Battle Arena is a game mode in Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. It is an elimination game mode in which two teams of 4 players battle inside a unique map called the 'Funderdome' with the main goal of vanquishing all players on the opposing team to win the round. There are up to 7 rounds total but a team only needs to win 4 rounds to win the game.
At the start of each round, players will select the character that they want to play, while also being able to see the characters that their teammates pick, allowing them to plan and compose different strategies. Furthermore, before each round begins, both team compositions will be shown to each other, allowing players to plan their method of approach. The main goal of each round is to eliminate every player on the enemy team. Rounds also have a time limit, and when the time is up, a capture point will appear in the center of the Funderdome. The team that captures this point will win the round instead, essentially forcing combat in order to claim the point. After the player or one of their teammates is vanquished, the rest of their team has a short time to try and revive that player in order to get them back into the match. If not, they are out and have to spectate for the rest of the round.
After every round is complete, players return to the character select screen, however the character that the player used in the previous round will be 'locked out', preventing them from playing that character for the rest of the match. Due to this, the player must choose their characters wisely, due to both the 'locking out' feature and their own team composition. It is a good idea to pick characters you aren't as comfortable with first, so you can save the characters you are comfortable with for later.
- This game mode is incredibly similar to both the Soil Survivors game mode in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and the 'Search and Rescue' game mode seen in the Call of Duty series.