'Brawl Stars' March Update Patch Notes: New Brawler Jacky & Gadgets

The latest Brawl Stars update has officially launched, introducing a new brawler and Gadgets to the mobile game. The hero shooter created by Supercell just introduced Jacky, a construction worker with an affinity for jackhammers. There are also new skins, a new matchmaking system for players with fewer trophies and a list of necessary balance changes. Here are the patch notes from the Brawl Stars subeddit.

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Jacky has officially arrived in Brawl Stars SuperCell

Brawl Stars Gadget Update Patch Notes


  • Main Attack - Groundbreaker: Jacky hops on her Jackhammer to shake the ground all around. Enemies caught too close will get a pounding!
  • Super Ability - Holey Moley! Jacky drills a hole in the ground, pulling in foes. She is partially shielded during her Super.
  • Gadget - Speed boost: Jacky gets a burst of energy and moves faster!
  • Star Power 1: Reflects damage received back to enemies who are close to Jacky
  • Star Power 2: Passively reduces all incoming damage

New Skins

  • Darryl Rework
  • Mascot Darryl - 80 Gems
  • PSG Shelly - 80 Gems
  • Dark Bunny Penny - 10 000 Star Points
  • College EMZ - 500 Star Points

April Skins

  • Coach Dynamike - 150 Gems
  • Tanuki Jessie - 150 Gems
  • Horus Bo - 150 Gems


  • Gadgets are found in Brawl Boxes and in the shop at Power Level 7 for each Brawler
  • Damage dealing gadgets do not charge Super (similar to Star Powers)
  • Power Play will not require gadgets to play
  • Friendly rooms have a setting to disable gadget use in the match

The Underdog System

  • Only in 3v3 modes and does not affect Solo/Duo showdown
  • Provides a bonus to gained trophies or a reduction to lost trophies when triggered
  • Status is shown when entering the match and also after the match
  • Underdog status is triggered when either of the two following conditions are met:
    • Player is matched with two other players who are playing together in a team and have a 200 trophy difference between them in their Brawler scores
    • Player is matched against an enemy team whose average Brawler trophies is 200+ trophies higher than the player's team
  • Underdog bonus is not available when using Play Again

Event Rotation Changes

  • New and some returning maps have been added and the worst performing maps have been removed
  • Tickets have been removed from Brawl Boxes and the shop. In the next update, tickets will be removed completely. Use them while you can!
  • Increased the number of free tickets given in Robo Rumble and Big Game from 2 to 5

Balance Changes


  • Tailspin damage reduced from 400 to 360 per swing


  • Decreased Health from 3500 to 3400
  • Decreased Run n' Gun efficiency by 17 percent

Mr. P

  • Increased Porter spawn delay from 2 seconds to 4 seconds


  • Reduced Main Attack damage from 900 to 840
  • Reduced Rude Sands damage from 120 to 100


  • Rosa - Rosa fertilizes the ground around her and bushes instantly grow to provide great cover.
  • Crow - Crow gets a shield of 60 percent of incoming damage for 3 seconds.
  • Brock - Brock blasts the ground below him and propels himself into the air. The explosion deals 500 damage to nearby enemies.
  • Dynamike - Dynamike spins furiously and throws multiple sticks of dynamite around himself. Each dynamite deals 700 damage to enemies.
  • Penny - Penny blows up her cannon, creating a powerful explosion that crumbles walls and deals 1500 damage to nearby enemies.
  • 8-Bit - 8-Bit instantly teleports to his Damage Booster, which is then destroyed.
  • Tick - Tick makes a quick dash, leaving a single mine on the ground
  • Pam - Pam momentarily triggers her healing turret to create a single healing burst that revitalizes herself and nearby allies for 1200 health.
  • Bo - Bo drops a totem that recharges his and any allies' Supers within the area of effect.
  • Rico - Rico blasts waves of bouncy bullets in all directions.
  • Nita - Nita commands her bear to slam the ground, stunning all enemies within its reach.
  • Carl - Carl drops a trail of hot rocks behind his cart that inflict damage to enemies that they touch. Dealing 300 damage per second.
  • Max - Max dashes forward and becomes immune to all damage from enemies while dashing.
  • Darryl - Darryl spins around and sprays a barrage of shots in all directions.
  • Barley - Barley drops a sticky concoction that leaves a puddle, slowing down all enemies that make contact with it.
  • Frank - Frank is able to disrupt being stunned and momentarily becomes immune to any stuns, slows and knockbacks.
  • Primo - El Primo grabs the closest enemy within his reach and flips them like a pancake over his broad shoulders.
  • Bull - Bull instantly rejuvenates himself for 1500 health.
  • Jessie - Jessie triggers a shockwave from her turret, slowing all enemies within its area of effect.
  • Mortis - Mortis spins his shovel, hitting all enemies around himself for 1300 damage.
  • Tara - Tara and her allies are able to see all enemies, even inside bushes, for 5 seconds.
  • Spike - Spike shoots 3 waves of needles in all directions, dealing 520 damage per hit.
  • Gene - All enemies close to Gene are instantly pushed back. Gene also restores 1000 health.
  • Poco - Poco and all nearby allies heal 500 health per second for 5 seconds.
  • Jacky - Jacky gets a burst of energy and moves 38 percent faster for three seconds.
  • Piper - Piper fires off 4 quick shots at the closest enemy. Each shot dealing 400 damage.
  • Mr. P - Mr. P buffs his current porter by increasing its damage by 150 and health by 1000.
  • Bea - Bea drops honey pot that slows down any enemies that get too close.
  • Shelly - Shelly dashes forward with the help of a hook and line.
  • Colt - Colt instantly reloads two bullets into his revolvers.
  • EMZ - EMZ pushes back all enemies around her while also dealing 500 damage.
  • Bibi - Bibi heals 600 health per second for four seconds.
  • Leon - Leon creates an illusion of himself to confuse his enemies.
  • Sandy - Sandy falls asleep for two seconds and his health is fully restored.

Gadgets are the biggest change in this update, adding a whole new level of strategy for experienced players. A brawler needs to be at least power level seven before a Gadget has a chance of showing up in Brawl Boxes. These gadgets are an activated ability that don't charge your super but allow you to deal massive damage, zone or heal yourself.

Every brawler has a unique gadget that can severely impact your play style. Barley drops a sticky ooze that slows enemies, offering increased bomb damage. When Nita has her bear summoned, she can instruct the beast to slam the ground, stunning all enemies and adding a little bit of strategy to her pet.

Unlocking these gadgets will take time and effort, since you can't just rush to get them. But once you have a full arsenal at your disposal, Brawl Stars will never play the same.

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