Battlegrounds Duos

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Battlegrounds Duos or simply Duos is a game mode playable exclusively in Battlegrounds.[1] Duos was added in Patch 29.2.0.198037.

While Duos plays similarly to regular Battlegrounds, instead of it being an 8-player free-for-all, players are grouped into 4 teams of 2 players. These teams share a life total, pass each other cards, and play together to win against other teams.

Functionality and notes[edit | edit source]

  • Both teammates in Duos pick their own hero.
  • Both teammates have their own board, Tavern Tier, and gold.
  • The health total for both teammates is shared and starts at 30. The armor amount is the combined armor from both selected heroes.
  • Some heroes and minions are exclusive to Duos.
  • You can queue into Duos with a friend as a team or on your own to be paired with a random teammate of a similar rating. You and a group of friends can also create private Duos games, just like regular Battlegrounds.
  • If a player abandons their partner in Duos before Top 2, they will get an MMR penalty. If you get abandoned, you will get a notification letting you know you can leave and you will not lose MMR.[2]
    • This MMR protection does not apply if you are queueing up with a friend.
  • In Duos, the cost to upgrade into each of Tavern Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 costs 2 more Gold than in regular Battlegrounds.

Tables[edit | edit source]

Minions[edit | edit source]

Tavern Tier Copies of each minion Number of different minions
1 16 22
2 15 39
3 13 37
4 11 42
5 9 43
6 7 30
7 5 13
Minion Type Pool Count by Tier level
Tier Beast Demon Dragon Elemental Mech Murloc Naga Pirate Quilboar Undead General Total
1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 22
2 3 3 3 3 6 3 4 3 3 3 6 39
3 5 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 4 37
4 5 3 3 6 4 5 4 5 3 4 5 42
5 3 4 5 4 3 3 5 4 3 3 10 43
6 4 2 2 2 4 3 2 2 3 4 4 30
7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 13
Total (Ignoring tier 7) 22 19 18 21 22 19 20 19 18 19 30 213

*Numbers include minions that are a part of a type's pool, even without having that minion type

Tavern Tier[edit | edit source]

Tavern Tier Base Cost
2 5
3 7
4 10
5 13
6 12

Health and combat[edit | edit source]

Combat in Duos
In Duos, you and your partner work as a team. There are four teams of two players in each game, and each team shares their life total. Combat is sequential, so one teammate’s warband goes out first and fights until it takes out both opponents or goes down swinging. If the first teammate is defeated, the second teammate’s warband takes over from there to finish the combat. If the first player manages to take out both opponents, then the second player’s warband just comes in to dogpile the damage on the opposing team! Cheering for your partner isn’t required, but it can’t hurt.[1]

The differences to regular combat in Battlegrounds are as follows:

  • One player's warband is summoned first
    • The player who goes first is determined by who is placed on top on the "history bar" on the left.
  • Once the first player's warband is completely destroyed (including all tokens), the teammate's warband is summoned to replace it.
  • After both warbands are destroyed, the team who still has remaining minions gets to deal damage to the opponent, like in regular Battlegrounds.
  • If the first player manages to defeat both of the enemy team's players alone, their teammate's warband is summoned in to deal extra damage.

Pinging and sharing[edit | edit source]

Pinging in Duos
A strong partnership is about good communication and consideration of each other's needs. In Duos, there’s a portal that connects you and your partner. You can click on the portal to swap between viewing their board and your own. For the low cost of 1 Gold, you can even send cards in your hand through the portal, to your teammate!
Duos also has a pinging system that lets you flag stuff for your partner. You can use these emote-like pings to mark something in your shop that you think your partner might want—or something you see in their shop that you want them to get for you.
These pings are a great way to quickly get a teammate’s attention or to communicate with someone you couldn’t before, like someone not on your friends list or who speaks a different language! We’re excited to see how Duos will open up the Tavern to new friendships and play experiences.[1]

Sharing functions as follows:

  • There is a portal on the right that players can use to send minions to their teammates.
  • Passing a minion like this costs 1 gold each time.
  • The portal may also be clicked. By doing so, the player can spectate on whatever their teammate is currently doing.
  • Some minions may have a green arrow glowing on top of them. This means that if passed, their teammate would be able to get a triple of that minion.

Pinging functions as follows:

  • Various elements during the Recruit phase can be selected by right-clicking (or two-finger tapping on mobile), and an emote can be placed upon them.
    • These elements include minions, hero powers, as well as some of the UI buttons like Freezing, Refreshing, and Tier upgrading.
    • The emotes that can be selected are a blue portal, a yellow question mark, a green checkmark, and a red X.
  • Once an emote has been selected, both the player and their teammate will see the ping on the target.
    • If the player pings something on their own board, their teammate will get a small preview of it on the portal.

Related cards[edit | edit source]

Cards that pass[edit | edit source]

Minions

Battlegrounds minions
Battlegrounds minions
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BGDUO 115 Battlegrounds.png
BGDUO 108 Battlegrounds.png
BGDUO 120 Battlegrounds.png

Others



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BGDUO 120t.png
BGDUO HERO 104p.png
BGDUO 113.png
BGDUO 124.png

Cards with passing-related effects[edit | edit source]

Minions

Battlegrounds minions
Battlegrounds minions
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BGDUO 114 Battlegrounds.png
BGDUO 100 Battlegrounds.png
BGDUO 117 Battlegrounds.png
BGDUO 122 Battlegrounds.png

Others



Swipe left or right to see the cards.
BGDUO 123.png

Cards[edit | edit source]

Card lists[edit | edit source]

Main article: Duos minions by tier
Main article: Duos minions by pool
Main article: Duos tavern spells

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Duos-only[edit | edit source]

These heroes are exclusive to Duos.

Battlegrounds heroes
Battlegrounds heroes
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
BGDUO HERO 222.png
BGDUO HERO 222p.png
BGDUO HERO 101.png
BGDUO HERO 101p.png
BGDUO HERO 223.png
BGDUO HERO 223p.png
BGDUO HERO 104.png
BGDUO HERO 104p.png
BGDUO HERO 100.png
BGDUO HERO 100p.png

Excluded from Duos[edit | edit source]

These heroes cannot appear in Duos.

Battlegrounds heroes
Battlegrounds heroes
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BG23 HERO 303.png
BG23 HERO 303p2.png

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment (2023-11-04). Introducing Battlegrounds Duos!
  2. Mitchell Loewen on Twitter (X). (2024-04-12). 

External links[edit | edit source]