Brawlhalla Adds the Crystal Gems of Steven Universe, Including Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Stevonnie

Brawlhalla Adds the Crystal Gems of Steven Universe, Including Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Stevonnie
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Brawlhalla added to their ever-growing roster today with four new characters, each from the Steven Universe… universe. The four characters included are the Crystal Gems themselves, with Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and Stevonnie each making their own appearance.

Obviously, those familiar with the show will be familiar with these characters outright, but those that haven’t seen it will quickly grow accustomed to the powerful group. Each has been incorporated in a way that seems integrated with their show counterparts, for better and for worse. Garnet hits like a truck, Pearl is fast with decent range, Amethyst is tricky and transformative, and Stevonnie is balanced well with offense and defense.

The Crystal Gems aren’t the only thing being added. This group joins as part of a whole game-wide event, bringing new perks for the whole populace. The Malachite KO Effect has been added, featuring the Steven Universe monstrosity grasping your opponent and dragging them down with them.

There’s also a new Steven Universe themed game mode as well as a Brawl of the Week called Bubble Tag. In this game mode, players will join a 3v3 team-based game where you tag enemies to capture them in bubbles while also tagging your teammates to free them from their own capture. Being bubbled doesn’t make you immobile, meaning its a hectic and swift game mode. First to five takes the victory!

Players will also enjoy a daily login bonus of 250 gold, as well as a new 1v1 map based on the Crystal Temple. A Steven Universe theme will be taking over the UI for a while as well.

There is a handful of quality of life enhancements coming, too. The match duration for Free-for-all has been lowered to three minutes instead of the previous four to allow time for more matches. Additionally, the default match duration for Timed and Buddy game modes has been lowered to three minutes when played in Couch or Custom Online. Fangwild and Enigma have also had their timings changed to fit these new timers.

Finally, there are a handful of minor bug fixes, as well as making a few animations smoother. The new Legend rotation is here as well, with Rayman, Sentinel, Sir Roland, Isaiah, petra, Asuri, Diana, and Mirage being free for the time being. All in all, it’s another great installment of new content and brief fixes from the dedicated Brawhalla team to keep the game fresh.