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Brawlhalla (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 8.07)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Brawlhalla on Nintendo Switch (originally released on November 6th 2018 in Europe and North America and September 5th 2019 in Japan)!

Archives: 2018 to 2022 / Ver. 7.03 to Ver. 7.13

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Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.07

  • Release date: April 10th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
New Legend: Vivi
  • Vivi – “The Deadly Dancer”
  • Weapons: Blasters, Battle Boots
  • Stats: 6 Strength, 5 Dexterity, 4 Defense, 7 Speed
  • “In Valhalla, Vivi’s Capoeira has become very popular as a group activity. She loves to gather a crowd for a lively roda. It’s one of the few times Xull actually smiles, and not as a threat. Residents can also keep up with her cat blog, “Across the Unifurs.”


As a former freelance assassin, Vivi has been many different people throughout her life. She arrives in Brawlhalla with 3 new Skins representing different snapshots.

Covert Ops Vivi – “Taking out any target before they even notice she’s there.”

  • For the most top secret assignments, taking out high value targets like supermodel-villain, Da Mal or the villain-hand model, One Eye Da Mal.

Grau Mestra Batista – A master that learns, a student who teaches.

  • For Viviana Batista’s contributions as a mentor, she was bestowed the title of Grand Master by the Capoeira community. A commendation of the highest order. 

Streetwear Vivi – Que da hora!

  • As one of the most stylish residents of Valhalla, no activity is too mundane for Vivi to put together a great look!
New Items in Malhalla


  • Vivi Think – “Get in the Mecha, Raptor.”


  • Doodliana – “Adorable Vivi doodle.”
  • Doodleven – “Adorable Seven doodle.”
  • Loodle – “Adorable Loki doodle.”


  • Burrito Time – “You know what time it is!”

Weapon Skins

  • Chocolate Cherry Sunburst Axe – “Here to brighten your day.”
  • Harvest Sickle Scythe – “Reap what you sow.”
  • Floral Zephyr Bow – “April Bows bring May KOs!”
Game Settings Overhaul

When setting up Custom and Offline Games, players now have more customization options to choose from! 

In the “Settings” menu, we added a new tab: “Variation”, that let’s you select different configurations for nearly every mode in Brawlhalla. Try never-before-seen game configurations like Morph Kung Foot, Strikeout Bubble Tag, Switchcraft Temple Climb & many more!

We also separated the Weapons & Gadgets tabs, allowing players to control Gadget Spawn rates, as well as the existing gadget picker – which is now always visible on corresponding game modes. Want to play a game with no weapon spawns but countless spawns for the beloved Spike Ball? Now you can!

We also added a “Variation” tab to Training Mode that allows you to select a new “Morph”  option. Now you can enter Training mode and cycle through 3 selected Legends and/or Crossovers by pressing the Weapon Throw Button!  

The possibilities are practically endless! 

New Test Features

In Test Features, we’re introducing new versions of the Blasters and Spear Down Air Light Attacks when they’re performed close to the ground. Now they visibly collide with the ground and the hitboxes have been adjusted to allow for new kinds of hits. This makes Blasters and Spear more consistent with the rest of the Weapons. 

Game Improvements


  • Improved spawn positions across all Maps – particularly when playing matches with more than four players.
  • The Bounty Game Mode now includes more sets of different levels!  Try it in custom modes!
  • Decreased the default sound volume for the coral spike on Bikini Bottom and the walls on Terminus.


  • When acting as the lobby leader, players will now stay as the lobby leader even after backing out to spectate.
  • The role of lobby leader can be given to anyone in the lobby, including a spectator.
  • You can now scroll through the Meet The Legends screen with a “side arrow” input on PC/Mac and similar inputs on console.

Art & Animation

  • Added custom Emote variations to SpongeBob for Mammoth Ride, Calculated, Mongoose, and Deep Space Laps.
  • New still image for the King Jellyfish KO Effect in Mallhalla.


  • The Image Render Tool now lets you change a Legend’s expression! 
Bug Fixes

Art & Animation

  • Fixed a bug where the Asgardian Lightsabers wouldn’t color swap on their pickup/ignition animation.
  • Fixed a bug where the Star Wars Avatars weren’t showing up in post game screens.
  • Legends no longer get sorted behind KO effect after performing a Weapon throw.
  • Fixed an issue with Wu Shang’s character select animation where animated Skins wouldn’t loop properly.
  • Fixed a bug where the last frame of Blasters air dodge didn’t show the player’s selected Legend.


  • Fixed a bug in for Volleybrawl where the ball would permanently disappear if it needed to reset.
  • Fixed a bug where players could spawn on the incorrect side of 1v1 strict-side team based Game Modes.


  • Fixed a bug where certain old replay files could cause the client to crash on PC/Mac and iOS/Android.
  • Fixed a crash on “edit controls” on iOS/Android.
  • Fixed a bug on Switch where the game would freeze on the loading screen when trying to enter training mode.
  • Fixed a bug where viewing the Luck Check Emote in the Image Render Tool would cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed a bug where Training Mode would swap Skins to the default after changing an inventory setting (such as an Avatar) after locking in.
  • Fixed a bug where the Armageddon color scheme would be granted if a Battle Pass Skin was unlocked.

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.06

  • Release date: March 20th 2024 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Brawlhalla Star Wars Event

Beloved Clone Wars Heroes Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, & Obi-Wan Kenobi and the fearsome Sith Lord Darth Vader are now available in Brawlhalla as Mythic Crossovers! Alongside these Force users, check out the “Force Levitation” Emote, Asgardian Lightsaber Weapon Skins, and new Avatars & Emojis available in Mallhalla. Follow the crossed lightsabers to find all the Star Wars themed items!

All lightsaber Weapon Skins include custom FX and sound swaps for light attacks & pick-ups!

Log in any time during the Event to receive the free “Jedi Knight” Title reward.

In Brawlhalla, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader mirror the abilities of Ezio. Ahsoka Tano & Obi-Wan Kenobi mirror the abilities of Asuri & Val respectively. All Star Wars themed items will stay in Mallhalla after the Event ends.


Anakin Skywalker 

  • A compassionate yet reckless Jedi Knight believed to be the prophesied Chosen One.
  • Mirrors the abilities of Ezio (Sword/Orb)
  • Anakin fights using his unmatched lightsaber skills and a Jedi training remote. His non-traditional fighting style allows him to gain the upper hand in the Grand Tournament!
  • “This is where the fun begins!”

Obi-Wan Kenobi 

  • A legendary Jedi Master, noble and gifted in the ways of the Force.
  • Mirrors the abilities of Val (Sword/Gauntlets)
  • Serene and skillful, “The Negotiator” uses his resilient lightsaber fighting style, his connection to the Force, and Republic General’s clone armor Gauntlets in Brawlhalla.
  • “So uncivilized…”

Ahsoka Tano 

  • Once a padawan, now an outcast who helps those in need no matter what.
  • Mirrors the abilities of Asuri (Sword/Katars)
  • Ahsoka Tano fights in Valhalla with her unique acrobatic fighting style. She uses both a single lightsaber and her dual katana and shoto lightsabers.
  • Featuring custom Katars light attack animations for her unique reverse lightsaber grip!
  • “In my life, when you find people who need your help, you help them no matter what.”

Darth Vader

  • A Dark Lord of the Sith tasked with hunting down the Jedi.
  • Mirrors the abilities of Ezio (Sword/Orb)
  • Vader brawls using his unmatched skill with a lightsaber, and brutal command of the dark side of the Force.
  • Featuring all-new cape animations!
  • “You don’t know the power of the dark side.”



 Force Levitation

  • “Concentrate… feel the Force around you.” 
  • Quiet your mind and connect to the Force to levitate some rocks!


Weapon Skins:

Introducing Asgardian Lightsabers! Modeled after an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Featuring custom light attack FX swaps, light attack sounds, and custom pick up animations. Available for Sword, Spear, and Katars!



Jedi Order

  • “The guardians of peace and justice unified by their attunement to the Force.”

Galactic Republic

  • “A democratic union of planets and solar systems that governs the galaxy.”

Jedi vs Sith

  • “I will do what I must.”


  • “Meow!”


Anakin Think

  • “… is it possible to learn this power?”

Obi-Wan Wave

  • “Hello there!”

Ahsoka GG

  • “Good game, Skyguy!”

Vader Thumbs Down

  • “I find your lack of skill disturbing.”

C-3PO Sweat

  • “Oh my! I need an oil bath.”


The Brawlhalla Star Wars Event also includes:

  • “Jedi Knight” Title reward for logging in during the Event.
  • Take the high ground in the new FFA Map: Mustafar
  • New Brawl of the Week Game Mode: Brawl of the Heroes
  • New Splash art and UI Theme.
  • Original main menu, character select, and victory theme music.
  • Daily login bonus of 250 Gold to celebrate this Event!
New Brawl of the Week – Brawl of the Heroes

Take the high ground in an epic 1v1 duel above the fires of Mustafar! Beware the rising lava as you battle. Knock out all of your opponent’s stocks to win!

  • New Mustafar Map with rising lava and moving platforms!
  • 1v1 
  • 3 Stocks Each
  • 8 Minute Timer
  • Knock out your opponent’s stocks to win!

This round of balance changes improves the risk-reward ratio for several underused Signatures, while reining in the reward for certain overperforming key Signatures following the Trial of Ymir tournaments.



The previously decreased Stun on Spear Side Light and Side Air has opened several gaps in the Spear’s string game, however the loss of pressure from landing a Side Light has proven to be too severe. We have increased the Stun of the Side Light to allow for slightly more reliable follow-up attacks, especially when punishing an opponent’s Dodge.

  • Spear Side Light: Increased Stun from 17 to 19.



With the ever-increasing speed of the game and wider mobility options, the Sword Down Light carried too much risk for its relatively thin total threat coverage when compared to other combo starters that grant similar reward. We have slightly reduced the Recover time on miss to better match this attack’s required precision on the ground.

  • Sword Down Light: Decreased Recover time on miss from 7 Fixed/20 Variable to 5 Fixed/20 Variable.



Cassidy’s Down Blasters had an overly long total duration that is easily punished from a significant distance away. We have reduced the Recover time to help offset this lengthy commitment and continue the flow of combat.

  • Cassidy Down Blasters: Decreased total Recover time from 21 to 19.



Diana’s Side Blasters often requires more precision than most Side Signatures, so we have borrowed some of the power from Diana’s incredibly strong Side Bow. The Side Blasters now have greater Force and less Recover time, at the cost of slightly less Force on Diana’s Side Bow.

  • Diana Side Bow: Decreased Force from 69 Fixed/49 Variable to 69 Fixed/47 Variable.
  • Diana Side Blasters: Increased Force from 60 Fixed/52 Variable to 65 Fixed/53 Variable; Decreased total Recover time from 28 to 25.



We have increased the Force and Damage of Ember’s Neutral Katars to better match its lengthy total duration and the slow bloom to its threat coverage.

  • Ember Neutral Katars: Increased Force from 75 Fixed/53 Variable to 75 Fixed/54 Variable; Increased total Damage from 25 to 27.



Fait’s Neutral Orb would often score knockouts too early when striking an airborne target with the top of the attack. We have reduced the Force to bring the knockout range closer in line with other similar attacks, and some of this lost power has been traded for a minor increase in Damage.

  • Fait Neutral Orb: Decreased Force from 70 Fixed/52 Variable to 64 Fixed/50 Variable; Increased Damage from 23 to 24.



Lucien’s Neutral Blasters would score knockouts significantly later than other similar Signatures due to its diagonal knockback and Lucien’s low Strength. We have increased the Force to allow this Signature to score knockouts at a more appropriate time.

  • Lucien Neutral Blasters: Increased Force from 70 Fixed/52 Variable to 72 Fixed/53 Variable.



We have slightly increased the Force on Munin’s Neutral Bow to better match its relatively slow Time to Hit and travel time.

  • Munin Neutral Bow: Increased Force from 65 Fixed/52 Variable to 65 Fixed/53 Variable.



Tezca’s Side Gauntlets and Side Boots would score knockouts too early, so we have reduced the Force to better match with their horizontal reach and movement.

  • Tezca Side Gauntlets: Decreased Force from 58 Fixed/50 Variable to 58 Fixed/48 Variable.
  • Tezca Side Boots: Decreased Force from 60 Fixed/50 Variable to 60 Fixed/48 Variable.



Zariel’s Neutral Bow now has greater Recover time on miss, as the user could previously cover themselves too quickly with a second attack. Players will now have a larger window to launch a counter-attack from the ground or from directly above Zariel.

  • Zariel Neutral Bow: Increased total Recover time on miss from 13 to 16.
Test Features

We’ve made some adjustments to the recently-added Sentinel Side Hammer rework Test Feature. New visual FX have been added to the charged variation to better differentiate between the charged and base version. A special case where performing the Heavy Attack while Gravity Canceled would cause it to end abruptly has been fixed.

  • Added new visual FX to Sentinel’s Side Hammer Signature’s charge variant Test Feature to make the switch between the charged variant & base version more noticeable.
  • Fixed a case where the attack would end abruptly when Gravity Canceled.

Based on player feedback, we’ve also decided to remove Perfect Dodge from Test Features, and it will not be graduating.


Game Improvements


  • The Game Modes in the “Filters” screen for the Public Custom Game Browser are now sorted in the same order as they are in the “Settings” screen in the lobby.
  • More Buddy Emotes display with their Buddy variations in Mallhalla.
  • When opening the game on Mac, the default window size is larger. 


  • When using cross-platform linked accounts, players can now progress Battle Pass missions for the Progression Skin & Podium when using an account that doesn’t own the Gold/Deluxe pass, if they are linked to an account that does own the Gold/Deluxe pass. 
  • In Training Mode, if the player swaps their Legend’s Weapon Skins and/or adjusts their Stats in the Legend Select Menu, then changes Legend in-game when going back to the originally selected Legend, the Legend’s stats and Weapon Skins will now always revert back to their base ones. 
  • In the Challenges Preview, several challenges now detect successful completion of combos/strings/etc more accurately.

Art & Animation

  • Resized Inari Yumiko in Mallhalla to allow for better legibility of the Skin name.
  • Additional Emote animation adjustments on SpongeBob – Ninja Flip, Handstand, and Kung Fu Salute.
  • Adjusted hand positioning on the Lore-Accurate Celestial Emote to line up with characters’ faces better.
  • Sidekicks floating in the background now have a better color overlay depending on the Map background.
Bug Fixes


  • Adjusted Legend Spawns on Chasm, Crumbling Chasm, and Crumbled Chasm.
  • Fixed a bug on PC/Mac where pressing the “Enter” key on the pause menu during a matchmade game would open up the chat instead of allowing players to interact with the pause menu buttons.


  • Fixed a bug where the Battle Pass Season 9 Avatar of War Avatar was not showing up in some players’ inventories once they unlocked reward Tier 2.

Challenges Preview

  • Fixed a bug where resetting a challenge while holding a throw could cause controls to lock up.
  • Fixed a bug during the Dash Jump and Dash Jump Dair Challenges where the Sensei bot was caught in a KO loop if the preview was interrupted with a pause.


  • On Steam, fixed a double-click bug on Meet the Legend page when the -multikeyboard launch option is active.
  • Fixed inconsistencies with Strikeout match preview.
  • Fixed the visible UI multiplier indicator appearing while spectating a match.
  • Fixed the Meet the Legends page so it does not auto scroll from front to back.
  • Fixed a bug where the Merciful Life Loading Frame was blocking its name in the Battle Pass UI.
  • Fixed a bug where in some 2v2 matches, the correct team name would not display and the corresponding voiceover would not play.


  • Deathly Presence Munin’s Scythe and Bow now display the correct names: Scythe of Mercy & Bow of Mercy.
  • Added the “喵” character to the Traditional Chinese font.

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.05

  • Release date: February 21st 2024 (North America, Europe) / February 22nd 2024 (Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Battle Pass Season 9: Apocalypse

In a ruined world, torn apart by a never-ending storm of wind and fire, a journey to find the truth wbehind the origins of the Apocalypse begins…

This season features all new Skins for the champions: Munin, Roland, Reno, & Barraza, a level-up Skin for Wu Shang, and an animated Epic Skin for Red Raptor.

Level up “The Truth” Podium to discover the Blessed Gates that were meant to prevent this rapture!

Season 9 also introduces the Deluxe pass: which unlocks exclusive cosmetics and grants 25 reward tier skips automatically!

A bundled option is also available to unlock both the Deluxe and Gold passes.

Season 9 also features:

  • 85 Tiers of new content including Avatars, Emotes, Sidekicks, Emojis, Weapon Skins, UI Theme, Loading Frame, and 6 new Skins!
  • A free track extending through all 12 weeks of the Battle Pass.
  • Weekly Missions available to all players.
  • A new Weapon set – Merciful – based on the new Deathly Presence Munin Skin’s Weapons. 
  • 3 platform variations for the new Map – Chasm. A 1v1 version, and bespoke versions for the new Brawl of the Week modes, Crumbling Chasm Clash and Dangerous Duel!
  • “The Betrayer” Title Reward.
  • UI takeover featuring animated splash art of the Champions.
  • New main menu, character select, and post-game theme music.
  • An exclusive Avatar awaits you if you complete all of the Weekly missions!


Exclusive Battle Pass Items

As the Seeker continues his journey, there are all-new Battle Pass rewards along his path. 

You’ll find the enigmatic beings of seemingly supernatural origin – Deathly Presence Munin, Ashen Warmonger Roland, Famished Beast Barraza, and Relentless Pest Reno. Pass solemn judgment on the unworthy with a new Emote, and devote yourself to the Wings of Mercy with an all-new UI Theme and Loading Frame. 

All Seekers are automatically granted access to the free Battle Pass track, where they may unlock Colors, Avatars, Emotes, Emojis, an animated Sidekick, Weapon Skins, and a Title Reward. 

Unlocking the Gold track grants access to an even greater amount of rewards and also contains boosters to unlock rewards even faster. Gold Track rewards also include the Wu Shang, the Seeker Progression Skin, “The Truth” Progression Podium, War Horse Sidekick, Fallout KO Effect, Mammoth Coins, animated Emojis, and much more!

Unlocking the Deluxe Pass grants the exclusive Molten Terror Sidekick, Lore Accurate Celestial Emote, “Seer of All” Title, and 25 reward tier skips!


Brand New Missions for Battle Pass

Season 9 introduces several new missions to complete!

  • All players are granted access to all the Weekly Missions!
  • Daily, Weekly, and General missions are available throughout the season.
  • Earn Battle Gems by completing missions to earn rewards!
  • Battle Gems measure a player’s progress toward the next reward tier.
  • Unlocking the Gold track will grant boosters for more opportunities to earn Battle Gems and rewards.


Earn Battle Gems to Level Up 

Each week, new missions unlock new opportunities to earn more Battle Gems while still allowing previous missions to be completed. 

  • Battle Gems are earned by completing missions in matchmaking games except for Brawl of the Week.
  • Players can get even more Battle Gems just by playing Brawlhalla. Any matchmaking game rewards Battle Pass XP that advances the “Earn Battle Pass XP” mission.
  • Completing the mission gives players Gems and a new more challenging “Earn Battle Pass XP” mission.

Seekers can unlock over 100 new rewards during the season, so get ready to start brawling! 

Players may also use Mammoth Coins to increase progress along the track while the season is active. 

For more information, check out the Battle Pass and FAQ pages!


New Brawl of the Week – Crumbling Chasm Clash

Watch out! The stage slowly crumbles away in this exciting new way to play Dice & Destruction. Fight in this 1v1, 3-minute match and earn the most points before time runs out while you struggle to find your footing.

  • Dice and Destruction Mode
  • 1v1
  • 3 Minute Timer
  • Map platform will slowly crumble away!
  • Score the most points to win!
New Blasters & Lance Challenges

Introducing 2 new bread-n-butter challenges, one for Rocket Lance and another for Blasters! Both allow players a chance to hone their abilities with classic combos for these Weapons. 

Blasters BnB 

  • 2 noteworthy combos to utilize with Blasters! 
  • Note that Down Light into Side-Air is true at almost all health ranges while Down Light into Side-Light is useful at lower health ranges.

Rocket Lance BnB 

  • It’s time to practice true combos! This challenge features 2 brand new true combos with Rocket Lance. 
  • Note that landing these combos leave you with a huge positional advantage so keep up the pressure!
New Test Feature: Perfect Dodge

In tandem with Hold-to-Dodge, we’re adding Perfect Dodge to Brawlhalla to reward players for perfectly timing their dodges rather than mashing or holding the Dodge input.

Perfect Dodge

  • You can perform a “Perfect Dodge” by timing a single Dodge input at the precise moment you exit hitstun, reducing your Dodge cooldown by 20 frames.
  • The 3 frame input buffer still applies to the Dodge input, giving you a total timing window of 4 frames.
  • The Dodge input can not be mashed or held.
  • Note that the Special FX may change in the future.
Game Improvements


  • Sponsored videos available on Ubisoft Connect.
  • Introducing a new, easier bot difficulty: Pushover. This is intended for players who may be brand new to the platform fighting genre and want to continue their practice on a more mobile Bot compared to the Training mode dummy.
  • Buddy Emotes now display on the Battle Pass track AND in Mallhalla!
Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where teams would show up as Blue, Red, or Yellow in matchmaking.
  • Fixed a bug where Xbox would not display a fanfare upon a successful DLC purchase.
  • Fixed a bug where getting KOs on Small Thunderguard Stadium and Small Great Hall in Experimental queues didn’t contribute to Battle Pass Mission progress. 


  • Fixed a bug where players that successfully dodged a grab attack could still get hit by it if the initial grab hit another player.
  • Fixed a bug in the Dice and Destruction modes where the skull roll wasn’t summoning Sidekicks as well as bombs.
  • Fixed a bug where players were forced to use red and blue team colors in 2v2 game modes. Now players are free to choose colors for both teams. 


  • Fixed a display error in Seven’s character select portrait (Mobile only) and Battle Pass Color Scheme unlock portrait (all platforms).
  • Fixed a bug where player Elo was visible in the post-game screen while they were still doing their 10 placement matches.

Art & Animation

  • Fixed a bug where Seven’s hands were displaying blue in replays.

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.04

  • Release date: January 31st 2024 (North America, Europe) / February 1st 2024 (Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:



The Don

  • “KO-ing is my best offer.”
  • Volkov’s Kingpin Scythe and Boss’s Judgment Axe will leave his opponents sleeping with the fishes.



  • “Azoth’s feline companion is ready to help in the Grand Tournament!”


Seven Wave

  • “Oh, hello there! Nice to meet you!”


Asuri Playing

  • “Feel my deadly wrath – nyah!”

New Country Flag Avatars:

  • Guam
  • Kuwait
  • Pakistan


Seven’s price has been reduced to 5400 Gold!

Weapon Skins

The Occult Weapon Set is now available in Mallhalla!


New Challenges

Unarmed Advanced Bread n’ Butters

Get that clip! With these unarmed strings, you can style on your opponent before you even pick up a Weapon.

  • Pro Tip: to get that perfect execution, pay close attention to your spacing and timing with these strings.

Advanced Stylish Unarmed Strings

Easy to pick up, difficult to master. Here are a few essential unarmed B’n Bs that require a bit more technique. Level up your unarmed game with these B ‘n Bs.

Unarmed Bread n’ Butters

Who needs a Weapon? Utilize these basic 2 hit combos to rack up solid damage using only your most basic tools!

Axe Bread n’ Butter

Get ready to deliver a devastating assault on your opponent with this simple yet effective combo with Axe!


New Test Feature

In continuing to update older or more simplistic Legends with new tools, we have added a Charge Variant to Sentinel’s Side Hammer. Years ago, this Signature was excellent at surprising opponents from a distance with a powerful leaping strike, but over time the speed of the game has increased and that distance has become less impactful. So as a Test Feature, when this Signature is charged past a brief duration, Sentinel will perform a double swing that travels a much greater distance. Leave us your feedback on this and other Test Features in Discord, Reddit, or any of our other official social channels.

Sentinel Side Hammer Rework

  • Adds a charged variant in which Sentinel travels farther with a second swing of his Hammer.
  • The Uncharged Side Hammer remains the same.


Updated Image Render Tool 

We’ve added Signature Attacks to the image render tool! Epic Skins and Crossovers display their unique swapped Sigs and Visual FX.


Brawl of the Week – Street Brawl Relay

The King of Iron Fist and Grand Tournaments Collide! Choose 3 fighters and brawl in this 1v1, 8-minute match. New fighters tag in when your health bar is depleted. First to 3 KO’s wins!

  • Street Brawl Mode
  • 1v1
  • 8 Minutes
  • First to 3 KOs wins!



This patch contains the last off-season balance adjustments and sets the stage for Brawlhalla Esports Year Nine. This includes Seven’s first balance pass, which makes her legal for use in official tournaments.


Battle Boots
We have decreased the Fixed Force of the Battle Boots Recovery to offset the distance it can carry a target before the final knockback. This will result in fewer early knockouts during aerial juggles.

  • Battle Boots Recovery: Decreased Force from 60 Fixed/42 Variable to 54 Fixed/42 Variable.


The Blasters Neutral Light now deals slightly greater damage to better match its required accuracy and total commitment. We have also decreased the Recover time on miss for the Blasters Side Light to bring the risk in line with other similar attacks on other weapons.

  • Blasters Neutral Light: Increased Damage from 15 to 16.
  • Blasters Side Light: Decreased total Recover time on miss from 14 Fixed/9 Variable to 13 Fixed/9 Variable.


The Greatsword Side Air now has significantly greater Recover time on miss to better match its total threat coverage and utility.

  • Greatsword Side Air: Increased total Recover time on miss while in the air from 7 Fixed/10 Variable to 10 Fixed/10 Variable.


Dusk’s Neutral Spear now has greater Recover time on miss to allow wider opportunities to counter this anti-air Signature.

  • Dusk Neutral Spear: Increased total Recover time on miss from 13 to 15.


The electric version of Seven’s Neutral Spear now has greater Minimum Charge time to open a dodge window after a Spear Down Light. We have also decreased its Force to better match its quick total duration. The fire version of Seven’s Neutral Spear now has greater Time to Hit to better match its threat coverage, and has an equal increase to its Minimum Charge time to keep its minimum Hit Window identical. The electric version of Seven’s Side Spear now has less Stun and significantly less Force to open dodge windows at certain health ranges and to bring the knockout potential closer in line with the attack’s overall utility. The fire version of Seven’s Side Spear now has slightly less Force to be closer in line with other similar Signature attacks.

  • Seven Neutral Spear: Increased Minimum Charge time of the electric mode from 11 to 12; Decreased Force of the electric mode from 58 Fixed/54 Variable to 55 Fixed/51 Variable; Increased Time to Hit of the fire mode version from 16 to 18; Increased Minimum Charge time of the fire mode version from 26 to 28.
  • Seven Side Spear: Decreased Stun of the electric mode from 32 to 31; Decreased Force of the electric mode from 58 Fixed/47 Variable to 58 Fixed/42 Variable; Decreased Force of the fire mode version from 58 Fixed/50 Variable to 58 Fixed/47 Variable.


Wu Shang
Wu Shang’s Down Gauntlets now has less Maximum Charge time to reduce the variable release window of the palm strike for more reliable counterattacks against this Signature.

  • Wu Shang Down Gauntlets: Decreased Maximum Charge time from 65 to 55.


The first hit of Zariel’s Neutral Bow now applies less Stun against secondary targets, allowing any non-grabbed opponents a chance to escape or interrupt Zariel before the final arrow shot.

  • Zariel Neutral Bow: Decreased Stun of the initial attack from 25 to 15; Removed the AoE Hit Window that could strike secondary targets during the grab transition.


Updated Tournament Map Pool

The Brawlhalla 2023 Esports Offseason has concluded! Thank you all for your feedback over the past few months. 

Here are the finalized 1v1 and 2v2 Tournament Map Pools for Brawlhalla Esports Year Nine:


  • Miami Dome
  • Apocalypse
  • Demon Island
  • Small Fortress of Lions
  • Suzaku Castle
  • Western Air Temple
  • Mishima Dojo
  • Small Terminus


  • Miami Dome
  • Apocalypse
  • Demon Island
  • Small Fortress of Lions
  • Western Air Temple
  • Mishima Dojo
  • Small Terminus
  • Small World’s End


Game Improvements


  • Added a back button on the cross progression screen.


  • For team games taking place in Mishima Dojo, the enemy team now default recolors to Yellow instead of Red. Couch games on this Map will use Blue and Yellow team colors instead of the usual Red and Blue.


  • The Sponsored Video Rewards system on PC & PlayStation is now available on Xbox! Now Xbox players can watch sponsored videos to earn free in-game Items. Please note: it may not be available in all regions immediately at launch.


Bot Improvements 

We have another wave of bot improvements with more to come. In this patch, we have improved the bot pathing on most Maps. Some larger Maps and special Game Mode Maps have not been improved this time around. This will help fix much unintended bot behavior.  

  • The bots ability to move around the Map has been improved on the majority of Maps, helping reduce some awkward behavior.
  • Upgraded a bot’s ability to distinguish when it’s time to grab a Weapon to avoid them fighting unarmed for too long.


Bug Fixes

Art & Animation

  • Fixed a bug where Seven’s hands would not always recolor correctly when using the fire mode on Spear.


  • Fixed a bug where Seven wouldn’t count towards Missions like Wearing a Hat properly. 
  • Fixed a bug that was causing bots to have an extremely high chance of throwing their Weapon when far away from their target. 
  • Fixed an issue with the Robot Dance Emote where the full animation wasn’t playing on tap.
  • Fixed a bug when Seven was KO’d with her Spear in fire mode, the next time she picked up a Spear, the fire mode attachment would be visible in light attacks despite being in electric mode.
  • Fixed a bug where random Emotes weren’t working online.
  • Fixed a bug where players were sometimes unable to lock in as Seven.
  • Fixed crashes on Kung Foot and Volleybrawl.
  • Fixed a bug where if a player gets hit within 2 frames of their chase Dodge after a Gravity Cancel they get the grounded Dodge cool down


  • Fixed a bug where player names in matchmaking scoreboard screen were no longer graying out after that player left

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.03

  • Release date: December 21st 2023 (North America, Europe) / December 22nd 2023 (Japan)
  • Maintenance: ??? (more details)
  • Patch notes:
New Legend: Seven
  • Seven – “The Free Heart Engineer”
  • Weapons: Spear, Cannon
  • Stats: 7 Strength, 3 Dexterity, 8 Defense, 4 Speed
  • “The Grand Tournament is a perfect testing ground for Seven’s new creations. In between matches, she’ll often hop the fence to collect the leftover bits of weaponry and armor to build something out of.”


Seven launches with a new feature on her Spear Signature attack kit called Mode Swapping. Using Spear Down Signature will add or remove a flamethrower attachment to her Spear.

  • Normally, Seven’s Neutral, Side Spear, and Down Signatures are electricity based attacks, which are good for strings and combos. 
  • With the flamethrower equipped, her Neutral, Side Spear, and Down Signatures are fire based attacks, which hit harder and are better for KOs.


The Free Heart Engineer is always modifying her appearance – Seven arrives with 3 new Skins!

  • Firefighter Seven  –“Stay calm! Stop, drop, and roll!” 
  • Tinyfigure Seven  – “Watch where you step!”
  • Wanderer Seven – “A masterless robot seeking atonement, and freedom for all mechanized beings.”
Brawlhallidays 2023

Jingle brawl the way! Celebrate the holiday season with brand new Skins for Sentinel & Fait, the first ever Brawlhallidays Sidekick: Miki, an ice crystal castle Winner Wonderland Podium, and an abundance of limited-time Items all available by following the snowflakes in Mallhalla.


Legend Skins:

Frost Tech Sentinel

  • “With cutting-edge tech that improves his night vision!”
  • The newest entry in the franchise sends Sentinel on a cold weather mission. He’s ready to fight any bad guy in his way with his Frostbitten Justice Hammer and Icy Slicers Katars.

Cozy Sweater Fait

  • “Ready for some hot cocoa and KOs!”
  • Bundled up and ready to battle! Fait’s in the festive season with her Hot Choco Orb and Merry Jingle Scythe.

Diamond Jack Caspian

  • “He stole August 32nd so winter would come sooner.”

Snowdrift Jaeyun

  • “The polar bears and the powder are awesome this time of year”.
  • The eyes on Jaeyun’s cap change color during lock-in & certain attacks!

Reindeer Games Gnash

  • “He never misses a delivery.”

White Out Nix

  • “She makes death cookies for the other skiers.”

Festive Yeti Onyx

  • “Oh what fun it is to blast your opponents far away, hey!”

Frost Guardian Ragnir

  • “Slashing through a winter wonderland.”

Nutcracker Cassidy

  • “Ready to lead the cavalry this holiday season.”

Santa Wu Shang

  • “He’s making a list and KO-ing you twice!”

Future Spirit Artemis

  • “The ghost of knockouts yet to come.”

Nutcracker Val

  • “Exterminator. No job too big, or small, or seven-headed. Open holidays and nighttime.”

Nutcracker Bödvar

  • “Neither mouse nor king can stand against true bravery.”

Snowman Kor

  • “Don’t put rocks in snowballs. Someone could get hurt.”

Krampus Cross

  • “He’s got this in the bag.”

Holly Jolly Ember

  • “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Stock.”

Wreck the Halls Teros

  • “Who’s the most famous now?”

Secret Santa Thatch

  • “Yo ho ho ho!”




  • “Hoot hooooot!”


Emoji Skins:

Snowman Sweat

  • “That game was too close, I’m melting!”
  • An animated Emoji Skin!

Festive Yeti Heart

  • “Om nom nom <3”

Diamond Jack Caspian

  • “Try again next time!”



Snowball Juggling

  • “Easy as knocking out your 3 stocks!”



Winner Wonderland’23 Podium

  • “Welcome to Ice Crystal Castle!”
  • A festive Podium with all new art and sound effects exclusive to this year’s event!



Winter Holiday Colors

  • Show off festive spirit with these red, green, and white colors!
  • Available for every Legend with your hard-earned Gold.


KO Effect:


  • “Hope you brought a coat.”
  • Knock out your opponents with chilly flair.


Weapon Skin:

Winter Daggers

  • “Watch out for frostbite!”
  • Exclusive to the seasonal event, this Katar Weapon Skin is the pointiest icicles you’ve ever seen!



Bomby the Snowman

  • “And he waved goodbye, saying don’t you cry. Stand a safe distance away.”
  • An exclusive animated Avatar!


Mjolnir Snowflake

  • “Only Thor can catch this on his tongue.”
  • Can be purchased with your hard-earned Gold!

The Brawlhallidays 2023 event also features:

  • A free “Most Famous Reindeer” Title by logging on to Brawlhalla during the event!
  • Daily login bonus of 250 Gold to celebrate.
  • Snow spread across a few Maps in Brawlhalla.
  • Holiday-themed UI Takeover! 
  • Follow the snowflakes in Mallhalla to find all the exclusive items.
New Scythe & Katars Challenges

Are you ready? Koji sensei has added 2 more Challenges for you to sharpen your skills! You may have studied the blade, but have you mastered the sharpened blades of Katars and Scythe? 

Katars Bread n` Butter

  • Two basic Katars bread and butter true combos. Great for starting strings or to force your opponents to dodge!

Scythe Punishment Combo

  • Become just like your favorite Fenrir Mordex player with this lengthy Scythe Punish Combo that utilizes both normal and active input attacks. Very useful against players caught with their dodge on cooldown!
Turkish & Spanish (Latin-America) Localization

For Patch 8.03, we’ve added new supported languages to Brawlhalla: Turkish and Latin-American Spanish! 

To change the language in-game, go to the “Options” tab from the Player Menu at the top right of the screen, select “System Settings” and toggle through the left/right arrows next to “Language” until you find your preferred one.


Bot Behaviour Improvements

Bots have many different personality traits now! Some like to jump more, some like to aggress and dash, or maybe you fight a Bot that likes to stay back and see what you do!  Depending on the difficulty level, the Bots will have better control of their movement options and have many different levels and combinations of these personality traits and more. 

Easier Bots (“Easy” through “Medium”) are able to be defeated/overpowered much quicker.

More difficult Bots (“Hard” through “Chosen”)

  • Now utilize Dash and fast falling in ways they didn’t before and make use of more subtle movement mechanics.
  • Now have the ability to “Weapon starve” (depending on the Bot) in different ways.
Tournament Map Pool

In Patch 8.01, the tournament Map pool was updated to feature a selection of Maps that encourage counter-picking during a best-of-three or best-of-five set in competitive play. 

Competitors can now choose from a diverse selection of Maps that fit specific platform archetypes. The increased Map pool size and variety of archetypes creates situations for players to ban opponents to the kinds of Maps they want to play on. Counter picking should now have a more tangible impact on the Map pool than previously. 

We’re excited to see a wider variety of competitive Maps be selected in Brawlhalla Esports Year Nine!

Here are the changes to the tournament Map pool in this patch:

  • Small Brawlhaven and Apocalypse have been removed from the 1v1 and 2v2 tournament Map pool.
  • Small World’s End and Bikini Bottom have been added to the 1v1 and 2v2 tournament Map pool.
  • Fixed a bug on Bikini Bottom where players would get instantly KO’d if they got hit into the coral spike at the bottom. 
  • Art adjustments to Halo to improve the readability of the edges of the platform.

To support the tournament Map pool getting larger in size, here’s a reminder that we added a new feature in 8.02 to help you curate the Maps that you play in Ranked: 

  • Players can now ban two Maps individually in all queues.

We are also working on an update to Color exclusion rules and Mishima Dojo to address issues seeing certain Colors on this Map.

New Test Feature – Hold to Dodge

Hold to Dodge is a new Test Feature that allows players to hold down the Dodge button while being hit so that they can Dodge on the first available frame. Everyone can try out this feature by enabling Test Features in Custom Games or by playing in the Experimental queue.

Hold to Dodge

  • If you press and hold the Dodge button after getting hit, you will attempt to Dodge in the held direction on the first available frame after hitstun.
  • This helps make the windows for escaping strings available to players of all skill levels and limits button mashing.

This balance pass is the second of the three waves of balance during the esports offseason. It contains several improvements to key attacks for underperforming Weapons, further updates to Gauntlets and Rocket Lance stun values, and improvements to a number of underused Signatures. You can look forward to the final offseason balance pass in the next patch. 


We have reduced the Damage of the Axe Neutral Light to better match its wide coverage and lengthy Hit Window. The Axe Down Light now has longer Recover time on miss for a clearer opportunity to retaliate against this sizable attack.

  • Axe Neutral Light: Decreased Damage from 19 to 17.
  • Axe Down Light: Increased Recover time on miss from 12 Fixed/11 Variable to 14 Fixed/11 Variable.



The Blasters lack of threat near the user has caused this Weapon to fall behind the others with the recent Dash enhancements, as it is now easier than ever to maneuver into the dead zone of this Weapon. We have increased the threat coverage near the user for the first blast of the Down Light to provide a high-risk, high-reward option in those situations.

  • Blasters Down Light: Increased threat coverage near the user during the first blast.



The recent Stun reduction of the Gauntlets Neutral Air has proven to be too severe of a decrease at the early-to-mid health ranges. We have increased the Stun, which now sits just below its previous value in order to maintain a Dodge Window before a Gravity Cancel Side Light follow-up at mid-health ranges.

  • Gauntlets Neutral Air: Increased Stun from 12 to 15.



The Orb can often struggle to score knockouts with its base kit, so we have slightly increased the Force of the Side Air. This provides a greater reward to compensate for the Side Air’s low total threat coverage and short Hit Window and brings it closer in line with similar options on other Weapons.

  • Orb Side Air: Increased Force from 55 Fixed/40 Variable to 55 Fixed/42 Variable.


Rocket Lance

We have restored most of the previously reduced Stun on the back end of the Rocket Lance Neutral Air, to provide consistently greater Frame Advantage when striking with the latter half of the attack. This still maintains tight Dodge Windows before most follow-up attacks.

  • Rocket Lance Neutral Air: Slightly increased Stun from a range of 29~18 to a range of 29~24.



The Sword Down Air now has greater Stun for tighter Dodge Windows before follow-up attacks. This firmly establishes the Down Air as a chief option for continued strings and greater potential damage.

  • Sword Down Air: Increased Stun from 16 to 18.



Ezio’s Side Orb would often inflict very little Damage when striking from a distance, so we have focused most of this attack’s Damage into that final hit to increase its expected value. We have also slightly increased the total Damage of this attack to better match other similar Signatures. Ezio’s Side Sword now has greater Force to better match the reward on hit to the risk of its total duration on miss.

  • Ezio Side Orb: Increased total Damage from 22 to 24; Focused the Damage more on the final hit.
  • Ezio Side Sword: Increased Force from 50 Fixed/50 Variable to 50 Fixed/52 Variable.



We have reduced the Minimum Charge time of Fait’s Down Scythe for more reliable use. This allows for a quicker response when using it to teleport and punish an opponent’s missed attack, or when using it as a surprise approach tool.

  • Fait Down Scythe: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 10 to 7.



Mako’s Side Katars now have significantly less Minimum Charge time to compensate for its relatively low total threat coverage and short reach from the user.

  • Mako Side Katars: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 16 to 12.



We have increased the Force and Damage of Vector’s Down Rocket Lance to better fit its niche usage and provide more consistent reward in a wider variety of situations.

  • Vector Down Rocket Lance: Increased Damage from 9 per projectile to 11 per projectile; Increased Force from 55 Fixed/49 Variable to 55 Fixed/51 Variable.



Zariel’s Side Gauntlets now has greater Minimum Charge time to better match its total threat coverage and significant reach.

  • Zariel Side Gauntlets: Increased Minimum Charge time from 10 to 13.
Game Improvements


  • Improved the Dash Dancing challenge.

Art & Animation

  • Additional Emote animation adjustments on SpongeBob.

User Interface

  • New “Meet the Legends grid, now separated into pages!
  • Added a “Mythic” filter to Mallhalla on mobile platforms.
  • Adjusted scale & placement for SpongeBob and Patrick in the pre-match and Meet the Legends screens.
Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where if a player got hit within 2 frames of their Chase Dodge after a Gravity Cancel, they would get the grounded Dodge cool down.
  • Fixed a bug where a player could get around the grounded Dodge cooldown from Gravity Cancels by Chase Dodging in certain scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug where the Sensei was unable to complete the Advanced Gauntlet String challenge.

User Experience

  • Fixed a bug where players’ spectate delay settings would not save.
  • Fixed a bug where the Crystal Clutch Gauntlets were missing from players’ inventory.

Art & Animation

  • Fixed a bug where SpongeBob would face the wrong way when doing the Buddy version of the Fist Bump Emote.

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.02

  • Release date: November 29th 2023 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Maintenance: ??? (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Brawlhalla x SpongeBob Squarepants

From Bikini Bottom to Valhalla! SpongeBob makes a splash as the first ever Mythic Crossover! Mythic Crossovers are a new tier of Crossovers that includes everything an Epic Crossover has, with additional features to make them feel even more like the original IP. In the case of SpongeBob, these include custom light Attack animations and dynamic costumes.

Patrick & Sandy also join the Grand Tournament as Epic Crossovers. All Crossover characters feature unique Weapon Skins, custom Signature FX, new lock-in animations, and dedicated roster spots. 

More residents from under the sea have also arrived, including The Flying Dutchman Sidekick, King Jellyfish KO Effect, Squidward Emoji, and many more favorites. Find all of these and more SpongeBob content in Mallhalla. 

All items will remain in Mallhalla after the event ends.


SpongeBob SquarePants Mythic Crossover

  • Mirrors the abilities of Rayman (Gauntlets/Axe)
  • The first ever Mythic Crossover!
  • Don your Kah-Rah-Tay helmet when Gauntlets are equipped, and a Krusty Krab fry cook hat when holding an Axe! These costume changes happen regardless of which Weapon Skins are equipped and apply only to SpongeBob, not other Legends or Crossovers.
  • Also featuring custom light Attack animations!

Patrick Star Epic Crossover

  • “Is mayonnaise an instrument?”
  • Mirrors the abilities of Teros (Axe/Hammer)
  • Featuring custom light Attack animations!
  • Patrick Star is SpongeBob’s best friend and neighbor. The inner machinations of his mind are an enigma, and this pink starfish is the ultimate pal who loves to nap, blow bubbles, and eat ice cream! That’s not all – he’s also an expert in Wumbology!

Sandy Cheeks Epic Crossover

  • “I’m hotter than a hickory-smoked sausage!”
  • Mirrors the abilities of Cassidy (Blasters/Hammer)
  • Despite being a squirrel, Sandy Cheeks lives under the sea in her oxygen-filled treedome. She’s a born-and-bred Texan thrill-seeker and adrenaline junkie. But don’t let her love of extreme sports and karate fool you – she’s also a master scientist and inventor!



The Flying Dutchman

  • “He’s gonna steal your soul!”



  • “Squidward’s favorite instrument.”
  • Featuring custom sound FX


  • “It’s a giraffe!”
  • Randomized – get an elephant, bubble buddy, or giant bubble!
  • Featuring custom sound FX

KO Effect:

King Jellyfish

  • “Keeeee-viiiiin!!!!!”
  • Featuring custom sound FX


Weapon Skins:

Goofy Goober Guitar

  • Axe Weapon Skin

Squidward’s Clarinet

  • “Not a toilet plunger.”
  • Sword Weapon Skin



Bold and Brash 

  • “More like “Belongs in the Trash”…”

Krabby Patty

  • “It’s time for the moment you’ve been waiting for!”


  • “Mee hoy minoy!”


  • “Meow.”



Squidward WP

  • “Well Played, I’m even more handsome now!”

SpongeBob Heart

  • “Imaginaaation!”

SpongeBob Tired

  • “*heavy breathing*”

SpongeBob BRB

  • “Alright, I’ll be right back…”

Patrick Think

  • “Thinking hurts my brain…”

SpongeBob Lookin’ Good

  • “You like Krabby Patties… Don’t you Squidward?”

Patrick Surprise

  • “Well, never mind the car… where’s the road???”

SpongeBob GG

  • “GG: Goofy Goober”

Patrick Facepalm

  • “Spongebob’s never getting that table….”


The SpongeBob SquarePants Crossover event also includes:

  • Free “Goofy Goober” Title for logging in during the Event. 
  • New “Bikini Bottom” Map, featured in the new Brawl of the Week mode – Bubble Tag Relay!
  • New Splash art and animated UI Theme.
  • Original main menu, character select, and victory theme music.
  • Daily login bonus of 250 Gold to celebrate this Crossover event!
New Challenges

Koji Sensei has 2 new challenges for you to start practicing! Introducing “Two Fundamental Hammer KO Combos” and “Two Fundamental Sword Combos”. These join the ever-expanding preview for Brawlhalla’s “Challenge” System. 

Two Fundamental Hammer KO Combos

  • The Hammer is a great Weapon for KO-ing your opponent. Here are two fundamental Hammer KO combos that are true. Try these when your opponent’s damage is high enough. Notice that one KO’s from the side and the other from the ceiling. Be aware of your position when choosing which to use!

Two Fundamental Sword Combos

  • It’s always smart to know what your tools are for KO-ing your opponent. Here are two fundamental Sword KO combos that are true. It’s important to note that one KO’s from the side and the other from the ceiling. Choose wisely when you are in battle!
Balance Pass

This balance pass is the first of several during the esports off-season. This one contains a few targeted changes at reining in certain damage-specific combo starters on overperforming weapons, while providing improvements to some key tools that were shown to be lacking during the Autumn Championship and Autumn Royale. This patch also contains Loki’s first balance pass, which makes him legal for all official Brawlhalla tournaments.


Battle Boots
The Battle Boots Side Light now has slightly less rear threat coverage at the beginning of the Hit Window, allowing more consistent dodges through this attack. Similarly, we have decreased the threat coverage of the Battle Boots Down Light. We have also decreased the Hit Window for more reliable dodges and counterattacks against the Down Light, and we have increased the Recover time on miss to keep the total duration of the attack the same.

  • Battle Boots Side Light: Decreased threat coverage toward the rear of the attack.
  • Battle Boots Down Light: Decreased threat coverage at the beginning of the attack; Decreased Hit Window from 5 to 4; Increased total Recover time on miss from 15 Fixed/15 Variable to 16 Fixed/15 Variable.


The Blasters Neutral Air is an important tool in continuing pressure against an airborne opponent, as well as providing a defensive option when recovering back to stage. We have brought the Time to Hit slightly closer to its previous value to aid in these situations, given the inherent dead-zones in the Blasters’ far-reaching threat coverage.

  • Blasters Neutral Air: Decreased Time to Hit from 10 to 9.


The Gauntlets Neutral Light would previously take too long to score knockouts, even when the opponent was far into red health, so we have increased the Force to provide more timely knockouts when compared to other similar attacks. The Gauntlets Neutral Air now has significantly less Stun to require tighter timing on team combos, to provide wider escape windows when off-stage against this weapon, and to open a dodge window between this attack and the Neutral Light.

  • Gauntlets Neutral Light: Increased Force from 44 Fixed/40 Variable to 46 Fixed/42 Variable.
  • Gauntlets Neutral Air: Decreased Stun from 16 to 12.


We have reduced the Time to Hit for the Greatsword Neutral Finisher from Down Bridge for more consistent strikes against opponents who opt for a dash between Greatsword chain attacks. The Greatsword Down Air had too much freedom of movement for its range and utility, so we have reduced the maximum allowed acceleration to be closer in line with other similar attacks.

  • Greatsword Neutral Finisher (from Down Bridge): Decreased Time to Hit from 15 to 14; Slightly increased threat coverage near the user.
  • Greatsword Down Air: Slightly decreased maximum allowed acceleration during the attack; Greatly decreased maximum allowed acceleration on miss.


The Orb Recovery now maintains the upper range of its Stun value for a longer portion of the Hit Window. This provides a more consistent frame advantage for most of the Hit Window. We have also increased the lower range of Force near the end of this attack for more consistent knockouts when striking at the very end of the Hit Window.

  • Orb Recovery: Increased Force from a range of 75~60 Fixed/44~36 Variable to a range of 75~60 Fixed/44~40 Variable; Hit Window maintains the upper range of 35~25 Stun for a longer period of time.


Rocket Lance
The Rocket Lance Neutral Air’s Stun now has a sharper decrease over the course of its duration and a slightly lower starting value. This will maintain a more steady frame advantage value regardless of what part of the arc strikes the opponent, which opens dodge windows between the Neutral Air and follow-up attacks.

  • Rocket Lance Neutral Air: Decreased Stun from a range of 32~27 to a range of 29~18.


The Scythe Down Air now has less Force for the forward version to better match the backwards Active Input version. This decrease in Force maintains the dodge window between the Down Air and other follow-up attacks for a broader range of health values, for more reliable escapes when recovering back to the stage.

  • Scythe Down Air: Decreased Force of the forward aerial version from 52 Fixed/30 Variable to 52 Fixed/24 Variable; Decreased Force of the forward grounded version from 20 Fixed/30 Variable to 20 Fixed/24 Variable.


We have decreased the Stun of Spear Side Light to widen dodge windows between large follow-up attacks such as the Neutral Air or certain Signatures, as well as requiring a tighter input from the user to consistently follow-up with a Down Light. The Spear Side Air has also received a decrease in Stun to open a dodge window between follow-up attacks, like the Neutral Light.

  • Spear Side Light: Decreased Stun from 19 to 17.
  • Spear Side Air: Decreased Stun from 22 to 20.


Azoth’s Neutral Bow would often be too slow to catch an opponent’s high degree of aerial mobility, so it now has a faster Minimum Charge time for more reliable use as an anti-air.

  • Azoth Neutral Bow: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 15 to 13.


Loki’s Side Scythe was too quick for its total threat coverage and power, so we have increased its Minimum Charge time and Recover time to allow more room to dodge and respond against this attack. We have also decreased its maximum vertical threat coverage to make it easier to contest from above. Loki’s Down Katars has received a decrease in Damage to better match its overall range and utility.

  • Loki Side Scythe: Decreased maximum vertical threat coverage; Increased Minimum Charge time from 13 to 16; Increased total Recover time from 20 to 22.
  • Loki Down Katars: Decreased Damage from 24 to 22.


Sentinel’s Down Hammer has received an increase in Damage to better match its long Time to Hit and telegraphed movement.

  • Sentinel Down Hammer: Increased total Damage from 22 to 25.


Sir Roland
Sir Roland’s Side Sword now has a faster Minimum Charge time to better match its lengthy commitment and duration. We have also shifted the Damage to focus on the final hit, as it would previously deal far too little Damage when striking with only the stab. Sir Roland’s Down Sword now has greater Force since it would previously take too long to score knockouts with the middle and end of the attack when compared to other similar attacks.

  • Sir Roland Side Sword: Decreased Minimum Charge time from 15 to 13; Shifted Damage to be mostly focused on the final hit.
  • Sir Roland Down Sword: Increased Force from 68 Fixed/48 Variable to 68 Fixed/50 Variable.


It was previously too easy to maneuver around Yumiko’s Down Bow projectiles, so we have reduced the Recover time of this Signature so the user can apply more consistent pressure after using this unique attack.

  • Yumiko Down Bow: Decreased Fixed Recover time from 18 to 16.
Game Improvements


  • Players can now ban two Maps individually in all queues!
  • All platforms have a new option in System Settings: Spectate Delay. Select “Speed” for a 1 second delay, or “Quality” for a 3 second delay. 


  • Chests are now available in one tab in Mallhalla!
  • Added a new toggle box for Cross-Progression. On PC, you can press C to toggle the star or click the boxes. On Xbox and Switch press “A” to toggle it. On mobile, tap to select. PlayStation will display the appropriate buttons when that goes live! 
Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where players using a controller could not back out from the “rename local player” menu.
  • Fixed a bug where Gadget drop shadows were visible before the Gadget spawned.
  • Fixed a bug where the achievement/trophy for playing 30 Matchmade games required the player to play 50 Matchmade games.


  • Fixed a bug where players could not pan or zoom the camera while paused in replay mode.

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.01

  • Release date: November 8th 2023 (North America, Europe) / November 9th 2023 (Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Battle Pass Classic 3: Jötun Winter’s Return

A Jötunn winter sweeps through Brawlhalla once again! This return to Brawlhalla’s third Battle Pass season features an up-to-date Battle Pass track with 85 tiers that lasts for 12 weeks! 


Discover new rewards unlockable by playing Brawlhalla and completing updated missions. Plus, enjoy some exclusive rewards for those who braved the last Jötunn cold front. 

This Battle Pass season features new rewards like a new Battle Boots Weapon Skin and Emojis while also starring classics like the Aurora Brynn Epic Skin, Jormungandr Mako Progression Skin, and many other frozen finds.


Battle Pass Classic 3: Jötunn Winter’s Return also features:

  • A purchasable pass to the Gold Track with exclusive rewards like the Yggdrasil’s Fate Progression Podium.
  • Players that bought the Gold Pass during the original run of Battle Pass Season 3 do not need to purchase it again.
  • All players are granted access to the Free Track and all the Weekly Missions!
  • A UI takeover featuring Aurora Brynn and Midnight.
  • For all completionists, a new Avatar & “Ice Giant Warrior” Title reward awaits you if you make it through all 85 tiers and complete all the missions!
  • Players who purchased the Gold Pass for the original run of season 3 will also receive the “Ymir’s Chosen” Title reward.
8th Anniversary Celebration

Break out the party hat and cake – it’s time to celebrate Brawlhalla’s Eighth Anniversary! This seasonal event features exclusive items, like the new Artemis & Diana Skins, Sidekick, Podium, and much more. Players can also claim the free “Belle of the Brawl” Title just by logging in to Brawlhalla during the event!

For this 8th anniversary celebration, we’re also holding a timed mission to earn Esports V.1 Colors. 

See the list below for all the exclusive party favors:


Peacock Artemis

  • “The will of the party!”
  • Ready to stun in her metallic faux plumage, Artemis makes an entrance with her Pavo Beak Scythe and Cristatus Wingspan Rocket Lance.

Swanky Diana 

  • “Fashionably late with a bang.”
  • Diana makes a bold statement with her custom Gold-Inlaid Bow and Jubilation Blasters. 

Gothic Chic Nix

  • ”She’s dressed to KO!”
  • Ever the trendsetter, Nix serves a dark, fashion forward look. She styled it with her Last Bite Scythe and Glitz & Glam Blasters.  

The Honorable Sir Roland, Esq.

  • “Yet another title to add to his incredible list.”
  • Sir Roland is attired with his finest formalwear to attend the party with his Golden Lion Fang Sword and Regal Roar Rocket Lance.

Maître d’Hattori

  • “She’ll serve you a memento mori.
  • Hattori is ready to deal you a KO with her Celebratory Sabre and Corsage Royale Spear.

Gentleman Kor

  • “Simultaneously neat and on the rocks.”
  • Kor’s been buffed and polished for the celebration! He’s accessorized too with Cuffed Regalia Gauntlets and Disco Brawl Hammer.

Ritzy Bödvar

  • “I can bear-ly contain my excitement.”
  • Adorned with his Hammer Decorum and Gilded Glory, Bödvar is ready to celebrate in his new attire!


MonoKyle – “He’s ready to celebrate!”

  • New seasonal Anniversary Sidekick!
  • He’s escaped Terminus! Time to party!!



Gala Color Scheme

  • Dress to impress with these white, black, and gold colors.
  • Available for every Legend!

Esports v.1 Color Scheme

  • Win a matchmade game with a Legend to earn this elite Color Scheme for that Legend.
  • Win matchmade games with all 60 Legends to unlock the Colors for all future Legends! Also unlocks the “Drum Solo” Emote. 



New seasonal Anniversary Emojis!

  • Gentleman WP – “I do say, that was a well played match.”
  • Ritzy GG – “Indeed, a good game was had by all!”
  • Ray of the Dead Thumbs Up – “Always brush your teeth after eating candy!”


8th Cake-aversary

  • “Cassidy’s trademark carrot cake recipe! All rights reserved.”
  • Party with your opponents with some cake!


Gilded Deco 2023

  • “Celebrate our 8th Anniversary with this newly lacquered Podium!”
  • Featuring animations and sound effects, dazzle your opponents on this lavish Podium.

The Anniversary event also includes:

  • A free “Belle of the Brawl” Title by logging on to Brawlhalla during the Anniversary event!
  • Daily login bonus of 250 Gold to celebrate this event.
  • Anniversary-themed UI Takeover! Follow the top hats in Mallhalla to find all the goodies.
Cassidy Sig Rework

After tons of feedback and testing in Experimental –  Cassidy gets an entirely new tool while retaining the original.

New Down Hammer changes: Cassidy will now throw her lasso and trap her opponents in it. 

  • Bonus: Also reworked on Globox!

New Side Hammer: Charge variant will perform the original Down Hammer tornado signature. The uncharged Side Hammer remains unchanged.


Dash Updates

Also graduating from Experimental – the startup time for backdash has been decreased both in neutral and during dash dancing to be more symmetrical with forward dash.

Now, just like forward dash, you can attack out of a backdash freely.

Other than the slightly reduced impulse speed compared to forward dash, there is no penalty for performing a backdash anymore.


Spectate Delay

Introducing a new setting in the “System Settings” menu. Spectators can now control the amount of delay when spectating a match. Select “Quality” for a 3 second delay, or “Speed” for a 1 second delay. Players on Steam can still type the launch option to accurately set their delay.


Unified Competitive Pool

The competitive Map pool has been unified so that 1v1s and 2v2s are the same, and increased the pool from 7 to 9 Maps. 

The full pool includes:

  • Small Brawlhaven
  • Demon Island
  • Apocalypse
  • Small Fortress of Lions
  • Western Air Temple
  • Miami Dome
  • Mishima Dojo
  • Small Terminus
  • Halo
Game Improvements


  • Weapon Spawn placements improved on Plains of Passage, Demon Island, and Small Brawlhaven.
  • Improved Bot behavior and pathing on Inverted Dracula’s Castle.
Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where Sticky Bombs could not KO in the Buddy Game Mode taking place on Under the Canopy and Kung Foot Arena Maps.
  • Fixed a bug where Bots would accidentally self-KO on Inverted Dracula’s Castle.


  • Fixed a bug where favorited Weapons were not saving correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where controller players could not back out from the “rename local player” menu.
Mammoth Coin Pack Pricing Adjustments

To better match the value of various international currencies, we’ll be adjusting the prices for Mammoth Coin Packs in various international stores. All prices in US dollars remain the same, and are the standard for their pricing value. 

Brawlhalla – Ver. 8.0.0

  • Release date: October 11th 2023 (North America, Europe) / October 12th 2023 (Japan)
  • Maintenance: Yes (more details)
  • Patch notes:
Happy Brawlhalloween 2023!

The spooky season of trick or treat and frightening feats is here! We’re celebrating Brawlhalloween starting today by opening up the crypt underneath Mallhalla. There you’ll find 18 seasonal Skins, including new ones for Arcadia and Wu Shang, a brand new Sidekick, Emojis, Ofrenda 2023 Podium, Colors, and more! Just follow the trail of candy corn and you won’t lose your way.

See the list below for all the exclusive treats:


Diabolical Doll Arcadia

“Watch out for your teddy bear.”

  • Wanna brawl until… THE END?? Beware this haunted doll’s Ornate Scissorblade Greatsword and Stuffing Spear!


“Dark forces spur the beginnings of this Great One’s domination.”

  • The Deep One breaks through the lagoon’s surface with Rotten Oar Spear and Chainbreakers Gauntlets.


Mad Doctor Ulgrim

“His last patient was Petra and look at her now!”

  • With an Extra Large Scalpel and Skull Saw, Ulgrim finds unconventional uses for his (now revoked) M.D.

Termin-gator Onyx

“Croc cyborgs don’t feel pain.” 

  • Alligator? Crocodile? Either way, Ulgrim’s latest medical experiment is on the loose. Armed with Judgment Claws and Swamp Serum… She’ll be back.

Ray of the Dead

“RIP: Rayman is Phantasmic.”

  • Of course they celebrate Halloween in the Glade of Dreams! No one is more excited than Rayman with his sugar skull inspired face paint, Calaveraxe, and Saints & Souls Gauntlets.

Demon Rider Artemis

“Anybody can ride a Rocket Lance. The trouble begins when you try to land with it.”

  • Witness Artemis and her unmatched command of stunts and the badlands. She’s ready for any terrain with her Dirt Road Drill Rocket Lance and Adrenaline Rush Scythe.

Corpse Bride Mirage

“Here comes the bride, all dressed to fight!”

  • Not even death will part Mirage from her true love. She re-enters the Great Halls from beyond the grave armed with her Scythe and Spear: In Sickness and In Health.

Werewolf Thatch

“It’s high moon.”

  • Things are looking pretty hairy for this ‘ol pirate. Be sure to beware of the full moon, or you might fall prey to his Haunted Incisor Sword or Wolf’s Howl Blasters.

Dusk Till Dawn

“He vants to take your Elo!”

  • This elven king becomes a different kind of nobleman for the Brawlhalloween season. Just don’t let him get too close, his teeth and Immortal Pike are as pointy as his ears. The Blood Keepsake Orb can’t be good either.

Petra Reanimated

“Consult your doctor.”

  • SHE LIVES! Avoid the grasp of Petra’s Gauntlets – Horror & Fright, and the cruel sting of Von Evilstein’s Heart.



“She’s got a bone to pick!”

  • Cat got your… flesh? The fiery spirit that possesses Asuri’s skeleton is just as fierce. Beware, her Bone Claw Katars are as sharp as her Sword, Joint Pain.

Werebat Ragnir

“Like a bat out of Helheim.”

  • This bat is right-side-up and ready to brawl! He uses his finely attuned senses to best his opponents with his Sonar Slicer Katars and The Monster Slash Axe.

Immortal Caspian

“When you’re a vampire thief, the stakes are always high.”

  • Caspian’s blue blood seems to be in short supply these days, so your own blood will have to suffice. Look out for the attack of his Vampiric Embrace Gauntlets and his Bloodletting Katars.

The Monster Gnash

“Graveyard smaaaash!”

  • Everyone’s favorite monster is getting ready to MASH his opponents with his Headache Hammer and Hand-Saw Spear.

Punkin Spice Yumiko

“In every town, village, and city. There is no escape. Ever.”

  • It’s Punkin Spice season, and Yumiko isn’t taking prisoners with her ded Bow and LOL RIP Hammer.

Demonkin Diana

“Be careful what you ask for”

  • This half-blood is all-in on taking you down. Her Wicked Wings Bow and Brimstone Blasters will send you to the not-so-pearly gates below.

Horseman Lucien

“They say his spirit haunts the roadways to this very day.”

  • This pompous undead Count thinks himself a gourd. Even in his current state he threatens dissidents with his Haunting Blade Katars and his trusty Blasters, Ghost and Goblin.

Bewitching Scarlet

“Nice night for a hex.”

  • She’ll put a spell on you with her Dark Cauldron Hammer and Witching Broom.
  • Bonus: Angry Magic Hat poses with Scarlet’s actions!



Diablo – “The most haunting of friends!”

  • New Brawlhalloween seasonal Sidekick!
  • Arcadia’s building an army of possessed stuffed animals.


New Brawlhalloween seasonal Emojis!

  • Ray of the Dead Thumbs Up – “Always brush your teeth after eating candy!”
  • Punkin Spice 1 More – “Trick or treat!”
  • Horseman Cackle – “Mua-ha-ha-hah!!” –  An animated Emoji!


Skeleton Dance – “Doot doot.”

  • Have a fun spooky time with a skeleton friend while dancing to some unique tunes.


Ofrenda 2023 – “An offering for our KO’d Brawlers.”

  • The expression on the sugar skull’s face changes depending on the Podium’s state! (Ready/Idle, Lock In, Victory, & Defeat)
  • Exclusive updated art for 2023!
  • Featuring unique sound and visual FX.


KO Effect

Jac-KO-Lantern – “Smashing pumpkins into tiny pieces of debris!”

  • An exclusive KO Effect for Brawlhalloween.


Pumpkin Pyre – “Ghostly fire makes everything better!”

  • An animated Avatar!

RIP – “Rest In Pieces.”

  • Purchasable with your hard-earned Gold!



Haunting Colors – “Gloom of night and glow of flame.”

  • Give your opponents a scare with these purple, black, and orange colors.
  • Available for every Legend!


Brawlhalloween 2023 also features:

  • A new annual exclusive “Vraxx in Disguise” Title Reward given to players that log on during the event.
  • Pumpkins spread across a few Brawlhalla Maps!
New Gadget: Sticky Bomb

After much testing and community feedback in Experimental, the new Gadget – Sticky Bomb – is graduating into all queues!

The Sticky Bomb attaches to a player when thrown and detonates after a short time. See below for full details!

  • When thrown, this Gadget attaches to a player and blinks in red for a short time until it detonates. 
  • It can be passed to another player by running into them.
Game Improvements


  • “Big Icon” damage indicators now appear the same color as the damage indicator next to the top right of the screen.

Art & Animation

  • The Wall Tag Emote now layers behind other objects so that the concrete wall doesn’t cover up other players.
  • Updates to the animated Miami Dome Background.
Bug Fixes


  • For the Nintendo Switch, we fixed a bug where the camera mode can now change during a match while in handheld mode.
  • Fixed a rare crash during rollbacks.
  • Fixed an occasional desync related to using a Sidekick Summoner Horn with no Weapons in the lobby.

Art & Animation

  • The Chaos Harvester Scythe Weapon Skin now animates properly when equipped by Loki.


  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to click on menu buttons while a sponsored video is playing.
  • Loki’s base Weapon Names now display correctly. “Tethered Plane” Scythe & “Realm Etchers” Katars. 

How to download updates for Brawlhalla for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Brawlhalla on Nintendo Switch, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game’s icon in the Home Menu and press – or + to get to the options screen. The version number is displayed below the title.


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