Ranking All the Overwatch Seasonal Brawls

During this year's Overwatch Anniversary event, all the seasonal brawls will be available on a rotating schedule. Not all brawls are created equal, though, so which is the most fun?



6. Snowball Offensive

Mei's Snowball Offensive is one of two arcade brawls typically available during the Winter Wonderland Overwatch event. It's a 6-v-6 Mei-exclusive brawl where you hit each other with snowballs. You can carry one snowball at a time and one hit is a K.O. 


This brawl is ranked least best because it's very tricky. It's difficult to be proficient with snowballs, and it's stressful to load more snowballs. It's an adorable brawl that can be a lot of fun, but the emotions are way too high on this one.

5. Yeti Hunt

Yeti Hunt is a 5-v-1 brawl available during the Winter Wonderland event alongside Mei's Snowball Offensive. Five Meis work together to bring down one very angry Yeti Winston, who has to collect four meats around the map to power up his ultimate. 


This brawl is probably the most unique and nuanced game mode in the roster, and it takes a lot of getting used to. The 5-v-1 nature seems one-sided, but the game can go either way easily.

4. Uprising

The Uprising brawl is a four person PVE instance re-living Tracer's first mission with Overwatch. The brawl takes place in King's Row, and your team must fight NPC Omnics to hit objective points. 


This brawl is only available during Overwatch Archives and was the first brawl to introduce a semblance of AI to a PVE encounter. It's a lot of fun to blast through waves of omnics and reach objectives, and it's also a great way to practice heroes you're not as proficient on with minimal consequence. 

3. Lucioball

Lucioball is the only brawl in the game that concentrates on sports mechanics rather than eliminating enemies. Two teams of three Lucios try to get the Lucioball into their opponent's net using speed ups, wall riding, boops, and melee hits. It's essentially soccer.


This brawl is a fantastic change of pace in Overwatch and it's usually over as quickly as it begins. This brawl is available during the Summer Games event, and a new Australian-themed map was introduced last year. This game mode is seriously fun and engaging. 

2. Retribution

We were introduced to the Retribution brawl last month, and it quickly became one of the most popular brawls ever. Similar to Uprising (both brawls are available during Overwatch: Archives), a team of four fights NPC omnics to reach check points. Retribution features more AI and RNG than Uprising  and begins with an amazing cinematic that explains a lot of lore.


If you're missing Retribution already, you've got at least one more day to get your fill until next year!

1. Junkenstein's Revenge

Junkenstein's Revenge is the quintessential halloween encounter in Overwatch, available during the Halloween Terror event. You play as one of four heroes (Ana, McCree, Hanzo and Soldier: 76) and work together to eliminate wave after wave of zomnics and bosses trying to kill you and break down the door to the castle in Eichenwalde. 


This was the first PVE instance in Overwatch and as a result, it holds a special place in the hearts of Overwatch players. Photobombing the bosses was a meme born of this brawl, and the limited range of heroes forced players to learn how to use each properly (resulting in many a Hanzo and Ana main). This brawl is ranked number one because it's the most fun, the most beloved, and probably the silliest, too.  


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