Test Features

Test Features are our way to try potentially large gameplay and balance changes with the entire Brawlhalla community.

There are two ways to access test features.

1 – Enable test features in custom lobbies or Couch Party by going into the game settings and turning ‘Test Features’ on.

2 – Queue for the 1v1 Experimental Queue where all test features are on by default.

Current Test Features

New Gadget: Sticky Bomb

Patch 7.12

Read the Patch Notes here

  • Available to try with Test Features on, in the Experimental Queue, or can practice with it in Training mode!
  • 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.

Backdash Buffs Update

Patch 7.09

Increased startup frames of forward dash and backdash during dash dancing from 2 frames to 3 frames (still down from the original 6 frames on live). This does not affect the initial backdash startup time of 1 frame in test features which allows players to immediately attack out of a backdash, and which matches the forward dash startup time on live.

Backdash Buffs

Patch 7.08

Read the Patch Notes here

  • 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.

We also removed the extended timing window & required “down” directional input from the platform dash cancel feature (previously called Ledge Cancel) introduced in patch 7.07.

Give us your feedback!

  • Does it feel good while you’re playing?
  • Were there any weird pops or jitters or did the camera feel smooth for you?
  • Additional feedback is good!

Please let us know how the adjustments feel on Twitter and Discord!

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