In the 1v1 arcade mode, what happens when both players die at the same time? Is it even possible for the players to die at the "same time"? If it is possible, how is it counted in terms of the best of nine rounds?


Yes it is possible for both players to die simultaneously, which results in a draw for the round. It's also possible for time to run out on the round, resulting in a draw. However, these rounds aren't counted towards the maximum nine rounds per match. In fact, don't even think of it as a best of nine, think of it as first to five points. If the match is tied 4 to 4, and as Mei (other characters are possible too) you both land an icicle killing blow, the round won't be counted, and you'll go into a new match point round with a new character. The round that ended in a draw won't even show up in the end game summary.

| improve this answer | |
  • I've had a draw in a 3v3 where dva and ana where the last remaining and neither could kill the other. Time expired and the round ended in a draw and also didn't show up in the summary or give either team a point. – VanBuzzKill Nov 10 '16 at 1:39
  • I wasn't sure if there was a time limit or not, as that never happened to me. I'll add it to the answer. – MBraedley Nov 10 '16 at 1:42
  • @MBraedley Yeah, after a couple minutes, both teams gain infrasight and a 60 second countdown to a draw starts. – Unionhawk Nov 10 '16 at 1:46
  • @Unionhawk: I knew about the infrasight (that happened a couple time to me tonight), but I didn't realize a draw happened shortly after that. – MBraedley Nov 10 '16 at 1:48
  • 1
    Here's a video of a draw occurring in a Reinhardt vs Reinhardt match: gfycat.com/PeskySimplisticGermanshepherd – Brysonic Nov 10 '16 at 15:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.