Arcade in Overwatch is gaining a lot of popularity thanks to its new 1v1 Mystery Duel and 3v3 Elimination and with hefty threads on its community forum asking for future ranking system on the modes; it would appear that Blizzard may soon incorporate ranking system on the said Arcades.
Overwatch Arcade: 1v1 Mystery Duel
The Mystery Duel, also known as the mirror match, is a game mode where you and your opponent are given the same mirrored random hero. It's a best-of-nine series and therefore, the first one to reach 4 wins will win the mode. At first, Jeff Kaplan and the team meant the Arcade modes as a training ground for players looking to improve their skills on various heroes - taking a new perspective from a different role. But ever since the Arcade hit PTR, the vast majority of the community is having a lot of fun in the new 1v1 mirror match that they're already asking for it to go live and hopefully have a ranking system.
Overwatch Arcade: 3v3 Elimination
The new 3v3 Elimination match sees players take another competitive look in the game. With the disabled respawn system, players are keen to staying alive as much as possible, in order to win the game. Basically, communication is the key to this mode and overpowering the opposing team with strategic coordinated attacks. This game mode is so popular in a competitive level that many are hoping to see a separate tournament dedicated for this mode aside from the traditional 6v6 matchups.
Overwatch Arcade Modes: 1v1 Mystery Duel and 3v3 Elimination Ranking System
"If the modes gain in popularity, we are certainly open to adding stats pages for them," Jeff Kaplan said on the Blizzard official forum. "We'll also keep an eye on the modes and the community sentiment towards creating a competitive version down the road," he continued.
As always, Blizzard is open for any thoughts and suggestions from its community and may take future progress depending on the preference of the many. What do you think of a future 1v1 Mystery Duel and 3v3 Elimination Ranking System? Do you think it'll create a healthier environment for the community?