[Update: Fix incoming] Brawl Stars screen scaling issue on Samsung devices officially acknowledged; fix for server issues incoming as well
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on March 16, 2021) follows:
Supercell’s Brawl Stars is an immensely popular multiplayer and battle royale mobile game that gets new updates frequently to treat players with fresh content and keep them glued to the game.
But it seems the latest update has done just the opposite for players with certain Samsung devices.
According to fresh reports flooding Twitter and Reddit, after installing the latest Brawl Stars update, Samsung users are facing screen scaling issues wherein the content on the screen shrinks once the game is launched.
I have run into the issue with the new update. After loading brawlstars my screen shrinks to ¼ the size and it resized all the icons on my screen as well. This issue persists with my phone even after I restart it. I’m using Samsung Note 8 and I don’t know if it’s samsung specific (Source)
There is also a glitch that is affecting all samsung edges phones from what I gathered in Reddit, where the screen get resized to only third and everything else is black. (Source)
Was thinking it was just my phone. Samsung Note 9. (Source)
Here’s a video that shows the bug or glitch in action on the Galaxy S9.
@Frank_Supercell erm this has happend at the start of the uptade. I have tried all and didn't work. Restart the phone/game reinsatled it. Plus on my tablet everything ir fine. So what could cause the problem? Btw i have Samsung Galaxy S9@RLighton @Dani_Supercell pic.twitter.com/5LIco7aOfN
— BooperLooper (@LooperBooper) March 15, 2021
Most reports online indicate that the screen scaling issue on Brawl Stars is affecting devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and even the Galaxy S7.
Resetting the device is the only way to get the screen back to normal according to those who are experiencing the problem.
Unfortunately, the issue pops back up once the game is re-launched. But it seems that tweaking the screen resolution from the display settings works as a temporary fix as pointed out by a couple of users.
Your mileage may vary with the temporary workaround, however, the issue might not remain for long since the Brawl Stars Game Lead over at Supercell has acknowledged it already.
While the Brawl Stars’ Game Lead hasn’t shared any further details regarding the weird screen glitch on Samsung devices, it’s likely that it will be fixed sooner rather than later.
Having said that, this isn’t the only problem bothering Brawl Stars players. A recent report highlighted that the game is having issues with the servers which has left many players frustrated.
Luckily, Brawl Stars has acknowledged the problem too and posted a tweet claiming that the issue should be fixed after the short maintenance period.
As usual, we will keep track of the situation and will post an update once there are any new developments regarding the two issues we’ve highlighted here.
Meanwhile, feel free to drop a comment below to let us know whether or not you were able to fix the screen scaling issues on your Samsung device with the workaround shared above.
Update 1 (March 17)
12:01 pm (IST): Brawl Stars’ game lead — Frank — has responded to a user’s complaint regarding the screen glitch issue on Samsung phones by stating that the issue “will be fixed ASAP”.
Update 2 (March 18)
10:26 am (IST): Brawl Stars is rolling out a new optional update for Android users which is primarily meant to fix some Power League issues, however, Frank has confirmed that it also addresses the screen glitch issues on Samsung devices.
Brawl Stars players with Samsung phones who are experiencing the issue should go ahead and install the new update.
Update 4 (April 07)
03:25 pm (IST): It seems that Brawl Stars players with certain Samsung smartphones are once again facing the screen glitch issue after installing the latest Gold Arm Gang update.
Many reports of the issue have begun flooding Twitter. We’ve added some of them below:
Downloaded the update and it breaks the screen on the Samsung S9. Again. This happened in the last update so is this not just something you can fix straight away? (Source)
Brawl stars, the android screen shrink is happening again. (Source)
Guys you kidding? The game doesn’t work normal on Galaxy S9 screen again… (Source)
Most reports of the problem are from Galaxy S9 users, however, it’s possible that users with devices that were affected by the bug previously may also notice the same issue after installing the new update.
Update 4 (April 08)
03:25 pm (IST): The problem in question has been officially acknowledged by the game lead, and here’s what they have to say:
Quickly noted: we’re aware of the re-appearance of some bugs on a series of Samsung devices and will issue a fix as fast as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience. Man bowing deeply
But, going by the latest status update, it’ll take at least another day for the problem to be resolved:
Unfortunately the earliest to expect a fix to address the issue is tomorrow.
Update 5 (April 09)
Maintenance incoming. The optional update later today we’ll release shortly after also will address resolution issues with Samsung devices.
Maintenance incoming to fix some bugs! Lady beetle
We are also releasing optional updates later today for both iOS and Android to fix more stuff (including Rosa’s nightmare face)Rose
Full list of fixes here: https://blog.brawlstars.com/blog/news/maintenance-and-optional-update-fixes.html
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