Brawl Stars Starr Force balance changes now live

A new update for Brawl Stars has gone live, swooping in with a fresh list of midseason balance changes and other game fixes. You will need to download and install this latest balance patch to access the popular three-versus-three mobile hit, developer Supercell having tweaked a number of brawlers since rolling out their last major season update while also stamping out some bugs. Specifically, there are five playable characters who have been adjusted to help balance the Brawl Stars meta including Bo, Edgar, Jessie, Bea, and Byron. Supercell have also been working on Sprout’s super, which can you read more about in the patch notes below.

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Brawl Stars has just kicked off season 5 – dubbed The Starr Force – which includes a bevy of new content. Up top, we have a new Brawler: the eyepatch-wearing space commander, Colonel Ruffs. Yes, Ruffs. He’s a dog. Season 5 is also stuffed with sci fi themed goodies including a number of new skins as well as a Starr Force Brawl Pass loaded with items that unlock as you play Brawl Stars. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of everything added in this new season – in the meantime, the latest Brawler balance notes and bug fixes:

Bo
– Super Totem’s effect gets weaker the more it charges a player’s super
– First Super charge is charged at full speed. The ones afterward charge 1% less per second until the Totem reaches a 50% reduced charging rate.
– This effect is tracked individually per player

Edgar
– Decreased Super charge rate from Main Attack from 10 to 12 hits

Jessie
Decreased Main Attack damage from 1120 to 1060

Bea
– Rattled Hive Bee count increased from 3 to 4
– Rattled Hive Bees now stop at the first target hit
– Rattled Hive Bee maximum damage decreased from 800 to 600
– Rattled Hive Bee fly pattern changed slightly to move slower and cover less area

Byron
– Decreased Health from 2500 to 2400
– Decreased Main Attack damage from 400 to 380

Bug fixes
– Fixed an issue with player-made map reporting that caused some maps to get banned unintentionally
– Fixed Brawl Ball behavior issues related to Sprout’s Super
– Fixed Showdown boxes being knocked back by Sprout’s Super
– Fixed Ruffs’ Pins unlocking incorrectly from Pin Packages
– Added Colette and Lou Pins to Pin Packs

Source: Brawl Stars

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