This update is packed with all new Store items! Introducing brand new Skins for Sidra and Cassidy, new Weapon Skins, an Emote, and more. We’ve also made an update to the Smoke Trails visual effect Test Features. Test Features are available to try out in the Experimental queue and in Custom Lobbies with Test Features enabled.

Lastly, we have made a number of hurtboxing adjustments, updated the Brawl of the Week to feature Team Strikeout, made a few game improvements, and a couple of other additions. There’s also been some talk around the Great Hall that Valhallentine’s will start soon in February.

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Skins

Sky Pirate Sidra

  • “Ready to set the sky ablaze!”
  • This steampunk skyfarer blasts her opponent away with her Revolver Cannon and Pressure Slicer.

Bitpunk Cassidy

  • “The world is a binary dreamscape.”
  • Arming herself with her Firewalls and H4MM3R Time, this cyber sheriff has the ultimate defense!

Emote

Dumbbell Curls

  • “Don’t forget to work out the other arm.”
  • Feel the burn with this new Emote with sound effects.

Weapon Skins

Fu Lion Charm

  • “Eternal protection from the heavens.”
  • A new Orb Weapon Skin for the Jade Dragon Weapon Set.

Dragon’s Fury

  • “Summons the might of a thousand dragons.”
  • This Greatsword Weapon Skin also joins the Jade Dragon Weapon Set.

Darkheart Claymore

  • “Surging with slashes filled with nightmares.”
  • A new Greatsword Weapon Skin for the Darkheart Weapon Set.

Avatars

New Country Flags

  • Paraguay
  • Lithuania
  • Philippines
  • Nigeria
  • Latvia
  • Estonia

You and your teammate pick your best three Legends and face off against an enemy team.  3 stocks for each player; run through your list of Legends as you lose stocks. K.O. all Legends on the enemy team to win!

  • 2v2 Strikeout
  • 3 Stocks!
  • Last team standing wins!
  • Queue alone or with a friend.

New cosmetics added!

  • Sky Pirate Sidra
  • Bitpunk Cassidy
  • Dumbbell Curls Emote
  • New Weapon Skins!
  • New Country Flag Avatars!

The Solidarity Emote benefiting Campaign Zero is still available.

Looking for a certain chest?

  • We’re rapidly rotating through chests, so check out the in-game timer to know when the next chest will rotate.

Check out the new Sales items!

We’ve updated the Smoke Trails visual effect Test Features based on community feedback. The time the Smoke Trails effect appears on screen has been shortened in order to reduce their visual footprint during battle.

Test Features are available to try out in the Experimental queue and in Custom Lobbies with Test Features enabled.

Please let us know your experience with these Test Features on Twitter and Discord! Check out brawlhalla.com/test-features for more information.

This patch contains some minor adjustments to enable some underperforming weapons to better execute their gameplan, while also opening more avenues of approach or escape against key attacks on others.



Cannon

The Cannon Side Light setup location has been slightly lowered to leave the target slightly closer for more reliable follow-up attacks. We have also increased the Force of the Cannon Neutral Air to improve its knockout power, given its pivotal role as both a combo ender and a powerful anti-air. The Hit Window and final threat coverage of the Cannon Recovery has been slightly decreased to open a greater window to evade or contest this attack as the swing finishes.

  • Cannon Side Light: Setup location is now slightly lower.
  • Cannon Neutral Air: Increased Force from 31 Fixed/51 Variable to 35 Fixed/53 Variable.
  • Cannon Recovery: Decreased threat coverage at the end of the Hit Window; Decreased Hit Window from 8 to 7.


Gauntlets

We have significantly decreased the damage of Gauntlets Neutral Air, given its role in setting up further attacks. This maintains the technical ceiling of this weapon and its more difficult combos, while bringing the rewards in line with difficult sequences on other weapon kits. We have also reduced the threat coverage at the bottom of Gauntlets Recovery to open more reliable escape options after certain strings, and more reliability in contesting this attack from in front and below the user.

  • Gauntlets Neutral Air: Decreased Damage from 12 to 8.
  • Gauntlets Recovery: Decreased bottom threat coverage.


Hammer

The Hammer Side Air has received a reduction in rear threat coverage to enable more reliable aerial approaches when contesting this attack from above the user.

  • Hammer Side Air: Decreased rear threat coverage.


Rocket Lance

The Rocket Lance Neutral Air now allows slightly greater drift and acceleration in exchange for slightly less threat coverage near the end of the attack. The end of the Hit Window no longer strikes opponents that are standing on even ground. The Rocket Lance Down Air now has a significantly shorter Hit Window that travels at a harsher vertical angle and has a slightly more vertical knockback to match. This gives the Down Air a clearer role in comparison to the Side Air by providing a quicker, shorter range attack that can better threaten targets beneath the Rocket Lance user.

  • Rocket Lance Neutral Air: Decreased threat coverage at the end of the Hit Window; Slightly increased the allowed momentum and acceleration during this power.
  • Rocket Lance Down Air: Decreased Hit Window from 12 to 9; Angle of travel is slightly more vertical; Angle of knockback is slightly more vertical.


Sword

We have decreased the vertical threat coverage of the Sword Neutral Light to enhance aerial approaches against this weapon. This also grants early dash-jump approaches a wider margin to clear this attack and respond with one of their own.

  • Sword Neutral Light: Decreased vertical threat coverage of the first two swings.

The Greatsword base kit and a number of Signatures for the earliest Legends have received updates to their hurtboxing. Many of these updates fix a large degree of drop cases that can occur when the user is struck during these powers. Several other updates in this list match the hurtboxing closer to the animation, particularly during attacks with significant movement. This is the first wave in a series of updates to hurtboxing and hitboxing for most Legends and weapons. The next waves will go live after the Winter Championship balance lock is lifted.


Greatsword

  • Greatsword Side Light Opener: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Greatsword Down Light Opener: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Greatsword Side Light Bridge (from Neutral Opener): Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Greatsword Side Light Bridge (from Down Opener): Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Greatsword Neutral Light Bridge (from Down Air Opener): Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.
  • Greatsword Side Light Bridge (from Down Air Opener): Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.
  • Greatsword Down Light Closer (from Down Air Opener): Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.
  • Greatsword Down Light Closer (from Down Light Opener): Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.
  • Greatsword Side Light Closer (from Side Light Bridge): Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.
  • Greatsword Neutral Air: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation.


Bödvar

  • Bödvar Side Sword: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased forward vulnerability during the Hit Window.
  • Bödvar Neutral Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased vertical vulnerability.
  • Bödvar Side Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.


Cassidy

  • Cassidy Side Blasters: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly increased forward vulnerability.
  • Cassidy Down Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly less forward vulnerability during the charge.


Orion

  • Orion Neutral Spear: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Orion Side Spear: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Orion Side Rocket Lance: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Orion Down Rocket Lance: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly less forward vulnerability during the charge.
  • Orion Side Spear: Fixed a case where the target could be dropped before the final hit.


Lord Vraxx

  • Lord Vraxx Neutral Rocket Lance: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly less forward and vertical vulnerability during the charge and attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Lord Vraxx Down Rocket Lance: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly less vertical vulnerability during the attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Lord Vraxx Side Blasters: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in slightly less forward and vertical vulnerability during the attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Lord Vraxx Down Blasters: Updated hurtboxing to fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.


Gnash

  • Gnash Neutral Spear: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation and fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Gnash Side Spear: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation and fix a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Gnash Down Spear: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in less forward and vertical vulnerability during travel, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Gnash Neutral Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased vertical vulnerability during the charge, and increased vertical vulnerability during the attack.
  • Gnash Side Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in increased forward vulnerability during the Recover time.
  • Gnash Down Hammer: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in increased forward vulnerability during the travel, but decreased vertical vulnerability during the ground impact.


Queen Nai

  • Queen Nai Neutral Katars: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased vertical vulnerability during the charge.
  • Queen Nai Side Katars: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased forward vulnerability during the travel, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Queen Nai Down Katars: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased horizontal vulnerability during the attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Queen Nai Neutral Spear: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased horizontal and vertical vulnerability during the attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.
  • Queen Nai Side Spear: Updated hurtboxing to better match the animation, resulting in decreased forward vulnerability during the attack, and also fixing a number of drop cases when struck during this power.

User Experience

  • “Battle Points” have been renamed to “Battle Pass XP” in order to make it more immediately clear how they work and to eliminate any confusion that resulted from “Battle Pass” and “Battle Points”.

Animation

  • Updated and improved the visuals for the respawn carry animations by adjusting the body parts and limbs on the character rig.

The free-to-play Legend rotation for this week includes: Kor, Hattori, Thor, Val, Kaya, Lin Fei, Lord Vraxx, Barraza, and Ragnir.

  • Kor – Blackguard Keep’s left platform mover takes his place in the arena wielding both Gauntlets and Hammer.
  • Hattori – A gifted ninja with unparalleled skill with the Sword and Spear has discovered Valhalla. Will she find any worthy challengers there?
  • Thor – Finally entering the ring, Thor, God of Thunder, makes his appearance in the Grand Tournament with his trusty Hammer, Mjölnir, and his powerful Orb.
  • Val – An android assassin with terrifying strength and quicker-than-light cognition, Val is a force to be reckoned with when utilizing her Sword and Gauntlets.
  • Kaya – Using her bow, spear, and spirit animals, she is ready to try her luck in the Grand Tournament!
  • Lin Fei – A defender of the innocent and teacher of the lost ways.  She is a great teacher who has developed her own fighting style, the ‘Way of the Iron Dragon,’ which utilizes her Cannon, Katars and an ancestral dragon-spirit.
  • Lord Vraxx – This feared warlord dominates his opponents with Rocket Lance and Blasters!
  • Barraza – A feared man in the wastelands with his Blasters and Axe, Barraza is the ultimate survivor and will do what it takes to be at the top in Valhalla.
  • Ragnir – This apex predator, whose home is in the Fangwild, now ventures outward using his Katars and Axe to take on the rest of the Legends in Valhalla!