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

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What Is Showdown Mode?

The Brawl Stars Version Of Battle Royal

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In Showdown Mode, the players' objective is to be the last Brawler standing! It's every Brawler for himself or herself - use the best of your skills to eliminate all your opponents and come out on top!

Available In Solo Or Duo Mode

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You can choose to play Showdown by yourself or with a teammate! In Duo Showdown, your teammate can revive you, giving you another chance to achieve victory!

Brawl It Out With 10 Players Per Match

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In Showdown, there's a total of 10 players, including yourself. This applies for both Duo and Solo modes.

Match Lasts Until Last Brawler Standing

In Showdown, the match lasts until there's one Brawler or team of Brawlers left standing! Depending on your chosen Brawler, go all-out on the offensive or stick to the bushes and work on some sneak attacks!

Map Gets Smaller As Game Time Progresses

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

As the game progresses, a lethal damage zone will slowly creep in from the edge of the map; damaging anyone and anything within the vicinity. Try not to stay in a single spot too long when hiding from your rivals, you might soon find yourself trapped and left for dead!

Get Buffs With Power Up Items From Chests & Enemies

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

By killing a rival or smashing open treasure chests around the map, you will be able to obtain power-up items which boosts your attack & HP the more you collect. Beware of the number above the character's head, it represents how powerful they have become!

Best Brawlers For Solo Showdown

Best Tier Brawler List for Solo Showdown Mode

S Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
LEON ImageLEON - High damage in short-range combat
- Great for ambushing enemies
SPIKE ImageSPIKE - Has medium range to reach enemy Brawlers
- Attack deals a lot of damage with direct hit
BROCK ImageBROCK- Brock can deal high damage with long-range rockets
- Super can hit a wide area with multiple powerful rockets
BULL ImageBULL- High burst damage in close range, especially deadly when using surprise attack from bushes
- Special useful for engaging or disengaging from combat

A Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
NITA ImageNITA - Bear summon is especially powerful at later parts of the game
- Medium attacks can finish off enemies trying to run away
CROW ImageCROW - Can deal good damage over time with poison attacks
- Fast movement to catch up to enemies or escape them
DARRYL ImageDARRYL- Deals high burst damage with dual shotgun
- Highly maneuverable Super that can help to engage or disengage from enemies
PAM ImagePAM - Can heal herself with Super
- Attacks cover a wide area, allowing her to reveal enemies or keep distance from them
EL PRIMO ImageEL PRIMO- Extremely tough with good damage capability in 1 v 1 situations
- Super can be used to chase down enemies or run away to safety

B Tier Brawlers for Solo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
PIPER ImagePIPER - Long-range normal attack is good at sniping enemies
- Super can both damage enemies and save Piper
COLT ImageCOLT - Long range burst damage can quickly take down enemies
- Super can break walls and damage those behind it
SHELLY ImageSHELLY- Deals high burst damage up close, best for ambushes
- Wide attacks are deadly for single and multiple targets
PENNY ImagePENNY - Super summons a Cannon that can shoot over walls
- Normal attacks can pierce & hit multiple enemies at once
TARA ImageTARA- Can do decent damage that can pierce through enemies
- Super can draw in retreating enemies for her to finish them off

Leon - Ambush Professional

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Leon is most effective in this game mode due to his abilities! His high damage normal attack can easily take down enemies and his camouflage Super can help him in ambushing enemies.

Check Out How To Play LEON Here

Spike - High Damage Dealer

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Spike's high damage normal attack is destructive especially during late game with so little space for enemies to escape it. Hitting an enemy full on with it will take a huge chunk out of their health!

Check Out How to Play SPIKE Here

Brock - Raining Down Rockets

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Brock's long-range and high damage rockets makes him a strong contender in Solo Showdown. His Special when used right can wipe out multiple enemies at once.

Check Out How to Play as Brock Here

Bull - Shotgun Assassin

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Bull's large health pool is great for survivability. Stay in the grass and lie in wait until an enemy comes along then release shots from your shotgun to take them out.

Check Out How to Play as Bull Here

Best Brawlers For Duo Showdown

Best Tier Brawler List for Duo Showdown Mode

S Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
LEON ImageLEON- Normal attack can easily take down an enemy at short-range
- Camouflage Super great for disengaging against multiple enemies
PAM ImagePAM - Super can heal herself and ally
- Normal attack have a wide range and can hit multiple enemies at a time
SPIKE ImageSPIKE - High damage attacks can take down or scare away enemies
- Attack scatters, dealing damage to multiple enemies at a time
BROCK ImageBROCK- Long-range rockets deal a good amount of damage
- Super unleashes a flurry of rockets at an area
NITA ImageNITA - Bear summon can support team in disengaging or attacking enemies
- Normal attack has good damage at mid-range combat

A Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
PIPER ImagePIPER - Long-range character that can take out enemies from a distance
- Good for finishing off enemies trying to run away
PENNY ImagePENNY - Super summons a cannon that can shoot over walls and damage multiple enemies
- Normal attack spreads
BARLEY ImageBARLEY - Can throw bottles behind walls, great for taking down distracted enemies
- Super is both a deterrent and damage ability
COLT ImageCOLT - Normal attacks can be used as a finisher for enemies trying to run away
- Super can break down cover
EL PRIMO ImageEL PRIMO- Tough character that can take out enemies in 3 shots at close range
- Super can be used to support teammate being attacked by other enemies

B Tier Brawlers for Duo Showdown Mode

BrawlerDescription
TARA ImageTARA- Super is great for grouping up enemies and finishing them off with Super Combos
- Normal attack can pierce through multiple enemies
CROW ImageCROW - Normal attacks do poison damage that will continually damage enemies
- Fast moving speed allows him to get away or chase down an enemy
POCO ImagePOCO- Does decent amount of damage with a fast firing rate
- Super heals himself and his allies
BULL ImageBULL- Tank character that can take damage and dish it out
- Good for helping out squishy teammates
JESSIE ImageJESSIE- Super summons a Turret that will continually damage nearby enemies
- Normal attack can bounce and hit multiple enemies

Leon - High Damage Ambusher

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As an ambush character, hide in bushes and come out to take out enemies with his high-damage attacks! His Camouflage Super can help to scout out enemies for your team.

Check Out How To Play LEON Here

Pam - High Damage Healer

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Pam's turret is a great help for the survivability of her team! Her normal attacks deal good damage and spreads so it can hit multiple enemies at a time.

Check Out How to Play PAM Here

Spike - Spread Shot Attacker

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Spike's raw damage makes him a great brawler for Duos. With added support, he can take out enemies in a snap with his deadly normal attacks.

Check Out How to Play SPIKE Here

Brock - Deadly Rocket Launcher

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Brock's long-range rockets are great for intercepting enemies trying to damage his teammate. His super is also an effective area denial due to its high damage and spread.

Check Out How to Play as Brock Here

Nita - Additional Bear Brawler

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Nita's strength lies in her good damage at medium range. Her Bear is an extra hand that can deter, attack, and defend against enemies!

Check Out How To Play NITA Here

Strategy For Playing Showdown

Use Different Tactics For Each Brawler

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It's best to know what each Brawler can do & the types of attacks they have. For example, long-range Brawler can counter short range rivals by kiting them and chipping them off before they get close. Close range Brawler can hide in bushes to launch a surprise burst of attack.

Check Out All Brawler List Here!

Destroy Boxes To Get Power-Ups Before Brawling

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Before attempting to attack another Brawler, make sure that you're buffed up from the power-ups you can get by destroying boxes. These can be found around the map & increase your HP & attack damage. Having around 3 power ups early on will boost your survival in late battle!

Use Bushes To Ambush Enemies Or Heal

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

The many bushes found in the Showdown maps will help you last longer in the match. Use them to hide and ambush enemy Brawlers or lose them to quickly heal & fight another day.

Ambush Other Brawlers After A Fight

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

When you notice a Brawl happening near you, lay in wait and ambush the Brawler that comes out victorious. They'll have lower HP and you can easily take them down and grab their power ups.

Tips When Playing in Duos

Always Cover Your Teammate

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Playing solo can easily get both of you killed. Work together by providing cover for each other, especially if one is being pursued by an enemy. Always be alert on what's happening to your team!

Stay Alive to Revive Teammate

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If either you or your teammate dies, defeated member can respawn as long as the other is still alive. Prioritize this and stay out of fights until you or your teammate are back in the battlefield.

Prioritize Defeating Remaining Enemy Team Members

Brawl Stars Showdown Guide Solo Duo

Don't give other teams the chance to revive their teammates. After you've dealt with one of the enemy pairs, make sure to pursue and defeat the remaining member before the other one respawns!

Showdown Event Maps List

Cavern Churn

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Cavern Churn

Cavern Churn Features & Tips

Cavern Churn is full of walls that restrict your movement around the map! It would be best to use close range Brawlers that have weapons with a wide spread to kill opponents! Brawlers like Barley can also trap enemies in tight spaces!

Double Trouble

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Double Trouble

Double Trouble Features & Tips

This map has a lot of open areas perfect for long range Brawlers to snipe other players. Despite this, remember that there are also walls that can give you cover if you find yourself low on health and ammo!

Feast Or Famine

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Feast Or Famine

Feast Or Famine Features & Tips

It would be best to move away from the patch of grass at the center of the map. Instead explore around the map and pick off enemies until the clouds force you to go to the middle. A Brawler that can burst down enemies can get the job done here.

Hot Maze

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Hot Maze

Hot Maze Features & Tips

Hot Maze features a maze of walls that you need to navigate through to get to the center. It would be best to use short range Brawlers since you are more likely to meet enemies in the mid game!

Island Invasion

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Island Invasion

Island Invasion Features & Tips

Tanky and Brawlers that deal lots burst damage will thrive in this circular map since a lot of enemies may try to hide in the grass. Soaking up damage and shooting at point-range will be helpful for the majority of the game.

Rockwall Brawl

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Rockwall Brawl

Rockwall Brawl Features & Tips

Rockwall Brawl features a ton of walls that can block your and your enemy's line of sights. Brawlers that can shoot over walls are recommended to damage enemies trying to take cover!

Scorched Stone

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Scorched Stone

Scorched Stone Features & Tips

Scorched Stone will have both open spaces and tight areas which you will need to cover. It would be best to keep safe till later on in the game. Then use mid range Brawlers like Shelly to bring down opponents in the end game.

Skull Creek

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Skull Creek

Skull Creek Features & Tips

Skull Creek has lots of areas to hide and take cover from. Use Brawlers that can break barriers to expose hidden enemies!

Thousand Lakes

Showdown (Solo / Duo) Mode - Guide & Tips Map Thousand Lakes

Thousand Lakes Features & Tips

Thousand Lakes features tons of bodies of water along the map. Mid range Brawlers will be best suited to use in this map. To add to this, Brawlers that can traverse this like Bull and Darryl can get around in this map pretty well.

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