Kill Team: Arena is an expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team that introduces rules for competitive play, using evenly balanced terrain set-ups and mission objectives to offer each player an even playing field. Also included are missions and rules for running competitive Kill Team tournaments, either for single players or teams of two allies (known as Battle Brothers).
A 64-page softback book, Kill Team: Arena explains everything you need to know about playing competitive games of Kill Team, from one-off games to various formats of tournament play:
Killzones: This sections describes rules for Ultra-close Confines combat and introduces four new Killzone Environments (Generatorium, Catacombs, Armorium Stockpile, and Garrison Vault), each with their own environmental rules.
Competitive Play: This section includes competitive rules, terrain maps and missions intended for use in games where balance is paramount, such as those played in tournaments.
Battle Brothers: Introduces a cooperative format for playing team-based competitive play games of Kill Team, where each Battle Brothers team consists of two players whose kill teams are pitted against their opponents' to see who can complete the most objectives. Includes 4 Battle Brothers missions and 28 Battle Brothers Tactics.
Ultima Missions: This section describes how to create custom competitive missions using the Killzones found in Kill Team: Arena by utilising randomly generated killzones, deployment maps and Arena Objectives. This ensures no two competitive play games are exactly alike!
Kill Team Tournaments: Guidelines for running and participating in competitive play Kill Team tournaments, including how to register players and command rosters, determining player pairings in each round of a tournament, as well as how to score and rank players.
Using Competitive Play Missions in Campaigns: Guidance on how to use the missions from this set in your campaign games.
Along with the comprehensive book of rules, there is included a set of cards, tokens, scenery and gameboards for use with Arena:
- 28 Battle Brothers Tactics cards
- 12 mission cards, including Battle Brothers missions and 8 Competitive Play missions
- 2 sets of 12 Arena Objective cards (one for each player). Each deck is also supplied with a storage sleeve to ensure they are not mixed up.
- 2 x 22x30” double-sided, folding card gameboards
- 2 plastic frames of scenery, each containing the following: 5 doors, 4 barrels, 10 crates, 1 pipe, and 1 cylindrical container.
A copy of the Kill Team Core Manual is required to use this set.