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Arcade selection

The Arcade

Arcade is a playlist in Overwatch 2. It features a rotating variety of exclusive game modes.

New game modes, Maps, Heroes and events will get their own mode upon release.

Arcade menu

Arcade menu

"New game modes! New rules! New maps! Enter the arcade."

No Limits[ | ]

No limits

No limits

No Limits is one game mode to never leave the rotation.

"Defeat the enemy team on a standard play map without any limits on hero selection."

  • Players: 10
  • Map: Random
  • No hero selection limit
  • Allows locked heroes
  • Victory: Complete standard map objectives

Assault[ | ]

Assault Maps

Assault Maps

"Capture the objectives!"

Assault is a gamemode from Overwatch 1. In this mode, the attackers need to capture both objectives. The defenders need to prevent this.

  • Players: 10 (5v5)
  • Victory: Complete standard map objectives.

Standard play with a twist[ | ]

These game modes rotate daily, and they are played on standard play maps only.

Total Mayhem

Total Mayhem

Total Mayhem[ | ]

"Power up and embrace the chaos."

Low Gravity, arcade

Low Gravity

Low Gravity[ | ]

"Defeat the enemy team in a low-gravity environment."

  • Players: 10
  • Maps: Random
  • Low Gravity
  • Victory: Complete standard map objectives

Elimination[ | ]

Main article: Game Modes#Elimination

"Compete as a team in a series of fights, where successful heroes are removed from later rounds."

3V3 Elimination

3V3 Elimination

3v3 Elimination[ | ]

3v3 Lockout Elimination[ | ]

  • Players: 6
  • Maps: Ayutthaya, Black Forest, Castillo, Ecopoint: Antarctica, Necropolis
  • Winning heroes locked
  • Allows locked heroes
  • Victory: Defeat the enemy team three times

5v5 Lockout Elimination[ | ]

  • Players: 10
  • Maps: Ayutthaya, Black Forest, Castillo, Ecopoint: Antarctica, Necropolis
  • Winning heroes locked
  • Victory: Defeat the enemy team five times

Duels[ | ]

1v1 Mystery Duel[ | ]

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

1v1 Limited Duel[ | ]

"Face off in a series of one on one fights. Both players pick from the same set of heroes in every round."

  • Players: 2
  • Maps: Castillo, Ecopoint: Antarctica, Necropolis
  • Choice of 3 randomly chosen heroes per round
  • Hero selection: Limited
  • Disabled heroes: Bastion, Brigitte, D.Va, Lúcio, Mercy, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Torbjörn, Winston and Zarya
  • Victory: Defeat your opponent five times

Capture the Flag[ | ]

"Two teams of five players compete to capture the enemy team's flag while defending their own."

  • Players: 10
  • Maps: Ayutthaya, Ilios Ruins, Lijiang Garden, Nepal Village, Oasis University
  • Victory: Capture 3 flags
  • Victory: Team with more captures when time expires

CTF Blitz[ | ]

"Two teams of five players compete in a fast-paced match to capture the enemy team's flag while defending their own."

  • Players: 10
  • Maps: Busan Downtown, Busan Sanctuary, Ilios Ruins, Ilios Well, Nepal Village, Oasis City Center, Oasis University
  • Flag rule: Flag pickup instant
  • Flag rule: Flag carrier abilities restricted
  • Victory: Capture 6 flags
  • Victory: Team with more captures when time expires

Deathmatch[ | ]

TDM

Team DeathMatch

Team Deathmatch[ | ]

"Climb to the top of the scoreboard. The deadliest team wins"

Kanazeka DM

An example of a deathmatch map appearing in the arcade roatation

[Map] Deathmatch[ | ]

Deathmatch played only on a random Deathmatch map listed in the title.

Mystery DM

Mystery Deathmatch

Mystery Deathmatch[ | ]

"Climb to the top of the scoreboard with every player using heroes that randomly change upon respawn."

Bounty Hunter[ | ]

"Gain points by killing the target to claim their bounty and become the target yourself, raising your health and ultimate meter to full. Earn bonus points by killing non-target heroes as the target."

The first player to get a kill is marked with a Bounty and becomes a Target. Players can kill the Target to claim their Bounty and become the next Target. Targets receive bonus points for kills.

  • Players: 6
  • Maps: Random Deathmatch
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Allows locked heroes
  • Victory: First to 4,000 points
  • Victory: Player with the most points when the time expires

Workshop modes[ | ]

Arcade modes made using the Workshop.

Bounty Hunter

Bounty Hunter

Hero Gauntlet[ | ]

Play through a set list of heroes in a deathmatch environment. Each time you get a kill, you swap to the next hero. The first player to complete their list wins.

  • Players: 8 player FFA
  • Allows locked heroes
  • Victory: First player to earn 22 kills
  • This mode was created in the workshop.
Mirrored DM

Mirrored Deathmatch

Mirrored deathmatch[ | ]

A free-for-all battle against identical heroes!

  • Players: 8 player FFA
  • Mirrored heroes
  • Allows locked heroes
  • Victory: Earn more kills than the other players
  • This mode was created in the workshop.

Event modes[ | ]

Game modes that appear during limited-time events and seasonal events are also featured in the Arcade.

Anniversary[ | ]

During the Overwatch Anniversary event, recent playable seasonal and limited-time events can be found here. Since Overwatch 2, these have been on a weekly rotation consisting of previous Season game modes. The assault game mode has also known to be playable for an entire week, although it does not allow any other standard play events to be in the daily rotation.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Total Mayhem does not have Flashpoint as a playable game mode.
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