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This article describes a Pixel Gun 3D mode. If you are looking for the same mode in Pixel Gun World, see Duel (PGW).

One on one combat. The player with the most kills within the time limit wins.

—Mode Rules

Duel is a mode added in the 11.0.0 update. It pits two players against each other until one wins by their total kills and/or score.

How to Play

Duel is similar to Deathmatch, but it is different because of the fact that there are only two players fighting, you can bet chests on the outcome of the match, and you can't access the Armory while fighting.

The goal of the game is to get the highest amount of kills in a two-minute time limit.

The player with the most kills is considered the winner. However, if the two players have the same number of kills, the one with the more points wins. The two players then have the option to have a rematch, find a new match, or quit.

If a lottery is going on, the two players can bet on chests from the lottery by paying Gem.png. The winner will be reimbursed their gems. This feature was temporarily removed in the 18.0.0 update, but was later brought back in 18.1.0.


  • Try not to fall off the map or eliminate yourself. Doing this will make you lose 50 points and 1 kill, but if you have no points or kills this will not have any effect since you can't have negative points.
  • Use the Reflector (Gadget) and modules on your melee that create the Energy Shield. For this, use the Energy Elemental module, the Astral Blade, and the Alloy.
  • Do not equip pets. As pets are quite weak, all they do is reveal your location and give your enemy 5 extra points if they shoot them.
  • If you know how, do Three Category Spam. This kills your enemy quickly and as it can be borderline annoying to play against, many players leave when put up against a 3 category spammer.


  • If the enemy is using high damage weapons, use a healing weapon like the Heroic Epee or the Cthulhu Legacy to heal yourself right after the enemy is killed.
  • Use the Sly Wolf in a pinch to block shots.
  • You can hide if you need to. Make sure to still be alert while doing this, as the enemy can easily catch you off guard.

Duel Maps


  • The mode may be a substitute for the removal of match customization, as the number of players allowed is always set to the max amount of players.
  • The Armory is disabled, preventing users from changing their weapons in-game.
  • The maps Night Pool and Space Arena are exclusive to this gamemode.
  • This mode was at first exclusive to Pixel Gun World but was removed due to the lack of players.
  • If you can still set 2 people per match in Deathmatch, then there would be no point adding this mode.
  • If a player quits by closing the app, or leaves the match by any other means, the timer will stop and if the player doesn't reconnect in time, the 'opponent left' message will appear, resulting in the leading player receiving no reward.
    • However, in the 11.2.0 update, the leading player will get the reward as usual, and when the quitting player re-enters the app, its trophies will reduce by 8, however, if the player leaves by other means (e.g. the game crashed, lost connection) they will not be penalized.
    • This was again changed in the 12.2.0 update, where the match just ends whenever a player leaves the match by going back into the Map Selection menu.
  • Before the 12.5.0 update, if a player destroyed an enemy Turret, Medical Station, or other buildable gadget, they would be counted as a kill.
    • This applies to other gamemodes as well.
  • If a player kills themselves, they'll lose 1 kill and a deduction of 50 points. If they have no kills, there will still be a deduction of 50 points. However, the number of points the player has won't fall below 0.
  • If the score is tied at the end, the player with the most points wins. Ties with both the number of kills and points will end in a draw.
  • In the 12.2.0 update, the waiting and result screen has changed, where it shows the player on left podium and the opponent on the right podium in a blurred background of the map with fog at the bottom. Both podiums show their name and the number of trophies they have.
  • In the 17.3.0 update, players can no longer abuse the chest system.
  • At one point, the weapons from the Titanic Lottery blocked 90% of the damage dealt by an opponent. Combined with the Steel Clan Armor, it made the player nearly invincible, which made it a common practice for scamming chests in duels, as it took many shots to kill someone.
  • In the 21.4.0 update, this mode was merged with Team Strike under a new slot called "Competitive" in the Map Selection.


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