Brawlhalla is a free-to-play 2D fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Steam, iOS, and Android, with full cross-play across all platforms. The game was shown at PAX East in April 2014, and went into alpha later that month. As of March 2021, the game features 52 playable characters called “Legends”, each with their own unique stats, loadout, and available cosmetic skins.An epic platform fighter for up to 8 players online or local. Try casual free-for-alls, ranked matches, or invite friends to a private room. Ubisoft reported more than 20 million players by February 2019. As of March 2021, Brawlhalla boasts more than 50 million players.
In most of Brawlhalla’s game modes, the goal is to knock one’s opponent off the stage, (cross the game’s borders which are the four dimensions of the screen) comparable to Super Smash Bros. This can be done by damaging them repeatedly. Damage can be seen on the color display around the opponent’s character icon, which goes from white to red to black as the player continues to get hit. The closer the color is to red, the farther the player will be knocked back, until they eventually get knocked out. Getting knocked off the stage will result in the player losing a life. Either the last player standing (the one who still has at least one life) or the player with the most points wins the match.
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. You can also check out our “All Legends Pack” that immediately unlocks every character we’ve ever made, and ever will make. Forever. Everything in the “Legends” tab in the in-game store would be yours to have. Note that this doesn’t unlock Crossovers. The Legend Rotation of nine free to play characters changes every week, and you can earn gold to unlock more Legends by playing any online game mode.
The game supports both local and online play. Competitive players can compete 1-on-1 to climb through the rankings. They can also find a partner to play against other duos to increase their collaborative rank. Brawlhalla also has several casual modes: Free-For-All, 1v1 Strikeout, Experimental 1v1, and a different featured mode every week. Free-For-All is a chaotic mode where 4 players knock each other out to gain points. In 1v1 Strikeout, players pick 3 characters which they play for 1 stock each. Experimental 1v1 allows players to test out upcoming features against each other. Custom games can be hosted online and locally, and they support up to 8 players per match, experimental maps, and region changing. Clans are only available on PC. Clans gain experience from all members.