From the developers of Clash Royale and Clash of Clans, arguably two of the most successful mobile games to date, comes a brand new game called Brawl Stars. A competitive real-time 3v3 multiplayer shooter similar to other MOBA titles, with cartoon graphics and a top-down view. Here’s everything you need to know about Supercell’s new fast-paced game Brawl Stars.
The free-to-play game, Brawl Stars, was recently announced quietly through a livestream by the company with more details at its forums. Supercell slowly tests its games in select markets for the iPhone before deciding to release them worldwide like we saw with Clash Royale, or cancel the game completely.
While there are still numerous questions about the game we do have some initial details for potential players. Below we’ll go over the 3v3 shooter style, characters, game modes, and general release availability for those interested.
Supercell has successfully launched multiple different games for Android and iOS. Starting with Hay Day, then Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and more recently Clash Royale. Each game is wildly successful, with Clash of Clans still being one of the highest grossing mobile games on the planet. This is why Brawl Stars is receiving so much attention and has gamers excited worldwide.
Brawl Stars Release Date
So far we have no concrete release date for Supercell’s new game Brawl Stars. That being said, the company is conducting a “soft launch” in Canada as we speak. Anyone with an iPhone in Canada can try the game today, and it’s available on the App Store. There has been no mention of a release on Android, or a global release date for other regions. However, the company usually releases its games within a few months on Android.
If the soft launch goes well we should see Brawl Stars for Android in July, with an official release date later this summer. We’ll keep an eye out for more details.
Download – Brawl Stars for iOS (Canada only)
As we said above users can only play Brawl Stars on iOS in Canada for now. Those in other regions can create a new Apple ID using an address in Canada to try it today, and more information on that process is available here. That, or wait for a global release date.
What is Brawl Stars?
The best way to explain Brawl Stars is to consider it a MOBA title, which stands for multiplayer online battle arena. Players will participate in real-time 3v3 battles using one of 15 different characters, each with their own unique hero abilities and attack styles. There are multiple game modes, achievements, leaderboards and more.
Hero-based combat games like DOTA or League of Legends come to mind, although Brawl Stars has a friendly look and feel full of cartoon graphics. Like any MOBA title, Brawl Stars has different game modes to enjoy.
Each team consisting of three players battle another team of three in the arena. The goal is to take out the enemy with any of your 15 characters while collecting gems, crystals or stars along the way for upgrades and skins. You can also destroy the enemy mines to win the battle, or kill all three players. This of course depends on the game mode being played.
Brawl Stars Game Modes
Right now there are four main game modes, although more could be added or removed in the future as the release nears.
- Bounty: Collect stars for your team by eliminating opponents, but be careful not to let them pick you off. The team with the most stars at the end of the match wins!
- Smash & Grab: Collect Crystals from the center of the map, while fighting the opposing team. The first team to collect 10 crystals and hold onto them wins.
- Heist: Crack the safe protected by the opposing team, or defend your valuables from would-be safecrackers. You have a couple of minutes to determine who leaves with the loot!
- Showdown: The rowdiest rumble! 10 players get dropped into a slowly shrinking arena. Can you be the last Brawler standing?
Players will be able to collect coins, Elixir and chips to unlock new Brawlers, upgrades and skins for personalization. You can battle solo, or play with friends. Instead of joining a clan like other Supercell games, you’ll be able to join a Band of Brawlers to battle for the top spot. Climb the leaderboards, complete achievements and become the best Brawler.
Keep in mind that while Brawl Stars is free to play, there are plenty of in-app purchases like all Supercell games. Players can spend real money for new characters, upgrades, skins, and weapons.
This could become the best fast-paced multiplayer shooter on mobile.
Brawl Stars Gameplay Video
It’s hard to get a sense of a game without seeing it played in real-time. Along with the announcement, Supercell gave some popular YouTube “lets play” personalities early access to the game. Here is Clash Royale stars GamingwithMolt and NickatNyte playing Brawl Stars. One of the few exclusive sneak peeks to tease this new game.
Here we see the fast-paced 3v3 battles in real-time as they take on enemies with a slew of different characters and weapons. It looks like a fun game, but some may not enjoy the childlike cartoon graphics. This late into development we don’t expect any major changes, but we’ll have to wait and see.
As you can see the game is still very much in the early stages, a beta, and nowhere near a completed game. However, in the coming weeks and months, it will get updates and improvements as the release nears.
Brawl Stars Android APK
Do not try to download Brawl Stars for Android until it is officially announced by the game developer. We repeat, Brawl Stars is NOT available yet for Android, even though we’re seeing dozens of download links and Brawl Stars APK’s floating around the internet. An “APK” is the installation files for games and apps on Android. However, installing an APK and granting it access to your phone, or accepting the pop-up permissions could harm your smartphone or tablet.
These are fake downloads and not the real game. Some are harmless, while others could install malicious code to your device. We’ll update this post the minute Brawl Stars is available for Android. For now, avoid anything you find online.
In January of 2016 Supercell announced Clash Royale and made it available for select users on iOS. Two months later on March 2nd, it arrived for all with a global release date for both iOS and Android. If that release timeline is anything to go by, Brawl Stars could be released sometime near the end of August, although one report states it could be as late as September. We anticipate an early preview release on Android before it’s made available to the public.
Supercell is in a unique position when it comes to mobile games, as each title released has been a smashing success. Whether or not Brawl Stars will receive the same attention and fame as their other titles is a complete mystery. At the end of the day, this is a trusted game developer with a history of releasing some of the best games for mobile, and we expect the same from Brawl Stars.
Be on the lookout for more details in the next few weeks, and hopefully a release date later this summer on both iOS and Android. We’ll update as we learn more.