Hollow Arena or Undead Match is a Location in Dark Souls 3. It is a PvP exclusive feature that is accesible to owners of the Season Pass, Ashes of Ariandel or The Ringed City DLC.


Undead Match Information



  • There are 2 game types in the arena: Duel and Brawl. All matches are timed events. 
  • Duels are a single to the death event, which end when one player dies. Players are not able to use Estus during a duel but they are provided with five flasks of Ashen Estus.
  • In a Brawl, players fight and die over and over, and the player with the most kills at the end of a match is the victor. In Brawls, combatants are allowed a maximum of one Estus and one Ashen Estus flask, which become refilled by killing an opponent (once per life) or respawning after death. Brawls have several different formats, team based 2v2 and 3v3 or more chaotic formats like 4 player and 6 player free for alls. Upon dying players spawn back in with a potent Wrath of Gods blast to prevent spawn camping.
  • Players can be matched with opponents up to 10 levels plus 10% of their own level higher than them, i.e. a level 100 player will be able to match with level 120 players at the highest.
  • Players can use a password to guarantee a match with each other. Within a range of 20 levels plus 20% of the lower player's level, the higher level player will fight with their normal stats, but outside this range the higher level player will get their stats downscaled according to the lower level player's stats. This is indicated by a light blue chestplate and sword icon next to their name.
  • Using a team password in 2v2s and 3v3s allows for matches between duos of different level ranges. The higher level team may get downscaled as a result.
  • Similar to the Battle of Stoicism in Dark Souls, there is a floating crown mechanic to indicate the player in the lead.
  • Players can earn Badges for success in combat.
  • Kiln of Flame was the first map, and three more maps are added in continuous patch. 


Password Matchmaking

The password matchmaking in the arena allows for a variety of customizations. You can set a password to allow for matching with friendly team only and the enemy team is matched with another, or you can have everyone use the same password and finally you can select which team to be a part of. This should make coordination with friends a lot more user friendly.



How to Access

  • Defeating Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf or completing Lapp's questline earns you the Champion's Bones. Burn these in the Firelink Shrine Bonfire to unlock access to the mode.
  • Once access to the arena is obtained, players will be able to teleport directly there via Firelink Shrine bonfire by using "Undead Match" option . Starting a fresh NG cycle doesn't remove that option.


Available Maps


    • Anonymous

      25 Dec 2017 18:19  

      All this time I've been playing at SL120-130 only to realize it is meta as *****, I should be doing SL85 that's where the fun is at.

      • Anonymous

        20 Nov 2017 10:37  

        People talk about hacking; cheaters that feel good for beating someone in an unfair fight. But is this on PC? Or do people hack on the console as well?
        I'm not planning on doing the arena, just curious if the arena itself would be pointless on PS4 because of lame players.

        • Anonymous

          19 Nov 2017 05:00  

          I just unlocked the this; but honestly, it sounds like there's no point. There's no rewards; and for the covenants I have to do a billion kills for various reasons in the main game. I think I'll stick with the regular game.

          • Anonymous

            13 Nov 2017 23:18  

            For anyone interested sl80 builds are extremely fun in the arena. You deal with a lot less average players and a lot more experienced players. This is because at sl80 you are out of the sl120 meta and the sl100 meta builds. And naturally through progression you are easily over sl100 by the time you get the champions bones so anyone who can match with you has stopped leveling early. (Mostly more experienced pvp focused players). Just thought I’d throw that out there.

            • Anonymous

              11 Nov 2017 08:31  

              What's with the people that like to point down having ridiculous lagg, I don't want to fight teleporting man, is it normal to have healing spells in duels ( I do have one on occasion of meeting someone that likes to run and heal), let me have any other spell without worrying about healing, the rudest guy tried to rush me while using a katana against my harald curved sword ( insane idiot). Replies like "git gud" are not accepted and considered to be a sign of being a retarded trolling pice of*****.
              Thank you for your attention.

              • Anonymous

                11 Sep 2017 10:45  

                Why is it that sometimes when I want to do a 3v3 I get put into a 2v2? Stupid inconsistent mess of a game. If I wanted to do a 2v2 I would ask a friend, smh.

                • Anonymous

                  09 Sep 2017 04:59  

                  They should just rename the arena to: "Bend over while skill-less plebs shove their 1k+ damage CSSs up your hollowed asshole."

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Sep 2017 22:38  

                    why is it whenever i play a character with buffs i get a ***** who attacks mid buff but whenever i don't i get people who wait like 30 seconds before fighting

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Aug 2017 02:19  

                      I still can't figure how matchmaking is calculated, but it seems that you can get matched with people at basically any level if you use a password. Multiple times I've gone in with a friend at LV120 and gotten opponents who were 300+ (I asked them). Correct me if I'm wrong, but this never seems to happen without a password.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Jun 2017 21:20  

                        I have a question about this. So I leave items in the arena and I can see it, but can my opponent see it? So far, out of all 5, my opponents don't pick up the item. Are they just ignoring it or what.

                        • 19 May 2017 04:40  

                          okay, i'm logged in now and i cant reply for some reason (not too familiar with this site..)
                          about the scaling or no scaling question thats below this message:
                          i played with 2 other friends, they were SL68 and SL115 and im SL74.. and i played with the lower level friend first in 2v2 and got opponents that seemed way over our levels.. we did minuscule damage to them and they did a lot to us.. later in 3v3 the same guys appeared against us again.. so im really wondering how it goes..
                          tried to ask Google about this but everyone keeps saying that it uses the normal summon range and i guess if i go to duel by myself that would be correct, but now me and the higher level friend's summoning range is off..
                          for me, according to an online calculator, my highest should be level enemies should be SL101 and for SL115, the lowest should be SL103.. so theres either a scaling system or not.. the answer isnt normal invasion levels

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