Yes, Brawlhalla is 100% free to play. There are no pay-to-win or in-game purchases that give one player an advantage over another. The only aspect of Brawlhalla that would require payment is cosmetic changes such as character skins, knock-out effects and podiums.
Brawlhalla is available for the PC (Windows & MacOS), PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The PC version is available for download and installation via Steam while the console versions are available through the respective online marketplaces.
Download links and additional information for each console can be found on the official website.
Brawlhalla is a 2D platform fighting game where players control a character which fights with other characters in various online matches. The game supports matches with up to 8 players including ranked matches, 4 player online free for all and cross platform capability. Matches can be either team based 4v4,3v3,2v2,1v1 or free for all matches. In addition, the game includes 8 “free” characters, known as Legends, to choose from. These starting Legends rotate on weekly basis. Another 30+ legends are then available for free as players advance and unlock by earning gold through in-game achievements and online play. Other features include tournament mode, regional servers, special events and esports tournaments.
The game has been closely compared to Super Smash Bros in the fact that the primary goal for the player is to know their opponents of the stage. Each Legend has its own set of combo moves and knock out punches for players to master. During play weapons will also fall randomly from the sky and can be picked up and used against opponents. Each Legend has the capability to fight with two weapons at once. Each Legend also has unique stats for Strength, Dexterity, Defense and Speed. These attributes determine the strength and weaknesses of Legends and ultimately help players determine which strategies are best during fights.
The game also features a robust interface which allows for spectating, match recording and game replays. Ranked seasons start every three months with rewards based on player rankings. The game is also updated on regular basis with new patches and updated released on weekly basis.