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Heist Mode Guide - Recommended Brawlers & Tips

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Heist Mode Guide - Recommended Brawlers & Tips

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Learn more about the Brawl Stars Event - Heist! Check this guide on the game mode's rules and objectives, recommended Brawlers, gameplay tips, & more!

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What Is Heist Mode?

Destroy Enemy's Safe While Defending Your Own

Brawl Stars Heist Mode Guide Tips

In Heist mode, you'll be in a team of 3 Brawlers competing with another team of 3 to destroy the opposing team's safe while keeping your own defended.

Deal Most Damage Or Destroy Safe To Win!

To win in Heist mode, you need to deal the most damage to the opposing team's safe. Or, you could just completely destroy the enemy team's safe!

Heist Mode Lasts For 2 Min, 30 Secs

Brawl Stars Heist Mode Guide Tips

Teams will only have 2 and a half minutes to deal as much damage as they can or completely destroy the opposing team's safe.

Balance Offense With Defense

Heist mode is quite fast-paced and competitive. You need to balance your offensive and defensive phases in order to counteract the opposing team's strategies.

Best Brawlers For Heist

Best Tier Brawler List for Heist Mode

S Tier Brawlers for Heist Mode

LEON ImageLEON - Can turn invisible for some time with his Super to get behind the safe to attack it
- Can do burst damage & take down enemies when ambushing them
BULL ImageBULL- Can use Super to clear path to safe & rush to it
- Close-range burst damage is powerful against the safe
BARLEY ImageBARLEY - Can damage safe from a safe distance with throwing attacks
- Super & normal attacks can deny enemy Brawlers access to team's safe
JESSIE ImageJESSIE - Spawned turret can help damage enemy safe or protect team safe from enemies
- Normal attacks can hit multiple enemies with one shot

A Tier Brawlers for Heist Mode

DYNAMIKE ImageDYNAMIKE- Can throw dynamite over walls and onto enemy safe to damage it
- Normal attacks can be used to do AoE damage or deny enemies access to areas
COLT ImageCOLT - Long-range attacks effective at damaging safe from a distance
- Super can destroy walls and clear path to enemy safe
DARRYL ImageDARRYL - Super can let him rush towards safe & damage it with close-range shots
- Can pop in & out of combat with Super
PENNY ImagePENNY - Summoned Cannon can be used to protect own safe or do damage to enemy safe
- Normal attacks can pierce through enemies, hitting multiple targets at once
TARA ImageTARA - Can round up enemies in an area to prevent them from advancing to the objective.

B Tier Brawlers for Heist Mode

SHELLY ImageSHELLY- Great for bursting down enemies hiding in bushes.
- Super staggers enemies, giving you enough time to kill, or damage the safe more.
EL PRIMO ImageEL PRIMO- Super can be used to jump over walls & hit enemy safe, damaging it
- Punches can deal moderate damage to safe
RICOCHET ImageRICOCHET- Can use angles to shoot at the safe, damaging the objective without getting into harm's way.
GENE ImageGENE - Special can pull enemy brawler to your team side.
- Easy to hit and can interfere heal of enemies.

Leon - Stealth To Get Past Enemies

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips, Bull

Leon is good for getting to the safe unnoticed! His Super can turn you invisible, letting you slip by. Once you are at the safe, you can use your attacks to deal massive damage in bursts!

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Bull - Path Clearance & Short-Range Damage

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips, Bull

Bull's Super can turn him into a bulldozer for the team! He can clear a path to the Safe for his teammates with his Super and continue dealing damage to it with his shotgun!

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Barley - Area Control Via AoE Attacks

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Barley is a great Brawler in this game mode. His Super allows him to deny enemies a clear path to the safe, and alternatively, can be used to deal tons of damage to the safe!

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Focus Your Super On The Safe

Your Super is very effective against the enemy's safe! Since it has a longer range than your normal attacks, you can throw your Super from further away, and let the fire do its work on the safe!

Jessie - Attack Safely & Defend From Enemies


Jessie's turret will be useful when placed near the enemy safe. It will protect you from incoming enemies, and can even help you destroy the safe! Remember to place her turret near the safe to get the most out of its use!

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Tips For Playing Heist

Use Throwers & Path Clearers To Reach Safe Fast

Brawl Stars Heist Mode Guide Tips

Throwers such as Barley & Dynamike and Path Clearers like Colt, Shelly, & Bull are effective Brawlers to use. Throwers can reach the safe with their range while obstacle destroyers use their Supers to clear the path to the safe!

Hide In Grass & Wait For Enemy To Go Down

Brawl Stars Heist Mode Guide Tips

Sometimes enemy Brawlers will focus on eliminating your team. Hide in the grass, wait for them to pass, then head to their safe to land solid hits. You'll have done enough damage before they notice!

Push When An Enemy Is Eliminated

Brawl Stars Heist Mode Guide Tips

There's a bit of a respawn cool down when a player is eliminated. You can use these precious few seconds to rush enemy territory and deal damage to their safe!

Heist Event Maps List

Bandit Stash

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Bandit Stash

Bandit Stash Features & Tips

The Bandit Stash map has a lot of patches of grass that you can take cover in. It also features 4 bodies of water and several areas to trap enemies in to burst them down! Use Brawlers like Barley or Brock to lead enemies into dead ends!

Bone Tunnel

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Bone Tunnel

Bone Tunnel Features & Tips

Bone Tunnel has a lot of walls and grass for you to take cover in! Weave in and out of grass to avoid being detected, and get behind walls to take cover! Brawlers that excel in burst damage will thrive in this map!

Cactus Corridor

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Cactus Corridor

Cactus Corridor Features & Tips

There will be many obstacles for you to pass through before getting close to the safe. It would be better to just bypass this and use Brawlers that can shoot over obstacles like Barley and Dynamike!

Fancy Fencing

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Fancy Fencing

Fancy Fencing Features & Tips

This map has several fences that can block an opponents line of sight, and vice-versa. Use these walls and fences to avoid damage! On the other hand, use Brawlers like Colt and Shelly to break down these walls and leave no place to hide!

Forks Out

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Forks Out

Forks Out Features & Tips

Forks Out has some bodies of water at the middle of the map. These cannot be crossed by Brawlers except for Supers like Darryl's Barrel Roll or Bull's Berserker! Use these to trap enemies and burst them down!

G.G. Corral

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips G.G. Corral

G.G. Corral Features & Tips

A large part near the safe is covered in grass. Jump in there and use your invisibility to keep the enemy guessing where you will emerge from! El Primo is a good Brawler to use since he can leap to the safe from the grass!

Kaboom Canyon5

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Kaboom Canyon

Kaboom Canyon Features & Tips

Kaboom Canyon has lots of grass in the middle of the map. This is great when you want to get to the other side without being detected. It is recommended to use high burst damage Brawlers or Brawlers with Shotguns!

Safe Zone

Brawl Stars Heist Mode - Guide & Tips Safe Zone

Safe Zone Features & Tips

The Safe Zone is littered with bodies of water, grass, and walls. You can be a bit flexible when choosing your strategy here. You can sneak up to the safe by using the grass, or damage the safe from long range!

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