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The Arcade is a play mode in Overwatch. It features a rotating variety of exclusive game modes, maps, and rulesets. Players can earn Loot Boxes by winning games, and earn the same amount of experience that is available in Quick Play.

Game Modes[edit | edit source]

1V1: Mystery Duel[edit | edit source]

Face off in a series of one on one fights. Both players use the same random hero in every round.


1v1 Limited Duel[edit | edit source]


3V3: Elimination[edit | edit source]

Compete as a team of three players in a series of fights at Ecopoint: Antarctica.


  • Victory: Defeat the enemy team three times

Note: Draw rounds all give 2000 exp each.

3v3 Lockout Elimination[edit | edit source]


  • Victory: Defeat the enemy team three times

6v6 Lockout Elimination[edit | edit source]


  • Victory: Defeat the enemy team three times.

6V6: Mystery Heroes[edit | edit source]

Defeat the enemy team with every player using heroes that randomly change upon respawn.


  • Players: 12
  • Map: Random
  • Random hero
  • Victory: Complete standard map objectives

6V6: No Limits[edit | edit source]

Defeat the enemy team without any limits on hero selection.


  • Players: 12
  • Map: Random
  • No hero selection limit
  • Victory: Complete standard map objectives.

Capture the Flag[edit | edit source]

Total Mayhem[edit | edit source]

Power up and embrace the chaos.


Low Gravity[edit | edit source]

Deathmatch[edit | edit source]

Deathmatch is an upcoming free-for-all mode. Eight players take part in a map. Every hero can be chosen. The player with the highest score wins. Win credit is awarded to the top four players of each match. Some of the hybrid and escort maps are modified to be based around Deathmatch. Chateau Guillard is also introduced, based around the mode.[1]

Team Deathmatch[edit | edit source]

Team Deathmatch is similar to Deathmatch, but is based around teams getting kills rather than FFA. Black Forest, Necropolis, and Ecopoint: Antarctica will be playable in this mode.[1]

Game Browser[edit | edit source]

The Game Browser

The Game Browser allows players to create their own or find other player's Custom Games, through a List of public games.

Seasonal event brawls[edit | edit source]

During seasonal events, a special brawl is available to play in the Arcade. Starting with Junkenstein's Revenge, the seasonal brawls also feature special achievements that players can earn.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

When a new game mode is introduced, there is a one-time Loot Box rewarded for playing and winning it.

There is a weekly reward system where players can earn a maximum of three Loot Boxes per week: one box per every three games won out of nine games total. The system resets at the same time every week, Mondays 8 PM EST, 5 PM PST.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2017-08-10, Developer Update | Deathmatch | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-08-11