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Heat Wave is a community map for the Bounty event.


The map is split into two S-like bushes snaking by 2-by-2 walls and fencing. The layout creates six horizontal and four vertical bush pathways. Launch pads located near fencing launch Brawlers to the tip of the S-like bushes. The map is diagonally symmetrical.


  • The nature of this maps favors short-range tanks and their respective counters such as Shelly or Spike. Do not use long-ranged Brawlers that cannot burst down individual enemies.
  • Brock and Piper as sharpshooters are great for tackling individual enemies that attempt to ambush your team. Destroying the bushes and walls at the bottom of the center star will stop enemies from ambushing your team directly.
  • Sandy and other medium-ranged Brawlers should go through the right lane and flank the enemy team whenever possible.
  • The bush pathways are relatively thin. Hiding inside the vertical bush pathways for a prolonged period of time increases your chances of being eliminated by the enemy team.
  • Your team can enter the enemy team's S-like bush in the left lane; however, doing so should only be done by medium-ranged Brawlers that are naturally medium-high health such as Carl.
  • Only use the launch pads if the enemy team is in the left side of the map as launched Brawlers will be helpless on landing.
  • Rosa can connect the bush lanes with her Grow Light Gadget, which can be used when sneaking up on the enemy team. Note that this can happen vice versa and that it could give away your location.
  • Similar to Hard Rock Mine, avoid getting spawn-trapped, as it will be hard to recover since the enemy team can easily retreat in the closest bush to your spawn and eliminate you accordingly.
  • Rico with his Super Bouncy Star Power can deter enemies from advancing. Note that Rico can also use the map borders to bounce his shots against the 2-by-2 walls closest to the borders to check the bushes running parallel to them.


  • On 13/05/20, Heat Wave was added to the game.
  • On 13/06/20, Heat Wave was featured in the June Brawl Stars Championship Challenge as a Stage V map.
  • On 10/09/20, Heat Wave was removed from the game.
  • On 01/03/22, Heat Wave was added back to the game.
  • On 27/04/22, the environment of Heat Wave was changed from the Bazaar theme to the Starr Force theme.
  • On 29/06/22, Heat Wave was removed from the game.