Updated 18 Nov 2021
If you're looking for more information on our recently announced Duel game mode then you're in the right spot!
Before we dig into the questions we do have a disclaimer:
This feature is still under development. Answers in this FAQ are subject to change, and additional questions and answers will be added as they come up. The in-game art and interface components could contain placeholders that will also change before the mode is released to the live game.
What Is Duel?
The new Duel game mode will be a Syncrhonous PVP, also called Live PVP, game mode where you can go head-to-head against other players in real time!
When will it be available?
We haven't set a release date for it yet, but it should not be long now. We'll update this FAQ as well as make announcements in our socials when it's time.
Is this just a live version of Arena?
No. Duel uses its own set of maps, and there are additional victory conditions that can be used to gain a win.
Will the Arena be going away?
No. The current plan is for Duel to be available as limited time events, similar to how Hero Adventures operate.
How will matchmaking work?
Currently, it works on the super simple method of "first come, first serve" and whenever there are two people looking for a match, they will be paired together.
What happens if my opponent is significantly stronger than I am?
Heroes and Items are capped at Common Rarity, the same way they would be for Common Tier Hero Adventures, so everyone is on a level playing field. Just like in Hero Adventures, the Passive Ability for Heroes will remain unlocked even at this rarity.
What are the rewards like?
We have not finalized this part of the game mode yet.
Are there seasons, like with Arena and Guild Raids?
Because it is currently being released with an event type structure, it won't have traditional seasons.
What happens if my opponent quits or disconnects?
The match immediately ends, with you being declared the victor.
Can we chat with our opponent?
There are some predefined emotes, like "Hello" and "Good Game" but not a full chat option.
How long will a match last?
We're not quite sure, though early testing has suggested they are usually pretty quick. There will be turn timers to prevent stalling tactics, however we have not yet decided on the length for those timers.
I have a question not listed here, where can I get an answer?
Join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/YkvMeA3WSt and you can be a part of the discussion, provide feedback, and more.