Arena is a broad term for several game modes in Overwatch.
In an Arena game, the goal is not to attack or defend a central objective, but to eliminate all members of the opposing team. Matches are played in several rounds, and players cannot respawn until the next round.
The following gamemodes are available on the Arcade, albeit not all at the same time:
- Elimination - 3v3, best of 3
- Lockout Elimination - 3v3 or 6v6, best of 3
- Mystery Duel - 1v1, best of 5
- Limited Duel - 1v1, best of 5
|Maps in Overwatch|
|Assault||Hanamura (Winter) •• Horizon Lunar Colony •• Temple of Anubis •• Volskaya Industries|
|Escort||Dorado •• Route 66 •• Watchpoint: Gibraltar|
|Assault/Escort||Eichenwalde •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani|
|Control||Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis|
|Arena||Black Forest •• Castillo •• Ecopoint: Antarctica •• Necropolis|
|CtF||Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University|
|Event||Estádio das Rãs •• Adlersbrunn •• Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Lijiang Tower (CtR) •• King's Row (Uprising)|