In the ever-evolving world of Brawl Stars, a new feature has stirred significant controversy.
Hypercharges, introduced as powerful, time-limited abilities enhancing a Brawler’s Super along with their Speed, Damage, and Shield stats, have been met with backlash from players and professionals alike.
SpenLC, a 2019 Brawl Stars World Champion, has voiced his concerns, calling for the removal of these abilities, labeling them as “game-breaking.”
SpenLC expressed his frustration, “The balance of the game is actually one of the worst it’s been in a while because of hypercharge. It’s just made the game a bit too brain dead.”
He highlights the lack of necessity for strategic gameplay, particularly criticizing the character Edgar’s Hypercharge ability.
“You can literally just die, cycle out a respawn and then…you have a free Hyper charge. It’s just a team wipe potential in general with Hyper charges which I have a big problem with.”
Edgar’s Hypercharge, titled ‘Outburst,’ significantly boosts his Super charge rate, reload speed, and grants a 25% damage and shield boost, along with a 20% speed boost. This ability has disrupted the game’s balance, according to SpenLC, who deems it too overpowering and easy to exploit.
SpenLC’s critique extends beyond Edgar, mentioning other characters like Fang and Lou. “One thing I guess don’t know how you kind of feel about it, but I don’t like hypercharges that fix the Brawler’s weakness,” he remarks, suggesting that such abilities make certain characters nearly invincible and reduce the skill required to play effectively.
Despite acknowledging the fun element hypercharges bring, SpenLC insists on a heavier skill requirement. “They are very fun and very satisfying, but they need to have a little bit more of a skill cap to them,” he explains. His call for balance is echoed by many in the community who feel that the game’s competitive integrity is at stake.
SpenLC concludes with a hopeful note for the game’s future, suggesting that hypercharges could be balanced with unique features rather than overpowering stat boosts.
The Brawl Stars community awaits a response from the developers, hoping for a rebalance that preserves both the fun and competitive nature of the game.