8-Bit Armies: Arena is the Multiplayer-Only version of the 8-Bit Games series (8-Bit Armies, 8-Bit Hordes, 8-Bit Invaders) where you compete online using all of the armies and multiplayer maps from the original series of games.
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Release Date:
Feb 10, 2017

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November 10, 2017

8-Bit Armies: Arena Game Update #10 - 11/10/17

Greetings once again!

We're making a balance tweak today to fix a problem found in our last update. Thanks for all the feedback and help in identifying this issue!


  • GUARDIANS - HEAVY DRONE: Fixed issue with Machine Gun weapon timing that was causing the DPS to be double the intended value.
  • LIGHTBRINGERS - AIR ELEMENTAL: Build cost reduced to 130 (was 150), Build time reduced to 13 (was 15)
  • LIGHTBRINGERS - TREANT: Health reduced to 175 (was 190)
  • MARINES - OGRE: Health reduced to 230 (was 250); shield health remains the same
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October 27, 2017

8-Bit Arena Game Update #9 - 10/27/17 @ 12:00PM PST

It's time for another balance update based on our awesome players and a little bit of internal research! Have fun and enjoy the player-sponsored tournament!


  • MARINES BARRACKS: Build cost reduced to 300 (was 400), Build time reduced to 15 (was 20)
  • MARINES HEAVY FACTORY: Build cost reduced to 575 (was 700), Build time reduced to 25 (was 30)
  • MARINES DRONE WORKS: Build cost reduced to 575 (was 700), Build time reduced to 25 (was 30)
  • MARINES SHRIKE: Build cost reduced to 150 (was 180), Build time reduced to 12 (was 15)
  • MARINES HARPY: Adjusted spacing of attack to make it more accurate. DPS did not change.
  • GUARDIANS HEAVY DRONE: Weapons targeting has been adjusted; rockets are now only fired at air, machine gun only fires at ground. The MG weapon has been changed to NEUTRAL damage. It is now a continuous fire weapon (not volleys). This sets the DPS to a consistent 6.0 vs. all ground target types. Rocket damage and timing has not changed.
  • DEATHSWORN SHAMAN: Air attack damage changed to neutral (this is mostly for data clarity since the anti-air damage was already 1-1).
  • CYCLOPS: Increased AoE radius of club hit to 75 (was 50)
  • RENEGADES HEAVY TANK: Anti-Air rocket base damage increased to 5 (was 4)
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About This Game

8-Bit Armies: Arena is the multiplayer-only version of Petroglyph's popular 8-Bit Series of games! Get online and play one of six different armies across dozens of multiplayer maps versus players around the world.

Arena gives you the full PvP multiplayer functionality of 8-Bit Armies, Hordes, and Invaders including all of the following...

  • All 6 Armies (Renegades, Guardians, Lightbringers, Deathsworn, Colonial Marines, and Cranioids)
  • Over 30 Official Multiplayer Maps with support for 2 - 8 players and additional free maps created by the community
  • The original game tutorial to get you up and running quickly
  • Select music tracks from our composer Frank Klepacki across all three original titles
  • Replay mode to watch and learn new strategies from the top players
  • Observer mode to spectate games in progress and stream online
  • Custom Game options to choose your own win conditions, random crates, cash, and other parameters
  • Quickmatch mode - just click and get into the action
  • Dedicated 24/7 monitored servers

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 or ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz+ Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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