Eternal currently has 8 playable game modes.
Not all game modes are immediately available. Instead, new players must first complete the tutorial campaign to unlock the Campaign, Gauntlet, Forge, and Draft modes. Puzzles, Casual, and Ranked modes remain locked until a Gauntlet run is completed. Events are locked as well, until their own conditions are met.
Solo Battle Modes Edit
Solo battle modes are played against Eternal's computer AI.
- Main article: Campaigns
Campaign is a single-player mode in which the player goes through themed story missions played against computer-controlled opponents. Some missions have modifiers to the game rules. Some campaigns must be purchased, and unlock unique cards exclusive to that campaign.
- Main article: Puzzles
Puzzles present the player with pre-made game states, which the player must 'solve' in order to win the game or achieve some other goal. Puzzles are typically used to teach the player Eternal's more complex mechanic and card interactions.
- Main article: Gauntlet
Gauntlet is constructed single-player mode. Using a 75-card minimum deck, from the cards in their collection, the player battles computer-controlled oppenents. The Gauntlet run culminates in a 'Boss' battle, a game with modifiers to the game rules and an opponent with a deck specially designed to use those alterations. Players must restart a Gauntlet run after a single loss, and earn chest rewards based on the number of defeated opponents, with additional rewards for beating the run's Boss battle.
- Main article: Forge
Forge is a limited single-player mode. Players create the deck they will use for the run from a pool of random cards. Players select one of three cards presented to them at a time, until 25 cards have been selected. 16 power cards are automatically added, and the then 41-card deck is used against computer-controlled opponents. The run is complete when a player has either won 7 games or lost 2 games, whichever occurs first. Players keep their deck's cards and earn rewards based on their final run record.
Versus Battle Modes Edit
Versus battle modes are played against other Eternal card game players, typically humans.
- Main article: Event
Events are a regularly occurring, limited time game mode. Each event is unique and may feature custom game rules, similar to the Boss games in Gauntlet, and usually take place over a weekend. The current monthly League is found in the Event selection screen.
- Main article: Casual
Casual is a constructed PvP mode. Each player uses a 75-card minimum deck, from the cards in their collection, in a one game playoff. Decks may be created or customized by the players themselves, or preconstructed starter or theme decks may be used. After selecting a deck, players are queued in Eternal's matchmaking lobby. Winning matches in Casual mode rewards chests.
- Main article: Ranked
Ranked is a constructed PvP mode. Like Casual, players compete in one game playoffs against opponents found through the matchmaking queue. Winning or losing games in Ranked mode contributes to a player's position in a tiered ladder system. Winning matches in Ranked mode rewards chests.
- Main article: Draft
Draft is a limited PvP mode. Like Forge, players create the deck they will use for the run from a pool of random cards. In Draft these cards come from packs, from which cards are selected until the player has four packs worth of cards. After building a 45-card minimum deck from their drafted cards, players are matched in one game playoffs. The run is complete when a player has either won 7 games or lost 3 games, whichever occurs first. Players keep their drafted cards and earn rewards based on their final run record.