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January Update + Sneak Peeks: New Brawlers + New Skins + New Event + More!


Brawl Stars

Today Brawl Stars released a HUGE update and announced some new cool features coming soon. New Brawler, new skins, new event and much more is coming soon.

Sneak Peek: New Brawler - Gene!

Brawl Stars New Brawler Gene

• Gene is a versatile supporter who can engage enemies at any range!

• Gene’s Super launches a magical hand from his lamp, dragging an enemy to his location!

New Character Models (also VFX, existing skins)

• Spike (Pink Spike skin replaced with Sakura Spike)

• Darryl

• Poco

• Rico

• Colt

Sneak Peek: New Skins

Brawl Stars New Skin Darryl Dumpling

• Dumpling Darryl

Brawl Stars New Skin Lion Dance Brock

• Lion Dance Brock

Brawl Stars New Skin Royal Agent Colt

• Royal Agent Colt

Brawl Stars New Skin Football Bull

• Football Bull

Brawl Stars New Skin Serenade Poco

• Serenade Poco

Brawl Stars New Skin Popcorn Rico

• Popcorn Rico

Sneak Peek: Lunar New Year Brawl Event

Brawl Ball

Brawl Stars Brawl Ball Changes
You can no longer go behind the goal

• Brawlers now spawn inside the Goal

• Kicking the ball without Super now consumes ammo


• Player names are now empty instead of "???" at over 300 Trophies

• Poison doesn't deal damage instantly when it spawns or grows


• Game mode length reduced from 2m 30s to 2m

Raid Boss

• Now shows when the next Boss rage stage is triggered

• Added one more rage stage

• Show in-game which difficulty you are playing

• Respawn time increased by 2 seconds

Duo Showdown

• Respawn time increased by 2 seconds


• Safe health increased from 30000 to 36000

All Modes

• Green bushes no longer grow back after 35 seconds

• Explosion and other things that destroy the environment don't leave 1 tile gaps anymore (hard to move through them with the joystick)

Character Changes

• Many new visual effects for Brawlers and skins

• Mortis VO added

• Bo VO added

• Brock VO added


• Performance improvements

• Chat - Game room chat is still visible when other people have left the room

• Clubs - Search clubs while in a club "button" added

• Shop improvements

• Change your leaderboard location in Settings

• Ability for Club Presidents and Vice Presidents to change Club location

• When playing solo in a friendly game room you can now quit from the friendly game (faster to practice and try out things)


• Star Power gem price lowered from 266 to 233

• Player's token limit increased from 100 to 200

Maps & event rotation

Bounty and Heist now share event slot 3

• Added four new Bounty maps, kept three old Bounty maps

• Added four new Heist maps, kept three old Heist maps

• Tweaked the remaining old Heist maps to increase Brawler variety

Brawl Ball and "Showdown with event mods" now share event slot 4

• Added one new and one previously removed Showdown map

• Added one new Brawl Ball map

• Showdown is now the only game mode with event modifiers

• Removed Life Leech event modifier

• Removed Gem Grab, Bounty and Heist maps that were rarely in rotation

Character Balance


• Increased Star Power Healing from 300 to 500


• Increased Star Power Damage per second from from 240 to 300


• Decreased Star Power visibility range from 6 tiles to 4 tiles

• Increased Main attack damage from 420 to 480

El Primo:

• Increased Star Power Damage from 600 to 800


• Increased Star Power Healing from 200 to 300

• Increased Main attack damage per second from 600 to 640

• Increased Super damage per second from 480 to 640

• When throwing the Super close to Barley the spread of the bottles is now much larger. Also the damage from the Super's different bottles do not stack anymore.


• Increased Star Power Healing from 400 to 500


• Increased Star Power shield protection from 30% to 40%

• Increased Main attack damage per shell from 260 to 280


• Increased Star Power Pet damage from 200 to 400, Increased Pet health from 2000 to 2400


• Decreased Super invisibility time from 10 seconds to 8 seconds

• Decreased main attack damage from 500 to 460 (at close range)


• Increased Main attack and Super damage from 800 to 900

• Star power no longer leaves a green skull, instead when Mortis defeats a Brawler he instantly gains 1800 health.


• Star power no longer leaves a purple skull, instead when Frank defeats a Brawler he instantly gains a buff that increases his damage by 40% for 10 seconds.


• Increased Main attack damage from 280 to 300