We are going to gave a new Brawler guys! It is The Minigunner!
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Without further ado, let’s get started!
Yes it’s this guy!
Remember when Piper was leaked days before she was released? Well, the same dataminers that found Piper have found a new brawler with the game: the Minigunner! We have had a good amount of information on him.
Starting off, he will be an Epic brawler, like Bo, Mortis, and Piper, so he will be hard to unlock as a F2P player. Honestly, he reminds me of the Heavy in Supercell’s other game, Boom Beach.
The Minigunner has a couple of cons, but this is made up by his really good attributes.
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Sitting at base health 1,200 the Minigunner will be similar to Bull, but slightly weaker than El Primo. He will be tanky and be able to take in more than other weaker brawlers. Also, with his tough build, he will be immune to knockback, but NOT damage. So imagine El Primo’s or Shelly’s super, which knocks you back some distance.
The Minigunner carries a large minigun (Duh!) which he sprays around at nearby enemies! Thus his bullets aren’t accurate, but instead, have a medium spread.
Additionally, he can shoot while moving around.
You probably are sitting there wondering how in the world the “Minigunner” is a melee character. After all, all guns are shot at range. This characterization is a little weird, but, in my opinion, it is more accurate to say so: His bullets have a wide spread but they don’t go too far. Think, El Primo and his “melee” attack; it reaches out like a ranged attack. He will be more effective in close ranges.
As you might have noticed, the Minigunner has a speed of 550. This will make him the slowest brawler in the game.
Despite the slow ammo load speed, if the Minigunner connects all of his bullets in one shot, the total impairment will be devastating: over 1,000 damage!
Now, to his Special ability. The Minigunner’s one-of-a-kind super is very unique and you should use it wisely!
The “Bandage Dispenser” will be a combination of Jessie’s turret and Poco’s healing super.
When loaded up, The Minigunner may lob the bandage dispenser onto the field, which will heal him and teammates who are inside its heal radius (But it may also be easier for the other team to target players in the heal circle).
His dispenser has around 500-1000 health, so if it belongs to the other team, eliminating it is a priority.
In Heist, the Minigunner might not be as effective on offense in the beginning to middle game, before a lot of the cover is destroyed, where Barleys and Dynamikes dominate. But if he manages to get there, imagine him right at the safe! 1,140 per shot! Planting his super inside the base could be a massive boost for both offense and defense.
I can see him doing OK in Bounty. He will be tanky, so it will be tough to kill him to get his stars. His super will be very annoying indeed.
In Smash and Grab, I see the Minigunner being game-changing. He will have to be mainly support.
To expand, he and his super would be pretty overpowered in this mode. Visualize a Minigunner throwing down his super directly on top of the gem mine, soaking damage, while getting his health replenished quickly. Due to his high health, it will be positive for him to carry the team’s crystals. No one will even come close to him with his spray of bullets. He would most definitely shake the current “meta” in Smash and Grab.
Good counters would be to sneak up on him with high damage-dealers like Shelly or to shoot him at range with Rico or Colt.
Below is some Showdown leaked footage of the Minigunner. See him in action!
I know right?
From the video, the Minigunner is a savage ‘lil dude that could have a huge impact on many game modes and the current state of Brawl Stars. This includes making sniping more popular, as only brawlers like Piper can take him out.
Supercell is still developing this interesting brawler, and he hasn’t been confirmed for release yet.
Whether the BS team keeps him or trashes the idea, we may see him or a similar concept being playable soon. (Sorry, Android users! :P)