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.
Primary modes Edit
Only 5 gamemodes are active at any given time.
|3v3 Elimination||Teams of three fight to the death||November 15, 2016|
|1v1 Mystery Duel||An equal duel where both players are given the same hero||November 15, 2016|
|Mystery Heroes||Heroes are randomly assigned upon spawning||November 15, 2016|
|All Brawls!||Each match has a different, unique ruleset||November 15, 2016|
|No Limits||Hero stacking is allowed||November 15, 2016|
|Capture the Flag||Capture the enemy's flag and return it to your base||February 28, 2017|
|3v3 Lockout Elimination||Same as 3v3 Elimination, but heroes are locked upon winning a round with them||May 23, 2017|
|1v1 Limited Duel||Same as 1v1 Mystery Duel, but both teams are given a selection of 3 heroes||May 23, 2017|
|Total Mayhem||Doubled health, quartered ability cooldowns||May 23, 2017|
|6v6 Lockout Elimination||Same as 3v3 Lockout Elimination, but with teams of 6||June 12, 2017|
|Low Gravity||Gravity is very weak||June 20, 2017|
Special modes Edit
On some special occasions, a gamemode will be added for a limited time.
|Welcome to Oasis||January 4-11, 2017||
||Introduction of Oasis|
|Horizon||June 20-27, 2017||
||Introduction of Horizon Lunar Colony|
|Doomfist Elimination||July 27-present, 2017||
||Introduction of Doomfist|
Seasonal Brawls Edit
|Junkenstein's Revengea||Halloween Terror|
|Mei's Snowball Offensive||Winter Wonderland|
|Capture the Rooster||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||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.
- 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