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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 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.

Modes Edit

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Gamemoge arcade nolimits
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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.

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
Lúcioballa N/A Summer Games
Junkenstein's Revengea N/A Halloween Terror
Mei's Snowball Offensive All Brawls! Winter Wonderland
Capture the Rooster Mystery Duel Year of the Rooster
Uprising No Limits & Mystery Duel Uprising
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.[1]

Seasonal modes Edit

Mode Rule Replaced mode Event
Winter Mystery Mystery Heroes Winter Wonderland

Rewards Edit

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.

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.

Patch changes Edit

  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Game Browser and Capture the Flag added, All Brawl! retired.
  • 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.