What’s up guys! It’s MJF here with yet another Brawl Stars guide for our favorite map in Showdown, Feast or Famine!
For newer players, this map can be difficult to consistently win on but once you know a few tricks and which brawlers to use it can be very easy to make it to the top every single game.
In fact, by playing only Feast or Famine, I got my new Crow to Rank 16 in two days!
In this guide I’ll be covering the two main strategies you can use on this map and the best brawlers for each of these strategies. Then I’ll talk about what not to do on this map!
Strategy 1: Rush the Center of the Map
So, as we all know, the center of the map can hold anywhere from 3 to 8 boxes – getting all of these can result in a huge advantage for you due to the large number of upgrades you receive.
However, winning the fight for these boxes can be very difficult so I have some tips to help you out.
Choosing the right brawler
If you know you’re going to be using this strategy, choose someone with a ton of HP or damage like Bull, El Primo, or Shelly.
El Primo is the best brawler to use for this strategy due to his tankiness and his ability to break 4 boxes at once.
Hang around the edges of the inner circle, and wait for others to reveal themselves.
Eventually, someone else will start breaking the boxes and you’ll see their position.
If they’re the only other brawler in there with you, wait for them to expend their attacks and kill them!
If someone else begins fighting with them, wait for both others to get low on HP and go in for the kill.
Remember, as soon as you’re the only one left in the center quickly break all of the boxes so no one else comes in to take them.
Once you have gotten your boxes, stay in the center.
The best place to stand is in the bottom center of the circle of bushes, strafing left to right.
This is so you can monitor the edges of the circle to make sure no one enters the circle with you.
If a weaker brawler comes to close to the circle, quickly jump out and kill them, then go back to your same spot.
Eventually, others will start shooting into the circle as the gas closes in because they need a safe spot to get into the circle.
Carefully dodge their attacks, and as soon as they come into the bushes ambush them and then hide again!
With this strategy you will lose sometimes!
It is much riskier than the other option but if you win the initial fight and get all of the boxes you will have an almost guaranteed win.
If you try a few times without success, use my other strategy for a while and see if that works better for you.
Don’t get on a tilt and lose too many trophies!
Use Barley or Poco for this? Yes you can!
Stay right at the edge of the circle, and wait for someone else to start breaking boxes.
When the boxes are one shot from breaking, quickly run through the center and use all three of your attacks to break every box.
Try to grab all of the powerups and get out of there!
This takes quite a lot of luck because a good player with fast reflexes could kill you.
The key is to get the boxes after taking a couple of hits because they will restore 500-800 health and you can escape the other brawlers.
This is more recommended if you’re looking to have some fun – it almost never works but when it does it is hilarious!
Strategy 2: Control the Outer Edges of the Map
This strategy is more conservative and safe; it involves less risk because you just lurk around the sides of the map and collect your starting boxes.
Pretty much every brawler works except Poco and sometimes Piper.
The main problem with these two is that they can’t break boxes fast enough and their damage is sometimes not high enough.
I know Piper can break boxes in three hits at max range but with her super slow reload time she doesn’t get the job done when fighting other brawlers, especially at close range.
Poco just takes forever to break boxes. His burst damage is pretty good late game with enough boxes, but it’s really hard to get them in the first place and his range is pretty low so I wouldn’t recommend him.
The best brawler to use with this strategy is Crow.
I know the vast majority of players do not have him unlocked but it’s still important to know this because it’s helpful to know what other Crow players are likely to do so you can counter them more effectively.
Crow just has everything – range, mobility, and damage.
On Feast or Famine, he can just chase other brawlers around the map and kill them while breaking boxes in five or fewer hits.
At long range, he hits hard with 100-150 damage per dagger and then poisons, but at close range he hits like a truck.
If you don’t believe me, engage a Crow with a couple boxes at close range and watch your health get eliminated over 500 HP at a time!
Then, a Crow player can just super away from you and finish you off easily.
If you see a Crow on this map or at all in Showdown just run away!
You should play more aggressively
This is because movement of players will be in a circle around the edge of the map, and by chasing people you’ll eventually drive them into another player.
By doing this you can force fights between other brawlers and finish them off when they get low on HP.
Late game when the fog is closing in and there are a few brawlers left, make sure you’re cautious as you enter the inner circle of grass.
Usually there will be one brawler who used the first strategy who is lurking inside of these bushes and you want to find them and avoid them as long as possible.
Try to send attacks throughout the bushes to uncover players so that they fight each other, and avoid getting in any engagements until there are only two people left unless you have an easy opportunity.
Well that’s about it for this guide guys!
I hope you enjoyed the read and got some good tips to help you win in Showdown on this map!
As always feel free to comment down below if you have any suggestions for future guides and I’ll check out your ideas!
If you have any of your own strategies that you like to use on this map let everyone know so we can all learn together.
With all that said, see y’all later!