Brawl Stars: 8-BIT Brawler added to roster in August update

By Lauren Aitken
29 August 2019 10:41 GMT

It’s time for another Brawl Stars update and a new Brawler has been added into the mix.

Supercell has added a new Brawler into Brawl Stars called 8-BIT. He looks like a cute little arcade machine wielding a laser. 8-BIT has high health and damage, so to combat this he’s quite slow and easily caught.

His stats are quite impressive, so let’s take a look at what you can expect from playing as 8-BIT.

Brawl Stars: 8-BIT Brawler stats

His main attack is Blaster Beams, where he fires his laser in bursts. His super ability is the Damage Booster, where he deploys a structure that boosts all teammates main and super attack damage by 30% when in the area of effect.

8-BIT’s star power is Boosted Booster, where the damage booster radius is increased by 50%, making him a small but formidable opponent.

He’ll be getting a follow-up star power in future updates called Extra life where 8-BIT will respawn instantly once per game, though not in Big Game.

Players who have surpassed the 6000 Trophy mark on the Trophy Road will have 8-BIT automatically added to their collection in this update, which is handy; otherwise, you’ll need to open Brawl Boxes to find him.

His classic skin, which has a bit of a SNES vibe, will set you back 30 Gems, so you might want to hold on to your Gems for that.

Brawl Stars: Brawler balance and changes

Alongside the new addition, there have been some Brawler nefs and buffs in the latest update which you can check out below.

  • Gene: Changed Gene’s Star Power Pat on the Back to Spirit Slap. Spirit Slap: When Gene’s Super is fully charged he does +300 damage with his main attack.
  • Carl: Increased main attack projectile speed by 8%. Increased Shield from Protective Pirouette Star Power from 30% to 40%.
  • Colt: Increased Speed buff from Slick Boots Star Power from 8% to 10%.
  • Pam: Increased Damage per second from Mama’s Squeeze Star Power from 300 to 500. Increased Healing from Mama’s Hug Star Power from 30 to 40.
  • Bo: Increased visibility bonus from Circling Eagle Star Power from 2 tiles to 3 tiles.
  • Brock: Increased damage per second from Incendiary Star Power from 300 to 400.
  • Tick: Increased main attack mine explosion radius by 11%.
  • El Primo: Increased damage from El Fuego Star Power from 800 to 1000.
  • Frank: Increased health from Sponge Star Power from 1000 to 1100.
  • Rosa: Increased health from 5000 to 5200.
  • Spike: Increased Healing per second from Fertilize Star Power from 500 to 600.
  • Tara: Healing Shade Star Power pet no longer heals brawlers that have full health. Increased health for Black Portal Star Power pet from 2400 to 3000.
  • Bibi: Increased Shield from Battling Stance Star Power from 30% to 40%.
  • Leon: Increased Healing per second from Invisiheal Star Power from 600 to 800.
  • Shelly: Band-aid now heals for 2000 health instead of giving full health.
  • Mortis: Decreased range increase from Coiled Snake Star Power from 100% to 75%.
  • Poco: Decreased damage from Screeching Solo Star Power from 1200 to 1000.
  • Darryl: Decreased Shield from Steel Hoops Star Power from 30% to 25%. Both shotguns now shoot bullets from the middle of the Brawler (both shots have the same pattern now).
  • Piper: Decreased bullets gained from Snappy Sniping Star Power from 0.5 to 0.4. Increased bonus damage from Ambush Star Power from 400 to 500.

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