"8-BIT lumbers along like an arcade cabinet on legs. He shoots Blaster Beams and his Super boosts friendlies' damage!"
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8-BIT is a Common Brawler who is unlocked as a Trophy Road reward upon reaching 6000 Trophies. He has both high health and damage output, but suffers from a significantly slower movement speed compared to other Brawlers. He wields a laser gun that he uses to fire high-damage beams at enemies at long range, with a slight spread. His Super creates a Damage Booster, granting him and his allies within its radius to gain a damage boost. His first Gadget, Cheat Cartridge, instantly teleports him to his Damage Booster. His second Gadget, Extra Credits, triples the amount of projectiles for his next main attack. His first Star Power, Boosted Booster, significantly increases his Damage Booster range. His second Star Power, Plugged In, increases his speed while near his Damage Booster.

Attack: Blaster Beams

"Shoots a burst of Blaster Beams that damage any opponent they hit. The beams have medium range and a slight spread."

8-BIT shoots a long-ranged burst of six light beams with a small spread that deals little damage each. If all beams hit, he can deal a decent amount of burst damage. The attack takes 0.75 seconds to complete.

Super: Damage Booster

"Deploys a turret that increases the damage output of all friendly Brawlers in its area of effect."

8-BIT throws a turret that increases the damage output of himself and allies around its radius by 50%. This will also increase the healing power of Brawlers with attacks or Supers that heal (such as Poco or Byron), but does not affect turrets or pets (such as Nita's bear or Jessie's turret). It also does not affect the Siege bot or IKE turret in Siege, or enemy Brawlers. The effect does not stack with other 8-BITs' turrets. However, if a Brawler's Super helps them move, such as Bull or El Primo, and they were inside the damage booster's range before using their Super, then the damage boost is applied. Note: this does not affect Star Powers such as Brock's Incendiary.

Gadgets

Cheat Cartridge

"8-BIT instantly teleports to his Damage Booster."

8-BIT will instantly teleport over to his booster. He has to be within 12 tiles of his booster to be able to use this Gadget. He retains any status effects while teleporting.

Extra Credits

"8-BIT's next attack has the number of projectiles increased to 18."

After activation, 8-BIT's next attack will shoot 18 lasers instead of 6, dealing 3 times the damage of his normal attack in a single shot if all of the lasers hit. Since his attack fires triple the amount of projectiles, the attack will take 3 times as long for 8-BIT to complete. A Gadget symbol will glow above 8-BIT's head signaling this Gadget's usage, as well as a glowing attack joystick. This Gadget's cooldown starts after this attack is shot.

Star Powers

Boosted Booster

"Increases the Damage Booster's radius by 50%."

This increases the overall range of the Damage Booster by 50%, allowing it to cover more ground and affect more allies.

Plugged In

"When 8-BIT is near his Damage Booster, he will plug in and have increased movement speed."

While 8-BIT is within 7 tiles of his Damage Booster, his movement speed is increased from 580 points to 760 points. The area of effect from this Star Power covers the damage boost area of effect, so staying inside his turret's damage booster range gives him a speed boost and a damage boost. This Star Power takes a few seconds before taking effect.

Tips

  • As the slowest Brawler in the game, 8-BIT is very vulnerable to the fast-moving speed Brawlers, such as Crow or Leon. At the start of Showdown matches, focus first in defeating these Brawlers at a distance before they get closer and get the chance to deal a lot more damage.
  • Although he has slow movement, he has one of the longest ranges in the game. Take advantage of this to out-range most of the Brawlers in the game.
  • If an enemy is chasing 8-BIT, try to deal as much damage to the enemy to force them to retreat, as you most likely will not be able to outrun them. In some situations, 8-BIT can use his Gadget to teleport away from danger.
  • If you are low on health and someone is chasing you, you can place your booster down to tank some shots so you can escape more easily. Keep in mind, this will not work against Penny or Jessie as their projectiles will not be fully blocked.
  • When surprising someone, 8-BIT can throw his Damage Booster towards them before rushing in. Not only will this allow him to attack the enemy with increased damage, but the booster could tank some damage for 8-BIT.
  • Due to 8-BIT's slow movement speed, dodging bullets from Sharpshooters like Colt or Rico, or Throwers like Barley or Tick will be difficult. So dealing damage behind cover or from afar is recommended as the enemies will not be able to hit him as easily.
  • Both of his Star Powers can be used effectively in different situations:
    • Boosted Booster is best used in 3v3 Events and in Special Events due to the extended range of his Damage Booster, allowing more allies to be in range of his booster to deal more damage.
    • Plugged In can help 8-BIT fight the fast and long-ranged Brawlers he is usually prone to much easier in Showdown. It can also be useful in Events that involve pushing and retreating such as Gem Grab and Bounty. The speed boost can also help 8-BIT score in Brawl Ball, as well as secure bolts and control the center in Siege.
  • 8-BIT's Cheat Cartridge Gadget can be used to rush an enemy, by throwing his booster over the wall towards the enemy before teleporting. He normally cannot rush an enemy effectively due to his slow movement speed. It can also be used to escape enemies by teleporting away if you're low on health or are being cornered.
  • 8-BIT's Extra Credits Gadget in conjunction with the damage boost from his booster does enough damage to take out almost all Brawlers in-game without losing ammo needed to defend himself.

Voice Lines

Spawning In The Lead Receiving Damage Defeating An Enemy Defeated Attacking Activating A Super
Normal:
"Player one get ready!"
Virus:
"I will de-de-destroy yo-o-o-u!"
Normal:
"New high score!"
Virus:
8-BIT laughs
Normal:
Combustion is heard
Virus:
8-BIT groans
Normal:
Jingle plays
Virus:
8-BIT laughs
Normal:
Jingle softens
Virus:
8-BIT groans
Normal:
"Game, not over."
Virus:
"Come get some, yum yum!"
Normal:
"Player one get ready!"
Virus:
"No happy, o-only sad!"
Normal:
Jingle plays
Virus:
"Who's in the lead? I'm in the lead!"
Normal:
8-BIT moans
Virus:
"This was not fun."
Normal:
Jingle plays
Virus:
"All I do is win, all you do is lose!"
Normal:
"You lose!"
Virus:
8-BIT groans
Virus:
"Behold! My circle of power!"
Normal:
"Let's go!"
Virus:
"I'm one mean green machine."
Normal:
Jingle plays
Virus:
"I am too good for this game."
Normal:
"Oh no!"
Virus:
"Ow ow ow!"
Normal:
"You win!"
Virus:
8-BIT laughs
Normal:
Melody plays
Virus:
"Out of memory!"
Virus:
"Having a fun time!"
Virus:
"You better run away."
Virus:
"I am the leader of everything ever."
Normal:
8-BIT squeaks
Normal:
"Well done."
Virus:
"Evil wins again."
Normal:
8-BIT cries
Virus:
"Can't divide by zero!"
Virus:
"I am not a bug, I am a feature!"
Normal:
8-BIT moans
Normal:
8-BIT cries
Virus:
"I eat Brawlers for breakfast!"
Normal:
"Mission failed."

History

  • 29/8/19:
    • 8-BIT and his Classic skin were added to the game. Neutral
  • 18/9/19:
    • 8-BIT's reload time was increased to 1.5 seconds (from 1.3 seconds). Nerf
    • His Extra Life now respawns with zero ammo. Nerf
    • Fixed 8-BIT's Super area enemy effect to be of the correct size. Fixed a bug that caused 8-BIT's Extra Life to not work in Boss Fight if he was the last brawler alive. Neutral
  • 23/10/19:
    • 8-BIT's main attack damage was decreased to 320 (from 340) per laser. Nerf
  • 5/12/19:
    • 8-BIT's Extra Life invincibility duration was decreased to 2 seconds (from 3 seconds) after respawn. Nerf
  • 31/1/20:
    • The Virus 8-BIT skin was added. Neutral
  • 19/2/20:
    • 8-BIT's Extra Life no longer has invincibility after respawning. Nerf
  • 25/2/20:
    • 8-BIT's Extra Life now respawns with one ammo. Buff
  • 17/3/20:
    • 8-BIT's Gadget Cheat Cartridge was added. Neutral
  • 13/5/20:
    • 8-BIT's Gadget Cheat Cartridge no longer destroys his turret. Buff
  • 10/9/20:
    • 8-BIT's second Star Power was renamed to Plugged In (from Extra Life) and reworked. Neutral
  • 17/9/20:
    • Fixed an issue where 8-BIT's Star Power Plugged In ground effect area was cut off too early from the screen when moving out of the vision range. Neutral
    • Fixed an issue where 8-BIT's Booster sound effect was played every time the booster station came into the field of view of another player. Neutral
  • 22/10/20:
    • 8-BIT's health was increased to 4800 (from 4300). Buff
  • 11/11/20:
    • 8-BIT and 8-BIT Classic received new facial animations. Neutral
  • 27/11/20:
    • 8-BIT's Gadget Extra Credits was added. Neutral
  • 15/12/20:
    • 8-BIT's Damage Booster damage bonus was increased to 50% (from 30%). Buff
    • Fixed a bug that caused the Gadget symbol to not appear over 8-BIT's head when activating Extra Credits. Neutral

Skins

8-BIT

Damage Booster

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