This page of the guide to Destruction AllStarsfocuses on the main game modes – those for single-player and multiplayer.
On separate pages of this chapter, we described the specific game modes - Chaos, Gridfall, Carnado, and Stockpile. Each of them has different rules and requires you to perform specific actions in order to win.
Multiplayer is the most important mode in Destruction AllStars. It is very likely that you will spend the most time here, although it should be noted that Destruction AllStars is not exclusively online. In the subsequent sub-sections, we have also listed the single-player modes.
You can play online matches with or without your friends. Even if you play in a group consisting of, for example, 4-5 friends, then expect that the remaining participants will be selected randomly. The game selects players for each match by using the matchmaking system. You can also choose one of the three main servers - European, American, or Japanese. This can help you to play with people from the same region of the world.
All four game modes are available in the multiplayer mode. You can select the type of match before starting the matchmaking.
You can earn experience and level up your profile only in multiplayer. Daily and weekly challenges can only be done in multiplayer. In addition to XP, you can accumulate AllStar Coins and spend them on cosmetic items.
Multiplayer has limitations on the number of players using the same Star. Depending on the selected mode, up to 2 or 4 players will be able to play as the same character. If you want to play your favorite hero, you will have to hurry to select before others do.
Arcade mode is single-player only, meaning you can only play with bots.
In Arcade mode, you can set the rules of the game yourself – this can be a useful tool for learning the characters and their vehicles, as well as the available types of matches.
You can choose the game mode, Star, map, and difficulty level. The last element is the most interesting because it allows you to perfectly match the skill level of bots to your own preferences - the game allows you to choose between easy, medium, and high difficulty levels. It is worth increasing it gradually as you improve your skills and become more familiar with the Stars and arenas.
Challenge Series is single-player only, so you can only play with bots.
The overall premise of the Challenge Series strongly resembles the career mode of popular racing games like Driveclub. It is divided into several chapters. Each chapter has a series of matches in which you control a specific Star.
The rules of each match can be the same as in other modes or be completely unique. This can make you more likely to play matches with different rules.
Each match has 3 challenges with stars. The challenges themselves have various requirements. These can be about, for example, winning a match with a large advantage, destroying all obstacles in the arena, or using a Hero Vehicle's Breaker in a specific way.
You can collect the stars in Challenge Series during multiple approaches to the same competitions. You don't have to earn 100% stars in one go. Unlocked stars remain yours – you won't lose them. While replaying the challenges, you can only complete the missing stars-challenges.
Only Ultimo's episode is free – it consists of 7 matches, the chance to get 21 stars, 7 cosmetic items, and 2 trophies. Subsequent episodes are unfortunately paid - you must pay for them with premium currency purchased with real money (for more details, see the microtransactions page).
Training in Destruction AllStars is done in single-player mode – you will only face bots.
The main role of the Practice mode is to play tutorials. The game allows you to repeat the first tutorial and play slightly more extensive tutorials in which you can play as one of the 16 Stars. It's a good way to learn their mechanics.
You can also play trial matches in 4 main game modes – Chaos, Gridfall, Carnado, and Stockpile. This will allow you to learn their rules, although you need to be aware that bots will offer virtually no level of challenge. Matches in other modes will be much more challenging.