, Queen Beat Sidra, and Mad Dog Mordex
  • Inspired by chill, electro beats, mixed in with some futuresque vibes.
  • Opening the car not only reveals a Skin, but a sweet sound.
BotW - Betrayal!
This weeks BotW is “Betrayal!”. Queue up against 2 other Players in a 3 minute FFA game. Score 2 points for KOing an enemy, lose 1 point for being KO'd. Can you survive the ever shifting alliances and score the most points at the end to win?
  • 3 Player FFA!
  • Most points at the end wins!
Mallhalla
  • Discover the new Synthwave Chest with three exclusive Skins!
  • Check out Mallhalla for new sale items!
Legend Rotation
The new Legend rotation for this week includes:  Orion, Gnash, Caspian, Nix, Sir Roland, Xull, Kaya, and Cassidy
  • Orion - A revered warrior and champion, the mysterious armored knight uses Rocket Lance and Spear to battle his foes in the halls of Valhalla!
  • Gnash - In the darkness, before the dawn of history, this Legend was raised by the harsh jungle itself. This Super Hunter uses Grappling Hammer and Spear in battle.
  • Caspian - Led by his showmanship and thirst for danger, he has come to Valhalla armed with Katars and Gauntlets to put on a show!
  • Nix - Led by a thousand year hunt, this reaper, armed with both Blasters and Scythe, has found herself new bounty in Valhalla.
  • Sir Roland - No one in Valhalla feels a greater thirst for victory in the tournament than Sir Roland, as he strikes down his opponents with Rocket Lance and Sword.
  • Xull - With legendary physical strength, this Axe and Cannon wielding Orc Warlord is ready to challenge everyone and everything in Valhalla!
  • Kaya - Using her bow, spear and spirit animals, she is ready to try her luck in the Grand Tournament!
  • Cassidy - The Marshal of the Old West is ready to instill justice into Valhalla with both Hammer and Blasters!
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October 3

Patch 3.30 - The Shovel Knight Crossover Event is here! We also permanently expanded the Legend Rotation, improved matchmaking, balance changes, & so much more!

Sharpen thy Shovels and Welcome to the Shovel Knight Crossover Event! This week we are celebrating our first Epic Crossover Skins from our friends at Yacht Club - Welcome Shovel Knight and his Crew!  We also have a new Shovel Knight themed map and have added +250 Gold this week to your daily log-in bonus! We have permanently increased our free-to-play rotation from 6 to 8 Legends! On top of all that, we improved our matchmaking algorithm, improved PS4 rendering performance, made some balance changes, and fixed a handful of bugs.

Shovel Knight has arrived - Let’s Get Shoveling!
Shovel Knight & his crew are here - For Shovelry!  For the first time ever, we are introducing Epic Crossover Skins to Brawlhalla! Each of these Skins includes Signature FX Swaps, Custom Lock-in Animations, Legend Name Swaps, Icon Swaps, and two new Weapon Skins. These Skins will be an alternate costume for a Legend in Brawlhalla and will be staying in Mallhalla after the event ends.

Introducing:
  • Shovel Knight as a Gnash Epic Crossover Skin - “By the creed of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!”
  • Black Knight as an Orion Epic Crossover Skin - “The Yin to Shovel Knight’s Yang.”
  • King Knight as a Sir Roland Epic Crossover Skin - “Always dressed to the nines and ready for a brutal coronation!”
  • Plague Knight as a Caspian Epic Crossover Skin - “The bomb is mightier than the sword.”
  • Specter Knight as a Nix Epic Crossover Skin - “Into the darkness, the reaper cometh.”
This Shovel Knight event also includes:
  • Daily login bonus of 250 Gold to celebrate Shovel Knight’s crossover!
  • Brand new Map - Plains of Passage
  • A Shovel Knight UI Takeover!
Mallhalla
  • Check out Shovel Knight & his crew!
  • Check out the new Sales items!
New Map - Plains of Passage
  • Strike the earth with a new, Shovel Knight themed map - dig in!
Brawl of the Week - Strikeout Mania!
Pick your best 5 Legends and face off against your opponent's best 5 Legends in this intense 300% damage battle! When you lose a stock, the next Legend in your list spawns in, ready to fight. KO your opponent 5 times to win!
  • 1v1 Strikeout
  • 5 Stocks
  • 300% Damage
  • Legend changes after each stock!
Matchmaking
  • (PC & PS4) Matchmaking will now put greater emphasis on trying to find closer matches. The algorithm has been changed to put a higher priority on finding matches closer to a player’s elo. This sometimes may result in slightly longer wait times between matches but will balance the overall match-making experience. We’ll be monitoring these results, so please let us know how the changes affect your progress.
PS4
  • Improved client performance in-game and in store via multithreaded rendering. This enhanced rendering will create better performance in heavy areas, like large in-game battles, the store, and character select. This will help consoles be at a smooth, consistent 60 FPS.
Game Improvements
  • KO effects will now rotate diagonally if a KO occurs in the corner of a map.
  • Custom controller bindings will now be displayed with the controller graphic shown for default bindings, but with the custom controls updated in its place.
Game Loading
  • Improved file loading time estimations.
  • Loading screen will now show up earlier during the loading process, so it’s easier to track progress.
Bugs
  • Adjusted Sidra's character select animation to prevent her neck from sticking out too far with certain skins equipped.
  • Fixed a bug where the dropdown menu for the room could still show up while you were in an offline game.
  • The Unlock Skin / Unlock Legend prompt in the "Meet The Legends" screen will no longer erroneously show, if you already own that Skin or Legend.
  • Fixed a bug where the Room # privacy option for online lobbies would only work if someone tried to join via room number through the Ranked screen, but would not work when someone tried to join via room number from the Custom Online screen.
  • In the Legend Select screen for online lobbies, the the room number now appears above the room header so that it can no longer be obscured by certain Legend portraits (I'm looking at you, Queen Nai).
  • Fixed a few bugs on PC where the volume options would not reflect the active volume setting.
  • Fixed a Map Striking bug where the "Strike Others" prompt would appear during Snake and Turns Striking modes, even though that option does not exist in those modes. That prompt will now be hidden when appropriate.
  • Fixed a Map Striking bug where the "Strike Others" prompt wouldn’t appear during the final striker’s turn in Tournament Striking.
  • Steam: Fixed a bug when a player was not in multikeyboard mode, keyboard inputs wouldn't always be accepted while in the pause menu, particularly when trying to change keyboard bindings from the pause menu. (credit: Dobrein)
  • Fixed a rare case where the client could get stuck on a blank screen after the scoreboard screen appeared in an online game.
  • Update Jiro DSword clone impact sound on PS4 to match PC.
  • Update Thatch Blaster sounds for PS4 to sound like they do on PC.
  • Sidra's Cannon nSig cannon ball explosion now plays proper sound on PS4.
  • Fixed a memory leak on the PS4 client.
Legend Rotation
The new Legend rotation for this week includes: Orion, Gnash, Caspian, Nix, Sir Roland, Yumiko, Sidra and Jhala.
  • Orion - A revered warrior and champion, the mysterious armored knight uses Rocket Lance and Spear to battle his foes in the halls of Valhalla!
  • Gnash - In the darkness, before the dawn of history, this Legend was raised by the harsh jungle itself. This Super Hunter uses Grappling Hammer and Spear in battle.
  • Caspian - Led by his showmanship and thirst for danger, he has come to Valhalla armed with Katars and Gauntlets to put on a show!
  • Nix - Led by a thousand year hunt, this reaper, armed with both Blasters and Scythe, has found herself new bounty in Valhalla.  
  • Sir Roland - No one in Valhalla feels a greater thirst for victory in the tournament than Sir Roland, as he strikes down his opponents with Rocket Lance and Sword.
  • Yumiko - Holding the appearance of a blind seamstress, this centuries old fox spirit has been brought into battle wielding her Magical Hammer and Bow!
  • Sidra - The Corsair Queen, known for her legendary and fearless raids, is prepared to fight with her Sword and Cannon!
  • Jhala - Given the title “Exalted Lion” by Apollo himself, Jhala “The Unbroken” takes the glamor of Valhalla in stride while having fun slaying her foes with Axe and Sword.
Balance
We have another round of balance updates this week, primarily focused on bringing undertuned Signatures up to par with their peers. Players will find a number of damage and force increases for higher Strength Legends, whose attacks provided too little reward. We have adjusted the Blasters and Spear kits to bring their rewards in line with other similar options from other weapon kits, and we have enhanced the general utility and rate of play for the Hammer kit to better compete on the battlefield.

Blasters
With its use as both a potential combo ender and a close range option, the Blasters Recovery has received a reduction in force to better match its utility.
  • Blasters Recovery: Decreased Force from 52 Fixed/51 Variable to 52 Fixed/49 Variable.
Spear
The Spear trades its Down Light into Recovery combo for a more responsive Neutral Air, bringing its knockout potential closer in line with other similar options. We have also opened a more reliable approach against the Spear, as the Down Light leans further into its role as an anti-air, with a wider opening between the attack and the ground.
  • Spear Down Light: Slightly reduced coverage near the bottom of the attack.
  • Spear Neutral Air: Decreased Time to Hit from 15 to 14.
  • Spear Recovery: Increased Time to Hit from 15 to 16.
Hammer
While the Hammer is a slower, hard-hitting weapon, the slow rate of attack on its primary aerial threat and lower range on its grounded threat made a few weapon matchups too uneven. This greater horizontal presence will help Hammer players compete more evenly across the board.
  • Hammer Side Light: Increased bonus speed gained from a dash.
  • Hammer Side Air: Decreased Recover Time on miss from 5 Fixed/21 Variable to 4 Fixed/21 Variable.
Signatures
This week's updates are focused on aligning the damage and force of more Legends' Signatures with their Strength stat. There are also improvements to the speed and utility of several underperforming Signatures, such as Jiro's Neutral Scythe and Isaiah's Down Blasters.
  • Isaiah Neutral Blasters: Decreased Recover Time from 22 to 20.
  • Isaiah Down Blasters: Decreased Recover Time from 17 to 16.
  • Isaiah Down Cannon: Increased Force of the grounded explosion from 60 Fixed/55 Variable to 60 Fixed/57 Variable.
  • Artemis Down Scythe: Decreased Recover Time on Miss from 16 to 13; Artemis hovers in the air slightly longer on miss before gravity takes over.
  • Artemis Neutral Scythe: Increased Force from 60 Fixed/52 Variable to 60 Fixed/54 Variable.
  • Jiro Neutral Scythe: Decreased Recover Time on miss from 25 to 22; Slightly Increased coverage on the inside of the slash towards the end of the attack.
  • Lucien Neutral Blasters: Decreased Force from 72 Fixed/55 Variable to 70 Fixed/52 Variable.
  • Lucien Down Katar: Decreased Force from 71 Fixed/60 Variable to 70 Fixed/55 Variable.
  • Hattori Side Spear: Decreased Damage from 29 to 25.
  • Hattori Down Sword: Decreased Damage from 25 to 23.
  • Barraza Down Blasters: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 10 to 9; Increased Damage from 21 to 24.
  • Barraza Down Axe: Increased Damage from 24 to 26.
  • Barraza Neutral Axe: Increased Damage from 22 to 25.
  • Queen Nai Side Katar: Increased Damage from 20 to 24.
  • Ember Down Katar: Increased Damage from 24 to 25; Moved some of the leap's Damage into the final slash.
  • Ember Down Bow: Increased Force of the ground shot from 65 Fixed/51 Variable to 65 Fixed/54 Variable; Increased Force of the aerial shot from a range of 60~50 Fixed/47~40 Variable to a range of 60~50 Fixed/50~45 Variable.
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Reviews

“Brawlhalla is a wickedly fun platform brawler with moxie...Crisp combat mechanics, adorable fighters, streamlined stages, A+ online play.”
Kotaku

“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

“Brawlhalla is definitely a game I can get into. It’s a sleek 2D fighting game with simple mechanics and some unconventional fighting methods that looks like a blast to play with friends.”
iDigitalTimes

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 and multiplayer.
  • 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 vying 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, with up to four players or bots for living-room level mayhem.
  • Local Single Player Tournament - 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.
  • The Training Room - Practice combos and setups inside the Training Room! Look at frame data, hitboxes, hurtboxes, and sharpen your skills for use

How we do Free to Play

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. Everything you can buy with real money is cosmetic (such as character skins, podiums, and KO effects) and none of them effect gameplay.

The Legend Rotation of six free to play characters rotates every week, and you can earn gold to unlock more Legends by playing any online game mode.

You can also check out our “All Legends Pack” that immediately unlocks every character we’ve ever made, and ever will make. Forever.

Here's what you can expect from Brawlhalla

  • Weekly patches and updates.
  • Online, custom, ranked, and local play modes.
  • Over 40 Legends to chose from and a free 6 character weekly rotation, unlockable with gold earned through playing the game.
  • Loads of stages to fight on.
  • Unique signature moves, weapon combinations and stats for each character.
  • Ranked seasons every three months with seasonal rewards for playing ranked.
  • A constant stream of new features, balance tweaks and Legends to make the game better and better.
  • Excited Devs active everywhere eagerly listening to what you think!
  • Our eternal thanks (you're our favorite).

Development Roadmap


Recently Added
  • Major Gameplay Improvements / Balance
  • New Legends
  • Dashing
  • Networking Improvements
  • Advancement System
  • Large Team Mode (4v4)
  • Clan Support

Soon
  • More Weapons
  • More Maps
  • More Legends
  • Ongoing Gameplay and Feature 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
  • Expanded Clan Support

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 Early Access the Brawlhalla community helped steer the direction of development multiple times to make Brawlhalla the best it can be. That will remain the same as we continue to improve, expand, and adjust Brawlhalla based on community feedback post-launch.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 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: 400 MB available space

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