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Arcade is a new game mode in Overwatch that can be accessed by the Play menu. It was added on 15 November, 2016 in place of the Brawl option.

It has 5 game modes: 1v1 Mystery Duel, 3v3 Elimination, 6v6 All Brawls!, 6v6 Mystery Heroes, and 6v6 No Limit. There are small displays above each mode's name to tell players how popular the mode is at the moment.

In addition to those modes, seasonal events' brawls and game modes will replaced some Arcade mode in the time of an event.

Modes Edit

Gamemoge arcade mysteryduel big
Gamemoge arcade elimination
Gamemoge arcade allbrawls
Gamemoge arcade mysteryheroes
Gamemoge arcade nolimits

Special modes Edit

On some special occasions, one Arcade mode will be replaced by a temporary special mode.

Mode Date Rule Replaced mode Occasion
Welcome to Oasis 04 Jan, 2017
- 11 Jan, 2017
  • All heroes
  • Maps: Oasis only.
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

Brawls Replaced mode Event
Lúcioball N/A Summer Games
Junkenstein's Revenge N/A Halloween Terror
Mei's Snowball Offensive All Brawls! Winter Wonderland
Capture the Rooster Mystery Duel Year of the Rooster
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.[1]

Seasonal modes Edit

Mode Rule Replaced mode Event
Winter Mystery Mystery Heroes Winter Wonderland

Rewards Edit

Players will receive a Loot Box for the first time winning 1v1 Mystery Duel mode and another Loot Box for the first time winning 3v3 Elimination mode. 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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.
  • The hero posing before every round of 1v1 Mystery Duel is the equipped Victory Pose.
  • In 1v1 Mystery Duel, if one player quits the match, they will also forfeit their Play of the Game, the Play of the Game of that match will show the Highlight from the other player instead, even if in that Highlight the other player did nothing or was dying.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Console only: Fixed a bug that prevented Ana from being selected in 1v1 matches. Fixed a bug that prevented players from correctly receiving experience after joining an in-progress 3v3 match. Fixed a bug preventing BattleTags from being displayed correctly during Highlight Intros and Plays of the Game in 1v1 and 3v3 matches. Fixed a bug causing the respawn timer to remain visible during 3v3 matches.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 30, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that prevented Ana from being selected in 1v1 matches.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 15, 2016 Patch: Arcade added. Loading screen now displays the name of the chosen game mode when playing in the Arcade.


References Edit

  1. Mentioned in Overwatch panel of BlizzCon 2016.

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