The world of mods, or content made by the community, has amply demonstrated that users no longer just want to “consume” a video game, but to adopt a “prosumer” logic, actively entering the “production process”. Some developers, understanding this will, have decided to provide enthusiasts with tools useful for creating content for their games, aware that users can prove to be an inexhaustible source of ideas.
Among the developers who have chosen to adopt this approach is Supercell, which has made available to users a special editor that allows you to create content for games such as the famous Brawl Stars. Well, this tutorial will show you how to create maps in Brawl Stars, so as to allow you to “bring your creations to life” and if you want, play them.
What do you say? Was that exactly what you wanted to know and can’t wait to try to create custom maps in Brawl Stars? Come on, then, below are all the steps that you must follow. Having said that, I have nothing left to do but wish you good reading and, above all, good fun!
Before going into detail about how to create maps in Brawl Stars, I think you might be interested to learn more about this possibility.
Well, the map generator that allows you to create custom Brawl Stars maps unlocks once you reach 1,000 trophies within the Trophy Path. You can see the number of trophies you have in the box at the top left of the game’s home screen.
To get trophies, you need to win as many games as possible. If you’ve just started playing Brawl Stars, reaching the 1,000 trophy requirement can take several hours, but it’s actually not very complex.
In fact, the game has some mechanics that allow the user to advance without too much trouble within the Trophy Path, although obviously the speed with which the goal is achieved depends on the user’s performance.
In any case, if you have not yet reached the 1,000 trophies needed to unlock the map generator and want to get there as fast as possible, the advice is to play the Brawl Ball game mode all the time, as it guarantees 8 trophies with each victory and generally you won’t lose many in case of defeat.
Among the “advanced mechanics” that I advise you to keep in mind regarding this mode, there is the possibility to use the Super of certain characters to destroy the “barriers” present in front of the opposing team, in order to “clear” the way and score more easily.
To give you a concrete example, a Brawler I recommend using is El Primo, since it’s Super can be used in a Brawl Ball game both to destroy the environmental decoration and to make a shot from distance and therefore have more chances to score.
By continuing to play these matches and implementing the actions I have shown you, you should not have too much trouble reaching 1,000 trophies.
In fact, if at some point you see that with your “trusted” Brawler you start losing too many trophies with each defeat, try to play with another one that you think suits your style of play and you will see that the “balance” of trophies will quickly return to positive.
For the rest, the map generator allows you to create a maximum of 5 maps, which can then be used with your friends or published online. Don’t worry: it’s actually not too hard and in this tutorial, I’ll guide you step by step to make your own map in Brawl Stars.
How to create your own map in Brawl Stars
After explaining the general situation to you and providing useful tips to unlock the map generator, it’s time to take action and unleash your creativity.
To proceed, once you reach 1,000 trophies, just press the ☰ icon at the top right of the Brawl Stars home screen, tap on the Map Maker icon, and press on the CREATE NEW tile.
At this point, you will be prompted to type the name of the map, choose the game mode, and select the environment you want to use, which will be the background. Once pressed on the CREATE button, the editor page will appear on the screen.
Of course, the basic “outline” has already been made by the game. For example, if you chose to make a Brawl Ball map, the soccer doors, and field, as well as the external elements, are already present.
Instead, you can use the items bar at the bottom, selecting the default items, to create obstacles that players will face during their matches. There is therefore no shortage of crates, barrels, grass, and spawn points.
To give you a concrete example, I will consider creating a map linked to the Brawl Ball game mode. At the beginning of creation, there are blue circles and red circles on the ground. These represent the spawn points.
You will surely have noticed that you can place a maximum of 3 circles for each color and in fact 3 is also the number of players on each team. This means that these are spawn points, where users are spawned, for example, at the beginning of the game.
To customize this element as well, I, therefore, recommend you to press the Remove All button on the right. After that, you can place spawn points wherever you want, always obviously paying attention to colors. To make object placements more accurate, I also recommend pressing the Grid button, which is always on the right.
In any case, if you want for example to prevent players from having to travel a long way off the map each time, you can place spawn points just outside the central red area. If you want to make sure that those who “come back into the game” do so you might think about putting the spawn points near them.
For the rest, if you want to place multiple elements of the same type together, you can do so by pressing on the Single Placement pane at the top and selecting the type of placement you want to make, such as mirror placement. By doing so, you will be able to accomplish everything in a shorter time. Of course, if you’re wrong, you can always use the Cancel button, which is at the top right.
Once you’ve learned how to use these elements, all you have to do is have fun with all the others made available to the editor, who actually create the obstacles that players will face during the game. In a Brawl Ball game mode, of course, it is recommended to place obstacles in front of the opposite team so as to make it more difficult to score.
Also, one idea that I really like is to “lock up” some players, at the beginning of the game, within an environment surrounded by obstacles. In this way, you will force users to have to fight from the beginning. The first user who can use the Super will be able to break obstacles and create offensive actions.
Once you’ve done it all, you can remove the objects by simply pressing the DESELECT button, located in the lower left, and tapping on the item you want to delete. Once you’ve finished editing, all you have to do is press the Save button first, which is on the right, and then the Exit in the upper left.
In doing so, you will return to the map generator screen. Perfect, now you’ve properly learned how to create a map in Brawl Stars.
How to play your map in Brawl Stars
What do you say? You’ve finished creating your own map and you’re on the generator screen but don’t know how to try it? No problem, I’ll explain to you right away how to do it!
To proceed, just press on the ☰ icon in the match pane you created and tap on the FRIENDLY option. At this point, you can already press on the INVITE icons, to ask your friends to participate, or you can leave everything as it is to test the map against bots.
This way, you can test your creation and see if everything is as you wanted it to be. For the rest, if you think, after several games, that your map is fun and may please other players as well, you might think to send it for publication.
To do this, press the EXIT icon at the top right of the Brawl Stars home screen to finish the match test phase. Then tap on the icon ☰ which is at the top right and select the Map Maker option.
After that, tap on the ☰ on the map you created earlier and press on the SEND button. The game will warn you that maps must be approved by other players and can only be published by their authors if they receive enough votes.
If you are convinced that your map is good to go, then press on the OK button and you are done. It will take 10 approvals for your map to be published.
In short, now all you have to do is try to get the map approved through your friends, to see if they like it and if it can be published. I remind you that you can go back to check the status of the approval through the Map Maker section: you will see the appropriate percentage in the section related to your creation.
The maps can then be played by users through the COMMUNITY section. In particular, in order to be able to appear in the WINNER OF THE DAY section, you must receive at least 500 votes. For more details about how this mechanic works, you can refer to the official Supercell portal.
All right, now you know everything you need to know about how to create a custom map in Brawl Stars. Since you are used to playing this video game, I would advise you to take a look at the page dedicated to Brawl Stars, where you can find many other tutorials that could be for you.