It has 5 game modes: 1v1 Mystery Duel, 3v3 Elimination, 6v6 Mystery Heroes, 6v6 No Limit, 6v6 Capture the Flag. It also include the Game Browser, where players can create and join custom games with tailor-made rules.
In addition to those modes, seasonal events' brawls and game modes will replaced some Arcade mode in the time of an event.
Retired modes Edit
Over the time some modes in Arcade will be retired and replaced by others.
|Mode||Life span||Replacing mode|
|All Brawls!||15 Nov, 2016 - 28 Feb, 2017||Capture the Flag|
Special modes Edit
On some special occasions, one Arcade mode will be replaced by a temporary special mode.
|Welcome to Oasis||04 Jan, 2017|
- 11 Jan, 2017
||Mystery Heroes (before)|
Mystery Duel (after)
|Introduction of Oasis map|
Seasonal Brawls and modes Edit
During seasonal events, one Arcade mode will be replaced by a seasonal brawl. If there is also a seasonal mode, it will temporarily replace another Arcade mode.
Seasonal Brawls Edit
|Junkenstein's Revengea||N/A||Halloween Terror|
|Mei's Snowball Offensive||All Brawls!||Winter Wonderland|
|Capture the Rooster||Mystery Duel||Year of the Rooster|
- a Lúcioball and Junkenstein's Revenge have not yet been featured in Arcade, for their events happened for the first time before the introduction of Arcade. But it was confirmed that those Brawls will be featured in the Arcade when their events returned.
Seasonal modes Edit
|Winter Mystery||Mystery Heroes||Winter Wonderland|
Players will can receive up to 3 Loot Boxes for the first time winning 1v1 Mystery Duel mode, 3v3 Elimination mode, and Capture the Flag. New modes which are added into the Arcade will have the same offer, even if the mode is temporary.
Players can also earn up to three Loot Boxes by winning any Arcade game modes. These boxes are rewarded after the 3rd, 6th, and 9th win. The count is reset at 00:00 UTC every Tuesday. It is noted that winning Game Browser custom matches does not count toward the earning of 3 weekly Loot Boxes.
- If the player hovers over the Arcade mode option, a piece of music that resembles the one used in the arcade for Hanamura will jingle.
- Coincidentally, a remix of Heroes of the Storm's theme can be heard.
Patch changes Edit